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Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize  Tripoli Airport

Gen. Haftar Loses Grip On Power As Libyan Forces Seize Tripoli Airport

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By Elite News Reporter General Khalifa Haftar’s hopes of taking over power in Libya have dwindled after troops loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government have taken control of Tripoli international airport, military spokesman for the Government of National Accord said. "Our forces have fully liberated Tripoli international airport," spokesman Mohamad Gnounou said on Wednesday. The airport has been closed since 2014 and had been held by the eastern-based renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar since last year when he launched his assault on the capital. Since 2014, Libya has been split between rival factions based in Tripoli and in the east, in a sometimes chaotic war that has drawn in outside powers and a flood of foreign arms and mercenaries. Haftar's self-
Electoral Commission Announces Reopening Of Offices Countrywide Ahead Of 2021 Elections

Electoral Commission Announces Reopening Of Offices Countrywide Ahead Of 2021 Elections

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission has announced that all its offices across the country have been reopened, following the partial lifting of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, such that they can prepare  for the 2021 general election. This communication  was  delivered in  a circular issued by the Sam Rwakoojo, Secretary to the EC, dated June 01,2020, which reads in part thus;                     RE: OPENING OF FIELD OFFICES Following the decision by Government to embark on the process of relaxing the lockdown that was declared 18th March, 2020, the Commission has decided to reopen field offices to facilitate the conduct of election activities as per ...
Banking Sector Urged To Go Digital To Build Resilience And Sustainable Growth Post COVID-19

Banking Sector Urged To Go Digital To Build Resilience And Sustainable Growth Post COVID-19

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By Elite Reporter Bankers from Sub Saharan Africa and China who attended the Huawei Sub-Saharan Africa Financial Services Industry Online Summit 2020, agree that digitisation of the sector will give it resilience against the current Covid-19 pandemic and enable sustained growth in the post Covid era. The pan-African conference themed “Accelerating Digital Transformation, Enable Business Growth Again” was attended by 1200 delegates from across banks, telco operators, fintech and ICT services companies.  Opening the event, Liao Yong, vice president of Huawei Southern Africa Region, said advances in ICT present unique opportunities for the banking sector, especially when almost 70% of the region’s population don’t have a bank account.  “All of these ICT advances will
Malice Cited In Maj. Rwakanuma’s Arrest As CMI Fails To  Press Charges, Find Evidence Against Him

Malice Cited In Maj. Rwakanuma’s Arrest As CMI Fails To Press Charges, Find Evidence Against Him

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By Elite Reporter Human rights activists in Uganda have come out to demand  the unconditional release of  Maj. Steven Rwakanuma, who is currently in detention at Makindye Military barracks, after he was arrested for allegedly possessing illegal arms and aiding Tanzanians to enter Uganda despite the COVID-19 lockdown. Maj. Rwakanuma was arrested last week by the army and the police over allegations possession of a  firearm and abuse of office through allegedly aiding Tanzanians to cross into Uganda during the COVID-19 lockdown. A serving Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) serving officer, Maj. Rwakanuma was arrested on May 22, 2020 from his farm in Isingiro District, by a joint team of UPDF soldiers, CMI operatives and Police, before he was whisked to Makindye mil...
UPDF Major Clobbered While Enforcing COVID-19 Curfew, Battles For Life

UPDF Major Clobbered While Enforcing COVID-19 Curfew, Battles For Life

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By Keefa Nuwahereza A senior Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF)  officer at the rank of Major is currently hospitalized and battling for his  life after he was clobbered by goons while he was enforcing the COVID-19 curfew in Kyankwanzi District on Tuesday May 26th, 2020. According to sources, Maj. Maj. Robert Nkwasibwe was rushed to Hoima referral hospital unconscious after being attacked by goons late in the night during a patrol with fellow officers. Brig. Rirchad Karemire's tweet about Majo. Robert Nkwasibwe Army spokesperson, Brig. Richard Karemire,  revealed that Maj. Robert Nkwasibwe was commanding a patrol when the joint security team was attacked by locals. Brig. Karemire stated that; “On the night of May, 26, 2020, a group of drunkards at Gala trad
President Kagame Deports 18 Chinese ‘Investors’ For Mistreating Rwandans

President Kagame Deports 18 Chinese ‘Investors’ For Mistreating Rwandans

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Gen. Paul Kagame, the no nonsense Rwandan president, has ordered for the deportation of 18 Chinese after he received reports that they were mistreating and exploiting Rwandans. We have established that 18 Chinese were sent packing back to China on Wednesday after President Kagame found out that they were mistreating Rwandan workers and grabbing farm land from them. It is alleged that the deported Chinese also took advantage of their being investors by forcing  their employees to work abnormal hours like slaves, something that Kagame could not accept. "Africa is a peaceful continent, we don't tolerate discrimination here or to be slaves again,” President Kagame said. He added that “This country is for Africans and those who mean well for us. I'm inst
AIGP Mugyenyi Quits Uganda Police After 32 Years

AIGP Mugyenyi Quits Uganda Police After 32 Years

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Asuman Mugenyi, who was the Director Operation in the Uganda Police Force (UPF), has retired his job and refused to seek renewal of his contract after  it expired on Friday. AIGP Mugenyi, who has served the Police for 32 years, left office on Friday, May 29, 2020 and has since handed over to his deputy Senior Commissioner of Police (SCP) John Nuwagiira. Although earlier reports indicated that AIGP Mugenyi had been suspended and others claimed he had been fired, police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, clarified that he had served his contract and opted  not to seek its renewal. “He simply observed his contract to the end,” said the Police spokesperson. However, Mugenyi becomes the fifth AIGP to quit the ins
Al-Shabaab Terrorist Kill Six Civilians  After Roadside Bomb Blows Up  Minibus

Al-Shabaab Terrorist Kill Six Civilians After Roadside Bomb Blows Up Minibus

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By Elite Reporter At least six people were killed and several others injured on Friday after a minibus they were traveling in was hit by a roadside bomb near Mogadishu, that is suspected to have been planted by Al-Shabaab terrorts. The vehicle was reportedly carrying passengers from Mogadishu to a funeral in a nearby town when it ran over the explosive at Hawa Abdi village on Sunday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which occurred on a road used frequently by government and security vehicles. "I carried four dead people including my father in law," Nur Haji Ahmed told Reuters from Madina hospital in Mogadishu, where the wounded were taken. He had rushed to the scene after a phone call from a relative. For more than a decade, al-Shabab has been f...
War At URA: Museveni Weeds Out Akol’s  Loyalists Over Accusations of Corruption, Sex Scandals

War At URA: Museveni Weeds Out Akol’s Loyalists Over Accusations of Corruption, Sex Scandals

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By Elite Reporter There is turmoil at the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Towers in Nakawa, which has exploded and seen many tax officers tumbling down the stairs! However, their fall has been disguised and sugarcoated as resignation, in our insiders at the URA Tower reveal that these senior Commissioners who purportedly resigned were actually fired, or rather forced to resign by the new Commissioner General John Musinguzi, after allegations of corruption and sex-predating cropped up their profiles, something that breaches the professionalism that URA prides in. President Yoweri Museveni fired former URA boss Doris Akol in March 2020 So whereas news has been going around that four top URA Commissioners, who include Mr Dicksons Kateshumbwa, Mr Henry Saka, Mr Silajji Kanyesigye B...
Photos: Cavendish University Makes History With First Ever Virtual & Scientific Graduation

Photos: Cavendish University Makes History With First Ever Virtual & Scientific Graduation

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By Keefa Nuwahereza As a way of implementing the Ministry of Health guidelines of preventing the spread of Coronavirus by avoiding large crowds, the management of Cavendish University on Friday held a Virtual and Scientific Graduation ceremony, which was tele-conferenced from  Speke Resort Munyonyo, where it was hosted. Speaker Rebecca Kagada (L) was the Chief Guest at the Graduation Ceremony The Cavendish 9th graduation ceremony,  which was attended by a few graduands, officials from Cavendish University and other distinguished guests, was officiated over by the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, who was Chief Guest. Some of the Cavendish University officials arriving at the function The other notable attendees were the Chancellor and Former President...