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Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

 

TURKEY: Erdogan demands for Gulen in exchange for US pastor

© AP Photo / Emrah Gurel Extradite Gulen First: Erdogan’s Response to Trump Call to Free US Pastor SPUTNIK – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that the US must follow details of the extradition treaty with Turkey, anand honor the president’s demand to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen if Washington wants Ankara to release US pastor Andrew Brunson, in jail in Turkey since October, 2016. On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump voiced support for Brunson’s release. The pastor, who ran a Protestant church in southwestern Turkey, was arrestedRead More


UGANDA: Gen. Otema on the security spotlight over Tadwong’s “subversive remarks”

CHANGE OF GUARDS – “I am speaking to you because I know you are my shield, and I have to be honest, my church told me to be honest. I have told this to the President – I am not scared if calling a spade, a spade.  If we don’t restrain, if we don’t control our greed on how we use public resources, how we steal with impunity, then Ugandans will push us out of power and that will be another transition.  The hills of Kampala are expanding with buildingsRead More


UGANDA: Maj Gen Otema-Awany land grabbed 8,000 acres, evicted people

Maj Gen Charles Otema-Awany I didn’t evict anyone off my 8,000 acres – Maj Gen Otema-Awany Written by ALI TWAHA, October 18, 2017 – THE OBSERVERThe army’s reserve force commander, Maj Gen Charles Otema-Awany, last week appeared before the land inquiry to answer accusations of illegal and forceful eviction of people in Acholi sub-region. In one incident, Dr Oweka, a resident of Got Okwara in Lungulu sub-county, accused the general of malicious destruction of property and forceful eviction off his 350 acres by soldiers sent by Otema-Awany. Assistant lead counselRead More


SOUTH AFRICA: Hundreds of South African soccer fans riot violently at game

A fire burns in the stands at the Moses Mabhida stedium in Durban, South Africa, Saturday, April 21, 2018, after violence broke out at a soccer game when hundreds of fans ripped up parts of the stadium, invaded the pitch, and assaulted at least one security guard. The incident occurred after the Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State Stars in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup competition. (Bongani  Mbatha – African News Agency/Associated Press) SOUTH AFRICA (AP) – Hundreds of South African soccer fans disgruntled at the performance ofRead More


BURUNDI: Grenade blast kills 2, injures 35 in northern Burundi

BUJUMBURA, April 22 (Xinhua) — Two people were killed and at least 35 others injured in a grenade explosion Saturday night in northern Burundi, a police spokesman said Sunday. The grenade attack happened at a business center at Gasenyi village, in Gahombo district in Kayanza Province, Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye told a press conference in Bujumbura, capital city of Burundi. Three suspects have been arrested, he said, adding that further investigations are underway.


WENGER: Legacy of Arsene Wenger, how he changed the African game – PICTURES

Arsene Wenger and Nigeria’s Nwankwo Kanu. (Reuters/Action Images/John Sibley) Arsene Wenger didn’t just change English football, he changed the African game too QUARTZ – As Arsene Wenger steps down as Arsenal coach and the longest serving manager in the English Premier League era, a discussion of his legacy will inevitably ensue. In England, introducing new training methods, radically changing dietary and nutrition habits at Arsenal influenced other clubs, grooming some of the world’s best players as youngsters, winning a historic league title after going an entire season without a loss,Read More


USA: Iran warns countries about nuclear deals with America

© REUTERS / Marius Bosch Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Iran Warns Other Countries About Nuclear Deals With US SPUTNIK – As a meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States draws near, a third party steps forward to reveal why making deals with Washington might not be a good idea. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautioned other nations about negotiating with the United States, pointing out that not only has Washington “failed to implement its side” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but it “isRead More


AFRICAN athletes keep disappearing at global sporting events, will only get worse

Now you see us… (Reuters/Jeremy Lee) African athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Australia have been in the news for action on and off the track. QUARTZ – The haul of 34 gold medals won by African athletes has been overshadowed by headlines of at least 13 athletes from Cameroon, Uganda, Rwanda and Sierra Leone absconding from team camps. It’s a recurring scenario for hosts of minor to major sporting events held in wealthier nations. For Australia, it happened in 2006 when Melbourne hosted the Commonwealth Games and 2000 whenRead More


SOUTH AFRICA: Hundreds of South African soccer fans riot violently at game

A fire burns in the stands at the Moses Mabhida stedium in Durban, South Africa, Saturday, April 21, 2018, after violence broke out at a soccer game when hundreds of fans ripped up parts of the stadium, invaded the pitch, and assaulted at least one security guard. The incident occurred after the Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State Stars in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup competition. (Bongani Mbatha – African News Agency/Associated Press) SOUTH AFRICA (AP) – Hundreds of South African soccer fans disgruntled at the performance ofRead More


NIGERIA : A new wave of brazen attacks by herdsmen sparks fears of genocide

Mass burial in Benue for victims of herdsmen attacks. (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde) QUARTZ – Since the start of the year, Nigerians have been served bloody reminders that Boko Haram is no longer the country’s biggest internal security threat. States in Nigeria’s middle belt have been rocked by attacks from suspected Fulani herdsmen in a new wave of violence which primarily stems from disputes over grazing areas for cattle. Attacks in villages in Benue state since the start of January have left 73 people dead. With communities razed and buildings destroyed, the stateRead More