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Day: August 10, 2020

Chaos In Lebanon As Thousands Pour On Streets In Violent Protests

Chaos In Lebanon As Thousands Pour On Streets In Violent Protests

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By Our Reporter Thousands of protesters gathered in central Beirut on Saturday to vent their anger at a political elite they blame for a deadly explosion that turned the city into a disaster zone last week. The large crowd of demonstrators, some of them holding nooses, called for revenge as a large deployment of security forces tried to contain some groups seeking to advance towards Parliament. Police used teargas against groups of demonstrators hurling rocks and sticks on the fringes of the main gathering, which was relatively peaceful despite high tensions since the blast on Tuesday. Among the main hashtags used on social media to rally protesters was (prepare the gallows), and demonstrators had set up mock gallows on the main square on Friday. The health ministry said at...
Shock As St. Peter’s Church Church Ndeeba Is Demolished By Tycoon, Top Police Officers Arrested

Shock As St. Peter’s Church Church Ndeeba Is Demolished By Tycoon, Top Police Officers Arrested

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By Our Reporter Christians in Kampala on Monday woke up to shock  following the demolition of St Peter’s Church in Ndeeba, which was demolished on Sunday night by  yet to be identified people, on orders of a city tycoon. Following the demolition, we have established that several policemen and other security personnel who oversaw the exercise have since been arrested and charged with  neglect of duty. We have learnt that the Police on Monday the police  arrested three of their own and 11 other men over the demolition of St. Peter's Church Ndeeba in Rubaga division, Kampala, contrary to the government directive stopping evictions during the COVID-19 lockdown. Those arrested are; the DPC Katwe, SP David Epedu, OC Station Ndeeba Police Station, ASP Mugira Yeko
Clampdown: Security Forces Arrest Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai, Vandalise Newspaper Offices

Clampdown: Security Forces Arrest Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai, Vandalise Newspaper Offices

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By Our Reporter Media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been arrested under Hong Kong's national security legislation and his newspaper raided, as he was accused of "colluding with foreign powers" in the most prominent arrest since China imposed the controversial law just over a month ago. Lai's Apple Daily reported that 10 police officers arrived at the 72-year-old's home at about 7:00am (23:00 GMT on Sunday), and later began livestreaming a raid on its headquarters by scores of police who could be seen looking through piles of papers  and reporters' desks. Mark Simon, a senior executive at Lai's Next Media Group, said on Twitter that the tycoon was "being arrested for collusion with foreign powers at this time". The police confirmed the arrest of seven people aged between 39 and 72....
Burundi President Ndayishimiye Rejects Peace Talks With Rwandan Counterpart Kagame

Burundi President Ndayishimiye Rejects Peace Talks With Rwandan Counterpart Kagame

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By Our Reporter Burundian President Evariste Ndayishimiye has rejected an olive branch from his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame, describing his neighbour's offer to settle their differences and reset diplomatic ties as "hypocritical". Ndayishimiye, who was elected in May, did not mention Kagame by name in a speech delivered near the Rwandan border on Thursday, and published on the president's Twitter account on Friday. But it followed Kagame's call last month for a "turnaround" in the long-strained relationship between Burundi and Rwanda, and for the two leaders to chart a less hostile course under Ndayishimiye. "We do not want to have such relations with a country that uses malice, a hypocritical country, which claims to want to restore good relations with Burundi, while plac...