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DRCONGO: Army claims to have decimated ADF in Beni

MAPUBO, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Discarded military fatigues, boots, trash, a charred corpse inside a smoldering hut: this is all that remains of a Ugandan rebel base in the wake of what the Congolese army says was an important victory. Democratic Republic of Congo’s army launched its latest offensive last month against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an Islamist insurgency originally based in Uganda that has moved across the border into eastern Congo. Congolese authorities accuse the ADF of carrying out a series of attacks around the townRead More

UGANDA: Where they Kill or rob foreigners when not kidnapping their own

KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – In just this month of February, Saturday Monitor has documented six people who their families reported kidnapped. In the year 2017, at least 24 cases of kidnap were reported to the police. Of these 24, one person was found dead, 15 were rescued alive while eight are still missing. According to a report by the Flying Squad Unit of the police, 27 suspects were arrested, 16 were charged in courts of law and 11 are under inquiry.  Mr Emilian Kayima, the police spokesperson, says many of theRead More

ISRAEL: Multitudes of blacks protest forced deportation from Tel Aviv

Asylum seekers protest against deportation in Tel Aviv, Israel, Feb. 24, 2018. Israel considers the vast majority of the nearly 40,000 migrants to be job seekers and says it has no legal obligation to keep them. The Africans, nearly all from dictatorial Eritrea and war-torn Sudan, say they fled for their lives and face renewed danger if they return. VOA – About 15,000 protesters turned out Saturday on the streets of Tel Aviv to voice their opposition to the deportation of African asylum-seekers, many of them from Sudan and Eritrea.Read More

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Half the population in CAR needs aid

AL JAZEERA – of people in CAR have had to flee their homes, and now half of the country is in urgent need of aid. The United Nations is appealing to the international community to help with humanitarian efforts in the Central African Republic.The agency says half the population requires urgent assistance. Fighting between various armed groups plunged the country into civil conflict in 2013, and the violence is spreading fast with many groups involved in the fighting. READ MORE CAR violence rises: ‘They shot my children and husband’ Displaced CAR residents fearRead More

UGANDA: Street teenagers paid Shs50,000 (USD $13) to kill, rob

KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – Records at the Flying Squad Unit (FSU) of the police show several street teenagers have often been used in murders and aggravated robberies in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono. The findings reveal that cases of armed robberies and murders, especially targeting special hire taxi drivers, mobile money operators, hardware, financial institutions and wholesale shops, have been executed by street teenagers who do surveillance for criminals and they are paid a fee of Shs50,000 each per mission. A police detective, who shared the information, said 70 per centRead More

UGANDA: What one needs to study abroad

Let me disagree with this spokesman for the Uganda Ministry of Education as it comes to Canada. A country I know rather well.  These so called scholarships that require going through State House are allocated for people whose last name is nothing like Nangalama. I have always shared scholarship information for Canada and the Common Wealth. In fact, his advice maybe quite late because since the academic year in Europe and North America starts in September, chances are that Ugandans have missed the deadlines of some excellent universities and scholarships.Read More

UGANDA: Lawyer detained over forged documents in Tooro land wrangles

KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – KABAROLE. The Land Commission chaired by Lady Justice Catherine Bamugemeraire on Friday handed over Mr Vincent Mugisha, a lawyer accused of grabbing land in Kyenjojo District, to the police for further investigations after it was proved he tendered in forged documents while appearing before the probe in Fort Portal. The lawyer was taken along by the Commission police as they returned to Kampala following a week-long hearing of land matters from Kabarole and Kyenjojo districts at Mountains of the Moon Hotel in Fort Portal town. TheRead More

RUSSIA MEDDLING: White House Slams Democrats’ Memo as ‘politically driven’

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The White House criticized on Saturday the memorandum by Democrats on the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee regarding the Russia investigation, noting that the document was “politically driven” and failed to answer “serious concerns” related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign official. The Democrats’ memorandum was released on Saturday as a response to the memorandum on surveillance abuses released by the Republicans in early February. “This politically driven document fails to answer serious concerns raised by the Majority’s memorandum about the use of partisan oppositionRead More

LEARNING ENGLISH: Experts Debate Financial Future of American Higher Education

Students sit outside at Sweet Briar College, which came very close to closing in 2015. VOA – Sweet Briar College is a small, private women’s college in the American state of Virginia. In 2015, the school’s governing board grew concerned about its financial future and considered closing the school. But after a change in leadership and the hard work of its employees and former students, Sweet Briar stayed open. Now, almost three years later, Sweet Briar College is “doing remarkably well,” says Teresa Tomlinson. She is the head of theRead More

AFRICA: Understanding the bloody clash between refugees and Rwanda govt

CHANGE OF GUARDS – A bloody clash between Rwanda government troops and Congolese refugees in Rwanda this week left five refugees dead and several injured. This followed days of protests by refugees who were protesting the reduction of their food ration by 25%. The group of about 2,000 refugees had forcefully moved from their camp and set up camp at the UNHCR field office taking some humanitarian workers hostage. The refugees were demanding to either be left to return to Congo or be relocated to a third country. They claimedRead More