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Day: October 3, 2020

Campaigners say Asylum Seeker’s Legal Victory Against Home Office is ‘beacon of hope’

Campaigners say Asylum Seeker’s Legal Victory Against Home Office is ‘beacon of hope’

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The court of appeal has found a 27-year-old woman from Uganda, known only as PN, was unlawfully removed from the UK CAMPAIGNERS HAVE described a 27-year-old lesbian asylum seeker’s legal victory against the Home Office as a “beacon of hope” after the court of appeal found that the woman, known only as PN, was unlawfully deported from the UK. PN, who came to the UK from Uganda as a child, was detained in Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre before being deported in December 2013 under the fast-track system.  Her removal was subsequently ruled unlawful and the high court ordered the Home Office to bring PN back to the UK. After bringing PN back to the UK last year, the Home Office sought to have the high court ruling overturned but on Monday the court of appeal ru...
Museveni, Kenyatta, Abiy, Madbouly, Déby to Attend Signing of Sudanese Peace Deal

Museveni, Kenyatta, Abiy, Madbouly, Déby to Attend Signing of Sudanese Peace Deal

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JUBA – Regional leaders including presidents of Uganda, Kenya and Chad will today Saturday arrive in the South Sudanese capital Juba to attend the signing of the Sudanese peace deal, according to a senior South Sudan government official. A signing ceremony for the signing of a landmark Sudanese peace agreement is being conducted on Saturday to end decades-long devastating conflict. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Tutkew Gatluak, South Sudan Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs and chief mediator of the Sudanese peace talk, said regional leaders are expected to arrive in the country beginning this evening to attend the ceremony. “The Presidents of Kenya, Uganda, Chad and Sudan will attend. The Prime Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will also be in attendance. The Qata...
Ugandan Families Left in Limbo as Oil Project Earmarks Land

Ugandan Families Left in Limbo as Oil Project Earmarks Land

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Farmers say the long-delayed project has put limits on how they can use their land and failed to pay promised compensation Two years ago, surveyors came to measure a swathe of land cutting through the Bitamale family’s homestead in western Uganda. The family was not sure whether the land acquisition in their village in Buliisa district was for a road or a pipeline, but they knew it was connected to a multibillion-dollar oil project coming to the low plain beside Lake Albert. “The surveyors told us we shouldn’t use the land where they passed,” Violet Bitamale told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, indicating an invisible line between a nearby tree and the house of her adult son. But since then, nobody has come to develop the land and the family has received no compensation fo...
Uganda Players, Officials Undergo Mandatory Covid-19 test Ahead of Dubai Trip

Uganda Players, Officials Undergo Mandatory Covid-19 test Ahead of Dubai Trip

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The team is scheduled to camp in the Middle East for 10 days in preparation for Afcon qualifiers A total of 13 players and seven Uganda officials underwent a mandatory test for Covid-19 on Friday in preparation for Sunday's trip to Dubai where they will camp for 10 days. Coach Johnathan McKinstry had summoned some locally-based players to start preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at home to South Sudan on November 9 before facing them away two weeks later. The results of the tests conducted will be available on Saturday and those who will be negative will be considered for the Dubai Camp. All the players and officials are currently in separate rooms for isolation as required and directed by respective authorities until the results are out. ...
DRC: Is Joseph Kabila Already Preparing for his Return to Power?

DRC: Is Joseph Kabila Already Preparing for his Return to Power?

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Bestowed with the title “Senator for Life”, former president Joseph Kabila made a big comeback on the Congolese political stage during the new parliamentary session. His resurfacing came as a surprise, though the 2023 presidential election is already on everyone’s minds. “Joseph Kabila’s return is not a slogan – it’s a reality. He’s going to return to power and we are working towards that goal,” said Claude Nyamugabo, minister of environment and sustainable development. He has been making the rounds of the Haut-Katanga and Lualaba provinces since early last week and was in Kolwezi on official business to evaluate the environmental impact of mining operations when he made this remark, which has reverberated like an echo back to top party officials in Kinshasa. What’s more, his words ...
UFRA Rewards Former Referees, Pass Annual Budget

UFRA Rewards Former Referees, Pass Annual Budget

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Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) held their annual general meeting at Hotel La Grande in Bwaise, Kampala on Friday, 2nd October 2020. Some of the UFRA Members in attendence This was the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) since 2013. The well attended assembly was chaired by the chairman, UFRA Ronnie Kalema and graced by the FUFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Edgar Watson Suubi among other delegates. ‘We are pleased that the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) was held successfully and key issues deliberated upon. We recognized the former referees in appreciation for the work rendered’ Kalema noted. In appreciation for the work done over the years, five former referees Charles Masembe, Agena Adupa, Hassan Basiisa, Ed...