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Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers found in Mayuge District

Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers found in Mayuge District

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers have been seized by police in Mayuge District. The boxes were found St Mulumba polling station in Mayuge Town Council and at Kabukye polling station in Bukatube Sub-county. Busoga Region Election Officer, Mr Emmanuel Masiko confirmed the seizure of the boxes. He said that the pre-ticked ballot papers were in favour of Mr Omar Bongo, the National Resistance Movement flag bearer, who is the current district chairman.  Reports say that they have been taken to Mayuge Central Police Station. Others in the race are; Mr Robert Kanusu (National Resistance Movement), Mr Peter Okocha Kasolo (National Unity Platform), Mr Frank Nabwiso (Forum for Democratic Change), Mr Ivan Tibenkana (Democratic Party), Mr Julius Zziwa (Independen...
Uganda elections 2021:Missing NUP supporter found dead

Uganda elections 2021:Missing NUP supporter found dead

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Rogers Ssemakula, one of the National Unity Platform-NUP supporters and resident of Kabembe in Kyampisi Sub County in Mukono district who went missing on the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections has been found dead.  His body was recovered from Kiyunga forest by a team of NUP supporters following days of searching. Ssemakula,’s widow, Zarupha Nampijja says her husband did not return home on the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections.  According to Nampijja, she had cautioned the deceased against moving at the night during campaigns due to the rampant kidnap of NUP supporters in the area. Asadu Jjemba, a resident of Kabembe says the deceased is among several NUP supporters who were kidnapped by people driving in a white numberless van during in t...
Couple starves eight month baby to death in Entebbe

Couple starves eight month baby to death in Entebbe

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS
Entebbe- Uganda: Police at Abayitaababiri in Entebbe have arrested Margaret Kawambu on allegations of starving her eight months baby to death. Police alleges that Kawambu and her partner abandoned the baby in the house leading to her death. It is alleged that on January 5 this year, her neighbours reported sighting a body of a juvenile that had been abandoned in a house. The police responded and the body which seemed malnourished was picked and conveyed to city mortuary at Mulago hospital for postmortem. According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson,Luke Owoyesigyire, the deceased was later identified as Nakiwala Princess of eight months. “The community also alleges the child was locked in the house since the January, 4th this year.We are also yet to arre...
Jeremy Adome 36, breaks into Don Zella’s room at Speke Apartments, steals fake dollars worth $80,000

Jeremy Adome 36, breaks into Don Zella’s room at Speke Apartments, steals fake dollars worth $80,000

CRIME, UGANDA
Police at Jinja Road are holding Jeremy Adome, 36, for allegedly stealing $ 80,000 from the Room 107 at Speke Apartments. The money allegedly stolen belonged to socialite Sheila Nandege alias Don Zella who had booked the apartment for 30 days on the December 5th ,2020 . According to CCTV footage recovered from the apartment on December 24th 2020 , the suspect , who was a resident in the building, is seen accessing room 107 with another person yet to be arrested. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson,Luke Owoyesigyire said Adome fled to his home in Arua. The police used all relevant information available and was able to trace him to his home. “He was arrested.A sum of $ 60,000 counterfeit money has been recovered from the suspect and it has since been exhibited. He ha...
Court Martial jails soldier 101 years over murder of three

Court Martial jails soldier 101 years over murder of three

AFRICA, CRIME, UGANDA
The Division Court Martial in Rubirizi district in Western Uganda has sentenced to 101 years in prison a UPDF officer who was found guilty of shooting dead three people and injuring three others. On December 27, 2020, Private Bobson Amutuheirize attached to the 27th battalion in Rubirizi district shot to death three people including Scovia Tibakazire Bembereza, Olivia Ninsiima, and Conrad Mayi, all residents of Nkondo village and also injured three others. On Tuesday, the soldier pleaded guilty to the charges, telling the army court that he was not sober by the time he committed the gruesome murder that saw him use 117 of the 120 rounds of ammunition with which he had earlier signed for the gun on the fateful day. At the court sitting at Mubanda Primary School in Ryeru sub c...
Every 17 seconds a woman is raped in South Africa according to Interpol, making it the rape capital of the world

Every 17 seconds a woman is raped in South Africa according to Interpol, making it the rape capital of the world

AFRICA, CRIME, INTERNATIONAL, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, WORLD
There were over 4723 cases of rape and sexual assault in 2019 alone in SouthAfrica. Victims of this barbaric crime have been sharing their experiences over the years and I must confess it’s very painful to even watch or hear. According to interpol study, a woman is raped every 17 seconds in South Africa, making it the highest in the world, topping America’s 2 minutes and India’s 15 minutes. This is very alarming and disturbing to say. There are countries across the globe where violence against women mostly occurs. For instance in India, a woman is raped every 15 minutes according to survey. The time difference between these two countries where these tragic incidents occur should tell you how serious the situation is in South Africa. South Africa has been name the ‘rape capital’ of the ...
NIGER: Suspected Islamists kill dozens in attacks on two Niger villages

NIGER: Suspected Islamists kill dozens in attacks on two Niger villages

AFRICA, CRIME
One hundred people were killed on Saturday in attacks on two villages in western Niger, prime minister Brigi Rafini said following one of deadliest days in recent memory for a country ravaged by Islamist violence. Rafini announced the death toll in remarks broadcast on national television on Sunday from a visit to the zone, near the border with Mali. He did not say who was responsible for the attacks. Security sources said on Saturday that at least 70 civilians had been killed in simultaneous attacks by suspected Islamist militants on the villages of Tchombangou and Zaroumdareye. Niger has suffered repeated attacks by Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda and Islamic State near its borders with Mali and Burkina Faso, part of a wider security crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region. ...
Uganda decides 2021: Museveni apologises for death of boxer Ssenyange “killed by soldiers during an operation”

Uganda decides 2021: Museveni apologises for death of boxer Ssenyange “killed by soldiers during an operation”

AFRICA, CRIME, POLITICS, UGANDA
President Yoweri Museveni has apologized for the death of national boxing team captain, Zebra Ssenyange, also known as Mando. Mando was gunned down at around 1 am on Wednesday morning by unknown assailants a few metres away from his home in St Francis Zone, Bwaise III Parish in Kawempe division.. Giving his New Year message on Thursday, the President said he was sorry for the death of the boxer who was also a staunch ruling NRM party mobiliser. “Before I give the successes and challenges of the year, I would like to begin on a sad note on the death of Zebra Ssenyange whom I was supposed to meet in a few days,”Museveni said on Thursday evening. “I specifically decided to take on his case and I have so far found out he was killed by security personnel. I am very sorry, so sorry ...
“The territorial Police in Kawempe are investigating a suspected murder case by shooting of one Zebra Senyange, a boxer and resident of St. Francis Zone, Bwaise III Parish.

“The territorial Police in Kawempe are investigating a suspected murder case by shooting of one Zebra Senyange, a boxer and resident of St. Francis Zone, Bwaise III Parish.

CRIME, UGANDA
Press Release The territorial Police in Kawempe is investigating a suspected murder case by shooting of one Zebra Senyange, a boxer, and resident of St. Francis Zone, Bwaise III Parish. According to eyewitnesses, they allege that the deceased was picked from his home on 30/12/2020 at around 1 am in the morning by unidentified assailants, not known in number. They were traveling in two vehicles. He has later shot 400 meters away from his home and he died instantly. The area police responded and have already documented the scene. Crucial pieces of evidence and cartridges have been recovered from the scene. The body of the deceased was taken to City mortuary Mulago for a  post mortem. Our task team of intelligence and investigators have started the process of building on the evide...
Ugandans are not fools as you think, we didn’t refuse you from doing postmortem on Ssenteza’s body- Bobi Wine to Police

Ugandans are not fools as you think, we didn’t refuse you from doing postmortem on Ssenteza’s body- Bobi Wine to Police

AFRICA, CRIME, POLITICS, UGANDA
National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi commonly known as Bobi Wine has asked Uganda Police to stop taking Ugandans for granted by lying to them on what killed his bodyguard Frank Kalibala Ssenteza. According to NUP, Ssenteza was killed by a military vehicle that ran over him on Sunday at Busega roundabout, however, these allegations were refuted by the army spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso alluding that the deceased met his death when he fell off a running car. After being laid to rest on Monday, Fred Enanga, the Police Spokesperson claimed they wanted to carry out a solid investigation on the cause of Ssenteza’s death and they wanted to start with the postmortem which was meant to be done at Mulago Hospital but NUP members diverted the ambulance wh...
NIGERIA: Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Communities, Burn Churches In Borno

NIGERIA: Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Communities, Burn Churches In Borno

AFRICA, CRIME, Nigeria
Many persons are feared dead as gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday night attacked three communities in the Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State. The villages attacked include Debiro, Tashan Alade and Tirgitu.  The insurgents came in about 10 gun trucks and began to fire indiscriminately at anything within sight. The gunmen burnt down two Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN) churches, also known as Church of the Brethren, in Tashan Allade. The attack came a few days after a similar incident occurred in Pemi, a ward in the Chibok Local Government Area of the state, where about eight people were killed.
Vladimir Putin signs bill giving Russian Presidents and their families lifetime immunity from prosecution for crimes

Vladimir Putin signs bill giving Russian Presidents and their families lifetime immunity from prosecution for crimes

CRIME, INTERNATIONAL
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that will grant former presidents lifetime immunity from prosecution for crimes once they leave the office. The bill, which was published online on Tuesday, December 22, gives former presidents and their families immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during their lifetime. They will also be exempted from questioning by police or investigators, as well as searches or arrests. The legislation was part of constitutional amendments that were approved this summer in a nationwide vote that allowed Putin to remain president until 2036 as he would have had to step down in 2024. Prior to the bill becoming law, former presidents were immune from prosecution only for crimes committed while in office. It was also noted that a former pres...
10 PERSONS ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING LAGOS TASK FORCE OFFICERS, AS GOVT IMPOUNDS 96 COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLES, Four Private Cars Confiscated for Driving Against Traffic.

10 PERSONS ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING LAGOS TASK FORCE OFFICERS, AS GOVT IMPOUNDS 96 COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLES, Four Private Cars Confiscated for Driving Against Traffic.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, CRIME, Nigeria
  Ten persons have been arrested for attacking the men of Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Taskforce) during enforcement of the State’s traffic laws on Tuesday, December 22. The suspects were picked up in the commotion that broke out in Ojodu and Obanikoro during the enforcement carried out by the Taskforce in several areas in Lagos. No fewer than 96 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, operating on highways and in other restricted routes in the metropolis, were impounded in the Tuesday operation. Also, four motorists driving against the traffic were arrested by the Anti-One Way team of the Taskforce.  It was gathered that some hoodlums teamed up with Okada riders around Ojodu Grammar School to resist the move by the Taskforce to take away m...