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Holders Manchester City were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after West Ham United won 5-3 on penalties in front of an ecstatic sell-out crowd at London Stadium.

Holders Manchester City were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after West Ham United won 5-3 on penalties in front of an ecstatic sell-out crowd at London Stadium.

Africa, Breaking News, East Africa, Sports
West Ham have beaten both Manchester United and Manchester City on their way to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals Holders Manchester City were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after West Ham United won 5-3 on penalties in front of an ecstatic sell-out crowd at London Stadium. The fourth-round tie had ended goalless after 90 minutes before Said Benrahma scored the decisive spot-kick. Phil Foden fired his penalty wide to give the Hammers the advantage in the shootout. It is the first time since 2016 City, who have won the competition for the past four seasons, have been eliminated. Reaction from Wednesday's Carabao Cup action Pep Guardiola made nine changes to his side but City finished the 90 minutes with substitutes Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish on the pitch as ...
Resurgence terror shouldn’t be used to settle political scores – LOP

Resurgence terror shouldn’t be used to settle political scores – LOP

Africa, Breaking News, East Africa, Uganda
The LOP, Hon Mpuuga(L) addressing the media. On his left is Hon Zaake and Hon Joyce Bagala The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon Mathias Mpuuga has rallied the population to cooperate with security agencies in efforts aimed at fighting the terror threats but with a caution, not to allow to be used by the state. “We want to encourage the population to cooperate with security because terror is indiscriminate… be vigilant and report appropriately,” Mpuuga said on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 during a press conference at Parliament. “We want to warn the general public to avoid being used in circumstances where the state is so desperate,” he added, making reference to statements by an attendant at a bar and pork joint in Komamboga, a Kampala suburb that was attacked...
Sudan’s PM is back at his place

Sudan’s PM is back at his place

Africa, Breaking News, East Africa
Sudan’s prime-minister Abdallah Hamdok is back home after what it looks like a coup by the military last Monday. Earlier, ruling general Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, had announced that the prime minister was staying at his home for security reasons. The Sudanese military, led by general Abdel Fattah al-Burhane, seized power on Monday amid tensions linked to the transition to democracy. The attempted coup took place more than two years after a popular uprising ousted longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. On Tuesday, thousands of protesters descended on the streets of Khartoum to demonstrate against the coup. The attempted coup was also denounced by the international community. The takeover came after weeks of tensions between military and civilian leaders. Sudan's PM is back at...
14 SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ROAD RAGE MURDER

14 SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH ROAD RAGE MURDER

Africa, Breaking News, Uganda
We wish to inform the public that after a thorough review of the violent road rage incident caught on video and CCTV, involving a group of bodaboda riders who caused disorders on the road, chased and brutally murdered Aziz Bashir, 40, the police at KMP has so far made 14 arrests of suspects linked to the senseless murder.  The incident happened on the 17.10.2021, along the Mengo-Nateete road section at 7am. The 14 suspects who are in custody on various charges of alleged murder, malicious damage and theft of car parts include the following; No. 51582 D/C Kanywasi Dan, Mutebi Martin, Talemwa Asafu, Waswa Samuel, Muto Richard, Wajabu Jackson, Kasolo Asuman, Nsubuga Ivan, Ssebugwawo Jimmy, Balilonda Emmanuel, Lugango Julius, Miyingo Joseph, Wejjuli Hilary and Ssentongo Henry. Expansive ...
Seven protesters shot dead during Sudan military coup as world leaders urge army to pull back

Seven protesters shot dead during Sudan military coup as world leaders urge army to pull back

Africa, Breaking News, East Africa
© AFP via Getty ImagesProtesters burn tyres to block a road in the capital Khartoum on Monday, denouncing overnight detentions by the army of members of Sudan’s government - AFP/Getty Military coup in Sudan ignites deadly street protests, deals blow to democratic transition Thousands took to the streets of the capital Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman to protest. Footage shared online showed heavily armed Sudanese army and paramilitary forces fanning out across the city, restricting civilian movements and firing teargas at protesters carrying national flags and burning tyres. Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who headed the sovereign council that had shared power between the military and civilians formed after the overthrow of long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir in a pop...
Sudan military arrests ministers as fears of coup mount

Sudan military arrests ministers as fears of coup mount

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Arrests come amid growing tension between the military and Hamdok's civilian-led government Hamza Hendawi Oct 25, 2021 The Sudanese military on Monday arrested Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and several members of his civilian-led government in what two prominent political groups described as a coup. Residents of Khartoum, Sudan's capital, said thousands of soldiers were stationed across the city at dawn and that several important bridges on the Nile had been closed to traffic. They also reported an internet blackout. Mosques around the capital used loudspeakers to call on people to go out and protest against the coup. "A full-fledged coup ... took place this Monday morning and several political leaders have been arrested," Sudan's communist party said. It...
Follow  up on the blast that killed Ugandans last night at Komamboga-Uganda

Follow up on the blast that killed Ugandans last night at Komamboga-Uganda

Africa, Breaking News, East Africa, Europe, LifeStyle, Uganda, USA
President Museveni scoffs at terrorists “we shall smash these pigs” President Museveni Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has  urged Ugandans to remain calm, assuring the country that criminals who orchestrated the explosion in Kwata zone, Komamboga, Kawempe will be defeated. “The public should not fear, we shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality committed by the pigs who don't respect life,” the president tweeted Sunday morning. President Museveni said he had been briefed about the incident and the information gathered so far points to a terrorist attack. He, however, noted that police was still investigating to give a detailed briefing. “I have been briefed on the bomb incident in Kwata zone, Komamboga. The Information I have is t...
Breaking News: Bomb explosion in Kyanja, scores dead

Breaking News: Bomb explosion in Kyanja, scores dead

Africa, Breaking News, East Africa, Europe, Health, Uganda, USA
A bomb has exploded in Komamboga, Kyanja a Kampala suburb leaving scores of revellers dead. The explosion occurred a few minutes past 9pm on Saturday night. The police authorities in charge of the area have confirmed of the explosion but said details are scanty. Police couldn’t confirm the number of the people killed and injured. The explosion happened at Digida Bar and police said they targeted pork eaters and partiers. The United Kingdom recently warned that terrorists could carry out an attack in Uganda, but police say there is no need to elevate the threat levels. In a statement on Thursday, the UK government called on their nationals to be extremely vigilant about their security “especially in crowded and public places like hotels, transport hubs, restaurants and bar...
Court nullifies MP Bagala’s election, orders fresh poll in Mityana

Court nullifies MP Bagala’s election, orders fresh poll in Mityana

Africa, Breaking News, Uganda
Uganda's Court throws NUP’s Joyce Bagala out of parliament The High Court in Mubende has nullified the election of Joyce Bagala Ntwatwa as the Women’s Representative for Mityana District. The ruling followed a petition by Judith Nabakooba, the Minister of Lands, Housing, and Urban Development, who came second in the election. Court-ordered fresh elections. Joyce Bagala won the election with 16000 more votes than Nabakooba. Nabakooba in her petition accused Bagala of conniving with the Electoral Commission (EC) to carry out a number of election malpractices. Nabakooba said that Bagala with the help of EC procured prohibited persons to vote, impersonate and multi vote. Nabakooba also noted that Bagala’s camp intimidated her agents and obstructed voters, something J...
President Kenyatta condoles with family of AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

President Kenyatta condoles with family of AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

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NAIROBI, 22nd October 2021, (PSCU)—President Uhuru Kenyatta has condoled with the family of the African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat following the sudden death of his younger brother Dr Outhman Hassan Mahamat. Dr Outhman, a neurosurgeon based in Germany died suddenly while visiting his home City of Ndjamena in Chad.   In his message of encouragement and comfort, the President regretted the passing away of Dr Outhman saying the cruel hand of death had robbed the Mahamat family and the Republic of Chad of a great person whose expert skills as a top medical doctor were highly sought after.   “As a neurosurgeon, Dr Outhman Mahamat used his medical skills to benefit mankind by easing and saving lives of those who were in need of his expert servic...