“Ethiopian Security Forces Committed 39 Extrajudicial Killings & Mass Detentions” Amnesty

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (DailyNewsUG) — A new report by the rights group Amnesty International accuses Ethiopia’s security forces of extrajudicial killings and mass detentions even as the country’s reformist prime minister was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The report issued Friday says security forces killed at least 25 people in 2019 in the East Guji and West Guji zones of the restive Oromia region amid suspicions of supporting a rebel group, the Oromo Liberation Army, and a once-exiled opposition group. And at least 10,000 people under suspicion were detained between…

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Uganda & Kenya Officials Scamper to Manage Malaba Border Traffic Chaos

By DailynewsUG Correspondent, Despite an agreement arrived at on Wednesday by government officials from Kenya and Uganda on the process of Covid-19 testing for truckers at the common border, an association for Kenyan truck drivers on Thursday advised its members to suspend services until both governments address stigma and harassment. Secretary-general of the Kenyan truckers union Nicholas Mbugua said on Thursday: “There is no safety agreement between Kenya and Uganda and yet drivers are being coerced by police officers to cross over to Uganda. We demand to be guaranteed the…

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“Rwandan Alleged Genocide Bankroller To Be Tried In Arusha” Hague Judge Rules

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, – The alleged financier of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, arrested this month in France after 25 years on the run, will be transferred to the war crimes tribunal in Arusha, Tanzania, once conditions allow it, a judge in The Hague has ruled. The judge was replying to a request for Felicien Kabuga to be temporarily transferred to The Hague given travel restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Described as Africa’s most wanted man, Kabuga has been held in a French jail since his May 16…

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In Absence of COVID19 Tourist Revenue, Ruparelia Foundation Donates Ugx10m to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary

By DailyNewsUG CorrespondentChimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) at Ngamba Island (Chimpanzee Sanctuary) this month May 2020 run a Donation Request triggered by the COVID 19 Pandemic. “We call upon everyone to support us during this trying time of COVID19 pandemic that has affected the operations of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary”. The operations of Ngamba Island have been dependent on 70% of tourist revenue which is at a standstill in the entire world with travel bans in different continents. This has left Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary with limited…

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