Equatorial Guinea abolishes death penalty

Equatorial Guinea has abolished the death penalty, state television announced on Monday citing a new law signed by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Capital punishment was “totally abolished” in the oil-rich central African nation after the president signed a new penal code, shared on Twitter by the vice president. The last official execution was carried out in 2014,…

UK lays Queen Elizabeth II to rest after state funeral

Thousands line the streets of London as the United Kingdom pays last respects to the late queen before her burial in Windsor. Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest after a state funeral attended by world leaders and a final journey through the streets of London. Monday’s funeral comes 11 days after the longest-serving…

What is the real-life impact of premenstrual symptoms?

By Katharine Lang updated 20th September 2022— Fact checked by Jessica Beake, Ph.D. Lethargy, bloating, mood swings, breaking out in spots — many people who menstruate experience one or more of these symptoms in the run up to their monthly period. For some, they are merely an inconvenience, but for others they can significantly impact…

Entebbe road Taxis ordered to return to Kisenyi and USAFI Taxi Parks

By PCA/KCCA All taxis operating along Entebbe road have been directed to immediately vacate the Old Taxi Park and return to Usafi Park and Kisenyi Park. The directive that took effect, Friday was issued by the Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs Hajat Minsa Kabanda. Kabanda made the remarks during a press briefing…

Nigeria floods-Death toll rises to 92

By Jerry Omondi The death toll from widespread flooding in northern Nigeria’s Jigawa State has increased to 92, police authorities confirmed on Monday. Jigawa was barraged by heavy rains which started in August, leaving trails of massive destruction across the state. Lawan Adam, the police spokesperson said more deaths had been confirmed, taking the toll…

Nyege Nyege: Sell-out crowd at ‘immoral’ Ugandan music festival

Thousands of revellers from across East Africa and the world have gathered for Uganda’s Nyege Nyege festival which was allowed to go ahead despite a threat to ban it because of “immorality”. Critics including several MPs and the speaker of parliament described it as a “breeding ground for sexual immorality” and “homosexuality”. But some say…

Nancy Pelosi visits Armenia as Azerbaijan truce holds

US House speaker’s visit to Yerevan comes days after deadly border clashes broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Armenia, where a ceasefire has held after an outburst of fighting with neighbouring Azerbaijan that killed hundreds of troops from both sides. Pelosi arrived in the Armenian capital, Yerevan,…

Britain prepares for state funeral and final farewell to queen

The 2,000 strong congregation will include world leaders, royalty, representatives from charity and those who made ‘extraordinary contributions’ in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Britain is preparing to bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth in a grand state funeral, after King Charles III said he had been “moved beyond measure” by the outpouring of…

MPs ask Uganda Airlines to name 200 people who travelled for free

Lawmakers probing Uganda Airlines have instructed its management to produce the list of people who benefited from a total of 200 voided air tickets and travelled to Dubai, UAE, in November last year. National MPs ask Uganda Airlines to name 200 people who travelled for freeThursday, September 15, 2022 The Uganda Airlines Chief Executive Officer,…