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Understanding Museveni’s silence on Rwanda – Albert Rudatsimburwa

Museveni has been uncharacteristically silent on matters involving Uganda and Rwanda. Some commentators close to his government have given the impression that this is the normal reaction of someone who is calm and collected.

However, what they have neglected to point out is that this kind of reaction would also be expected from someone who has been caught in the act.

Israel used supersonic Rampage to strike Iranian targets in Syria


Israel allegedly struck an Iranian missile factory in Syria’s Masyaf on Saturday.

Israel’s Air Force reportedly used the supersonic Rampage stand-off air-to-surface missiles for the first time during a strike on Iranian positions in Syria last week, foreign media has reported.

Islamic State hits Congo and declares it the Central Africa Province of Caliphate


Islamic State claimed its first attack in Congo on Thursday, and declared it the “Central Africa Province” of the “Caliphate,” after two Congolese soldiers and a civilian were killed in a shootout.

The three died in clashes on Tuesday in Bovata, near the town of Beni, a source at the U.N. peacekeeping mission and a civil society leader told Reuters. The town and the surrounding area have been simultaneously beset by militia violence and an Ebola epidemic.

Hafter mortar bombs land on Tripoli suburb


Mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of Tripoli on Thursday, almost hitting a clinic and adding to people’s suffering after two weeks of an offensive by eastern troops on the Libyan capital, which is held by an internationally recognized government.

Shelling could be also heard late at night in parts of Tripoli where a battle was raging in two southern suburbs, residents and an eastern military official said.

In unflattering detail, Mueller report reveals Trump actions to impede inquiry;No impeachment


 Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on his inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election described in extensive and sometimes unflattering detail how President Donald Trump tried to impede the probe, raising questions about whether he committed the crime of obstruction of justice.

The release of the 448-page report on Thursday after a 22-month investigation marked a milestone in Trump’s tumultuous presidency and inflamed partisan passions ahead of his 2020 re-election bid.

Latest : Age-limit Bill supreme court appeal fails

Justices of the Uganda Supreme Court delivered their judgment in Agelimit appeal in a ratio of 4:3 where Justices Stella Arach Amoko , Justice Jotham Tumwesigye , Rubby Opio Aweri and Chief Justice Bart
Katureebe retained the amendments while Justices Eldad Mwangusya, Prof. Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza and Justice Paul Kaibale Mugamba quashed the amendments null and void.

Mubende FM switched off after hosting Besigye

Security personnel on Thursday afternoon switched off 106 Mubende Fm Radio in Mubende over hosting Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former president general Dr Kizza Besigye.

Dr Kizza Besigye the former FDC president, went on Air and just after 10 Minutes security personals switched off the mast according to his tweet.

South Sudan’s Kiir offers to mediate political transition in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of popular protests, Kiir’s office said on Wednesday.

His move came seven months after Bashir helped mediate a shaky peace deal between Kiir and the main opposition rebel group in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011 after decades of conflict.

Hon Rapheal Magyezi ‘you are a disgrace’ – Igara voters

Igara West constituency member of Parliament Hon Rapheal Magyezi in Busheniyi district has revealed to media on how his private life has changed ever since he fronted the No Age limit Bill.

The controversial MP who championed the controversial bill which was almost costing the life of some members of parliament from the Uganda opposition spoke to media at his country home.

Congress will receive Mueller report between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Thursday


Congress will receive Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign on Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon, a senior Justice Department official said on Wednesday.

Copies of the report will be delivered to Capitol Hill on disks and a link to the document will be posted on the special counsel’s website after it is delivered to Congress, the official said.

Shells kill seven in Tripoli neighborhood as Haftar’s two-week siege rages


Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli overnight, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take Libya’s capital from an internationally-backed government.

About 10 GRAD rockets hit the southern residential area of Abu Salim just before midnight on Tuesday, witnesses and authorities said, killing at least seven people, mainly women, and wounding 17. Some of them lost limbs.

Kiir, Machar disagree over formation of transitional government


South Sudanese main rival leaders President Salva Kiir and the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) Dr. Riek Machar have disagreed over peace-related rules guiding the formation of a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGNU), a senior SPLM-IO official who asked his name not to be published because of the nature of his work told whisper eye media Wednesday in Juba.

The official who spoke exclusively to the SSNA in Juba disclosed that Kiir contacted Machar a few days ago and asked him to come to Juba by May 12 to form a provisional government as stipulated in the September 2018 peace agreement. The armed opposition says Machar refuses to accept Kiir’s move, citing several provisions that were designed as front before a transitional government is formed.

President kills himself a head of arrest


Former Peruvian President Alan García has died after shooting himself as police arrived at his home to arrest him over bribery allegations.

Mr García was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. His death was confirmed by current President Martín Vizcarra.

Erias Lukwago stand warned,Chameleon will end your another rap – FDC lawyer

Forum for Democratic Change lawyer Mr Muwanda Nkunyingi who serves as the minority leader in people’s government led by Rtd Col Kizza Besigye has outlined reasons why he doesn’t despise musicians any more.


Mr Muwada who stood with musician Bobi Wine during the Kyadondo east by election has called upon political parties to empower these musicians to either join them or work with together.

Battle over Trump tax returns could extend into 2020 election


The U.S. Congress has strong arguments for obtaining President Donald Trump’s tax returns, but first faces a long court battle that could extend into the 2020 presidential election, some legal experts said.

Democratic Party leaders, who took control of the House in November, have recently stepped up pressure on Trump to release tax records from 2013 to 2018, which legal experts said could shed light on the president’s business dealings.

Gaza Leader Says ‘Finger on the Trigger,’ but Hamas and Israel Are Nearing Agreement


Yahya Sinwar’s talks with other Palestinian factions indicate that the sides are preparing for a long-term cease-fire after te turmoil of Israel’s election

 

The meeting between the Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, and
the leaders of other Palestinian factions a few days before Israel’s April 9
election has provided a large number of details about the understandings that
are taking shape between Hamas and Israel with the mediation of Egyptian
intelligence.