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Ugandan gov’t helped South Sudan breach arms embargo – report


The government of neighboring Uganda has helped South Sudan to breach a European Union arms embargo imposed on the world’s youngest nation following its independent from Sudan, a report by a Britain-based armament monitoring group said.

The EU in July 2011 amended an arms embargo imposed on Sudan in 1994 to cover the county following its independent from Sudan by Council Decision 2011/423/CFSP.

Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout

Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout

Congolese forces killed 26 rebels from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State on Thursday in a shootout in the country’s eastern Ebola zone, the army said.

The clash took place in a village near the city of Beni, an area where more than a dozen different militia groups and associated armed gangs operate, and the epicenter of Democratic Republic of Congo’s worst ever Ebola epidemic.

Body of Etienne Tshisekedi wa Mulumba returns to Congo two years after death


The body of Congo’s longstanding opposition figurehead and statesman Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home on Thursday to a packed and emotional welcome after a two-year wait in a Belgian morgue because of a ban on his return.

Thousands of people came to the airport in Kinshasa, the capital, to sing and chant as the coffin of the charismatic politician was wheeled through the crowds, draped in a light-blue Congolese flag.

Fighting resumes in South Sudan: Gen Thomas Cirillo forces attack govern t forces

Fighting between government forces and fighters of the National Salvation Front (NAS) led by General Thomas Cirillo has resumed in South Sudan’s Yei River State.

In a statement seen by the press, NAS spokesperson Suba Samuel said government forces caused unrest in Lanyia and Wonduruba on Sunday and in Yei River State on Monday.

Uganda former prime minister,Prof Nsibambi passes on

News trending from Makerere University hill is that one of the greatest academician ,politician Professor Apollo Nsibambi has died.

He was an academic turned politician, father to many and a farmer.

If you asked a random stranger to define former Prime Minister Apolo Nsibambi in a single term, be sure to hear something along the lines of an intellectual, a gentleman, diplomat, moderator, an articulate speaker and very time-conscious

General wanted dead or alive : Mukono chief magistrate orders arrest of General Matayo Kyaligonza.


Chief Magistrate Juliet Hantanga has ordered for the arrest of Uganda’s Ambassador to Burundi, Maj General Matayo Kyaligonza and his bodyguards on charges of assault and obstruction of a police officer on duty.

The magistrate ordered that Maj general Kyaligonza  and his to bodyguards Cpl peter Busindiche and Pte John Okurut be arrested and taken to court on June 10 to plead to the charges after they repeatedly defied court summons.

Dinkamen shoot dead Two Ugandans in South Sudan


Two Ugandans were shot dead in South Sudan by gunmen believed to be of the Dinka community.
The deceased were identified as Mr Willis Binsiima alias Herbs and another Mr Charles Kule, who was driving a school Land Cruiser. They were travelling with the school head-teacher, a native, whose names were not readily established but was spared.

Sources say that prior to the shooting, an unidentified vehicle with a foreign number plate knocked a Dinka man dead at Tikic in South Sudan. The enraged Dinka gathered on the road, barricading it and started looking out for any vehicle with a foreign number plate.

Political Sergeant Bobi Wine stopped From Singing for MDC in Zimbabwe


Firebrand Ugandan pro-democracy activist and musician, Bobi Wine was early Saturday forced to sign down by Zimbabwean authorities indicating he was not going to sing any of his inciting songs at the MDC Gweru elective congress where he was invited as main guest.

He revealed this while delivering his speech at the event late Saturday.

Hon Engunyu’s,Woman MP’s bodyguard shoots down Village chairperson


Another tragedy has struck members of Parliament. Residents of Kiziba Village, Bugaya Sub County in Buvuma District have been left in distress after the village National Resistance Movement party chairman was allegedly shot dead by Woman MP Janepher Egunyu Nantume’s bodyguard.
Eyewitnesses said Martin Beema attached to Police VIP unit shot Sadiq Kizito in the eye at around 11am Sunday and later fled.
Mr Junior Sande, an eye witness and resident of Kiziba village, said he had gone with Kizito to attend a meeting organized by Ms Nantume before he was shot.

According to Mr Sande, the MP’s meeting was not publicized and even local leaders were not aware of her visit.
He said when Ms Nantume started to address the meeting, residents started heckling and telling her to leave.
Kizito is said to have grabbed megaphone from her prompting her guard to shoot.

Kiir cry’s for peace to Generals Malong and Cirilo

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardiit has appealed to General Paul Malong Awan and General Thomas Cirilo to accept peaceful ending of the country’s ongoing brutal civil war.

Malong, a former army chief who fall out with President Kiir in 2017 is the leader of South Sudan United Front (SSUF) while Cirilo is the leader of the holdout opposition National Salvation Front or NAS.

Kiir during his opening remarks at the meeting of the SPLM Political Bureau meeting in Juba on Wednesday urg d the two men along with Oyai Deng Ajak to join peace.

“I can’t end these opening remarks without equally appealing to our brothers who are still holding out, Cde Paul Malong, Cde Thomas Cyrillo, Cde Oyai Deng Ajak and others to come and join us on this journey of reuniting the SPLM and reconciling the people of South Sudan,” Kiir said.

 Al- Shabaab kills Ex- Foreign minister Hussein Faahiye in Mogadishu car bomb


A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country’s information minister.

The bombing was claimed by Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, which said in a statement it had targeted a convoy escorting officials and lawmakers heading to the presidential palace.

Makerere Law student goes missing


Mr Joshua William Mukisa, a third-year Law student and former guild presidential aspirant at Makerere University has been reported missing.
Mukisa’s roommate in Lumumba Hall, Mr Tadeo Nyakoojo said he last saw him last Friday. He says when he returned from the library that evening, he thought Mukisa had also gone to read.

“I returned from reading, I kept my books and I went for supper in Kikoni. On my way, just at the hall entrance, I met him and I told him where I had put the key and proceeded for supper. That was the last time I saw him,” he said.

Duty of care : Kenya deports 17 foreigners in betting row


A total of seventeen foreigners involved in illegal gambling business in the country were Tuesday deported in renewed efforts by the government to tame the betting craze.

Those sent back to their countries include Chinese, Turkish and Spanish nationals.

Kenya currently has more than 30 licensed betting firms and casinos, although only a few are in operation

Kiir must go : Kiir warns of ‘chaos’ ahead of planned protests


South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has warned of a risk of “chaos” as youths plan to stage demonstrations against his rule.

“We will not accept chaos in our country… So, the youth must always avoid social media campaigns from abroad to stage protests,” Kiir told officials while launching the international internet gateway in Juba on Tuesday.

BOL MADUT CHOL OF NATIONAL SECURITY: THE BUTCHER OF SOUTH SUDANESE INTELLECTUALS AND OPPOSITIONS


In South Sudan, the name of National Security is synonymous with the National Insecurity. Citizens are not at ease with them as the way they conduct themselves is something strange and intimidating. It is something strange in South Sudan to find the member of National Security or National Insecurity in plain clothes.

It is not hard to identify the members of National Security as they have a distinguished uniform and a distinguished everything. They carry guns openly as if they are national army which in most cases leaves us with one major question of the day: how truly are the members of national security of South Sudan?   

Eas Africa countries asked to embrace joint military trainings

Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) chief of training, Maj. Gen. Willis Byarugaba, has tasked East African member states to pursue joint military trainings which he says will create a united front on combating terrorism and peace building within the region.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 64 officers who underwent a four months’ instructors’ course of intake 30/2019, at junior command and Staff College in Jinja district on Saturday, Byarugaba argues that, joint trainings contribute to brotherhood within the forces that will selflessly lookout for their neighbours when cases of insecurity arise.