Author: Namwanja Peter

Africa
Algeria protests: Police use water cannon to disperse demonstrators

Algerian police used water cannon on Tuesday to disperse crowds demonstrating against the appointment of a new interim president. Abdelkader Bensalah, the speaker of parliament’s upper house, succeeds long-term President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned last week. Peaceful demonstrations have been taking place for weeks, but many protesters want more radical change. Mr Bensalah has pledged […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Uganda hosts first international summit on intermittent water supply

Water and environmental specialists from various parts of the world are in the country to attend the Intermittent Water Supply (IWS) conference. The two-day conference which is taking place at the International Resource Centre in Bugolobi, Kampala, is aimed at sharing experiences on IWS. Speaking at the conference, the International Water Association (IWA) president Diane […]

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Medical student killed outside Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret

Police in Eldoret are holding a suspect behind the death of a finalist student which took place Tuesday outside Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Eldoret. The suspect identified as Kinuthia was rescued by police as irate locals descended on him with stones after he hacked the medical student with an axe and a knife. The […]

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International Sports
Man planned to bomb London mosque in ‘revenge’ for Manchester Arena attack

A man has admitted planning to bomb a mosque in “revenge” for the Manchester Arena terror attack. Steven Bishop, 41, had collected components for a homemade device and researched how to make explosives on the dark web. Police said he had searched for sites and videos on the Isis-inspired terror attacks in Manchester, London Bridge and Paris. […]

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world news
Waitrose apologises for selling ‘racist’ chocolate ducklings after criticism

Waitrose has apologised for selling a dark chocolate Easter duckling that was labelled as “ugly” after suggestions it was racist. The supermarket chain said it did not intend to “cause any offence” and it had replaced the £8 product with new labelling that removes the names. Originally, the trio of Easter ducklings included milk and […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Police investigate Rwanda genocide suspects living in UK

Five people living in the UK are being investigated by police after a referral from Rwanda over allegations relating to the genocide 25 years ago. An estimated 800,000 Rwandans died in 100 days of slaughter and ethnic cleansing between April and July 1994. Members of the majority Hutu population went on the rampage, murdering Tutsis […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Post Bank Uganda officials under investigation by State House Anti-Corruption Unit

Acting on credible information, State House Anti-Corruption Unit headed by Lt. Col Edith Nakalema, in liaison with the Criminal Investigation Directorate of Uganda Police, on Friday carried out a special investigation on Post Bank Uganda over abuse of office. The unit said in a statement on Saturday the investigation was being conducted with other investigative bodies. “On Friday 5th April […]

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Premier League
Son admits to receiving racist abuse during Tottenham career

The Spurs and South Korea star has spoken out about the issue of racism in football, admitting he too has been targeted since moving to England Tottenham star Son Heung-min says he has been the victim of racism while playing in England and thinks it is best not to react to the abusers. Son’s Spurs team-mate Danny Rose […]

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