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Day: September 3, 2020

Horror As French Forces Kill Civilian, Wound Two In Mali

Horror As French Forces Kill Civilian, Wound Two In Mali

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By Our Reporter France's army command in Mali has said French troops killed a civilian and wounded two others after a bus did not slow down in a volatile area despite their visual alerts and warning shots. This version of events, however, was disputed by bus company director Abdoulaye Haidara, who told AFP news agency that his driver had denied refusing to stop and did not hear any warning shots. The incident occurred about 50km (30 miles) from the city of Gao in the conflict-hit country's north. The French army command said on Tuesday the troops fired warning shots in the ground but two bullets ricocheted and hit the windscreen, wounding three people, including one fatally. "The seriously wounded person was evacuated by helicopter to the hospital of the [French] Barkhane ...
President Museveni Appoints Col Aheebwa Deputy Chief Political Commissar

President Museveni Appoints Col Aheebwa Deputy Chief Political Commissar

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By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who is the Commander In Chief Of Defence Forces, has appointed Colonel Nelson Ahebwa as the new Deputy Chief Political Commissar. This was revealed by the deputy Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, who revealed that Col. Ahebwa will take over from Col. Ba-hoku Barigye, who on Wednesday handed over the office of the UPDF Deputy Chief Political Commissar (D/CPC) to Col Aheebwa Col. Ba-hoku Barigye addresses UPDF officers during the handover ceremony Akiiki revealed in a tweet that Col. Barigye has sine been appointed by the CIC as the new Defence Attaché to Cuba. Col. Barigye and Col. Ahebwa pose with other UPDF officers in a group photo after the handover ceremony Col. Barigye is the
‘Basoga Leaders Have Declared War On Me -’ Speaker Kadaga

‘Basoga Leaders Have Declared War On Me -’ Speaker Kadaga

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By Our Reporter The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has revealed that there is a group political leaders from Busoga region who are viciously fighting her and have reached the extent of maligning her before President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Kadaga, who recently  got involved in a bitter contest  with  State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza over the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Second Vice Chairperson seat, asserts that the group of Basoga leaders that want her out include among others  State Minister for Karamoja Moses Kizige, who is the ringleader  of the clique. Some of Speaker Rebecca Kadaga's tweets about her enemies from Busoga The Speaker contends that Kizige and others recently penned a scathing document to President M...
Lionel Messi Is ‘90% Likely To Stay’ At Barcelona Until 2021

Lionel Messi Is ‘90% Likely To Stay’ At Barcelona Until 2021

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Lionel Messi could now stay at Barcelona until 2021 in a stunning twist following intense transfer speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City. Manchester City were thought to be favourites to land the six-time ballon d'Or winner with the likes of Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain monitoring his situation. But reports in Argentina claim Messi is set to remain at the Camp Nou and fulfill his current contract. TyC Sports say there's a "90% chance that Messi will continue in Barcelona" with a final decision to be made today. They claim that this is a new development following showdown talks between the player's father and agent Jorge and Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The Argentine outlet added: "Messi is seriously evaluating staying in Barcelo...
Akon Is Building a City in Senegal Called ‘Akon City’

Akon Is Building a City in Senegal Called ‘Akon City’

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Artist Akon is ready to welcome you to Akon City. The pop singer announced on Twitter on Monday that he “finalized the agreement” for a city named after him in Senegal. The city has been approved by Senegal’s state-owned SAPCO tourism company. "Looking forward to hosting you there in the future," he wrote. Akon City will be a “crypto-city” built on 2,000 acres of land, gifted to him by the Senegalese President Macky Sall. The people of Akon City will pay for everything in a cryptocurrency known as AKoin. Although Akon — who rose to fame with his hit single "Lonely" in 2005 — was born in St. Louis, Mo., he is of Senegalese descent lived there as a child until he was seven years old. Akon City is expected to become an eco-tourism destination, run entirely on renewable
Harriet Aber Found Dead at Her Home in Gulu

Harriet Aber Found Dead at Her Home in Gulu

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Aber who was in her early 40’s was on Wednesday morning found dead reportedly by her children in her residence in Kasubi Sub Ward in Layibi-Bardege division in Gulu City. A combined team of security agencies was dispatched, highly trained intelligence operatives to kick off the investigations into unclear death of Harriet Aber a good friend to Gen. Salim Saleh. In 2008, a group of people for Northern Uganda petitioned Justice Catherine Bamugemerire’s land probe accusing General Saleh’s influence to grab their land. Aber also admitted that she was given security because of being girlfriend t a celebrated General of the UPDF. Aber who has been accused by locals of land grabbing in Nwoya and Amuru districts is usually guarded by military personnel. According to the Aswa River
Galiwango Ordered to Pay Express FC USh25M for Breach of Contract.

Galiwango Ordered to Pay Express FC USh25M for Breach of Contract.

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The Red Eagles contested the defender’s move to join the Venoms on a four-year deal claiming he had extended a contract with them New Vipers SC defender Disan Galiwango has been ordered to pay Express FC USh25 million for breach of contract. The Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) Dispute Resolution Chamber made the judgement on September 2 after Express had sought their attention and resolution over the matter. The 22-year-old left-back, who the Red Eagles had maintained was still their contracted player, had signed to serve the Venoms for the next four years. “The player, Dissan Galiwango is ordered to refund the USh15,000,000 [Fifteen million shilling only] he received from Express FC in November 2019,” the resolution chamber decreed. “Dissan Galiwango
Lessons from Rwanda

Lessons from Rwanda

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OPINION By Laura Hollis The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Elite News.com. Some years ago, Immaculee Ilibagiza wrote "Left to Tell," a poignant memoir about her experiences hiding during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Over a period of three months during spring and summer that year, Rwandans of Hutu ethnicity slaughtered somewhere between 800,000 and a million Rwandans of Tutsi and Twa ethnicity. Ilibagiza only escaped that fate by hiding in her Hutu pastor's home; she and seven other women spent 91 days in a tiny bathroom, the door to which was obscured by a large armoire. Ilibagiza lost her entire family in the genocide, save for one brother who had been sent out of the country to attend school. What has been calle...