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UN chief terms COVID-19 as game-changer for int’l peace, security

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has become a game-changer for international peace and security. The world has “entered a volatile and unstable new phase” in terms of the impact of COVID-19 on peace and security, the …

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Court quashes Sheikh Kamoga’s conviction for terrorism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of Jamatil- Salafiya leader, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and six Muslim leaders for terrorism. On Wednesday, Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, Cheborion Barishaki and Elizabeth Musoke ruled that the ingredients of terrorism had not been proved beyond reasonable …

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General Burhan urges U.S. to remove Sudan from terror list

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan on Tuesday urged the United States to remove Sudan from its list of states sponsoring terrorism. Al-Burhan issued the call while receiving U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is on an one-day visit to Sudan, the …

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Five years after nukes deal, U.S. Iran policy at crossroads

Washington, US | XINHUA | This week marked five years since the signing of the Iran nuclear deal. Now, in the lead-up to November’s U.S. presidential elections, Washington’s Iran policy is at a crossroads. If U.S. President Donald Trump is re-elected, U.S. policy is likely to continue in the same …

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Police Air Wing trains floods, medical rescue teams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force Air Wing has set up units to handle floods, medical and terrorism evacuations. Col. Ham Kaija, the commandant of police Air Wing said terrorism, medical and floods rescue teams have been trained so that police can match their counterparts in other …

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Tanzania urges SADC countries to fight money laundering

  Dar es salaam, Tanzania | XINHUA | Tanzania on Monday urged the Southern African Development Community (SADC) members to join forces in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing which were likely to disturb economies of the region. Doto James, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance …

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Former ADF commander Jamil Mukulu seeks bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Commander of the Allied Democratic Forces –ADF Jamil Mukulu has asked the court to release him on bail pending the conclusion of the trial in which he is facing terrorism charges. Mukulu was arrested from Tanzania and extradited to Uganda in 2015 …

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