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Stanbic Uganda Cup: Police Vs Vipers; Mubiru, Cardoso In Buoyant Mood Ahead Of Semifinal Clash

Stanbic Uganda Cup: Police Vs Vipers; Mubiru, Cardoso In Buoyant Mood Ahead Of Semifinal Clash

Banking World, POLICE, Police FC, Stanbic Bank, Stanbic Uganda Cup, Uganda Police Force
Stanbic Uganda Cup Semifinals and Final All Matches kick off 3.30pm at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru Live on UBC TV and 102.1 FUFA fm Final: Sunday 26th September 2021 Semifinal 1: Tuesday 21st September 2021 Police FC vs Vipers SC Semifinal 2: Thursday 23rd September 2021 BUL vs Express FC Police FC Head coach Abdallah Mubiru (L) and Vipers SC assistant coach Marcelo Cardoso All is set for the first semifinal of the Stanbic Uganda Cup 2020/2021 season. The adrenaline in the two camps was evidenced during the prematch press conference held on Monday morning at FUFA House. Police FC Head coach Abdallah Mubiru and Marcelo Cardoso the Assistant Coach of Vipers SC expressed their readiness for match number 57 of this season’s Stanbic Uganda Cup. &nbs...
At Least 210 People Killed in Riots in South Africa as President Says Unrest Was ‘Instigated’

At Least 210 People Killed in Riots in South Africa as President Says Unrest Was ‘Instigated’

AFRICA, ARMY, POLICE, POLITICS, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa, VIOLANCE
TEHRAN (FNA)- The death toll from riots in the South African provinces KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng has increased to 212, Kumbudzo Ntshaveni, the acting minister under the President of South Africa, stated. "We received reports of six more deaths. The total death toll in Gauteng province was 32, and 137 more people were detained. In total, 862 people were detained in Gauteng. ... In the province [of KwaZulu-Natal] 89 more victims are reported, total the death toll is 180. In total, 1,692 detentions were made in the province," Ntshaveni noted at a briefing broadcast by the SABC News TV channel. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the weeklong looting and deadly unrest that have rocked the country were “planned". “It is quite clear that all these incidents of unrest and l...
Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa unrest was ‘instigated’

Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa unrest was ‘instigated’

ARMY, INTERNATIONAL, POLICE, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa, VIOLANCE
In his first visit to an area affected by weeklong unrest, the South African president says ‘anarchy and mayhem’ will not be allowed to unfold in the country. Hundreds of businesses were destroyed during the weeklong unrest [Rogan Ward/Reuters] The deadly violence and looting that have rocked South Africa for the past week were planned, President Cyril Ramaphosa has alleged, during his first visit to areas affected by the worst unrest in the country’s post-apartheid era. “It is quite clear that all these incidents of unrest and looting were instigated, there were people who planned it and coordinated it,” he said on Friday. Ramaphosa made the remarks when he visited Ethikwini Municipality, which includes the port city Durban in KwaZulu-Natal province, one of the worst-hit area...
Supreme court stays ruling on prosecution of civilians in army court

Supreme court stays ruling on prosecution of civilians in army court

AFRICA, ARMY, LAW, POLICE, UGANDA
Chief justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo The Supreme court has issued an interim order staying the execution of a Constitutional court ruling barring the military court from prosecuting civilians.  The order was issued Thursday by a panel of five justices led by chief justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo following a petition filed by the attorney general. Owiny-Dollo said that he had listened to the arguments of both sides and found that they had raised serious issues for which his court needed more time to internalize before a detailed ruling is delivered. Two weeks ago, the Constitutional court in a 3-2 majority decision ruled that civilians cannot be subjected to military law and ordered the transfer of their cases to civil courts within 14 days for retrial or be dealt with as court may ...
UK police arrest four over racist abuse of England soccer players

UK police arrest four over racist abuse of England soccer players

ENGLAND, Football, POLICE, RACISM, Sports
Four people have been arrested over online racist abuse aimed at members of the England soccer team after Sunday's European Championship final, British police said on Thursday. A specialist team is looking into the offensive comments, police said, after three Black players - Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka - were targeted with racist abuse on social media sites Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. All three missed penalties in the penalty-shootout defeat against Italy at Wembley stadium in London. The abuse has been widely condemned and the government has promised action against social media companies if they do not remove offensive material more quickly. "We are working very closely with social media platforms, who are providing data we need to progress enquirie...
As Riots Continue Unabated In South Africa, Death Toll Rises To 72

As Riots Continue Unabated In South Africa, Death Toll Rises To 72

AFRICA, ARMY, LAW, POLICE, PROTESTS, RIOT, South Africa
Violence erupted in the country after former President Jacob Zuma began serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of court on Thursday. The death toll climbed to 72 from rioting in South Africa on Tuesday, with many people trampled to death during looting at stores, as police and the military fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to try to halt the unrest set off by the imprisonment last week of former President Jacob Zuma. More than 1,200 people have been arrested in the lawlessness that has raged in poor areas of two provinces, where a community radio station was ransacked and forced off the air Tuesday and some COVID-19 vaccination centres were closed, disrupting urgently needed inoculations. Many of the deaths in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces occurred in chaotic sta...
Haiti names new suspects in Moise assassination plot

Haiti names new suspects in Moise assassination plot

ASSASSINATION, ATTACK, HAITI, INTERNATIONAL, POLICE, PRESIDENT
A fired anti-corruption official, a former senator and a businessman previously tried for drug charges in the US are the latest suspects of killing Haiti's president. Haitian police on Tuesday issued warrants for new suspects allegedly linked to the assassination of President Jovenel Moise. While uncertainty reigns Haiti's political future, confusion still surrounds the circumstances of the killing of Moise. Police said they arrested 18 Colombians and three Haitians, including two who also hold dual US citizenship, linked to the July 7 killing. A Florida-based Haitian doctor, who was also arrested, is believed to have led the group, according to police. Who are the newly identified suspects? Police on Tuesday said they were searching for a former official, a former s...
Cuba blames US for anti-government protests

Cuba blames US for anti-government protests

CUBA, GOVERNMENT, INTERNATIONAL, POLICE, POLITICS, PROTESTS, USA
Cuba has blamed a US "policy of economic suffocation" for unprecedented protests against the country's communist government, as Washington pointed the finger at "decades of repression" in the one-party state. The longtime foes traded barbs a day after thousands of Cubans took to the streets chanting: "Down with the dictatorship" in protests dispersed by police who arrested dozens. The anti-government rallies erupted spontaneously in several cities as the country endures its worst economic crisis in 30 years, with chronic shortages of electricity, food and medicine and a recent worsening of the coronavirus epidemic. The only authorised gatherings in Cuba are usually events of the ruling Communist Party, but according to the data journalism site Inventario, a total of 40 demons...
Euro 2020 final: Police admit they were caught out by England fans storming Wembley

Euro 2020 final: Police admit they were caught out by England fans storming Wembley

ENGLAND, EURO 2020, INTERNATIONAL, Italy, POLICE, Sports
Labour says incursion ‘raises serious questions about security and policing of major events’ The Metropolitan Police has admitted it was caught out by football fans who stormed Wembley before the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy. An unknown number of supporters without tickets forced their way through security barriers around the UK’s largest stadium, overpowering stewards. Ticket-holders and onlookers condemned the chaotic scenes, which were followed by reports of intimidation and violence as the intruders claimed booked seats. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor admitted that the Metropolitan Police had not expected so many people to arrive at Wembley without tickets. “We spent a lot of time encouraging and asking people not to turn up if they hadn'...
South Africa deploys army in two provinces to quell protests

South Africa deploys army in two provinces to quell protests

AFRICA, ARMY, POLICE, POLITICS, PROTESTS, South Africa
Deployment of troops comes after six people killed in days of protests in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. Police said six people have been killed and more than 200 arrested in protests and looting since last week [Phill Magakoe/AFP] The South African military said it was deploying soldiers in two provinces, including its economic hub of Johannesburg, to help police cope with looting and arson attacks on businesses. The move comes as the country’s top court began hearing a challenge on Monday by former president Jacob Zuma against a 15-month prison term. Police said six people have been killed and more than 200 arrested in related protests and looting since last week. “The South African National Defence Force has commenced with pre-deployment processes and procedures in line with...
Haiti police arrest suspected mastermind in president’s assassination

Haiti police arrest suspected mastermind in president’s assassination

CRIME, HAITI, INTERNATIONAL, POLICE, POLITICS, PRESIDENT, TRAGEDY
Suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who was shot dead early Wednesday at his home, are shown to the media, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 8, 2021. /Reuters Haitian police said on Sunday they had arrested one of the suspected masterminds in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, a Haitian man whom authorities accused of hiring mercenaries to oust and replace Moise. Moise was shot dead early on Wednesday at his Port-au-Prince home by what Haitian authorities describe as a unit of assassins formed of 26 Colombians and two Haitian Americans, plunging the troubled Caribbean nation deeper into turmoil. National Police Chief Leon Charles said the arrested man, 63-year-old Christian Emmanuel Sanon, flew to Haiti on a private jet in early June, accompa...
SOMALIA: At least 8 killed in police convoy bombing in Mogadishu

SOMALIA: At least 8 killed in police convoy bombing in Mogadishu

AFRICA, ATTACK, POLICE, Somalia, TERROR, TRAGEDY
A suicide bomber has attacked a convoy in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday in an attempt to assassinate a local police chief. At least eight people were killed, according to a witness report. Somalian media quoted the country’s police as saying that a vehicle rigged with explosives hit a convoy carrying Banaadir’s regional police chief, Colonel Farhan Qarole, who survived the attack. An eyewitness told Reuters that he has seen eight bodies, including the body of a woman, while another early report said that five were killed. News website All Banaadir reports that two police officers have died and two were injured. Several buildings were said to have been damaged, including a children’s hospital. No one has claimed the responsibility for the attack as yet, but Isla...
Italy arrests four suspected of sending funds to ISIS

Italy arrests four suspected of sending funds to ISIS

HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Italy, POLICE, Security, TERRORISM
A file photo shows Italian police officers patrol at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport on March 22, 2016 as security measures were reinforced in the wake of attacks in Brussels. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP) Italian police said on Monday they had arrested four men accused of sending funds to people across Europe and the Middle East who were collecting on behalf of ISIS, in an investigation that led to a larger suspected terrorism-funding network. The four men were suspected of wiring 30,000 euros in total from a money transfer agency in the southeastern Italian town of Andria to 42 collectors of funds for militants, in countries including Serbia, Germany, Turkey, Jordan, Thailand and Russia. Subsequent investigations showed the same 42 collectors had received as much as 1 million euros in suspicious...
Eswatini: authorities have launched ‘full-frontal assault’ on human rights

Eswatini: authorities have launched ‘full-frontal assault’ on human rights

AFRICA, CRIME, CRISIS, ESWATINI, POLICE
Dozens killed, more than 150 hospitalised, and hundreds detained Last absolute monarchy on the African continent has repressive track record ‘We are urging the authorities in Eswatini to end this escalating crackdown’ - Deprose Muchena The government of Eswatini has launched a “full-frontal assault” on human rights in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters which has seen dozens killed by the security forces, said Amnesty International. Amnesty is aware of the names of more than 20 people who have been killed by state security forces, while at least six others who participated in protests are unaccounted for.  Some bodies at Dups Funeral Home and Crematorium, in the city of Manzini, have not yet been identified. More than 150 people have been hospitalised and are b...
Hong Kong arrests 117 people in first year of national security law

Hong Kong arrests 117 people in first year of national security law

CRIME, GOVERNMENT, HONG KONG, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLICE, POLITICS, Security
The legislation – which criminalises anything authorities deem as subversion, secession, collusion with foreign forces and terrorism with up to life in prison – has radically transformed Hong Kong’s political and legal landscape. Police officers stand guard at a court in Hong Kong, June 23, 2021. (AP) Hong Kong authorities arrested 117 people in the first year of a national security law that was imposed twelve months ago, charging more than 60 politicians, activists, journalists and students. On June 30, 2020, Beijing imposed the security law in Hong Kong following months of often-violent anti-Beijing protests, effectively ending the unrest. The law punishes acts which China considers as subversion, secession, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison....
Bandits Abduct Students, Teachers In Kebbi, Kill Policeman

Bandits Abduct Students, Teachers In Kebbi, Kill Policeman

AFRICA, CHILDREN, Nigeria, POLICE, Security, TERROR, TERRORISM, West Africa
THE Kebbi State police command has confirmed the abduction of some students of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, on Thursday afternoon. Five teachers were also abducted while a policeman was killed during the attack.  The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Adeleke Adeyinka-Bode, confirmed the incident in Birnin-Kebbi on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).  He said: “The truth is that the attack took place and five teachers have been taken away, four males and one female, but the number of students abducted is not known yet. “The attack occurred at about 12 noon, and during the crossfire between the police and the bandits, a student was injured, while one police officer was also injured and another was killed. These are the f...
Hong Kong Charges Apple Daily’s Top Editor Under Security Law

Hong Kong Charges Apple Daily’s Top Editor Under Security Law

Asia, China, CRIME, CRISIS, HONG KONG, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLICE, POLITICS, WORLD
Customers queue to purchase the Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong, China. Photographer: Lam Yik/Bloomberg , Bloomberg Hong Kong police formally charged both the editor and publisher of Apple Daily with offenses under the city’s sweeping national security law, according to the Oriental Daily, after authorities arrested the pro-democracy newspaper’s leadership on Thursday. Ryan Law, editor-in-chief of Apple Daily, and Cheung Kim-hung, the newspaper’s publisher and chief executive officer of parent company Next Digital Ltd., were both charged with colluding with foreign forces under the security law, the Oriental Daily reported on Friday. They may appear in court as soon as Saturday. The police have charged two men with “collusion with a foreign country or with external elements to...
Apple Daily newspaper editors and executives arrested under Hong Kong security law on charges of collusion with foreign powers

Apple Daily newspaper editors and executives arrested under Hong Kong security law on charges of collusion with foreign powers

HONG KONG, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Media, POLICE, POLITICS, WORK, WORLD
Ryan Law, second from right, Apple Daily's chief editor, is arrested by police officers in Hong Kong. Hong Kong police used a sweeping national security law against a pro-democracy newspaper for the first time Thursday, arresting five editors and executives on charges of collusion with foreign powers. Police said they had strong evidence that more than 30 articles published by Apple Daily played a “crucial part” in a conspiracy with foreign countries to impose sanctions against China and Hong Kong, in response to a crackdown on civil liberties in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. Apple Daily has often criticised the Chinese and Hong Kong governments for tightening control over the city and walking back on promises by Beijing that the territory could retain its freedoms when it wa...

Government moves forward on controversial new driving law for South Africa

AFRICA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, POLICE, South Africa, South African Parliament, TRAFFIC, Transport
The Department of Transport says that it will stand firm on its decision to introduce a zero-tolerance drunk driving regulation in South Africa’s planned National Road Traffic Amendment Bill. The bill introduces a total prohibition for the use and consumption of alcohol by all motor vehicle operators on South African public roads. It does this by deleting reference to any alcohol content in the blood or breath specimen of motor vehicle drivers on the road in South Africa. The National Road Traffic Act (NRA) currently enables those who have consumed alcohol to get behind the wheel provided they are under the blood alcohol limit. These laws differentiate between normal drivers and drivers who hold professional driving permits. Nearly all of the public submissions on the b...