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Kenya president sorry for coronavirus cop violence

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s president on Wednesday apologised for violence meted out by police following the declaration of a nationwide curfew last week to curb the spread of coronavirus. “I want to apologise to all Kenyans for… some excesses that were conducted,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a live …

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Militia ‘sect’ wreaks havoc in remote DR Congo region

Bunia, DR Congo | AFP |  With three fingers chopped off his left hand, Father Guy-Robert Mandro bears physical witness to a resurgence of violence in DR Congo that has gone widely unnoticed in a world fixated by the coronavirus pandemic. Since the start of the month, around 50 people have …

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40 killed in attacks in restive central Mali

Bamako, Mali | AFP |  Forty people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a spate of attacks in central Mali, authorities said Friday, with most of the deaths caused by inter-ethnic violence in the deeply troubled region. Thirty-one people were killed in an attack overnight in Ogossagou, a village mainly …

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Cameroon elections overshadowed by boycott and violence

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  Voters in Cameroon will cast their ballots Sunday in a country where the mood has been darkened by separatist violence and calls for an election boycott. Elections to renew the central African country’s legislature and local councils are taking place for the first time in seven …

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MP Ssekikubo maintains resolve to defy quarantine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Lwemiyaga county Member of Parliament, Theodore Ssekikubo vowed to defy the quarantine restrictions in Sembabule district, minutes after being granted bail for the second time this week. Ssekikubo appeared this morning before the Masaka Chief Magistrate, Deogratius Ssejjemba on charges of inciting violence …

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MP Theodore Ssekikubo re-arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore Ssekikubo was rearrested a day after he was granted bail by Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court. He was picked up by police from his country home in Lwemiyaga Town Council in Sembabule district Wednesday afternoon. Johnston Kamugisha, …

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Violence against officers worries police leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Police leadership is worried about the increasing cases of violence directed at its officers in West Nile sub region. It is alleged that a number of Police officers have been attacked, injured and killed in West Nile in the recent past. This has prompted …

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MP Theodore Ssekikubo released on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Lwemiyaga county Member of Parliament Theodore Ssekikubo has been granted bail. Ssekikubo has been in custody since Friday last week on offences of inciting violence and illegal possession of a gun. Masaka Chief Magistrate Deogratius Ssejjemba released Ssekikubo on a noncash bail of 10 million …

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