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Day: February 6, 2023

“You tried So hard to sabotage my appointment but I forgive You”-Bishop Kagoddo.

“You tried So hard to sabotage my appointment but I forgive You”-Bishop Kagoddo.

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The new bishop of Mukono diocese, Enos Kitto Kagoddo, has publicly announced that he has pardoned his brother Moses Kalule Kasujja who worked around the clock to prevent him from being elected Bishop of Mukono diocese. Kitto was speaking at the mass which was organized by his family members and friends at Nangwa village in Mukono, his country home. The prayers were intended to thank God for the son of the soil to have been elected as a Bishop. While speaking to the mammoth crowd, Bishop Enos Kitto Kagodo, forgave his history family members especially ambassador Moses Kalule Kasujja for spearheading his downfall in the race. Kitto revealed that It was not easy on his side because he had both internal and external forces fighting him and it was worse that the lead force was from his family....
Police recover human skulls, blood in one of the shrines in Kampala.

Police recover human skulls, blood in one of the shrines in Kampala.

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Police in Kampala have discovered an assortment of human remains in a shrine where a traditional healer is suspected to have killed the human beings in ritual sacrifice. According to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the raid to the shrine located in Kazinga, Masajja Kibira B village , Masajja parish in Makindye Ssabagabo followed intelligence information from locals who suspected shady activities in the area. “The territorial Police at Katwe then carried out an intelligence-led operation and recovered suspected human remains, three skulls and a bottle of suspected human or animal blood at the shrine of Jjaja Magombe John, a 50-year-old witch doctor,” Owoyesigyire said. He noted that the team has since submitted all exhibits to their forensic labora...
The man who heard about Obote and ‘everyone’s death rumour.

The man who heard about Obote and ‘everyone’s death rumour.

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Uganda’s former Police Band Master, the decorated Senior Superintendent of police Ahmed Oduka literally saw death roaming around, and tipped the ‘neighbours’ that it would be knocking on their doors soon. Death and those who stand for it do not want it announced and Oduka could have forgotten the very fact or maybe must have decided to stick to the religious aspect that preaches the mantra of forgive 77 times and forget. For a man that tipped victims that death was coming to them, it was not possible that he would have forgotten just months later that it was still roaming around, and instead walk straight into its path. The story of Oduka therefore in a two-phased one, the first phase where he tells Obote and his entourage not to land with aircraft at Entebbe or they will blow up, and anot...
The ghost of Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka is still haunting Owiny Dollo’s chair.

The ghost of Justice Benedicto Kiwanuka is still haunting Owiny Dollo’s chair.

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Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has claimed that the ghost that occasioned the eternal disappearance of Justice Benedicto Mugumba Kiwanuka is still haunting the Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo’s “swivelling” chair. Kiwanuka was the first Ugandan Chief Justice. He was kidnaped and later allegedly assassinated by former president Idi Amin in 1972. Lukwago made the remarks a day after Owiny-Dollo directed the presiding judges in the cases involving the two jailed MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana to begin the trial or dismiss it if the prosecution fails to produce evidence. While launching the New Law Year in Kampala on Friday, Owiny-Dollo confirmed that the trial of the two legislators will commence this year and will be speedy, noting that by now, State representatives must h...
Suspects arrested over murder of journalist outside radio station.

Suspects arrested over murder of journalist outside radio station.

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Several people have been arrested in Cameroon over the murder of a prominent journalist Martinez Zongo, the presidency said on Thursday. It did not reveal the identities of the suspected people or their number. A statement said the suspects were being interrogated to determine the level of their involvement and the identities of all the people connected to the murder that happened two weeks ago. For the first time since Mr Zogo’s body was found, President Paul Biya paid a “special tribute” to him and expressed his “heartfelt condolences” to his family. The radio host was found dead on 22 January after going missing for five days. His decomposing naked body was found near the capital, Yaoundé, after alleged abduction by unknown men on 17 January. He was the director of the privately-owned A...
US shoots down “spy” Chinese balloon.

US shoots down “spy” Chinese balloon.

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US shoots down “spy” Chinese balloon. The US has shot down a giant Chinese balloon that it says has been spying on key military sites across America. The Department of Defence confirmed its fighter jets brought down the balloon over US territorial waters. China’s foreign ministry later expressed “strong dissatisfaction and protest against the US’s use of force to attack civilian unmanned aircraft”. Footage on US TV networks showed the balloon falling to the sea after a small explosion. An F-22 jet fighter engaged the high-altitude balloon with one missile – an AIM-9X Sidewinder – and it went down about six nautical miles off the US coast at 14:39 EST (19:39 GMT), a defence official told reporters. Defence officials told US media the debris landed in 47ft (14m) of water – shallower than the...
Pakistan’s ex-president, dies.

Pakistan’s ex-president, dies.

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Pakistan’s former president General Pervez Musharraf, who seized power in a coup in 1999, has died aged 79. The former leader – who was president between 2001 and 2008 – died in Dubai after a long illness, a statement from the country’s army said. He had survived numerous assassination attempts, and found himself on the front line of the struggle between militant Islamists and the West. He supported the US “war on terror” after 9/11 despite domestic opposition. In 2008 he suffered defeat in the polls and left the country six months later. When he returned in 2013 to try to contest the election, he was arrested and barred from standing. He was charged with high treason and was sentenced to death in absentia only for the decision to be overturned less than a month later. He left Pakistan for...
Beyoncé becomes the biggest winner in Grammy Awards history.

Beyoncé becomes the biggest winner in Grammy Awards history.

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Beyoncé has broken the record for the most Grammy Award wins of all time, after collecting her 32nd trophy at this year’s ceremony. The singer made history as she won best dance/electronic album, for her euphoric dance opus Renaissance. In doing so, she overtook Hungarian-British conductor George Solti, whose record of 31 awards had stood for more than 20 years. “I’m trying not to be too emotional,” said the star, accepting the prize. “I’m trying to just receive this night.” She went on to thank her family, including her late uncle Jonny, who helped make her stage outfits before she became famous. Beyoncé has previously said his battle with HIV influenced her interest in dance music, and its historical ties to the LGBTQ community, on Renaissance. With the ceremony still ongoing, Beyoncé co...