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Day: May 18, 2020

Gen Haftar’s Days Numbered As Libya’s GNA Recaptures Strategic al-Watiya Airbase

Gen Haftar’s Days Numbered As Libya’s GNA Recaptures Strategic al-Watiya Airbase

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By Elite Reporter Gen Khalifah Haftar’s days are numbered after Libya's Government of National Accord launched a counteroffensive against his forces. Libya's internationally-recognised government says it captured the strategic al-Watiya airbase from fighters loyal to renegade military commander Gen Haftar over the weekend. Military spokesman Mohamed Gnunu said in a Twitter post on Monday the forces of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) had taken over the entirety of the base near the Tunisian border. The announcement by the administration of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj came after a month-long counteroffensive that has seen forces allied to it drive Haftar's troops out of much of Libya's western coast. Haftar launched an offensive in April 2019 to seiz
Horror: Governor Killed In Al-Shabab Suicide Bombing

Horror: Governor Killed In Al-Shabab Suicide Bombing

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By Elite Reporter The governor of the Mudug region in Somalia's Puntland has been killed along with three of his bodyguards in a suicide car bombing, which was claimed by armed group Al-Shabab, according to the police and a security official. "A suicide car bomb hit the governor's car. Governor Ahmed Muse Nur and three of his bodyguards died," police captain Mohamed Osman told the Reuters news agency on Sunday. Security official Muse Ahmed confirmed the death toll. "There are other casualties but the details are still being investigated," he told AFP news agency. In late March, the governor of Puntland was killed in similar circumstances. Al-Shabab has been fighting for years to topple Somalia's internationally-recognised central government and frequently carries out bombin...
Songbird Juliana Hails Ugandan Medics At COVID-19 Frontline

Songbird Juliana Hails Ugandan Medics At COVID-19 Frontline

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By Keefa Nuwahereza ‘Nakawere’ Juliana Kanyomozi, who recently gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, has sent out a very touching message to all patients of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Uganda and the medics working tirelessly to save them. Juliana, who is currently in the Netherlands where she dropped tot, has sent out her heartfelt gratitude to the medics in Uganda and across borders who are risking their lives to save those of others. In her charming message, Juliana tweeted thus; “To all people who are infected with covid-19  worldwide I will never get tired of praying for you, not forgetting  doctors and nurses working tirelessly to save covid-19 patient's. #follow the advice's of world health organisation.” The singer’s message comes at a time when very many medics
21 New COVID-19 Cases Registered Ahead Of Museveni’s National Address

21 New COVID-19 Cases Registered Ahead Of Museveni’s National Address

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Ministry of Health has announced 21 new cases of Coronavirus infections among truck drivers, thereby bringing the number of confirmed cases in Uganda to 248. The Ministry tweeted on Monday morning thus; “21 new cases confirmed from 1,071 samples from various Points of Entry. All cases are Ugandan nationals from Elegu, Mutukula and Malaba points. All 253 community samples are negative for COVID-19. The COVID-19 confirmed cases are now 248.” However, the development comes at a time when President Yoweri Museveni is set to address the nation about Coronavirus and update the country about the COVID-19 Lockdown. President Museveni’s televised address, which will be his 14th public communication about COVID-19 ever since it broke out in Uganda in Marc