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...
By Our Reporter If there is anyone who is swimming in dime during this COVID-19 ‘Kayasi’ (financial doldrums) then it is Moses Magogo, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president. Our Spies reveal that while most Ugandans are languishing in the COVID-19 credit crunch, Magogo is reportedly being linked to a multibillion apartment block which in one of the city suburbs. Some of our Spies who have spotted the crib intimate that the mansion is so big it rivals a king’s palace! However, Magogo is yet to officially enter the massive residential palace, because it is still being fitted with state-of-the-art décor, electronic sensors and Spies intimate that he also plans to pimp it up with a swimming pool. It should be noted that Magogo has sin
By Our Reporter Soccer ace Jackson NUNDA has today Tuesday August 11, 2020 officially joined Uganda Premier League contenders URA FC, where he will play for the next three Seasons. Prior to joining the Tax Collectors, Nunda was at KCCA FC where he spent five seasons. The midfielder who joined the Kasasiros in 2015 left the club as a free agent after running down his contract. “Thank you for the 5 years of selfless service. We wish you the best in the future.” Read a massage from KCCA FC, shared on their social media platforms. Nunda becomes the second player to officially leave this season, following in the footsteps of Eric Ssenjobe who joined Police FC. Since joining KCCA FC in 2015, Nunda has gone on to win three League titles, two Uganda Cups, one FUFA Super 8
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...
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
By Keefa Nuwahereza Hajji Haruna Ssemakula, a renowned businessman who is the proprietor of Hill Mineral Water, has vowed to ensure that residents in Mukono District get clean and safe water, electricity and better roads. Hajji Ssemakula, who is vying for the Mukono District LC V Chairperson seat in the 2021 general election, has revealed that he is ready to construct 62 boreholes, ensure roads and other infrastructure are improved to acceptable standards, on top of helping all families in villages around Mukono to have access to electricity. It should be noted that although he has since decided to join elective politics, Hajji Ssemakula is not only the proprietor of Hill Water Ltd, one of the leading mineral water brands in Uganda, but he is also a successful large
By Keefa Nuwahereza Renowned city tycoon David Katumwa Steele, who is aspiring for the Nansana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) seat, over the weekend donated relief food to people in Nansana municipality, as one of the ways to help them cope up with the challenges posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. Our sources in Nansana reveal that the beneficiaries of Katumwa’s generosity were mainly teachers and pastors, since they fall in some of the hard-hit categories by COVID-19. The beneficiaries who were over 1000 also included elderly people and youth in the area. The packages that Katumwa distributed to the people of Nansana and Nabweru Divisions include Matooke, rice, meat, Blue-Band, chicken, sugar, among other niceties, which were delivered door to door. Howe
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
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...
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