Crime East Africa

Expectant mother killed in Mbale accident A 27-year-old expectant mother was on Monday killed in a road accident as she was being transported to Mbale regional referral hospital to give birth. The accident occurred near Grace Primary school on Mbale-Bufumbo road in Mbale city. The deceased has been identified as Aisha Woguti who was being transported on a motorcycle and […]

Crime East Africa Politics

New COVID-19 directives come into force in Rwanda

By APN Agencies 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 […]

East Africa National

Rubanda farmers feeding pigs on ARVs

By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba. Rubanda Farmers in Rubanda District are reportedly feeding pigs on  Atiretroviral Drugs – ARVs meant for people living with HIV//AIDs in order to enhance growth and increase  the pigs’ body mass. This was revealed yesterday in the report presented  by the National Drugs Authority – NDA during the training of Veterinary […]

East Africa Politics

Ten civilians killed by ADF in DRC Atleast ten civilians have been killed in the Congolese territory of Beni in North Kivu province by suspected Allied Democratic Forces. The rebels reportedly targeted villagers in the Rwenzori sector on Monday and Tuesday also looting food and merchandise. According to Wilson Batholeni, the president of the civil societies in the Ruwenzori sector, two […]

Crime East Africa

Taxi driver arrested for attempting to bribe police officer

By APN Reporter Rubavu A taxi-moto operator in Rubavu District was arrested on Monday, February 15, for attempting to bribe a Police officer. Afrodis Twagirimana, 26, was first caught for flouting the curfew and other government COVID-19 prevention guidelines when he tried to bribe the officer enforcing the directive with Frw2,000. Chief Inspector of Police […]

Crime East Africa

COVID-19: Police arrest 129 in operations targeting bars

 By Rwanda At least 129 people were arrested in the City of Kigali on Saturday, February 13, in Rwanda National Police (RNP) operations that targeted bars and other businesses flouting the national COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The violators were found in four bars as well as those who had organised a party at home while […]

East Africa Education

Lockdown lifted in Kigali

By APN Reporter Kigali The lockdown in City of Kigali will be lifted effective Monday, February 8, with all residents of Rwanda expected to embrace the new COVID-19 prevention measures. The new measures as outlined by the Cabinet meeting held on February 2, will run up to February 22. All you need to know about […]

East Africa Politics

Fr. Gaetano irked by the government move to spend more UGX 17 billion on masks

By APN Reporter Kabale Kigezi inter-religious council chairperson who also doubles as the Vice chairperson for Kick corruption out of Uganda Rev.Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda says that the move by the government to spend more 17 Billion shillings on procurement of face masks is ill intentioned. Batanyenda who was today afternoon address journalists at Kick […]

East Africa Education

Ntungamo locals cautioned as a stray crocodile is sighted in the area

By APN Reporter Ntungamo Authorities in Ntungamo district have cautioned locals to stay away from Omungyenyi swamp after a stray crocodile was sighted in the area. The Crocodile in has been sighted near omungyenyi trading center in Rubaare sub county. Ntungamo district Tourism officer Robert Aturinda says that the crocodile is mature and has been […]

East Africa Education

Coronavirus in Africa could reverse 30 years of Wildlife conservation gains.

 By Edwin Tambara Growing strains on local economies have led to concerns about food security For wild animals in Africa on the verge of extinction and the tight knit communities who protect them, COVID-19 is a specter, disrupting a delicate balancing act of survival for both humans and endangered species. African officials and conservation […]