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Day: May 11, 2020

Floods Ravage East African Countries, Claim Lives & Destroy Property Worth Millions

Floods Ravage East African Countries, Claim Lives & Destroy Property Worth Millions

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By Elite Reporter Torrential rains have triggered devastating floods and landslides across East Africa in recent weeks, aggravating an already challenging situation as countries in the region battle the Coronavirus pandemic. The destruction caused by the heavy rainfall has killed hundreds of people in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda and Ethiopia and has also forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. This week, officials in Kenya and Rwanda said nearly 200 and 65 people had died in both countries, respectively, with floodwaters and mudslides destroying houses, washing away bridges and straining critical infrastructure. On Saturday, Kenya and Uganda suffered nationwide electricity outages, leaving tens of millions of people without power. However, health experts are worri...
United Nations Soldiers Blown To Pieces By Roadside Bomb

United Nations Soldiers Blown To Pieces By Roadside Bomb

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By Elite Reporter At least three United Nations soldiers from Chad are believed to have died in Mali  after their convoy hit a roadside bomb, according to officials. The blast in the northern region of Aguelhok left four more soldiers seriously wounded, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, known as MINUSMA, said in a statement on Sunday. "We will have to make every effort to identify and apprehend those responsible for these terrorist acts so that they can be brought to justice," said Mahamat Saleh Annadif, MINUSMA mission head. "I bow before the remains of these brave Blue Helmets who died in the service of peace in Mali," he added. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also condemned what he described as a "cowardly" attack. Guterres called upon the authorities in...
Gen. Tumukunde Finally Granted Cash Bail Of Shs50m

Gen. Tumukunde Finally Granted Cash Bail Of Shs50m

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By Elite Reporter Former security minister Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde was granted cash bail of Shs50m by Buganda Road  on Monday morning. Gen. Tumukunde, who has been in  jail for 60 days after he was arrested on  March 12, 2020,  presented his wife, brother and business associate Mathew Rukikaire as sureties before  court granted him bail.   A 2021 presidential aspirant, Tumukunde is facing charges of treason and illegal possession of fire arms, following a raid at his home by security officers in March, during which they recovered several incriminating items, among them firearms. He attempted to secure bail in April after presenting four sureties who included ; his wife Stella Tumukunde, Salaamu Musumba, the Vice chairperson for Eastern Uganda in ...