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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.

Nigeria’s Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians “to go out and vote”, promising there would be adequate security for Saturday’s postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a week’s delay to voting in the early hours of last Saturday, just as some of Nigeria’s 72.8 million eligible voters were preparing to go to polling stations.

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.

Thousands of Algerians protest against Bouteflika’s re-election bid

Thousands of people in cities across Algeria marched on Friday to protest against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s plan to seek a fifth term and police used tear gas to disperse crowds in the capital.

The 81-year-old Bouteflika, in office since 1999, will contest the April 18 presidential election despite concerns over his health. He has been seen in public only a handful of times since suffering a stroke in 2013.

Sudan’s Bashir declares state of emergency, dissolves government

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, facing the country’s biggest popular protests since he came to power 30 years ago, declared a one-year state of emergency on Friday and called on parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to seek another term in a 2020 presidential election.

In a televised speech, Bashir said he would dissolve the central government as well as state governments.

Venezuelan troops fire on villagers, kill two

Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on indigenous people near the border with Brazil on Friday, killing two, as President Nicolas Maduro sought to block U.S.-backed efforts to bring aid into his economically devastated nation.

The United States, which is among dozens of nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate president, has been stockpiling aid in the Colombian frontier town of Cucuta to ship across the border this weekend.

Trump picks envoy to Canada Kelly Craft for U.N. ambassador

President Donald Trump said on Friday he was nominating Kelly Craft, currently the U.S. ambassador to Canada, to replace Nikki Haley as his envoy to the United Nations after a four-month search.

Craft, a top Republican donor from Kentucky, rose this week as a serious contender for the post based on a recommendation by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a fellow Kentuckian.

Mengo Cabinet reshuffle, Kabaka Mutebi – Museveni meeting resolutions set off

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II made his latest reshuffle in Mengo cabinet on Friday evening. In the reshuffle many ministers were dropped, few elevated and some new appointments.

President Museveni visited Kabaka Mutebi in his Banda Palace in Wakiso. During the meetings many resolutions were made which included a step to reduce on the political pressure mainly from the central region, land issues, partnership between Mengo government and the central government including appointments in both governments.

Jaguar bus knocks cyclist dead , driver arrested

By Patson Baraire

The Police in Kabale have arrested and detained the driver of Jaguar bus Registration Number UAT 700C identified as Josephat Mugasha who knocked dead a cyclist along Kabale – Mbarara road this afternoon.

Elly Maate , the Kigezi Region Police Spokesman, said that the accident took place at Ahakatojo, in Kaharo sub county where the unidentified cyclist was knocked dead.

FDC Jinja LC 3 boss arrested while crossing to DRC – Police

By Patson Baraire

The Police in Kisoro District have in their detention Kirunda Mubarak , the LC 3 chairman for Central Division in Jinja Municipality after he was intercepted at Bunagana Border post with Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate said that Kirunda together with two other people were arrested by the border security team who suspected them to be ‘wrong elements’.

The reality why MP Zaake is always tortured revealed, more than just usual politics

Ugandans continue to debate and discuss the arrest of Mityana Municipality legislator as yesterday evening along Kampala -Entebbe road over allegedly escape from Arua police station during the Arua fracas. Although the young legislator was dumped at Rubaga Hospital in a dying mode, the government connived with the police and accused him for escaping as her lawyers narrate.

Among all MPs in the 10th Parliament it is not easy to believe that Zaake is the most critical legislator to the ruling NRM to be tortured like Jesus Christ, no! Intelligence has revealed the real reasons why when it comes to torture and police arrests Hon. Zaake’s case is twisted.

Israel’s first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon’s surface.

The unmanned robotic lander dubbed Beresheet – Hebrew for the biblical phrase “in the beginning” – soared into space from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at about 8:45 p.m. EST (0145 GMT Friday) atop the 23-story-tall rocket.

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.

Senegal heads to polls with president confident of victory

Senegal goes to the polls Sunday in a presidential contest that incumbent Macky Sall, facing unusually few challengers in a country fond of vigorous political debate, is confident of winning in the first round.

His two biggest rivals — popular Dakar ex-mayor Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade, the son of the previous president — were disqualified after being convicted of corruption in trials questioned by rights groups. 

Was Rukutana’s conduct before the Commission of inquiry into land matters professional ? A Lawyers view- Pamba Egan.

It was drama yesterday when the Learned Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana appeared before the Commission of inquiry into land matters which is headed & chaired by Her Ladyship Justice Catherine Bamugemereire (JA).

The appearance came at a point where the Learned Deputy Attorney General was tasked to explain to the commission the circumstances surrounding okaying the approval of a whooping 24 billion Uganda shillings to be dished out of the land fund to compensate Muhammed Kasasa in respect of the 12 acres of land located in Mutungo whose true ownership & proprietorship is contested by various persons including the Kabaka of Buganda.

MP Zaake rushed to Arua where he escaped from – Uganda Police

Kampala Metropolitan Commander Moses Kafeero confirmed the arrest of Mityana municipality MP Francis Zzaake Mutebi on Thursday night along Kampala-Entebbe road. Kafeero said Zzaake has to be charged with a number of charges including escaping from Police Custody, Treason which his counterparts were charged with.

During the Arua fracas Zzaake was tortured dumped at Lubaga Hospital in Kampala and the young legislator was unconscious and he was already in a dying mode. It is not a surprise to the Uganda police force to charge Zzaake with escaping from lawful police custody.