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Sunday, March 25th, 2018


UGANDA: Museveni’s relationship with Kagame is similar to that of Gen. Sejusa

CHANGE OF GUARDS – Poke your nose into their misunderstandings at your own peril. “Leave matters of fake African Generals to fake African Generals”. INFORMATION IS POWER AND THE PROBLEM OF UGANDA IS MUSEVENISM Betrayal, Gen. Sejusa, Kagame, Kaguta, Kayihura, Museveni, Security

KENYA: Like Museveni, Uhuru moves create Crime Preventers

Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addresses participants during the opening of the International Justice Symposium at Strathmore Business School on February 27, 2018. The directorate is planning to recruit competent officers to fight high-stake crimes. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP DCI targets graduate officers for new crime prevention unit The team will undergo local and international training to enable them deal with emerging crimes. The DCI will impose a bonding to commit the officers to serve the government for a specific period of time before theyRead More

SOUTH SUDAN: IGAD special envoy recommends review of Machar status

RADIO TAMAZUJ – The IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan, Ambassador Ismail Wais, has recommended that the IGAD Council of Ministers should review and take appropriate action on the status of the exiled rebel leader Riek Machar. Ismail said this in a progress report to be presented to the IGAD Council of Ministers in its extraordinary meeting on South Sudan in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa on Monday. The especial envoy’s report intends to assist the council in determining how to urgently address the challenges that could derail South SudanRead More

MOZAMBIQUE: At Least 21 Killed, 31 Injured in Mozambique car ramming incident

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A car skidded off a road and ploughed into a crowd of young people in Mozambique on Sunday, killing 21 and injuring 30 people, the Club of Mozambique reported. The accident occurred at National Road N4 in Luis Cabral neighborhood, the Club of Mozambique media outlet reported. The vehicle hit a group of people, who participated in a carnival party. The injured people were reportedly sent to nearby hospitals. The causes of the incident remain unknown but eyewitnesses do not rule out the possibility that the car’sRead More

SOUTH AFRICA: ANC thinking of holding elections early

Ruling party considering shorter timeline to 2019 polls Ramaphosa has raised investor confidence since taking power BLOOMBERG – South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, is discussing the possibility of bringing forward elections set to be held next year, according to three people familiar with the talks. The ANC is considering the move amid a wave of positive sentiment following the rise of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of Africa’s most industrialized country. He succeeded Jacob Zuma, who was pushed out of office early this year by his own partyRead More

RUSSIA: MoD says A234 nerve agent allegedly used against Skripal developed in US

SPUTNIK – The United States was developing the gas A-234, we have a document that confirms this, said the head of the laboratory for chemical and analytical control of the scientific center of the Russian Defense Ministry Igor Rybalchenko. “The fact is that back in 1998 when we looked through another version of the spectral library, which was published by the National Bureau of Standards of the United States (NBS), we found a substance there that we found interesting since it was an organophosphorus substance. And we realized that itRead More

TANZANIA: Meet Tanzania’s national grasshopper

THE EAST AFRICAN – The Uluguru Nature Reserve in the Uluguru range of mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania is one of the country’s tourist attractions being developed for its unique natural attractions — mostly montane animals, birds and insects. The star attraction of the reserve is the Uluguru grasshopper, Cyphocerastis uluguruensis — dubbed “December Ninth” after the country’s Independence day — only found at Chenzema towards the Bondewa peek. The grasshopper was given the name “December Ninth” because it has the same colours as the flag of Tanzania. However, it isRead More

NIGERIA: Buhari government talks about possible cease-fire with Boko Haram

FILE – Information Minister Lai Mohammed speaks during his visit to the school in Dapchi in the northeastern state of Yobe, where dozens of school girls went missing after an attack on the village by Boko Haram, Nigeria, Feb. 22, 2018. ABUJA (Reuters)  — Nigeria’s government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible cease-fire and the talks have been going on for some time, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Sunday. It is the first time in years the government has said it was talkingRead More

RDCONGO: Kasaï-Central – six morts dans un accident de circulation à Dimbelenge

Un accident de circulation survenue le 01/11/2016 au rond-point Kin-Mazière à Kinshasa, dans la commune de la Gombe. Radio Okapi/Ph. John Bompengo RADIO OKAPI – Six personnes ont trouvé la mort dans un accident de circulation, survenu vendredi 23 mars au niveau du village Bikuku, en territoire de Dimbelenge, dans la province du Kasaï-Central. Selon le chef du secteur de Lubudi, sur les six personnes décédées, il y a trois femmes et trois enfants. Célestin Kalombo indique que quatre corps ont été inhumés sur place samedi 24 mars alors lesRead More

SPAIN: Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany

BARCELONA/BERLIN (Reuters) – Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany on Sunday, five months after entering self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal secession referendum last year. Puigdemont had entered Germany from Denmark after leaving Finland on Friday when it appeared that police would arrest him there and begin an extradition process requested by Spain. The detention threatens to worsen the Catalan crisis that flared last year when the region made a symbolic declaration of independence, prompting MadridRead More