Category Archives: Africa

Zimbabwe Kembo Mohadi denies sex scandal

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Vice-President Kembo Mohadi has fended off accusations of sexual impropriety in a press briefing.He said he was a victim of hacking and voice cloning after an online newspaper published lurid phone call recordings with several women allegedly including a subordinate.

Barely audible and behind a face mask, the 71-year-old told reporters that the recordings were concocted and that he was innocent of the allegations.

Tension as US Navy docks in Kenya to over look East Africa security

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Tension as US Navy docks in Kenya to over look East Africa security. Whisper Eye News

The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on Monday, February 8, 2021, in support of its 2021 African coast deployment.

Ebola Outbreak: Health Surveillance Heightened At Uganda-DRC Border in Kasese

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There is heightened health surveillance at the Uganda-DRC Border in Kasese District following a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo- DRC.

  On Monday, the World Health Organization-WHO on Monday warned of a potential Ebola resurgence in the DRC after a woman died of the disease. The woman lived in Butembo, a city in North Kivu Province and an epicentre of a previous Ebola outbreak that was declared over in June.

  More than 70 people who came in direct contact with the woman while she was contagious have already been identified.

UPDF Soldiers Injured in Somalia Helicopter Crash

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has launched investigations into circumstances under which its helicopter crashed on Friday in southern Somalia injuring four Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers.

In a statement released Sunday evening, The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) AMISOM said the helicopter, whose registration details were not disclosed, belonged to the AU mission’s Aviation Unit from the Uganda People’s Defense Force. The statement, however, said all the four soldiers aboard the helicopter were in stable condition following the incidence. 

Ongwen Conviction Evokes Sad Memories, Brings Hope for LRA Victims

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The long wait is over, presenting a new dawn for victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA rebels’ atrocities in Northern, following the conviction of Dominic Ongwen, the former commander of the Sinia Brigade. 

Ongwen was convicted of 61 out of the 70 counts charged against him for war crimes and crimes against humanity at The Hague Based ICC. They relate to murder, rape, torture, sexual slavery, and using child soldiers committed during attacks in Pajule IDP camp on October 10, 2003, Odek IDP camp on April 29, 2004, Lukodi IDP camp on May 19, 2004, and Abok IDP camps on June 29, 2004.  

Judge Bertram Schmidt convicts dreaded LRA -Dominic Ogwen

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Ex-Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen has been convicted of war crimes at the International Criminal Court.

Ongwen, a feared commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), is the first member of the LRA to appear before the court.

Transporters To Pay User Fees on Uganda-Funded Congo Roads

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Ugandan transporters and other road users of the planned Uganda-DR Congo joint roads project will have to pay for the roads whenever they use them, according to outcomes of the talks between the two countries.

In 2018, Uganda entered an agreement the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to construct roads connecting the two countries, with the major aim of improving trade. 

Initially, the government had indicated that the project would be 223km long in the DR Congo, at a cost of $335 million (1,232 billion Shillings), and Uganda would contribute 20 percent of the amount or about $68 million (about 246 billion Shillings).

This was however adjusted to several roads in the DR Congo totaling to 1,210 km. 

AL shabab attack leave five dead

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Five civilians were killed in a gun battle between militant Islamists and security forces at a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, news agencies report quoting the police spokesperson.

Four attackers were also killed, three of them shot and another who detonated himself, according to the AFP news agency

Zuma to appear for corruption

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South Africa’s constitutional court has ruled that the former president Jacob Zuma must appear before a judicial panel investigating alleged corruption during his time in office.

The court determined that he did not have the right to remain silent before the commission.

Big Story: Politics, internet access key concerns among young people in Africa-report

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Half of the young people in Africa feel excluded from political decision making. This is according to a latest U-report polling data released jointly by UNICEF, African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU).

While an overwhelming majority of the polled young people at 91% would like to have more say in the political decisions that shape their lives, 48% feel completely left out. The main obstacle they cite at 59% is the lack of access to policymakers.

CAR declares ‘state of emergency’; ‘grave risk’

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The Central African Republic (CAR) has declared a state of emergency as the army and UN forces try to repel advancing rebel groups who want to overthrow the government.

The anti-government fighters, who now control two-thirds of the country, have surrounded the capital, Bangui.

UPDF kills 189 Al-Shabaab fighters in a raid

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The Uganda Contingent of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has killed 189 Al-Qaeda linked fighters in a raid on Al-Shabaab hideouts in the thickets of Sigaale village 99.5 Kilometers from Mogadishu city.

The interdiction and on spot ground target operations in Sigaale, Adimole and Kayitoy villages, neighbouring Janaale in Lower Shebelle region, also saw the forces destroy a number of military hardware and items used during attacks. These included two mounted weapons “technical” and motorbikes in separate fire strikes. 

Zimbabwe foreign minister Major General Moyo, succumbs to Covid

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Zimbabwe’s foreign minister, Sibusiso Moyo, on Wednesday died at a local hospital. Government spokesman George Charamba, attributed the minister’s cause of death to Covid.

The Foreign Ministry said he was “a man who fought tirelessly for a better Zimbabwe.”