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Day: June 30, 2020

UPDF Soldiers Charged With Murder Of Anglican Church Cleric

UPDF Soldiers Charged With Murder Of Anglican Church Cleric

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By Elite News Reporter The  General Court Martial has charged four Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers with the murder of Benon Nsimenta, a lay reader who was shot dead in the wee hours of June 24 at Hima, in Kasese District. Nsimenta’s widow, Allen Musimenta, told  the media on June 24 that she was with her husband riding on his motorcycle at around 7:00Am heading to their garden in Kanamba village, Karusandara sub-county, when they met soldiers at Karungibati along Hima-Kasese road, one of whom shot her husband at close range, killing him instantly. The four soldiers identified as Pte Abraham Lokwap, Pte Jackson Nyero, Pte Joel Otim and Lt. Talent Akampurira, all attached to the 6th Mountain Brigade Battalion (Hima, Kasese) were on Monday arraigned before t
WHO Warns Of New Pandemic Swine Flu Outbreak From China

WHO Warns Of New Pandemic Swine Flu Outbreak From China

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The World Health  Organisation (WHO) has warned of a new swine flu with "pandemic potential" which has been discovered by researchers in China. The warning came after Chinese researchers discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released on Monday. The disease, which researchers called the G4 virus, is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a global pandemic in 2009. G4 now shows "all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus," said the study, published in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The new study comes as the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now infected more than 10.3 ...
NRA Bush War Hero Brig. Bell  Breathes His Last

NRA Bush War Hero Brig. Bell Breathes His Last

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Grief has engulfed the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) and all security officers following the untimely demise of senior National Resistance Army (NRA) bush-war hero Brig. Jackson Bell Tushabe,61, who passed away on Tuesday morning, at Nakasero Hospital, Kampala. It is not yet clear what he succumbed to but he had been recently hospitalized and some family sources reveal that he had been battling cancer for a long time. Brig. Bell during his youthful days in the NRA Bell, who participated in the five-year bush war that ushered President Yoweri Museveni and National Resistance Movement (NRM) to power in 1986, previously served as UPDF 4th Division commander. In the bush, Bell belonged to the dare devil category of commanders like Jet Mwebaze (RIP), S...