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Tycoon Sudhir unveils a new electrical plaza in Kampala, offers free 3 months rent period

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Tycoon Sudhir unveils new electrical plaza in Kampala, gives free 3 months rent period. Whisper Eye Reports.

City Tycoon Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia has unveiled a new magnificent building in Kampala central business district.

The newly unveiled building named Electrical Plaza is located on Market Street, Nakasero in Kampala Central Division.

Business a key in transforming Africa, Museveni in South Africa conference

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The success of businesses in Africa is important because it has a direct role in ending polarisation and causing sustainable peace, President Museveni has said.

The President, who is accompanied by First Lady Janet, made the remarks at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, South Africa, where he was part of a panel discussion on the theme “Towards Peace”.

The discussion at the Cape Town International Convention Centre was moderated by Borge Brende, the president of the World Economic Forum.

Israeli firm reports first Marijuana harvest from Uganda

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Israeli firm, Together Pharma Limited has reported that it made a cannabis harvest from Uganda on Tuesday, despite a government announcement that the said license had been halted. This is according to a statement released to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Authority Ltd, today.  

The statement, which is signed by CEO Nissim Bracha, indicates that the company completed the first harvesting of cannabis inflorescences at its farm in Uganda on June 18 and sowed another 10 dunams on the company’s farm in Uganda on the same day.  

Uganda attempts to distance itself from Rwandan terrorist – Rwandan Media

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In what is already being seen as a lame attempt by Kampala to disassociate itself from Rwandan terrorist mastermind Callixte Nsabimana “Sankara”, the New Vision newspaper has published an article saying Uganda “has dismissed claims by Nsabimana that his rebel group was collaborating with its military against a neighbour.”

The paper in its issue of today Saturday 25 May 2019 – which was already on the streets by Friday evening – quoted State Minister for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem calling “rubbish” what Callixte Nsabimana confessed about his associations with Uganda and its military intelligence.

Tension as Mai Mai attack pro-Nyamwasa Banyamulelnge rebels near Burundi, says Chimp

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A well-trained military force, with support from rebels, is battling Banyamulenge in Minembwe, Democratic Republic of Congo and could possibly capture the Airport of Minembwe.

The Banyamulenge of South Kivu, the Tutsi community with the longest history in the DRC, are accused of supporting Rwanda National Congress (RNC) movement led by dissidentRwandan general, Kayumba Nyamwasa.

Eas Africa countries asked to embrace joint military trainings

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Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) chief of training, Maj. Gen. Willis Byarugaba, has tasked East African member states to pursue joint military trainings which he says will create a united front on combating terrorism and peace building within the region.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of 64 officers who underwent a four months’ instructors’ course of intake 30/2019, at junior command and Staff College in Jinja district on Saturday, Byarugaba argues that, joint trainings contribute to brotherhood within the forces that will selflessly lookout for their neighbours when cases of insecurity arise.

Burundi’s chief justice order seizes assets of opposition figures

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Burundi’s chief justice has ordered the seizure of property belonging to jailed army officers and exiled opposition activists accused of supporting a supposed coup plot against Burundi court seizes assets of opposition figures

The order, signed late Tuesday, targets dozens of government critics accused of spearheading a failed challenge against Nkurunziza in May 2015, when he announced he would run for a controversial third term.

URA set to auction uncleared goods

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Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has called traders whose goods haven’t been cleared to do so lest they are auctioned.In a letter sent out this morning, Patience Tumusiime Rubagumya, the Acting Commissioner for Customs says “all goods that remain uncleared after 30 days of the first publication of the notice shall be disposed of by way of public auction.”

Independent Media should be banned from 2020 elections – election official

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A senior Burundi election official has called for independent media to be barred from covering the country’s presidential polls in 2020, local press and witnesses reported Wednesday.

Jean Anastase Hicuburund, from the National Independent Electoral Commission, urged that official steps be taken to “block the way for those media who do not want to follow the path taken by the government”.

East Africa military spending tops $2.9b, new hardware displayed

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East Africa’s military spending rose by $200 million last year to $2.9 billion, as countries sought to modernise their hardware.

According to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), an independent global security think tank, Kenya leads in the ballooning of military budgets, adding $80 million to its expenditure.

Burundi police chief warns opposition: ‘We will kill you, your wives and children

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A senior Burundian police official has publicly threatened the lives of members of the main opposition party and their families, if they organise “clandestine meetings”, according to an audio recording heard by AFP Friday.

The threats were made by a provincial commissioner as the opposition National Congress for Freedom (CNL) party — the country’s second biggest political force — denounced “ferocious” repression suffered by its members since February.

More than 500 Banunu killed in attacks by rival ethnic group in DR Congo: U.N. investigation

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More than 500 men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Banunu community were killed in attacks by Batende villagers in December, some beheaded and many slain as they tried to flee across a river, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday.

The victims included a two-year-old baby thrown into a septic tank. Others were burnt alive, the investigators said.

Exiled General Kayumba Namwasa recruiting fighters:UN report

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A United Nations report has suggested that exiled former Rwandan general Kayumba Nyamwasa is recruiting fighters and getting ammunition from Burundi, Uganda and DR Congo.

The report by a UN Group of Experts, dated December 31, 2018, says that Gen Nyamwasa, who is exiled in South Africa, has frequently travelled in the region on a recruiting drive for his newly formed rebel group called P5, which is under the Rwanda National Congress (RNC).

Museveni’s response to Burundi letter

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Your Excellency,
I have received your letter and I thank you so much for it, especially for its candor in expressing your real sentiments of your excellency and your party the CNDI.

I have not yet, of course, consulted the other EAC members in responding to your letter.
That will be done on the 27th of December, 2018, when we have our ordinary session, if the summit agrees.

Nkurunziza pens as Museveni answers letter

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Your Excellency Mr President,
I would like to convey to you greetings and best wishes from the Burundian people and acknowledge receipt of your transmittal letter accompanying the Report of the Facilitator and former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa.

Museveni and Burundi’s Nkurunziza exchange sensitive notes

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President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states.

In a December 4, 2018, letter to Mr Museveni as current chair of EAC, President Nkrunziza called for emergency meeting of the regional leaders to resolve what he called as Rwanda’s “aggression” against his country.