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Inter-Religious Council calls for action against minister Baryomunsi

By APN Reporter Kanungu Religious leaders from various religions in Kanungu district and Kigezi sub region as a whole have called on the president of Uganda to immediately move in and take action against Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the State Minister for Housing for what they referred to as continued harassment and torturing of religious leaders […]

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‘The government has neglected us,’ Kiruhura christians whose church land is being claimed by a money lender

Members King of Kings church in Sanga Nyabushozi Kiruhura district and their colleagues from Mbarara who say the government has neglected them,have teamed up to rebuild their church that was allegedly demolished by unknown goons on Monday, August 31, 2020. The land where the church sits had previously been given out to money lenders as […]

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Fr Gaetano pens a letter on places of worship remaining closed and President Museveni misrepresenting the Popes

RELIGIOUS LEADERS SHOULD BE ALARMED:  PLACES OF WORSHIP REMAIN CLOSED, POLITICIANS USE CHURCHES FOR THEIR POLITICAL MEETINGS AND THE PRESIDENT MISREPRESENTS THE POPES. By Rev Fr Gaetano Batanyenda (Uganda) and Nazarious Natukunda (US). On March 18th, faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, President Museveni took a right and bold decision: he put the country under lockdown […]

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Church demolished in Kiruhura

Christians under King of Kings Pentecostal church in Sanga Nyabushozi Kiruhura district are in fear after their church was allegedly demolished by unknown assailants yesterday, Monday, August 31, 2020. Bishop Silas Tayebwa who is the senior pastor of the mother church King of Kings Mbarara has revealed that the land where the church sits had […]

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Rev. Canon Nason Baluku Elected 3rd Bishop of South Rwenzori Diocese

By APN Reporter apearlnews.com The Rev. Canon Nason Baluku has been elected the 3rd Bishop of the Diocese of South Rwenzori. He will be consecrated and enthroned as Bishop on 13th December 2020 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kasese. He will succeed the Rt. Rev. Jackson Nzerebende, who has been the Bishop of the Diocese since […]

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Simpson Mpirirwe nominated

By Richard Akandwanaho apearlnews.com Simpson Mpirirwe has today been nominated as the Kabale Ndorwa West Member of Parliament aspirant for the ruling NRM party for the 2021 party primary elections after he returned his nomination documents to the party’s secretariat. Mpirirwe was successfully nominated by the NRM electoral commission chairman Dr Tanga Odoi, at the […]

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Two pastors,17 Christians arrested in Mbarara for defying COVID-19 directives

By Anthony Kushaba apearlnews.com Police in Mbarara city have arrested two pastors for defying the presidential directives on the handling of COVID-19. Those arrested include Pastor Patrick Ntungane  and Pastor Masengo Rugabirwa of the source of healing church in Katete who were arrested alongside 17 members of his church. They were arrested for conducting a […]

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Ugandan leaders disrespecting God-Fr.Gaetano

By Richard Akandwanaho apearlnews.com The Chairperson of Kigezi Interreligious Council Rev Fr Gaetano Batanyenda has said that the President’s continued closure of places of worship is a direct disrespect to God, the church and Uganda’s Motto “For God And My Country”.Places of worship including churches and mosques were closed on 20th March this year when […]

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Fr.Gaetano blasts police for Selective implementation of COVID-19 directives

By APN Reporter apearlnews.com Kigezi inter-religious council chairperson Rev.Fr,Gaetano Batanyenda has hit at police over what he described as hypocrisy and selective implementation of the COVID-19 directives. Batanyenda who also doubles as the vice chairperson for Kick Corruption out of Uganda –KICK-U told our reporter today morning that he is dismayed by the manner in […]

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Elderly Legislators Aimed at Fulfilling Museveni’s Selfish Interests-Fr. Gaetano

Elderly Legislators Aimed at Fulfilling Museveni’s Selfish Interests-Fr. Gaetano By Richard Akandwanaho apearlnew.com The Vice Chairman of Kick Corruption out of Uganda Rev Fr Gaetano Batanyenda has said that the cabinet’s approval of 5 Parliamentary Representatives for the elderly is a selfish move, only aimed at expanding President Museveni’s Parliamentary support. Early this week, Cabinet […]