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Anna Talia Oze Graces WAY – Kata Kata Collaboration

One of Uganda’s most famous celebrities Nambooze Annet, alias Anna Talia Oze was one of the many dignities that graced the WAY (We Are Youth) campaign which took place in Masaka, Uganda last week. The aim of the project was to encourage students to recognise the importance of education as well as make them realise they could build a brighter future if they keep in school. To demonstrate its support for quality education for every child, Kata Kata country…

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Africa: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of poop.

There is an adage amongst the Igbo ethnic group of the South East of Nigeria, which says:  Onwu na egbu nwa nkita anaghi ekwe ya nuu isi nsi. Translated: When a dog is about to die, it no longer perceives the smell of shit. Explained further literally, often when caution is disregarded, one is exposed to irrational actions, unguarded statements which could lead to untold danger, destruction or ultimate end. This proverb throws light on one of the causes of human miseries…

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Rwanda steps up measures mitigate Ebola spread

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has put up in place measures to curb the spread of Ebola virus into the country, following an outbreak of the deadly disease at Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Goma is home to more than a million people and lies directly between DRC and Rwanda. Until now, three people have been reported dead. The pandemic was first detected at DR Congo’s North Kivu last year August before spreading to the South. Some…

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Kenya: Jubilee party just a few inches from crumbling

In Kenyan political history, no political party has survived split when it goes through hard times, most specifically, internal wrangles since Independence. Going by history, Jubilee, Kenyan ruling party has minimal chances of survival, following squabbles from within for more than a year.  The once united and popular party across the country of late has become a battleground as members tear each other in public. On September 7, 2016, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party The National Alliance (TNA), Deputy President…

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Rwandese urged to use family planning methods

Amid the rise of the number of people in Rwanda, parents, especially those in rural areas, are being implored to use the modern family planning methods to control the rising population. Speaking over the weekend at Ngagatare in Eastern Province of Rwanda, speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Donatile Mukabalisa said it is high time parents embraced family planning programmes to control high birth rate. She urged dads and mums to only sire the number of children they can…

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Masquerading Kenyan gospel artists

Masquerading Kenyan gospel artists Kenya is a country marred with controversies from the top leadership to the grassroots. It is hard to separate Kenyans from polemic. The two are like a person and his shadow, which are inseparable. This article is mainly focusing on the rot in the gospel industry. Gospel songs are no longer noble and upright the way they used to be instead they have become disreputable and shameful. The industry has been hijacked by wolves in…

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Uganda: Killers plead guilty to manslaughter

By Samuel Ouma |@journalist_27 Two men alleged to have murdered a motorist rider in Mengo, Kampala have confessed of having committed the act. Appearing before Mengo Court Grade one Magistrate, the suspects identified as John Mugisha and his accomplice Patrick Sekyema admitted to having slain Derrick Mulindwa. The culprits were arrested after police launched a manhunt following a video that went viral on social media showing the dreadful murder.  They were captured on a CCTV camera at the scene…

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Uganda: Pop star Bobi Wine to run against President Museveni in 2021

In what many Ugandans have described as long-expected news, Ugandan pop star-turned-politician and opposition MP Bobi Wine has officially announced his intention to contest for president in the 2021 election. He is expected to run against the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. “On behalf of the people of Uganda I am challenging you to a free and fair election in 2021,” Bobi Wine announced in Kampala, Uganda. Mr Museveni has…

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Ongwen case: ICC Appeals Chamber confirms the Trial Chamber’s decision on motions requesting dismiss of the charges

Today, 17 July 2019, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (« ICC » or « Court ») delivered its judgment unanimously rejecting the appeal of Mr Dominic Ongwen and consequently confirming Trial Chamber IX’s decision of 7 March 2019, entitled ‘Decision on Defence Motions Alleging Defects in the Confirmation Decision’. Judge Luz del Carmen Ibáñez Carranza, presiding in this appeal, read a summary of the judgment in open court. Trial Chamber IX had rejected, on 7 March 2019, four defence motions…

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Breaking News: Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders sign a power-sharing accord.

In what some people have called a historic moment, Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord, following weeks of turbulence negotiations. The political deadlock started after the country’s former dictator Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in April. The agreement was signed on behalf of the military junta by the deputy head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Mohamed Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo. Although, the constitutional declaration of the agreement is expected to be signed on Friday,…

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Sports in Africa: Monkey de work baboon de chop

The recent arrest of Aimable Habimana, the vice-president of the Burundian football association, FFB following the missing of players bonus, vividly reminds one of a typical saying in Africa. Have you heard of the African expression  “monkey de work baboon de chop,” which means “while the monkey is working, the baboon is eating?” Well, if the saying is foreign to you, you probably are indeed not conversant with African social, political and economic realities – and the sports domain…

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ICC Trial Chamber VI declares Bosco Ntaganda guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Bosco Ntaganda during the delivering of the judgment of ICC Trial Chamber VI at the seat of the Court in The Hague (The Netherlands) on 8 July 2019 ©ICC-CPI Today, 8 July 2019, Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found Mr Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003. Trial Chamber VI, composed of Judge Robert Fremr, Presiding…

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