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Sarkozy: Former French president sentenced to jail for corruption

apearlnews.com Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been sentenced to three years in jail – two of them suspended – for corruption. Sarkozy, 66, was found guilty of trying to bribe a magistrate by offering a prestigious job in Monaco in return for information about a criminal inquiry into his political party. The magistrate, Gilbert […]

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Police continue enforcement of curfew

By APN Reporter apearlnews.com  Police has continued the enforcement of the curfew after reports indicated that some places whose operation is still banned were defying the guidelines and operating normally. According to police spokesperson Fred Enanga,Although there’s much anxiety and lockdown fatigue, the public should be encouraged by the decrease in caseload due to the […]

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Fr. Gaetano describes Kyagulanyi’s decision to withdraw the election petition as patriotic

By APN Reporter Kabale Rev.Fr.Gaetano Batanyenda the Kitanga parish priest who also doubles as the vice chairperson for Kick corruption out of Uganda –KICK-U has described the move by former presidential candidate Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to withdraw the election petition challenging the 14th January 2021 general election results as patriotic. Batanyenda says […]

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New COVID-19 directives come into force in Rwanda

By APN Agencies apearlnews.com The new national directives on containing the COVID-19 pandemic will come into force this Tuesday, February 23. The new measures were adopted by the Cabinet meeting held on February 19. Under the new nationwide directives, movements are prohibited between 8pm-4am, all businesses must close by 6pm; public offices will resume with […]

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Military officers punished for attacking journalists

By APN Reporter The military police unit disciplinary committee (UDC), the lower court of the court-martial, today 18th February 2021 convened and deliberated on its officer and militants who misbehaved and assaulted members of the journalists at Prince Charles lane in Kololo Kampala yesterday. The UDC presided over by the chairman Lt Col Gai Mpandwa […]

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Seven killed by landslides in Buhweju district

By Aron Ainomugisha apearlnews.com At least 7 people have been killed by landslides that hit a house belonging to Asiimwe Crescent in Kyesika cell Katara Parish Karungu Sub-County Buhweju district today afternoon. Bwengye Mbagaya, a resident of Kyesika cell where the incident happened says four members belong to Asiimwe’s family and three are residents of […]

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Extending term of office to seven years a manifestation of greed by Ugandan legislators

By Richard Akandwanaho Kabale The Vice Chairperson of Kick Corruption Out of Uganda Rev Fr Gaetano Batanyenda has said that a proposal to extend the term  of office for all political offices to seven years is a clear indication of the selfishness and greed of the political leaders in Uganda. Over a year after the […]

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Kyagulanyi disregarded guidelines on his way to UN offices -Police

By APN Reporter Kampala Police has revealed that National Unity Platform –NUP party president Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi disregarded guidelines on his way to the United Nations Human Rights offices on Wednesday. Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that the opposition leader successfully submitted his petition to the United Nations Human Rights offices, located at […]

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United Nations receives National Unity Platform (NUP) petition on alleged human rights violations

Kampala   The United Nations in Uganda confirms that today the leader of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi accompanied by five party officials handed over a petition on alleged human rights violations that marred the electoral process, to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) Representative in […]

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Police officers trained in call center handling

By Anthony Kushaba apearlnews.com Police has embarked on training officers in south western Uganda in manning call centers. The officers in question will be tasked with manning the Mbarara regional call center and they will be trained for two days. The call center will be operational effective 18th, February 2021.. According to Samson Kasasira, the […]