Three people have been sentenced to
30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused of throwing stones at the
people have been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Burundi after being accused
of throwing stones at the president’s convoy. The sentence has caused an
outcry, but the governor says he thinks there will be “changes in this affair”
in the coming days.
The two young men and a woman were working at a gas station in
Kayanza province on Wednesday when the convoy passed. They were arrested later
that day, sources told our reporter.
their trial on Sunday, the three had no lawyers and pleaded not guilty. At
first, they were accused of undermining public security and the prosecutor
asked for a prison term of seven and a half years.
But the court c...
national delegates conference of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM)
was held at each of the district headquarters to approve endorsement of
President Museveni as national chairperson and presidential flag bearer.
The elections, held by circular resolution where
delegates voted by signing or thumbprinting in a book against the photos of
candidates also confirmed Mr Al-Hajji
Kigongo as first national vice chairperson. The conference also elected the
second national vice chairperson (female) and the six regional vice
chairpersons for Karamoja, eastern, northern, western, central and Kampala
The highly competitive process attracted a total
of 26 candidates vying for the different positions in the party’s top
Of all the other positions, it...
The men are the
last of the crew of Iranian fishing vessel FV Siraj, captured by the pirates on
March 22, 2015.
hostages held by Somali pirates since 2015 have been freed, a senior maritime
crime adviser told the Reuters news agency on Thursday.
The men are the last
of the crew of the Iranian fishing vessel FV Siraj, which was captured by
pirates on March 22, 2015.
The fourth member of the crew was freed last year as he needed urgent
"This marks the
end of an era of Somali piracy and the pain and suffering of Somalia's
forgotten hostages," said John Steed, coordinator of privately supported,
Nairobi-based Hostage Support Programme, on Thursday.
Steed, a former
British army officer who has spent years negotiating the release of piracy hostages
production and alleged corruption have led to the weakening of the country's
South Sudan, battered by years
of conflict and corruption, has run out of foreign exchange reserves and cannot
stop the pound's depreciation, a senior central bank official in the
oil-producing nation said on Wednesday.
South Sudan gets
almost all of its revenue from crude oil, but current output, at about 180,000
barrels per day (bpd), has plummeted from a peak of 250,000 bpd before the
outbreak of conflict in 2013, according to official figures.
difficult for us at the moment to stop this rapidly increasing exchange rate,
because we do not have resources, we do not have reserves," Daniel Kech
Pouch, the bank's second deputy governor, told a news conference.
South Sudan ...
'If this was
Barcelona, he's in trouble': Yaya Toure insists Pep Guardiola should have won
the Champions League with Manchester City by now… as club legend doubts his old
boss's man-management skills and questions his cosy Etihad set-up
Toure claims Pep Guardiola's job would be on the line if he was in Spain Guardiola
has failed to win the Champions League with Manchester City so farEx-City
hero Toure has had a mixed relationship with Guardiola over the yearsToure
also talks about City's title chances next term and Lionel Messi's future.
There are no algorithms to determine who will make the grade in
management. So the only option for Yaya Toure as he studies for his coaching
badges? Watch and learn.
The past week has
certainly given the 37-year-old Ivorian much to cons...
Leaders of the West African group ECOWAS pledged action following a
military coup in Mali that sent shockwaves around the region. The junta that
seized power announced they will put in place a "transitional
West African leaders on Thursday called
for the ousted president of Mali to be restored to office while also seeking a return of
constitutional order following the coup that took
place in the country earlier this week.
decided to immediately send a high-level delegation in order to ensure the
immediate return of constitutional order," said the chair of the regional
bloc ECOWAS (The Economic Community of West African States), Niger President
for the restoration of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as president,"
Issoufou said in...
By Keefa Nuwahereza
President Museveni on Thursday appointed Justice Alpfonse Owiny-Dollo as the new Chief Justice, becoming the 13th Chief Justice since 1962 when Uganda got her Independence. Likewise, Supreme Court Judge Richard Buteera was appointed Deputy Chief Justice. The two names have since been sent to Parliament for vetting. Justice Owiny-Dollo has been the Acting Chief Justice since June 20 when then substantive Chief Justice Bart Katureebe retired upon clocking 70 years. The Chief Justice is the head of the Judiciary, which is one of the three arms of State, and it is the fourth most powerful office in the country after that of the President, Vice president and Speaker of Parliament. Justice Owiny-Dollo becomes the first Chief Justice to be elevated from the position ...