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Police officer disappears with Submachine gun, 60 bullets in Mukono

Police in Mukono is hunting for one of their own officers for disappearing with a police SGM riffle loaded with 60 rounds of ammunition.

The suspect has been Identified as No.62603 PC Mukulu Abed believed to have been deployed in Kasese district but stole a gun in Mukono district.

Egypt investigates ‘pyramid nude photo shoot’

Egypt is investigating a video which appears to show a Danish couple scaling the Great Pyramid and posing naked.

DR Congo’s Kabila does not rule out contesting 2023 poll

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila says he will leave office after the 23 December poll, but may seek re-election in the future.

Mr Kabila, 47, said he would remain in politics after the poll as “there is still a long journey ahead”.

Italy nightclub stampede kills six and injures dozens

Six people have been killed and dozens have been injured, 12 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, officials say.

The incident took place near the eastern coastal city of Ancona.

Some reports say there was panic after pepper spray was fired inside the club in the town of Corinaldo.

Syria war: US and UK say alleged rebel chemical attack ‘fabricated’

The US and the UK have accused the Syrian government and its Russian allies of fabricating a story accusing rebel fighters of a chemical attack.

The US state department said the purpose was to “undermine confidence” in the ceasefire in Idlib province.

Syria and Russia said shells carrying chlorine gas injured about 100 people in the government-held city of Aleppo last month.

Militia ‘behead two Islamist militants’ in Mozambique

A militia in Mozambique has captured and beheaded two Islamist militants, according to Carta de Moçambique newspaper.

Residents in Cabo Delgado, in northern Mozambique, are reported to have taken the law into their own hands in retaliation for the sporadic raids and killings carried out by Islamist militant group Ahlu Sunna Wa-Jama, locally known as al-Shabab

‘At least 17 killed’ in DR Congo near Uganda border


Liberia leader orders officials to declare assets

Liberian President George Weah has ordered those officials who are yet to declare their assets to do so in one week “or face punitive action consistent with law”.

He said asset declaration under his regime “will be enforced to the letter and there will be no sacred cows”.

South Africa mob kills suspected arsonist

A man suspected of starting a fire in South Africa’s Alexandra township has been killed by a mob.

He died of his injuries after being taken to hospital following the blaze that broke out on Thursday afternoon.

The fire destroyed more than 500 shacks, leaving hundreds homeless. Police are yet to determine the cause.

Acid attack on Nicaragua priest during confession

A 59-year-old priest has been injured in an acid attack in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua.

Miguel Guevara had just finished hearing confession in the Metropolitan Cathedral when a woman threw acid at him.

Fr Guevara is being treated in hospital for serious burns to his face, arms and shoulders.

Worshippers detained the woman and locked her in a room until police arrived.

Rally ace and city tycoon Charles Muhangi confirmed Dead

Charles Muhangi confirmed dead. the city tyccon and former African rally champion has been found dead at his posh home in Buziga a Kampala suburb and  Vincent Ssekate the CID spokesperson has confirmed. Ssekate says that Muhangi was found dead at his home in Buziga and that CID detectives have been dispatched to his home to investigate what could have happened.

Ex-Burkina leader’s brother faces extradition

François Compaoré was known as the “little president” when his brother was in powerImage caption: François Compaoré was known as the “little president” when his brother was in power

A court in France has agreed to the extradition of François Compaoré, brother of Burkina Faso’s ousted leader Blaise Compaoré.

Buyoya says arrest warrant is ‘ethnic revenge’

Burundi’s former President Pierre Buyoya has told the BBC that an arrest warrant issued for him is “a political maneuver to hide the difficulties” the current government is facing.

He and 16 other officials are accused of being behind the 1993 assassination of the country’s first elected Hutu president.

The killing of Melchior Ndadaye triggered a brutal ethnic civil war.

Liberia electricity crisis: ‘About 60% of power stolen’

People are stealing about 60% of the electricity generated in Liberia annually by making illegal connections to their homes and businesses, the state-owned power utility has said.

The theft caused annual losses of about $35m (£27m), Liberia Electricity Corporation officials told state radio.

This was robbing the utility of cash for extending power supply, they said.

Chris Dawson: Husband charged with murder in podcast mystery

Australian police have charged Chris Dawson with the murder of his wife, whose disappearance in 1982 has been featured in a popular crime podcast.

The 70-year-old arrived in Sydney to a media throng on Thursday after being extradited from Queensland.

Mr Dawson has previously denied killing Lynette Dawson, the mother of his two children, saying she abandoned the family for a religious group.

Partick Thistle were kidnapped by the SAS

“The van doors opened, guys with masks rag-dolled us out, head-locked us, flipped on the floor. We were blindfolded with ear muffs on. They were dragging us about rooms bouncing us off walls in total darkness.”

Partick Thistle are second-bottom of the Scottish Championship. Their bleak start to the season spelled the end for boss Alan Archibald but under his successor, Gary Caldwell, the Firhill side have failed to win any of their five matches.