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Day: June 8, 2020

Tragedy: 16 Feared Dead As Overloaded Boat Capsizes On L. Albert

Tragedy: 16 Feared Dead As Overloaded Boat Capsizes On L. Albert

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By Elite News Reporter At least 16 people are said to have drowned on Monday and several others are still missing after a boat that was carrying over 20 people capsized on Lake Albert. According to eyewitnesses, the boat was carrying residents of Mbegu landing site in Buseruka Sub-County, Hoima District, when it reportedly capsized at around 3:00Am, due to overloading. It is said that the occupants of the boat had allegedly sneaked and crossed to Mukambu in DR Congo for burial on Saturday and were returning to Uganda when the tragedy occurred. Identities of the deceased had not yet been established  by the time of filing this article. According to Sulaimman Wako, a resident of Mbegu landing site, five people have so far been rescued from the lake. They were rescued by ...
‘I Will Challenge Museveni In 2021’- People Power’s Bobi Wine  Roars

‘I Will Challenge Museveni In 2021’- People Power’s Bobi Wine Roars

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By Elite News Reporter People Power movement leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, who is also the Member of Parliament for Kyandondo East, has refuted allegations that he recently decided to opt out of the 2021 presidential elections. Bobi Wine on Monday refuted allegations  that had been circulating on social media to the effect that he had decided to pull out of the Presidential race on advice from his foreign funders, such that he could concentrate on running for the MP seat again as he prepares for the 2026 election. However, during a press conference he held today at the People Power headquarters in Kamwokya, Bobi Wine trashed the rumours and wondered what the motive of those spreading them is. “Ladies and gentlemen I would like to assure you that I am ready and
Shock As Journalist Dies In Gov’t Detention After Severe Torture

Shock As Journalist Dies In Gov’t Detention After Severe Torture

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By Elite News Reporter Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi, who was arrested in August for criticising the government's handling of a separatist revolt, has died in detention, rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has said.  Wazizi worked for CMTV, a local broadcaster based in Southwest Region, one of two areas where separatists in 2017 launched an armed campaign to establish an independent homeland for Cameroon's English-speaking minority. "Wazizi died in detention," RSF said in a statement issued late on Wednesday that called for a "thorough and independent investigation" into what happened. He was arrested on August 2, 2019, and "accused of speaking critically on the air about the authorities and their handling of the crisis," the watchdog said.  Fiv...