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I Wasn’t Behind St. Peter’s Church Demolition’-Gen. Salim Saleh

I Wasn’t Behind St. Peter’s Church Demolition’-Gen. Salim Saleh

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Veteran Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) General Caleb Ankandwanaho aka Salim Saleh has refuted allegations that he was behind the demolition of St. Peter’s Church Ndeeba, which occurred early this week. Gen. Saleh revealed this on Wednesday August 12, 2020, during a meeting with several bishops and religious leaders from the Church of Uganda. Some of the Church of Uganda Bishops who attended the meeting “In the name of God. I want to swear to you that I am not involved in breaking churches,” Gen. Salim Saleh said.   He added that; “I don’t have any property in Kampala, the only one I have is the one in Mbuya, a house. I sold everything in Kampala….when I was chased from the army. The house in Mbuya is still there because my wife stopped me [fro
Bloodshed: Scores Killed In Sudan Tribal Clashes

Bloodshed: Scores Killed In Sudan Tribal Clashes

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By Our Reporter At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between ethnic groups in a port city in eastern Sudan, according to a doctors' association. The Central Doctors' Committee said in a statement on Wednesday that about 90 others were wounded in the fighting that began on Sunday between members of the Bani Amer and Nuba ethnic groups in Port Sudan, a key international trade harbour on the Red Sea. Local media reported that several houses and shops were set on fire in the violence. "This is not the first time that clashes have broken out between the Bani Aarem and Nuba tribes," said Hiba Morgan, reporting from Khartoum. "This has been going on for years and has escalated for the past 12 months," she added. The latest tensions between the two tribes date back to ...
Police Hunts For teachers, Parents Of Over Defying COVID-19  School Closure

Police Hunts For teachers, Parents Of Over Defying COVID-19 School Closure

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By Our Reporter The Police in Wakiso District have summoned parents, teachers and the administrators of Focus Primary School, after they landed on pupils in a class studying, which is total  contravention of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) presidential directives about closure of schools, universities and tertiary institutions in a bid to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The development came after the police landed on primary seven pupils from Focus Primary school located in Kasokoso, Kira municipality, Wakiso District, who were found taking classes as normal, in total defiance of the presidential directives. It should be noted that as one of the measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all institutions of learning where temporarily closed in March. However, Kampala d...
2021 Election Race: Nambooze, 8 Other DP MPs Join Bobi Wine’s NUP

2021 Election Race: Nambooze, 8 Other DP MPs Join Bobi Wine’s NUP

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By Our Reporter The race to the 2021 elections has heated up after several Democratic Party (DP) Members of  Parliament on Thursday August 13th, 2021 decided to quit their party and joined the National Unity Platform (NUP), led by  Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Some of the MPs that were unveiled at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya include; Betty Nambooze (Mukono Municipality), Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West), Moses Kasibante (Rubaga North), Medard Sseggona (Busiro East), Mathias Mpuga (Masaka Municipality), among others. Robert Kaygulanyi aka Bobi Wine after unveiling musician Jose Chameleone before the National Unity Platform (NUP) members Another key political contender in the 2021 election is musicians Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone, who ...
Over 100 Dead  In South Sudan Clashes Between Civilians, Army

Over 100 Dead In South Sudan Clashes Between Civilians, Army

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By Our Reporter The army has reported the death of 81 people following intense fighting between armed civilians and the disarmament force in Warrap State, South Sudan, although some sources have since put the figures at 120. Two days of clashes reportedly led to the killing of mostly soldiers in Tonj area. According to the SSPDF spokesperson, 55 officers and 26 civilians died in the fighting over the weekend. Maj.-Gen. Lul Ruai revealed that 31 servicemen were also wounded. On Monday, local officials said dozens of people were killed in Luanyjang County when armed civilians clashed with government forces. The army initially said it responded to Luanyjang fighting by sending reinforcement to police officers who were under attack from armed youth who attempted to release a...
Six People Shot Dead In Prison Shootout

Six People Shot Dead In Prison Shootout

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By Our Reporter At least six prisoners have killed in a Monday Mogadishu prison shoot-out, authorities in Somalia revealed Tuesday. Two guards are also believed to have been killed after convicted al-Shabab fighters engaged in a shoot-out with prison guards. There were conflicting reports of how the prisoners, all said to be members of the al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab, got hold of the weapons. "There was heavy shooting inside the prison where some inmates managed to get hold of firearms and started shooting the guards," security officer Abdi Dhere told the AFP news agency. "It is not clear how the prisoners ended up having access to guns." Another security source said one of the prisoners snatched a rifle from a guard. Two prison guards were killed in the attack, G...
President Trump Whisked Away After Shootout Outside White House

President Trump Whisked Away After Shootout Outside White House

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By Our Reporter The United States Secret Service abruptly escorted President Donald Trump out of the White House press room in the middle of a briefing on Monday because of a shooting outside the White House. Trump returned to the media room several minutes later and said a person had been shot by law enforcement and taken to the hospital. He said he understood the suspect had been armed. “It was a shooting outside of the White House,” Trump said. “It seems to be very well under control. ... But there was an actual shooting, and somebody has been taken to the hospital. I don’t know the condition of the person.” He said the shooting was near the fence at the edge of the White House grounds. The U.S Secret Service said late on Monday that the White House was not breached duri
‘Demolition Of St. Peter’s Church Is Evil, Barbaric’-Arch. Kaziimba Roars

‘Demolition Of St. Peter’s Church Is Evil, Barbaric’-Arch. Kaziimba Roars

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By Our Reporter The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda The Most Rev Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has condemned the demolition of St. Peter’s Church in Ndeeba which was  carried out on Monday morning, describing  the act as evil and barbaric. Archbishop Kazimba  revealed this is a statement he issued on Tuesday morning about the demolition, which states thus; “The Most Rev Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba, Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, has released the following statement concerning the sinister demolition of St. Peter’s Church, Ndeeba: “On behalf of the House of Bishops and all Christians of the Church of Uganda, we express our sincere condolences to the Bishop and people of Namirembe Diocese, and especially those of St. Peter’s Church, Ndeeba, on last night’s d
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