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Burundi: President Pierre Nkurunziza dies of ‘cardiac arrest.’

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, has died of  “cardiac arrest,” according to the government source. He was 55 years old. Mr Nkurunziza who had been in power since 15 years was admitted in the hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell. His condition was said to have improved, but before his release, he had a cardiac arrest on Monday, and all efforts by the medical team to save his life proved abortive, the government says. President Pierre Nkurunziza was due to…

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ICC: Statement of the Prosecutor on the surrender and transfer of alleged militia leader, Ali Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman, alias Ali Kushayb

Today, a milestone has been reached in the Darfur, Sudan situation with the surrender and transfer of Mr Ali Kushayb, an alleged leader of the “Janjaweed” militia, to the custody of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”).  I am grateful for the cooperation of all those states, organisations and individuals who contributed to this pivotal development, in particular, the Governments of the Central African Republic, the Republic of Chad, the French Republic and the Host State, The…

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Coronavirus Pandemic: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s poison

Have you ever pondered over the adage one man’s meat is another man’s poison? If you did, how relevant is the proverb to the present coronavirus state of affairs? Like a hurricane,  the pugnacious pandemic descended, tormenting the world community with impunity. Deaths, sickness, alienation, uncertainties, poverty, joblessness, hopelessness become synonymous with the virus; and those social threats would soon metamorphose into a norm. But not everyone sees the pandemic as an existential threat. For some a few individuals,…

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The Coronavirus Pandemic, WHO and USA: Give a Dog a Bad Name and Kill it

If there is something very interesting about the audacious presence of the Coronavirus and the global war against the pandemic, it is the fact that the virus has mercilessly and disrespectfully exposed the weaknesses and self-centeredness of many world leaders and how far these seemingly invincible leaders can go to safeguard their political ambition and survival. From denying the existence of the COVID-19, calling it just the common flu, the Wuhan virus, tactically mandating subordinates to coordinate the Corona-related…

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The Coronavirus Pandemic Lockdown or Lock-up?

You could say that the coronavirus pandemic came unannounced. Followed by preventive measures to tame the seemingly indomitable aggressive deadly virus. First, came the lockdown, initiated by various governments around the world. It was meant to last for a period of two weeks or a little more. Fair enough, to most citizens, the duration was manageable a sacrifice to make to enable their leaders to bring the spread of the volatile viral virus to a halt. Soon, that period…

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The Other Side of the Coronavirus Pandemic

It came like a flash of angry light and brimstone, followed by an audacious thunderous tempest. Bold and seemingly uncontrollable, leaving both the ill-prepared captain and crew members in a higgledy-piggledy state, struggling – somehow clueless – to damper the stubborn tidal tempest. Lockdown and quarantine seem the most suitable precaution for the surprised, vulnerable passengers against being snatched away by the angry tempest or from the jabbing jaw of the hungry shark. Welcome the unwelcome, unbidden coronavirus. It…

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RESPONSE BY SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT TO UN SECRETARY GENERAL AND UNAMID ON COVID-19 CRISIS AND SECURITY CONDITIONS IN DARFUR

The leadership of the mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement and Sudan Liberation Army (SLM/A-AW) welcomes the global call by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for a cessation of all armed conflict across the planet in order to bring about more effective collective countermeasures and rational cooperation between state and non-state actors to defeat the lethal scourge of the Corona Virus pestilence ravaging all of humanity. In his humanist sentiments for the common good, we cannot fault the Secretary-General. There is nonetheless…

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Coronavirus: The deadly pandemic holding the world hostage

The name coronavirus originated from the Latin word corona, meaning crown or halo. The new virus has wreaked havoc and caused fear in the entire globe sweeping both poor and rich countries, irrespective of race, gender, religion, social status or geographical location. What is coronavirus? The World Health Organization (WHO) defines coronavirus as a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle…

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AN URGENT HUMANITARIAN APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO TAKE CONCERTED PREVENTIVE COVID-19 ACTION FOR REFUGEES AND IDP’S IN DARFUR

It is with the gravest concern possible that the leadership of the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM/A-AW) calls on the UN Security Council, the World Health Organization and UNAMID to take swift action to contain the potential spread of COVID-19 in the refugee and IDP camps throughout Darfur. Recognizing that the lethal virus has not revealed itself in large numbers throughout the continent of Africa, nor Sudan in particular thus far, is no cause for complacency, where instead the slow…

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KVAN: The Rising Star to Watch.

There is an African proverb which says a chick that will grow into a rooster can be spotted the very day it hatches. This adage hardly fits no one more than a young talent from Uganda, who has been working tirelessly, using music, to make the world a better place. KVAN (born Khabuya Vanessa Marion) is an inspirational rising star to watch.  Yes, the shining star that could bring some light to the near-darkness. For sure, the 22-year-old musician-cum…

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Kata Kata ‘s brand Ambassador Liam Katabira (8) publishes his amazing stories.

In our efforts to stimulate kids to become talented writers and devoted readers, Kata Kata Cartoon magazine has recently published two interesting stories, written by its brand Ambassador Liam Katabira.  The two published stories titled The Dark well and The Artman are some of the many captivating tales written by the eight-year-old Liam Katabira, who is now busy visiting many schools in Uganda to encourage other children to devote more time to reading and writing because, accordingly to him, “reading and writing make…

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15-Year old Queen of Katwe Star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies of brain tumour

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the talented star of the film Queen of Katwe has succumbed to a brain tumour at the ripe age of 15. Nikita died in hospital in Kampala on Sunday after battling with a brain tumour, which had been first diagnosed in 2016 but was thought to have been successfully treated. She became prominent after starring in the 2016 film Queen of Katwe which was based on the true-life story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess genius…

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