Author: Namwanja Peter

Africa
Libya: Third night of ‘barbaric’ bombings in Tripoli

A volley of rocket attacks on the Libyan capital of Tripoli caused havoc overnight with people scrambling to safety and crowds answering a call to donate blood for the wounded. The prime minister of the internationally-recognised government in the capital called the attacks “barbaric” and the interior minister told Sky News that the assaults were […]

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Premier League
Ferguson ‘backs Liverpool’ to claim Premier League

Legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly backing Liverpool to pip Manchester City to the Premier League title this season. The Merseyside club are chasing their first title since 1990 as the season comes towards its conclusion and lead reigning champions City by two points, having played a game more. And, according to […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Ugandan courts go digital; criminal cases to be heard via video conferencing

The Chief Justice, Hon. Justice Bart M. Katureebe will today April 15, 2019 commission a video conferencing system to Luzira Maximum Security Prison. The facility will be used for the mentioning of criminal cases before they are fixed for trial. The Chief Justice will, also operationalize two virtual courts that have been set up within […]

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world news
Notre-Dame: Macron vows to rebuild cathedral in five years as €700m is raised

Notre-Dame will be rebuilt within five years and be “even more beautiful” than before, the French president vowed, as about €700m (£605m) of donations poured in for the fire-ravaged cathedral. Emmanuel Macron said he hoped French people would pull together to rebuild the centuries-old masterpiece, a symbol of France in the heart of Paris. Speaking […]

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international news
Change UK: Independent MPs group becomes political party – but has logo rejected

The Independent Group of pro-Remain MPs has been given a boost in its mission to fight the European Parliament elections by being granted official political party status. It will be known as Change UK, after a watchdog stepped in to enforce rules blocking parties using “independent” in the title. The party’s logo has also been […]

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world news
Hunt: Tory leadership contest must wait until Brexit deal agreed

Jeremy Hunt has insisted the contest to succeed Theresa May as Conservative party leader must wait until after the Brexit withdrawal agreement has been voted through by parliament. Hunt, a Brexit convert and Tory leadership hopeful, said passing the EU withdrawal bill remained a priority for the government, as reports suggested leading cabinet members were happy for May […]

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world news
Ministry of Justice drops ‘Dear Sir’ from letters after woman complains

“Dear Sir” has been dropped by the Ministry of Justice’s automated response to legal aid claimants following a complaint. All correspondence sent out by the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) – part of the Ministry of Justice – will now begin with: “To whom it may concern”. According to the Law Gazette, a female complainant wrote: […]

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world news
Luxembourg’s Prime Minister has just married his boyfriend

Xavier Bettel and Gauthier Destenay were wed in a private ceremony yesterday – making the couple one of the first to benefit after the country changed its laws last year to allow same-sex marriages.  Bettel formed a government at the end of 2013 – seeing him become the country’s first openly gay PM. Bettel, 42, last […]

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Entertainment
WWE Stars Waiting To Join AEW, Dean Ambrose Offered $6 Million: Report

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) continues to turn heads of World Wrestling Entertainment stars with Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) reporting that a number of pro-wrestlers from the latter are looking to jump ship. There are quite a few wrestlers reaching the end of their WWE contracts and could make the move to the new promotion. AEW […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Five civilians charged in army court for posing as SFC, UPDF officers

The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) Unit Disciplinary Committee has on Friday afternoon charged five civilians for posing as officers from the Special Forces Command and other UPDF units. The five people including Brian Akora, Robert Bwiire, Gerald Naama, Godfrey Juuko Wasswa and Yahaya Ssewanyana were found guilty of impersonation and possession of forged military […]

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