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Day: August 5, 2020

African Union Mission In Somalia Gets New Commander

African Union Mission In Somalia Gets New Commander

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has Wednesday August 5th, 2020 ushered in a new force commander, who welcomed in Mogadishu by senior officers and men of the force. Lieutenant General Diomede Ndegeya, who arrived in Somalia on Sunday, will lead a force mainly from Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. The countries have been enforcing order in Somalia for over a decade now, with support from the United Nations and African Union. The Commander, who is no stranger to the country, will have to confront the unending Al shaab attacks and the frequent claims of the presence of non-AMISOM troops in Somalia. Gen. Diomede Ndegeya (in suit) poses for a photo with other AMISOM senior officers With a career spanning 38 years, General Ndegeya, 57, previously s...
Serie A Crown Six MVPs For 2019/20, Cristiano Ronaldo Is Not One Of Them

Serie A Crown Six MVPs For 2019/20, Cristiano Ronaldo Is Not One Of Them

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By Our Reporter Serie A have announced a series of end of season awards, including the league's MVP, and Cristiano Ronaldo will be frustrated to learn he's been completely overlooked. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner scored 31 goals in the season, including 12 winning goals - and also won Juventus 24 points on his own thanks to his heroics. But despite breaking more records as he fired Juve to yet another Scudetto, it's Ronaldo's Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala who has been named Serie A's best player. Most goals for Juve: Ronaldo (31 goals most in a season in club history) Most match winner goals: Ronaldo (12) Most points won: Ronaldo (24) Most MOTM won: Ronaldo Highest rated player in League: Ronaldo Serie A MVP winner: Dybala - 31 goals (most in Juve histor...
UPDF Corporal Charged With Murder Of Senior Officer Over Sex

UPDF Corporal Charged With Murder Of Senior Officer Over Sex

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By Our Reporter A Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officer is languishing in jail over allegations murdering a senior officer after the two reportedly got disagreements over a woman. Corporal CPL Max Omutoojo, attached to the UPDF Airforce wing in Nakasongola District, was on Tuesday arraigned  before the General Court Martial sitting at Makindye and charged with murder of his senior officer, Major Sulaiman Wafula. CPL Omutoojo appeared before the court chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and denied the offense. Prosecution alleges that Corporal Omutoojo on May 8th, 2020, while at Nakasongola barracks, with malice aforethought unlawfully caused the death of Major Wafula by shooting him dead. However, on denying the charges, Lt. Gen. Gutti remanded Omutoojo to Makindye ...
Wayne Rooney Blasts Ferguson Over Champions League Blunders

Wayne Rooney Blasts Ferguson Over Champions League Blunders

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By Our Reporter Wayne Rooney has slammed his former Machester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's tactics in the 2011 Champions League final defeat to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona. The Blaugrana produced a truly breathtaking display at Wembley, playing United off the park enroute to a 3-1 win that secured a second Champions League final triumph over the Red Devils in three years. After the game, Ferguson admitted that United had never been outclassed in such convincing fashion and stated that the Barca side were the best team he had come up against during his long managerial career. Pedro, Lionel Messi and David Villa were all on target in the tika-taka masterclass that left the Scotsman literally shaking in the dug-out five minutes before the final whistle was blown. Throwback to...
Affordable Smartphones Drive Digital Inclusion In Africa, Handset Adoption Can Guide Leap To 4G

Affordable Smartphones Drive Digital Inclusion In Africa, Handset Adoption Can Guide Leap To 4G

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By Our Reporter With mobile connectivity now integral to the modern economy, a key part of any national development programme must be digital inclusion. This is being achieved by expanding mobile broadband coverage, but there is another important consideration: smartphone affordability. A recent GSMA report shows that smartphones make up 39% of the 774 million mobile connections in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is projected to grow significantly, but for Africa’s people to fully reap the dividends of mobile connectivity, it is critical that 4G-enabled smartphone handsets be made more easily attainable for the entry-level market. Many African youth have embraced the use of Smart Phones This calls for financial innovation alongside the technological innovation that characterise
Senior Police Offices To Sweat Plasma In Court Over MP Zaake Torture

Senior Police Offices To Sweat Plasma In Court Over MP Zaake Torture

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By Our Reporter Several top police officers, among them Wamala regional police commander Bob Kagarura and the commander of police’s dreaded Special Investigations Unit (SIU) Elly Womanya, are set to sweat plasma today as they appear before the Chief Magistrates Court of Mityana District, to answer to charges of illegal detention and torture. This follows a private criminal prosecution against them by Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake, who accuses them of torturing him after they arrested him a few months ago for distributing relief food to people affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. The duo will appear in the dock alongside Alex Mwiine, the Mityana District police commander, Musa Walugembe, the officer-in-charge of SIU, and Twesigye Hamdan, an investigating of