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Uganda Protest: Over 15 People Reportedly Died, 45 Injured, Presidential Candidate Arrested

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Following the ongoing unrest in Uganda over 15 people had died and at least 45 were injured in protests that erupted after police arrested Ugandan presidential candidate and pop star Bobi Wine on Wednesday, Ugandan police said.

“As of yesterday evening we had seven people who lost their lives, about 45 people got injuries including an LDU (armed civilian force) whose head was smashed,” police spokesperson Fred Enanga said.

Mr Enanga claimed the National Unity Platform (NUP) led by Wine violated election guidelines issued to contain the spread of Covid-19.

The MP, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, is currently detained in Jinja following his arrest in Luuka where he had gone to campaign on Wednesday.

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“But it (NUP) doesn’t have control over these demonstrators. They don’t have the ability to restore a situation that has gone out of hand and yet they’re promoting violence.
This is unacceptable,” Mr Enanga told state-owned Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) on Thursday morning.

Mr Kyagulanyi was arrested alongside Jinja-based pastor Andrew Muwanguzi and five other supporters. They are currently being interrogated on charges of negligent conduct likely to spread the infectious disease, obstruction and holding unauthorised assembles.

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Uganda Is Not A Military Dictatorship For Guns To Be Used On The citizens — Mrs Cecilia Ogwal

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Mrs Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal is a Ugandan politician, businesswoman and management consultant. She is the Member of Parliament for the Dokolo District Women’s Constituency. She has been a member of Uganda’s legislature since 1996.

She has lend her voice against Police brutality on unarmed civilians as exhibited on Wednesday, describing the action as uncalled for and something that must be condemned by all.

She said Uganda is not a military dictatorship for guns to be used on the citizens.

Mrs Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal

“There should be sanity in the management of demonstrations, Importantly, compliance with SOPS should not be selective. We have seen NRM leaders and associates mobilizing and holding processions, and in most cases protected by the same police brutalizing the Opposition members. We are all prone to Covid-19 irrespective of the political inclinations.”

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“Let us all embrace peace, tolerance and accommodating the ones we disagree with.”

 

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Man Dies Barely A Week After Buying Customized Coffin

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Reports says that notable Zimbabwean socialite and millionaire, Genius Kadungure affectionately called Ginimbi who died recently in a gory car accident made specific arrangements for his personal casket before passing on.

Sources close to the family explain that the wealthy socialite bought and paid for a customized Versace coffin barely prior to his ghastly accident that claimed his life and that of three others.

The millionaire died after his Rolls-Royce Wraith crashed into three other cars on his way from a birthday party of his good friend.

He was riding with three other persons, who were burnt beyond recognition after the Rolls Royce Wraith caught fire following the impact of the crash.

Zimbabwean socialite and millionaire, Genius Kadungure affectionately called Ginimbi

Some bystanders who witnessed the accident attempted helping the occupants of the car but were only able to pull out Ginimbi before the car blew up into flames.

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Late Ghanian Former President Rawlings Belongs To Us but Wonder Why ‘Opponent’ Akufo-Addo ‘Hijacking’ His funeral – NDC General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia Says.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo is doing everything to “hijack” the funeral of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings, General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said.

Mr Rawlings died on Thursday, 12 November 2020 at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital while on admission.

After officially announcing Mr Rawlings’ funeral to the nation via a statement on Thursday, President Nana Akufo-Addo, on the same day, received a delegation from the family of the late president, who formally informed him of the death at the Jubilee House.

On Friday, 13 November 2020, the President held an event with the Ghana Armed Forces in honour of the former military leader.

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He also led a government delegation that visited former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings to console her.

Both the president and his vice-president have also suspended all campaign activities after declaring a 7-day national mourning period during which all flags will fly at half-mast in Mr Rawlings’ honour.

The NDC’s presidential candidate, former President John Mahama and his running mate, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, also suspended all their campaign activities and returned to Accra to mourn with the Rawlingses.

The NDC, led by Mr Mahama, held a meeting with a high-powered committee tasked to coordinate the funeral activities of the former President.

Mr Mahama later led the NDC to visit and console former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.

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Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM on events relating to Mr Rawlings’ passing so far, Mr Asiedu Nketia said: “We were sorely disappointed that the President of the Republic, even in issuing a statement of condolence, refused or failed to recognise the fact that President Rawlings was the founder of the NDC”.

“It is against all the different practices we have been engaged in, in the past, as far as the death of prominent members of the two political parties are concerned,” he said.

“The President has refused to recognise that the man belongs to NDC, and he is the founder of NDC”, he argued, adding: “Everything about this funeral, so far, depicts an attempt by an opponent to hijack the funeral of the founding father of our political party, and we don’t think the funeral of our party founder ought to be organised somewhere, and we get invited.

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He said: “We have called on the immediate family to share condolences, and we are beginning to discuss the way forward. We have directed all branches of our party countrywide to organise events countrywide that will give a fitting celebration of the life of our founder… We will participate [in the national funeral] but that will not stop us from organising our own thing.”

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