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Kasese accidents blamed on roadworks

Kasese accidents blamed on roadworks

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The spot on the Hima-Rugendabara road in western Uganda where multiple-vehicle collision claimed 10 lives on Tuesday night was a black spot known to government authorities, but lacked warning signs for motorists. In addition, the highway section is under reconstruction and was piled with mounds of gravel which rendered only one side of the road motorable, police and Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) confirmed yesterday. Mr Mathius Okwir, the Rwenzori East Regional traffic officer, said 33 people injured in the night accident that involved five vehicles were taken for treatment at Kilembe Hospital and St Paul’s Health Centre III. “The cause of the accident was the heaps of murrum on the road and no safety signs for motorists,” Mr Okwir said in reference to materials poured ...
Kremlin critic Navalny’s ally charged with breaching pandemic rules over protest

Kremlin critic Navalny’s ally charged with breaching pandemic rules over protest

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(Reuters) - Russian law enforcement on Thursday charged Lyubov Sobol, an ally of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, with breaching COVID-19 restrictions by calling on people to join a nationwide protest last month, her lawyer said. The case against Sobol is part of a police crackdown on Navalny's allies after they staged nationwide rallies to protest his imprisonment.
Rihanna, Greta Thunberg anger India by supporting farmer protests

Rihanna, Greta Thunberg anger India by supporting farmer protests

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Pop superstar Rihanna and climate activist Greta Thunberg have drawn the ire of the Indian government after they tweeted in support of the huge protests against the new farm laws. Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of India’s capital New Delhi since November, calling for a repeal of laws they fear will allow large corporations to crush them. Rihanna, who has more than 100 million followers on Twitter, wrote “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest”, with a link to a news story about a government crackdown that included an internet blackout. Her comment was retweeted more than 230,000 times and liked by more than half a million users. She was joined by several international celebrities, including legislators from the United States and Brit...
Nine judges to hear Kyagulanyi petition

Nine judges to hear Kyagulanyi petition

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The Judiciary has named nine justices of the Supreme Court who will hear the presidential election petition filed by the runner-up in the January 14 general election, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, who is challenging President Museveni’s election. The Supreme Court has 10 judges but the petition has to be heard by an odd number to avoid a stalemate in case of a split verdict.  Justice Lillian Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza, sources said, excused herself from the panel because she is due to fly abroad for medical attention. The sources added that had Justice Tibatemwa not excused herself, Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo would have written to President Museveni to temporary appoint the Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera from the Court of Appeal to join the panel. The nine ...
Myanmar police file charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after coup

Myanmar police file charges against Aung San Suu Kyi after coup

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Police have sought Suu Kyi’s custody for two weeks after charges filed for illegally importing radios, a police document says. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party said that its offices had been raided in several regions [File: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters] 3 Feb 2021Updated: 10 minutes ago Myanmar police have filed charges against overthrown leader Aung San Suu Kyi for illegally importing communications equipment and sought her detention until February 15 for investigations, according to a police document. The Nobel laureate was overthrown and detained by Myanmar’s army, which cut short a transition to democracy in a takeover that has drawn condemnation from the United States and other Western countries. Army chief Min Aung Hlaing seized power, all...
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last night anointed his successor

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last night anointed his successor

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos last night anointed his successor – as quarterly sales flew past $100billion for the first time. Bezos, 57, revealed he was handing over the reins to Andy Jassy, the chief executive of Amazon’s booming cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services (AWS). Jassy will take over as boss of the internet giant as Bezos steps back to become executive chairman. The dramatic changing of the guard came as Amazon’s sales hit $126billion, or £92billion, in the final three months of 2020 — the first time the company has ever raked in more than $100billion in a quarter. The storming end to the year took Amazon’s total sales for 2020 to £283billion – larger than the entire economy of Norway. In a year which forced consumers to do more shopping online due to lockdown re...
Bobi Wine yatawe muri yombi

Bobi Wine yatawe muri yombi

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Robert Kyagulanyi uzwi nka Bobi Wine, umudepite utavuga rumwe n’ubutegetsi bwa Uganda, akaba umukandida mu matora ya Perezida ateganyijwe mu kwezi gutaha yatawe muri yombi. Daily Monitor yatangaje ko Bobi Wine yafashwe kuri uyu wa Gatatu mu Gace ka Kalangala kari rwagati mu gihugu hamwe n’abandi bari mu bamufasha mu bikorwa bye byo kwiyamamaza. Ntabwo icyatumye Bobi Wine atabwa muri yombi kiramenyekana gusa hari amakuru y’uko igipolisi cyari kiri gushaka uko kimwohereza mu Murwa Mukuru Kampala ngo abe ariho akurikiranirwa. Bobi Wine yaherukaga gutabwa muri yombi mu Ugushyingo uyu mwaka ubwo yashinjwaga kwiyamamaza binyuranyije n’amabwiriza yo kwirinda COVID-19. Uyu mugabo ni umwe mu bakandida batavuga rumwe na Leta bahabwa amahirwe mu matora azaba ahanganyemo na Yoweri Museven...
Huye: Umurambo w’umusore utaramenyekana watoraguwe mu ishyamba

Huye: Umurambo w’umusore utaramenyekana watoraguwe mu ishyamba

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Umurambo w’umusore uri mu kigero cy’imyaka 35 y’amavuko wasanzwe mu ishyamba riri mu Murenge wa Ngoma mu Karere ka Huye mu gitondo cyo kuri uyu wa Gatatu. Uwo murambo wabonywe n’abana bari bari gutashya inkwi muri iryo shyamba riri munsi ya Kaminuza y’u Rwanda ishami rya Huye, bahita babibwira abaturage, nabo babimenyesha ubuyobozi. Urwego rw’Igihugu rw’Ubugenzacyaha, RIB, rwahise ruhagera rutangira ipereza kugira ngo hamenyekane amakuru y’urupfu rwe. Umwe mu babonye umurambo we yavuze ko yabonye usa n’aho uhamaze igihe kuko watangiye kwangirika. Bakeka ko ari umusore witwa Cyuma wari usanzwe akora akazi k’ubukarani mu Mujyi wa Huye. Umuyobozi w’Akarere ka Huye, Sebutege Ange, yavuze ko uwo musore ataramenyekana neza ariko amakuru y’ibanze bamenye ari uko yakoraga akazi k’u...