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AFRICA: Gunmen kill 20 at cattle market’ in Kompienga, Burkina Faso.

AFRICA: Gunmen kill 20 at cattle market’ in Kompienga, Burkina Faso.

AFRICA, Burkina Faso, CRIME
At least 20 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso when gunmen stormed a cattle market, reports say. Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town in the middle of the day on Saturday, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying by local media. It is unclear who was behind the attack. Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes in recent months. The violence has forced hundreds of thousand of people to flee their homes. On Friday at least 15 people were killed when suspected Islamist militants attacked a convoy of traders in the north, near the border with Mali. The government blamed the attack on "terrorists", a phrase usually used to the al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked jihadists Burkina Faso has been battl...
UGANDA: RDC detained for attempting to rape a student

UGANDA: RDC detained for attempting to rape a student

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
KAABONG – Shock has gripped the security operatives in Kaabong district after the Deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC), Mr. Augustine Modo was arrested for allegedly trying to rape a senior four candidate in Kaabong cattle market. The incident that took place on Friday, May 29 has left the general public wondering what had gone wrong with representative of the President. Mr. Modo was rescued by police from angry boys who had attempted to beat him up after allegedly getting him red handed trying to rape the girl. The District Police Commander (DPC) Mr. Gerald Gubiri when contacted referred our reporter to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga saying the issues are sensitive since it touches the high profile person. “Am not allowed to speak to the media please spare me, but...
UGANDA: High Court judge dismisses allegations that his car knocked the fallen traffic officer

UGANDA: High Court judge dismisses allegations that his car knocked the fallen traffic officer

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
KAMPALA – High Court Judge Jesse Byaruhanga Rugyema whose vehicle is suspected to have knocked down a traffic officer has trashed the allegations. Announcing his death, Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said PC Innocent Ayesigye was knocked on May 24, 2020, at Namanve along Kampala-Jinja highway and on May 26. Now, in a statement, Byaruhanga has revealed that on his way from Zana to Mukono, he was in the company of his wife and bodyguard but as he approached Namanve, there was a traffic officer riding a motorcycle in front of him. “Upon approaching Namanve SGA motor vehicle inspection facility about 200 metres from a road CCTV camera, i saw an incoming motor vehicle from Mukono side being driven at a very high speed knock the traffic officer who was on the ...
AMERICA: Clashes across The US as protesters demand for justice.

AMERICA: Clashes across The US as protesters demand for justice.

AMERICA, CRIME, WORLD
Protesters have clashed with police in cities across the US over the killing of an unarmed African-American man at the hands of officers in Minneapolis. Minnesota's governor said the tragedy of the death of George Floyd in police custody had morphed into "something much different - wanton destruction". New York, Atlanta and other cities have seen violent unrest, while the White House was briefly locked down. An ex-Minneapolis policeman has been charged with murder over the death. Derek Chauvin, who is white, was shown in footage kneeling on 46-year-old Mr Floyd's neck on Monday. He and three other officers have since been sacked. Mr Chauvin, 44, is due to appear in court in Minneapolis for the first time on Monday. Image copyright AFP Image caption A protester throws a fire...
UGANDA: Drunkards beat senior UPDF commander into coma

UGANDA: Drunkards beat senior UPDF commander into coma

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA, updf
KYANKWANZI — A group of ‘drunkards’ at Gala Trading Centre in Kyankwanzi District attacked and badly clobbered a senior Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) officer at the rank of a Major into coma. Army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire says Maj Robert Nkwasibwe who until now is in hospital was commanding a joint UPDF/Police Patrol operation during curfew hours. ‘He was on a joint UPDF/Police patrol attacked at Gala Trading Centre by people in bars during curfew hours,” Brig Karemire says. The group in total violation of the law, allegedly came behind Maj Nkwasibwe and hit him with an object from behind, forcing him to helplessly fall onto his back unconsciously. He was rushed to Hoima Referral hospital where his is being addressed. The army has since arrested over 10 pe...
WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

WORLD: ICC permits Ex President Laurent Gbagbo to leave Belgium

CRIME, international criminal court, WORLD
The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people. Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both cleared of crimes against humanity a year ago, eight years after the former West African strongman’s arrest and transfer to the Hague-based court. Belgium agreed to host Gbagbo, 73, after he was released in February last year under strict conditions including that he would return to court for a prosecution appeal against his acquittal. An ICC spokesman said Gbagbo could travel provided if the country he was going to agreed to receive him. Gbagbo’s return to Ivory Coast, where his Ivorian Popular Front Part...
UGANDA: Judge’s bodyguard, driver arrested over traffic officer’s death.

UGANDA: Judge’s bodyguard, driver arrested over traffic officer’s death.

AFRICA, CRIME, FEATURE STORIES, UGANDA
A police constable deployed to guard a High Court judge has been arrested in relation to a Sunday motor accident which led to the death of a traffic officer, Innocent Ayesigye. The police constable was reportedly captured by Closed Circuit Television CCTV security cameras entering a Rav4 registration number UAS 597U.The same vehicle reportedly left the scene at the time Ayesigye was fighting for his life, moments after the accident.He was rushed to Mulago Hospital for medical attention and later transferred to Rubaga Hospital where he died on Tuesday.Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Mr Patrick Onyango shared the Rav4 picture urging the public to help identify the suspects but also urged the owners to report themselves to the nearby police. It subsequently emerged that a Hig...
AMERICA: Clashes over death of black man in police custody

AMERICA: Clashes over death of black man in police custody

AMERICA, CRIME, FEATURE STORIES
Police fired tear gas and protesters threw rocks and sprayed graffiti on police cars. Video of the death shows George Floyd, 46, groaning "I can't breathe" as a policeman kneels on his neck. Four police officers have been fired, with the mayor saying that being black "should not be a death sentence". The incident echoes the case of Eric Garner, who was placed in a police chokehold in New York in 2014. His death became a rallying call against police brutality and was a driving force in the Black Lives Matter movement. What happened at the protests? They began in the afternoon on Tuesday, when hundreds of people came to the intersection where the incident had taken place on Monday evening. Organisers tried to keep the protest peaceful and maintain coronavirus social distan...
AFRICA: Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon.

AFRICA: Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon.

AFRICA, CRIME, LEBANON, Nigeria
They have all been placed in quarantine following their arrival on Sunday as a precaution against coronavirus. The country's anti-trafficking agency will interview them about their experiences after their isolation ends. Last month, a Nigerian woman working as a maid in Lebanon was rescued after being put up for sale on Facebook for $1,000 (£807). The UN says thousands of women and girls from Nigeria and other African countries are trafficked every year. They are often lured away with promises of jobs in Europe or Asia, but usually end up being exploited as domestic maids or forced into prostitution. Last year, an undercover BBC News Arabic investigation in Kuwait found that domestic workers were being illegally bought and sold online in a booming black market. A further...
UGANDA: Three detained in Kiryandongo with 21 kilograms of pangolin scales.

UGANDA: Three detained in Kiryandongo with 21 kilograms of pangolin scales.

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has arrested three people who were found in illegal possession of 21 kilograms of pangolin Scales in Kiryadongo district in the northern Uganda. Emmnaule Ndibarema Sunday, Robert Asiimwe and Gordon Ochan were arrested on Sunday, May 24 in Kibimbya-Kyakende ward in Kiryandongo town council by a team of UWA personnel in coordination with Natural Resources Conservation Network. Mr. Bashir Hangi, the UWA communication officer told PML Daily on Monday that the trio was arrested after the tip off by the concerned residents. He said the case was reported at Kiryandongo police station before the suspects were transferred to Central Police Station in Kampala. “UWA has of late intensified the fight against illegal wildlife trade and poaching and we ha...
WORLD:  Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

WORLD: Israel Prime Minister faces trial for Corruption.

CRIME, ISRAEL, WORLD
Mr Netanyahu, 70, is the first standing leader to face trial in the country's history. He denies accusations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Arrived at the courthouse for a brief hearing, he said the cases were aimed at "toppling him in any way possible". He was sworn back into office as head of a rare unity government a week ago. His political rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to share power following three inconclusive elections in under a year. He has rejected calls by opponents to step down while he fights the cases. The leader of the right-wing Likud party is Israel's longest-serving prime minister, having been in power continuously since 2009. He also served a term in office from 1996-1999. What happened at the court? As he arrived at the Jerusalem District Cour...
Children of Rwandan genocide fugitive Kabuga led police to Paris-area hideout

Children of Rwandan genocide fugitive Kabuga led police to Paris-area hideout

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, EUROPE, France, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, RWANDA
French intelligence agents spied on the children of Rwanda’s most-wanted genocide fugitive to track him down to an apartment in a Paris suburb and end a 26-year-long manhunt, the head of the police unit who arrested Felicien Kabuga said. The inquiry gathered pace in March after an intelligence sharing meeting between investigators from France, Britain, and Belgium, home to some of Kabuga’s children, as well as Europe’s Europol law enforcement agency and a team from a U.N. tribunal. The coronavirus lockdown paralysing most of Europe meant many investigations were put on hold, allowing a focus on Kabuga’s file, said Eric Emeraux, head of the Gendarmerie’s Central Office for Combating Crimes Against Humanity. The dragnet subsequently closed in on one of the alleged chief financiers ...
Uganda:ISO Operative Remanded to Military Barracks

Uganda:ISO Operative Remanded to Military Barracks

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, SECURITY, UGANDA
Kampala ----- The head of cyber department at Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Simon Peter Odongo has been charged and remanded to Makindye Military Barracks. He was on Thursday charged with illegal possession of government stores and espionage. Odongo was arrested last week as he tried to resist arrest during a military investigation into theft of COVID-19 relief food in a Kampala suburb. It is alleged Odongo tried to shoot at UPDF soldiers who nearly took him out of action. According to the charges, Odongo was found in illegal possession of three guns, army jackets and uniforms. Odongo’s arrest came amid accusations of fabricating and circulating audio tapes and WhatsApp conversations to frame businessmen and senior government officials. In a resignation lette...
Uganda: Court orders Government to compensate Lukwago Shs 50million over his brutal arrest

Uganda: Court orders Government to compensate Lukwago Shs 50million over his brutal arrest

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
High Court Judge Henrietta Wolayo has awarded 50 million shillings as compensation to Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, over his brutal arrest by Police at his home at Wakaliga back in 2017. The judge made a finding that Police’s act of arresting and detaining Lukwago,who was heading to his office on 21st September 2017 was unlawful and it was a violation of his personal liberty provided for under the constitution. The Lord Mayor was arrested at his house in Wakaliga by police, supposedly to prevent him from joining other opposition leaders in Kampala to pretest the Age Limit Constitutional amendment which was in the making at the time. “While the Applicant was not subjected to torture, cruel and inhuman treatment, he was subjected to degrading treatment when he was grabbed and b...
Uganda: New details on Masaka shooting incident emerge

Uganda: New details on Masaka shooting incident emerge

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, UGANDA
New details on the gruesome shooting in Masaka Town where three people died including the shooter, have emerged. According to Police preliminary investigations, Private RAF 0227 Robert Muyaga, a reservist attached to Masaka Reserve Force shot his wife Jacqueline Nagasha dead on allegations that she was having an extra marital affairs with Francis Musasizi (also dead), the LC chairperson Lutovu B Village, Malongo Sub County in Lwengo District. people helping a woman who was shot to hospital. She died later. Musasizi, who was riding a motorcycle, had come to pick up Nagasha who was in Byansi Clinic located along Elgin Street in Masaka town, for a pregnancy test. Masaka regional police commander, Mr Enoch Abaine, said preliminary investigations indicate that Nagasha has been havi...
Uganda: MP Francis Zaake drags top Police officers to Court over torture

Uganda: MP Francis Zaake drags top Police officers to Court over torture

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA, Uganda Police Force
Francis Zaake, the Member of Parliament representing Mityana Municipality has dragged government and individual police and army officers to court for torture. In his petition filed before the Civil Division on the High court, Zaake specifically mentions Bob Kagarura, the Wamala Regional police commander, Alex Mwine, the Mityana district police commander, Elly Womonya, the commandant Special investigations unit and Abel Kandinho, head CMI as his tormentors. Kampala central MP, Muhammad Nsereko paying a visit to Mityana Mp, Francis Zaake in Lubaga hospital Zaake was arrested on April 19 from his home at Buswabulongo in Mityana municipality for allegedly endangering the lives of the people by distributing food despite the ban of the same by President Yoweri Museveni. Zaake who is...
Uganda: Parliament summons the Government to explain why an Opposition MP was tortured

Uganda: Parliament summons the Government to explain why an Opposition MP was tortured

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA
The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has summoned the Minister of Internal Affairs General Haji Abubaker Jeje Odongo to appear before Parliament to explain why Mitiyana Municipality lawmaker Francis zaake was tortured. Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Kadaga who was opening the Tuesday plenary said that she went and visited Zaake but wondered why he was tortured to the extent of  harming his eye vision. She added that Gen Jeje must appear before Parlament on Thursday this week to give answers to the many unanswered questions. Minister of Internal Affairs General Haji Abubaker Jeje Odongo “I visited Hon zaake he was tortured, and I keep on wondering the type of anger our security personals have towards some individuals, nevertheless we want these culprits behind his to...
7 killed in Sierra Leone prison riot

7 killed in Sierra Leone prison riot

AFRICA, CRIME
Two guards and five inmates of a prison in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown were killed on Wednesday in a riot described by authorities as an attempted escape, according to a new report released by police. The cause of the mutiny by the inmates of Pademba Road Prison, who set fire to part of the 100-year-old facility, remain unclear. Five inmates and two guards died, said police chief Abu Bakar Kallon. A prison spokesman, Cecil Cole Showers, initially reported that one guard was killed and several dozen of his colleagues and inmates injured during the riot. “This morning, we noticed that a fire was burning inside the prison and heard the inmates shouting for help,” he said. A local resident told AFP he heard shots. The security forces cordoned off the area and orde...
The Polish girl stabbed her 3-year-old brother and gave his mother a message with his blood

The Polish girl stabbed her 3-year-old brother and gave his mother a message with his blood

CRIME, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL
Although many mothers are reluctant to admit, sometimes they do not know enough about their children. This ignorance caused a huge blow to the 46-year-old Polish woman Agnieszka. In 2013, she moved her daughter Olivia to Detmold, Germany. There, she found a new love and gave birth to a boy 3 years ago. Olivia and her half-brother Nicolas (pictured above) seem to get along very well. Agneska recalled: "She (Olivia) often takes care of her brother, and I never thought she would do it." On the day of the incident, Agneska returned home and found 3-year-old Nicholas lying on her bed. At first she thought her son was asleep. A closer look revealed that he was covered with wounds and no longer breathing. On the wall was a line of blood-red letters: "This is your son." After rece...
Uganda: Thieves break into the home of Bobi Wine’s brother

Uganda: Thieves break into the home of Bobi Wine’s brother

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, UGANDA
Panga-wielding thugs on Monday morning raided the home of Mikie Wine, the brother of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, and made off with Shs8.4m. According to Mikie Wine whose real name is Michael Mukwaya, the thugs, who had machetes, struck at around 3am as the family slept. Michael Mukwaya a.k.a Mike Wine “They woke us up and told us to be very silent,they asked for our phones and all the money we had in the house. Fortunately they threw the phones at the fence from where they made their exit and took off,” he said. “They took 8.2million shillings that has been sustaining us in this lockdown and No other valuables where taken. We thank God that no one was hurt but please keep us in your prayers in your prayers in these trying times,” Mikie Wine added. He said about an hour...