Author: Namwanja Peter

international news
S. Korean ex-first lady and women’s rights activist dies

SEOUL, Jun 11 – The widow of late South Korean president Kim Dae-Jung, known for her women’s rights activist and involvement in her husband’s “sunshine” policy of engagement with the isolated North, has died at the age of 96. Considered one of the pioneers of women’s rights in South Korea and a lifelong companion of late […]

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world news
Samoa bans hit Elton John biopic over gay sex scenes

APIA, Jun 11 – Samoa has banned the blockbuster Elton John biopic “Rocketman” from cinemas over depictions of gay sex, which remains illegal in the Pacific island nation. Niuapu told the Samoa Observer that the movie “violates laws against same-sex marriage and doesn’t go well with cultural and Christian beliefs here”. “It’s a good story, in […]

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Premier League
Justin Edinburgh: Leyton Orient fans and players share grief over late manager

Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff says players and fans sharing their grief over the death of boss Justin Edinburgh can help them deal with their loss. McAnuff, as well as some more of the club’s players, joined fans at Orient’s Brisbane Road ground to mourn Edinburgh on Sunday. “Obviously we wanted to pay our respects […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Defiant Nandi Governor to face charges after spending night in police cell

NAIROBI, Kenya Jun 11 – Defiant Nandi Governor Stephen Sang is expected in court this morning after spending the night at the Kisumu Central police station. “The Governor is being questioned over the crime he committed with a view of taking legal action against him,” the police chief told journalists on Monday night outside the […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
Knife-wielding man shot, injured while trying to enter State House, Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 11- A 25- year-old man was on Monday evening shot and seriously injured while trying to gain entry to State House, Nairobi. “It is true there was a man shot and he is in hospital,” one senior police officer told Capital FM News, “he had tried to gain entry to State House […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
By constructing dam at Murchison falls, gov’t is biting fingers that feed it-Tour operators say

The Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) has said it would be a silly decision by the government to construct a dam at the Murchison Falls in Kiryandongo district. Addressing a news conference on Tuesday at Hotel Africana, AUTO chairperson, Everest Kayondo said the mere thinking of developing a dam at falls is an abomination […]

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EAST AFRICA NEWS
If I were Justice Bamugemereire, I would resign because of the Kamanyiiro

The week got off to an ironical start after it emerged that four soldiers who fended off officials from the Land Inquiry from accessing a controversial piece of land were rewarded with medals. Before they could proceed further, a group of soldiers intercepted them and a bitter exchange ensued. One of the soldiers even cocked […]

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world news
Hundreds of North Korean ‘execution sites’ identified, human rights group says

A human rights group claims to have identified 323 public execution sites in North Korea where the state has carried out its aggressive use of the death penalty.  The report by the Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working Group also documented 25 sites where bodies were allegedly disposed of and a number of locations said to hold […]

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Africa
Botswana High Court decriminalises homosexuality

Gaborone, Botswana, Jun 11 – Botswana’s High Court, in a highly-anticipated verdict, on Tuesday, ruled in favor of decriminalizing homosexuality, which is outlawed under the country’s 1965 penal code. In a courtroom packed with activists, the judge emphasized that the current laws oppressed a minority of the population. “There’s nothing reasonable in discriminating,” he said. “We […]

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Premier League
Emmanuel Eboue recalls heartbreaking lie he told his children over career decline

Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue admits the decline of his career forced him to lie to his children. Eboue lifted the lid on his riches-to-rags story in an exclusive interview with Mirror Sport in January 2018. The 36-year-old admitted he had been driven to the brink of suicide due to his financial problems. Eboue left Arsenal in 2011 […]

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