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Machar given one month ultimatum by the government to report to Juba


South Sudan’s government has issued a one-month ultimatum for main armed opposition leader,  Dr. Riek Machar Teny, to report to Juba for the SPLM reunification, a senior government official told  whisper eye media team.

On Wednesday, three SPLM factions currently in Juba with the exception of the faction led by Machar announced that they have reunified according to a statement issued by the ruling faction spokesman Peter Lam Both.

U.S. slaps travel curbs on DR Congo election officials for abuses


The United States on Friday imposed travel restrictions on five top officials from Democratic Republic of Congo, including the heads of the country’s electoral body and constitutional court, accusing them of corruption during the presidential elections.

Friday’s surprise announcement comes nearly a month after the United States welcomed the constitutional court’s ruling that opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi had won the Dec. 30 vote, despite widespread concerns by the international community over the outcome of the contentious election.

Diamond Platinumz’s dad at risk of leg amputation

 Delayed treatment puts Diamond Platinumz’s dad at risk of leg amputation Author:

  Diamond Platinumz’s father Abdul Jumaa risks losing his legs if doctors do not treat him fast.whisper eye media team  learnt Mzee Abdul needs immediate treatment to help him do away with skin cancer which has been troubling him for quite some time now.

UN Identifies South Sudan’s Mass Rapists, Killers, and Torturers


A United Nations report announced that its investigators have identified alleged perpetrators of pervasive rape, killings and torture in South Sudan’s civil war – violence they believe was driven by oil revenues.

The UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan on Wednesday said the army, national security, military intelligence, rebel forces and affiliated armed groups committed serious human rights breaches,

South Sudan’s Kiir receive ex-Malong’s senior aide

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Wednesday met with a former rebel official who defected from the South Sudan United Front (SSUF) led by his ex-army chief of staff Paul Malong.


Lewis Anei Madut the former SSUF Secretary-General returned to Juba on 8 February and was received by government officials including the Press Secretary in the Office of the President, Ateny Wek Ateny.

Congo police executed 27 in anti-gang operation: Human Rights Watch


An international rights group on Thursday accused Congolese police of summarily executing at least 27 people, some of whom were bound, strangled and mutilated in a crackdown on gangs in the capital Kinshasa last year.

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo denied the allegations in a report by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch (HRW).

Poet accused of insulting government ‘must be freed’

Amnesty International is demanding the immediate release of a Somali poet who has been detained in the self-declared republic of Somaliland.

Abdirahman Abees recited poems critical of the government at a hotel in Somaliland’s capital, Hargeisa.

Police rescue woman chained in Luweero church


Police in Luweero District on Tuesday stormed a born- again church to rescue a 23-year- old woman reportedly chained by a Pentecostal pastor in attempt to pray for her.


Luweero District Police Commander, Mr Benson Byaruhanga on Wednesday told this reporter that Ms Winnie Nakiwala was picked from a Rural Evangelical Church headed by Pastor Betty Kisakye located in Luweero Town Council.

Rwanda vows to battle if its citizen are not released by Uganda

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The ongoing Cold War between Rwanda and Uganda has got to the epitome as Rwanda alleges that Uganda is participating in arbitrary arrest and torture of its citizens without categorically addressing the cause.

The President of Rwanda HE.Paul Kagame was heard on a certain platform confirming that the problems of Rwanda and Uganda started in South Africa though he dint give detail relative to the statement.

Somalia and Kenya in khat row


Several Somali traders have stopped importing khat from Kenya following a diplomatic row between the two countries, in a show of solidarity with their government.

They say they will instead focus on trading with Ethiopia.

Likely successor promoted to Lieutenant General


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has promoted his son to the rank of lieutenant general – the second highest position in the army.

Lt Gen Kainerugaba Muhoozi is considered a likely successor to 74-year-old President Museveni, but denies any immediate plans to enter politics.

Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania


Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the “Ivory Queen”, to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.

Yang was accused of operating one of Africa’s biggest ivory-smuggling rings, responsible for smuggling $2.5m (£1.9m) worth of tusks from some 400 elephants.

We are not going to stop fighting – Gen Thomas Cirilo

Prominent South Sudan rebel and National Salvation Front (NAS) leader, Gen. Thomas Cirilo Swaka said he will not  stop fighting against the government of President Salva Kiir which he said believes in the power of bullets.

Cirilo was speaking to the US-based Vice News on Friday.

Police officer accused of raping woman detained over infidelity


A woman, who was taken to police by her spouse on suspicion of infidelity and later detained, has claimed a police officer raped her at night.
The woman, aged 19, reported the case at Kira Division Police after Kirinya Police Station in Kira Municipality in Wakiso District, where she was allegedly raped by the probation police constable, had refused to register her complaint.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman, Mr Patrick Onyango, confirmed the complaint and said the accused police officer has been arrested and medical examinations on both the suspect and victim were also done.
“The suspect is still in custody as his file is being processed to appear in court on charges of rape,” he said.
The woman claims the incident happened at night in Kirinya Police Station on February 9.

Kagame apologises to Uganda – Museveni still silent

Rwanda’s President Paul Rutagamba Kagame has apologised to Uganda over allegations to the worsened relationship between the two East African community member states.

Kagame and Museveni former guerrilla war military friends turned into foe as political aggression took new dimensions. There are reports that Kagame is fighting President Museveni’s government though his strong spy network.

Change a man IF wearing diapers : Zari

Buzz Diamond Platnumz’s ex-lover Zari Hassan has proved it is difficult to teach an old dog new trick.

Betty Kyalo wishes ex-hubby Dennis Okari happiness weeks after his engagement to longtime girlfriend