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South Africa plans law change over Putin ICC arrest warrant.

South Africa plans law change over Putin ICC arrest warrant.

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South Africa plans to change its law so that it has the power to decide whether or not to arrest a leader wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a deputy minister. Obed Bapela’s remarks come amid intense speculation over whether South Africa stands by its invitation to Russia’s President Putin to visit in August. The ICC has issued an arrest warrant for Mr Putin over the Ukraine war. South Africa had earlier invited him to attend a summit of Brics leaders. Russia has not said whether Mr Putin plans to attend the summit. Meanwhile Pretoria has also granted diplomatic immunity to Russian officials attending, something that its foreign affairs department described as standard procedure. Brics is intended to strengthen ties between the nations that make it up – Brazil, Russia, India...
South Africa’s McKaiser announced dead.

South Africa’s McKaiser announced dead.

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South Africans have taken to social media platforms to pay tributes to renowned author and broadcaster Eusebius McKaiser who died on Tuesday. His manager, Jackie Strydom said that McKaiser had suffered a suspected epileptic seizure. McKaiser also hosted talk shows on Radio 702, the Talk at Nine Show, and he presented on Interface on SABC3. He was outspoken about issues of racism and a strong advocate of the LGBT community. South Africans reacted to his death with shock on social media. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya, said the broadcaster was “a brilliant mind”.
Government to conduct mass yellow fever vaccination in 6 districts.

Government to conduct mass yellow fever vaccination in 6 districts.

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A mass vaccination campaign against yellow fever is being planned by the Ministry of Health, under the Uganda National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (UNEPI) in Kabale, Kabarole, Lira, Gulu, Arua, and Hoima districts. The vaccination program, according to Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the senior public relations officer for the Ministry of Health, will target people between the ages of nine months and 60 years. Ainebyoona said in a statement that the campaign will take place from June 9 to 13, 2023. The Health Promotion and Education Division (HPE&C) and UNEPI also intend to organise an orientation meeting with media workers at the national and regional levels in the six districts, though, as part of the campaign preparations. Uganda was one of 14 African nations that confirmed yellow fever...
Lawyer shot dead as gunmen raid Makindye.

Lawyer shot dead as gunmen raid Makindye.

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The Police are investigating the killing of a city lawyer in Ndejje Division, Makindye-Ssabagabo Municipality, Wakiso district. Luke Owoyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Police, said Ronnie Mukisa, 45, was a resident of Kitiko-Birongo in Ndejje Division. He also said he was working with IBC Advocates at Namanda Plaza in Kampala. He said this in a statement he issued on Wednesday. "Kampala Metropolitan Police South and Kajjansi Police Division are actively investigating a tragic incident of murder by shooting that occurred on the night of May 30, 2023," he said. Owoyesigyire stated that Mukisa was a resident of Kitiko Birongo and that according to the preliminary information received, he would often return home late. "However, on the night of the incident, he arriv...
Fire guts Excel vocational institute.

Fire guts Excel vocational institute.

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Six students of Excel Vocational Training Institute in Kalule, Luwero district have been transferred to Bombo Military hospital after suffocating while trying to retrieve their belongings from the dormitory during a Tuesday afternoon fire outbreak. The fire started while the students were attending lessons. Upon discovering the flames, an alarm was raised, and students hurried to save their belongings. The authorities promptly responded to the incident, with the police arriving at the institute to battle the fire. Fortunately, no deaths were reported. Acting Savannah Regional police spokesperson, Sam Twiineamazima, named five out of the six students who suffocated as Kakabigwa Patrick, Kavuma Ibra, Ayubu Back, Bukenya Richard, and Sentamu Sulaiman. Initially, the students were rushed to St...
Fresh details about the new religious cult in Kyegegwa.

Fresh details about the new religious cult in Kyegegwa.

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The new cult under the name of “Obucwezi or Obusingye” with its main headquarters in Masaka district headed by Murema Bashiri has extended its branches in Kyegegwa district. The Kyegegwa district branch located in Katikara cell in Kakabara town council is headed by James Musaba who has revealed its taboos. He says like all other religions, the cult worships on Sunday and it prohibits its followers from alcohol, pork, theft, hatred among other sins are also prohibited in the cult. Musabe says the cult whose branch will be officially launched in Katikara town council Kyegegwa district has all healing powers and that many of its followers have witnessed both body and spiritual healing. He says originally their cult (Obucwezi or Obusingye) was the first to exist in Africa before the coming of ...
Policeman shoots businessman in battle for a woman.

Policeman shoots businessman in battle for a woman.

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Police Constable Emmanuel Otyek Ikule is on the run after shooting a businessman he suspected to be having an affair with his wife. It is alleged that Constable Otyek suspected George Okia, a cattle dealer in Kumi to be engaging his wife and tricked him. “On the fateful day, he left his beat and slept at the brother-in-law’s place and early in the morning, he went to trap the wife and the businessman. On reaching his home, he found no man in the house,” police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said. He explained that having found no man in his house, Otyek planned another move to have the wife and the businessman nabbed. According to Enanga, the police officer then went to a local market from where he asked the businessman to sell him a bull but asked that he picks the money at his home. “When the...
S.Sudan joins Kenya and impounds over 40 tones of substandard maize from Uganda.

S.Sudan joins Kenya and impounds over 40 tones of substandard maize from Uganda.

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At least 40 containers of substandard maize flour were confiscated at the Nimule border, said the Chief Executive Officer of the South Sudan Bureau of Standards, Mary Gordon. Addressing the media yesterday in Juba during the commemoration of World Meteorology Day, Gordon said a number of tested maize flours from Uganda were confirmed to be substandard. “We have tested a lot of maize containers, and we found through measurements that there are some levels of aflatoxins that are higher than normal limits,” she said, adding, “We stopped them from moving, and we are doing further investigations.” She said the test the Bureau of Standards had conducted was preliminary, and they are awaiting results from another test to get conclusive information. “After our test, we have stopped the 40 containe...
MTN re-introduces MTN Webphone with Webex.

MTN re-introduces MTN Webphone with Webex.

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MTN Uganda has announced the relaunch of MTN Webphone with Webex, an innovative communication solution that enables MTN customers in the diaspora to make calls back home at local calling rates. This solution is being relaunched in partnership with Cisco, the global leader in video conferencing and messaging solutions. MTN Webphone with Webex is not just a calling application; it is a comprehensive platform that enables users to enjoy a wide range of communication tools, including chatting, conference calling and seamless file sharing from any location around the world. With this cutting-edge solution, MTN customers can keep their business operations running smoothly, connect with friends and family in Uganda at affordable local rates, and collaborate effortlessly with employees and busines...
Uganda scoops second prize at the Huawei ICT global finals in China.

Uganda scoops second prize at the Huawei ICT global finals in China.

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Uganda teams have scooped second prize at the previously concluded seventh Huawei ICT global finals that took place in Shenzhen China, Huawei’s headquarter from 23rd to 28th May 2023. The event’s culmination was a competition between finalists in 146 teams from 36 countries. Before the Final, more than 120,000 students from more than 2000 universities in 74 countries and regions around the world took part in the ICT Competition. The competition results were announced on 27th May 2023 at the closing ceremony in Shenzhen and team Uganda took second prize in the network and cloud track out of 146 teams in each of their tracks. The Network team of Uganda comprised of teams from Makerere and Kyambogo, the cloud track team were comprised of team from Muni university each having three students. A...