𝐅𝐄𝐁𝐑𝐔𝐀𝐑𝐘 28, 2023
🇺🇬 President Museveni on one-day official visit to South Africa
📌President Yoweri Museveni is in South Africa for a one-day official visit and will hold bilateral talks and discuss other continental issues with his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa. He will also address an ongoing Trade, Tourism and Investment summit.
“President Museveni’s visit is directed at consolidating bilateral relations between the two countries, with discussions between the two Heads of State encompassing political, economic, regional, continental and international issues,” the Office of the President of South Africa said in an earlier statement.
🇺🇬 President Museveni pledges support for model farmer in Gulu District
📌President Yoweri Museveni has pledged to support James Ocan, a model farmer in Paicho sub-county, Gulu district, who is practicing a four acre- farming model, with an irrigation pump. The pledge came as the President visited Ocan’s farm at Wii Gweng village, Kal Ali B parish. Ocan is one of the successful farmers of the four acre-model.
🇺🇬 Four students detained over Kyamate SSS fire in Ntungamo Municipality
📌Four students suspected of masterminding the fire that gutted a dormitory block at Kyamate Secondary School in Ntungamo Municipality have been arrested. Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson says the suspects are all Senior Three students who were picked up after being named by their colleagues. Police is still hunting for Tumushabe Wilber, the prime suspect accused of tying to the bed, one Bonus Ankwatireire, before he set the dormitory block ablaze killing Ankwatireire. Tumushabe had been suspended on 22/02/2023 from the school for indiscipline and bullying students.
🇺🇬 Teacher drowns in Lake Bunyonyi as Children watch
📌Pupils of Genesis Nursery and Primary School Kekubo in Kabale Municipality were gripped with shock as they watched their teacher, Christopher Ochet, 27 drown in Lake Bunyonyi. Kigezi Region Police spokesperson Elly Maate says pupils alleged that the teacher had takrn them for a morning jog, but diverted to swim in Lake Bunyonyi. The children saw the teacher struggling before he disappeared in the lake.
🇺🇬 Ethiopian community commemorates 127th anniversary of Ethiopia’s victory over Italy
📌Ethiopian community in Uganda have commemorated the 127th anniversary of the ’Battle of Adwa’ which marks Ethiopia’s victory over Italy. Sara Melese, the head of Public Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs at the Ethiopian Embassy in Uganda says that they celebrate 1896 as historic victory over Italy in Adwa, as Italy tried to expand its colonial territory in the Horn of Africa. The event happened at the Ethopian Embassy in Kampala.
🇺🇬 GULU: Man arrested for allegedly killing daughter’s boyfriend
📌Police in Gulu District have arrested a man for allegedly killing his daughter’s 16-year-old boyfriend. Police have identified the suspect as Ben Angol, 37, who reportedly murdered a one Daniel Okema, 16, after he allegedly caught the teenager red-handed having sexual relations with his daughter. According to the Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the suspect mobilised his accomplices and stormed the boy’s home after learning that his daughter had sneaked out of the house at night.
🇺🇬 LIRA: Man dies in arson attack
📌LIRA: A man has succumbed to burn injuries sustained after a suspected arson attack in Lira City. Charles Ogwal Kali, 49, a resident of Barogole, Lira City West Division was on the night of Saturday sleeping in the house of his girlfriend, Winnie Agora, when they were attacked by a suspected arsonist. The duo sustained serious burns and were rushed to Lira Regional Referral Hospital’s emergency unit for treatment. According to residents of Blue Corner North in West Division where the incident happened, a man had earlier in the day threatened to harm Agora and they suspect it is him behind the arson.
🇺🇬 BUYENDE: Two fishermen drown in Lake Kyoga
📌Two fishermen identified as Wabiya Kitika, 26 and Opio David, residents of Kirimunsege village, Kasiira Parish in Kidera Subcounty drowned in Lake Kyoga at Nfumagani fishing site. According to eye witnesses, the duo drowned as result of the bad weather. Eye witnessed say their boat “Bao Tatu” was also substandard. Police is working to recover the bodies.
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🌍 KENYA: President Ruto appoints selection panel for new IEBC commissioners
📌President William Ruto has appointed a seven-member selection panel to recruit new commissioners for the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The move comes two weeks after the President declared vacancies at the electoral body, following the signing of the IEBC (Amendment) Bill 2022 into law last month. The panel comprises representatives of the Parliamentary Service Commission, the Public Service Commission, the Political Parties Liaison Committee, the Law Society of Kenya, and the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya.
🌍 Kenya receives Ksh.16Bn ‘drought relief’ assistance from US Government
📌The United States Government has donated Ksh.16 Billion in support of Kenya’s drought relief efforts. According to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the funds will help meet the urgent needs for approximately 1.3 Million people across Kenya.
🌍 DRC: Unrest in East could disrupt polls – President Tshisekedi
📌Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi said Monday that a conflict with rebels in the east of the country could disrupt preparations for general elections scheduled for December 20. The fighting has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, raising concerns about the country’s ability to prepare for the Parliamentary and Presidential elections later this year.
🌍 NIGERIA: EU observers cite lack of transparency in polls
📌 European Union observer mission has faulted the lack of transparency and operational failures in the Nigerian election, according to its preliminary findings. The observers noted that some poll centers opened late and polling procedures were not always followed. They said the uploading of the results using an electronic system did not work, raising concerns as transmission of Presidential election results forms was delayed.
🌍 Obasanjo tells Electoral Body to save Nigeria from loomimg danger
📌Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the country’s electoral body to save the country from “a looming danger” over what he described as corruption of the electoral process. According to a statement, he said tension was building up and asked President Buhari Muhammadu to let all elections that do not pass the credibility and transparency test to be cancelled. He said the Independent Electoral Commission’s (INEC) decision to revert to the use of a manual transmission of results was deliberate despite spending a lot money to introduce an electronic system that would allow immediate transmission of results from polling units.
🌍 Nigerian elections ‘largely peaceful’ – Commonwealth
📌Observers from the Commonwealth have released a statement describing Nigeria’s election as “largely peaceful”. The chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group, and former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, said people were largely accorded their constitutional right to vote.
“We congratulate all Nigerians for their determination, patience and resilience displayed throughout the electoral process,” Mr. Mbeki said.
🌍 EU extends Belarus sanctions
📌The EU said Monday that it had extended by one year, sanctions on Belarus over Minsk’s continued repression of the Opposition and its support for Russia’s war on Ukraine. The sanctions have been extended until February 28, 2024, the European Council, which represents 27 EU member states, said in a statement.