Former Malian Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Mali’s former head of state who was toppled by the military in 2020, died Sunday at his home, his family said. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita led Mali from 2013 to 2020. Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led Mali between 2013 and 2020, died Sunday 16 January at his home in Bamako,…

Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic’s Visa.

By faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1128 EAT on 4 Jan 2022. Tennis star Novak Djokovic is facing deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. The Australian government cancelled his visa on Friday, saying the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community….

COVID boosters not viable strategy: says WHO.

UN health agency calls for new vaccines that better protect against transmission amid emerging coronavirus variants. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated On 11 Jan 2022 at 2236 EAT Repeating booster doses of the original COVID vaccines is not a viable strategy against emerging variants, the World Health Organization (WHO) said as it predicts that more than…

Kakweza detained over offensive communication.

By Andrew Bagala & Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0915 EAT on 30 December 2021. What you need to know: His whereabouts are, however, yet to be known. Police are holding novelist Rukirabashaija Kakwenza on allegations of offensive communication after a series of tweets about popular individuals that detectives are yet to name.  Kakwenza, famous for…

Campaigners and Activists denounce China’s Secret detention Policy.

Campaigners say China has ‘systematised arbitrary and secret detention’ by holding thousands of people under ‘Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location’. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated On 28 Dec 2021 at 0920 EAT. On September 24, Chinese authorities realised Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig after detaining them for more than 1,000 days. The pair were not held…

ISIS Claims responsibility of Terror Attack on UG as M7 Releases Statement.

Updated at 2326 GMT on Tuesday 16th Nov 2021- HICGI News Agency KAMPALA- Security officials in Uganda say the terrorist group has begun to launch high-profile attacks after receiving funding and technical assistance from ISIS’ central leadership. According to sources, the Islamic State have claimed responsibility of attacks. In a statement, Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta…

Anti-Coup protester killed in Sudan, Medics Say.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe published On 13 Nov 2021 Updated at 1753 EAT Protests come two days after coup leader Abdel Fattah al-Burhan reappointed himself head of the Sovereign Council. Sudanese security forces have killed one anti-coup protester and wounded others during a crackdown on renewed pro-democracy protests, according to an independent union of medics. “One…

Museveni Meets Libyan Leaders

Updated at 1343 GMT on Thursday 04th Nov 2021 by E K Benj @kivumbi President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has met H.E Abdullah Al-Lafi, the Vice-President of the Libyan Presidential Council at State House Entebbe. Following this meeting he posted “I opined that Libya has its owners who should get a chance to make their own…