Category: Regional

News
Isingiro district floods death toll rises to three (3)

The situation is getting scary in Isingiro district western part of Uganda after the death toll due to floods hikes to 3. Floods due to heavy rains which struck Kabuyanda and Birere sub-counties in Isingiro district last week has risen the death toll to three and more people missing. Over the week, a 15-year-old girl […]

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General
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Poor disposal of garbage hits Bugembe town council

By Nakhosi Leonard The residents of Bugembe town council, Jinja district are at a threat of contracting diseases. For example, cholera due to poor disposal of rubbish in their area. The town council is choking with tonnes of uncollected garbage dumped along the roads. This is mainly on Iganga- Jinja high way in Jinja district. […]

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Business
Jinja taxi drivers cry foul over reduced passengers affecting business

By Leonard Nakhosi. Jinja taxi drivers have cried over reduced passengers.Transport sectors are believed to be one of the sectors that reap a lot of money during the festive season. Since transport fare is hiked to different destinations across the country, this makes transport operators like drivers earn more. Like they always say every day […]

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Africa
S-Africa’s Winnie Mandela to Be Laid to Rest Today

South Africans will say goodbye to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Saturday at an official funeral for the woman hailed as the mother of the nation because of her fight against apartheid. Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg’s Soweto township for the ceremony, which follows a private service at her home. Mourners followed Madikizela-Mandela’s coffin in procession […]

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Africa
Algeria military plane crash: 257 dead near Algiers

  An Algerian military plane has crashed near the capital killing 257 people on board, officials say. The aircraft came down just after taking off from Boufarik military airport, west of Algiers. An inquiry is under way into the cause of the crash – Algeria’s worst-ever air disaster. The government has declared three days of […]

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Regional
Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in South Africa’s fight against apartheid‚ died at the age of 81.

Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon. She said the family would be issuing a statement later in the day. Born in Bizana in the Eastern Cape in 1936‚ she moved to Johannesburg to study social work. She met lawyer and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in 1957 and they were […]

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Kenya’s Miguna Miguna clobbered, deported again

The embattled Kenyan resistant politician Miguna Miguna has today morning been deported to Dubai by Kenyan government. Miguna who heads National Revolutionary Movement (NRM) claims he was clobbered to the ground by a undefined people at Jomo Kinyatta international airport, injected substances to both his soles, arms, hands, both sides of his ribs and basically […]

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Regional
Uber banned in Egypt after complaints from taxi drivers

An Egyptian court has banned ride hailing apps Uber and Careem services, according to AFP news agency. The court has accepted a petition asking the government to stop licensing Uber and Careem activities in Egypt, AFP explains. Taxi drivers had complained that the drivers for both services did not need to pay the hefty fees […]

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Regional
Rwanda bans Kigali mosques from using loudspeakers
Rwanda bans Kigali mosques from using loudspeakers

Rwanda has banned mosques in the capital, Kigali, from using loudspeakers during the call to prayer. They say the calls, made five times a day, have been disturbing residents of the Nyarugenge district, home to the capital’s biggest mosques. But an official from a Muslim association criticised it, saying they could instead keep the volume […]

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