17 Dead as PLANE loaded with MONEY Crashes in South Sudan

By Xinhua A cargo plane carrying food, motorbikes and cash has crashed shortly after takeoff from the airport in the South Sudanese capital of Juba. Witnesses reported seeing several bodies. The Antonov An-26 aircraft was travelling to the city of Aweil in the northwest of the country. Videos and photos circulating on social media show smoke rising from the pieces of fuselage strewn across the crash site. Juba Airport Director Kur Kuol Ajieu told Anadolu that eight people were on board the plane, but he had no information as yet about…

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Army colonel Assimi Goita now Mali’s new military Strongman

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Colonel Assimi Goita speaks to the press at the Malian Ministry of Defence in Bamako, Mali, on August 19, 2020 after confirming his position as the president of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP). PHOTO | AFP Summary There’s still no word on what will happen to Mr Keita going forward. The coup chiefs, meanwhile, called on the public to return to normal life. They made no reference to the detained leaders or their whereabouts. Army colonel Assimi Goita has been introduced as Mali’s new…

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Soldier in Eastern DRC Shoots DEAD 13 civilians

By AFP/DailyNewsUG Foreign News Correspondent A drunken soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s troubled east opened fire on passers-by, killing at least 13 people including a two-year-old girl and seven women, sources said. The murders incensed locals who laid out the victims’ shrouded bodies. Youths built a big fire nearby and a local leader vilified the army and demanded that its troops and a UN force stationed in the district pull out. Shocked relatives of the victims drifted around as they tried to make sense of the tragedy. The…

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“Cash Madam” Dorothy Shonga facing LIFE: Charged with Money Laundering & Fraud

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Police have arrested Entrepreneur and Socialist Dorothy Shonga, who owns D.C Brand Cloud, a local branding and marketing company, popularly known as ‘Cash-Madam’ after being implicated in bootleg deals at Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA). Police arrested Shonga on Tuesday following investigations that she was given a contract of supplying golf shirts. Socialite and “self-made” multi-millionaire Dorothy Shonga is facing a potential life sentence if found guilty having been charged with money laundering and fraud this morning over the MERAgate scandal together with her partner, Collins Magalasi.…

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ANALYSIS: What is it that Ethiopia & Egypt are exactly Sparring Over?

Two of Africa’s historical nations are capable of achieving a tremendous deal By DailyNewsUG Regional Correspondent, Endris Mekonnen Faris|Regional powers on their respective turfs, the increasing bellicosity between Addis Ababa and Cairo has been affecting both countries adversely in multiple ways. They should be encouraged to carry on the African Union’s (AU) proceeding course and a tremendous deal is achievable by pushing the UN, the World Bank and US President Donald Trump’s mediation out of the equation, the author of “The Art of The Deal.” Endris Mekonnen Faris   |25.07.2020…

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OCTOGENARIAN Former Tanzania President Benjamin MKAPA has DIED

By DailyNewsUG Regional News Correspondent, Former Tanzania President Benjamin Mkapa has died. According to President Magufuli, the former leader had been ailing and admitted to a hospital in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam. As citizen news website reports Announcing the sad news on Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) July 24, President Magufuli said Mr. Mkapa died at a Dar eS Salaam Hospital where he was admitted.“Mzee Benjamin William Mkapa the third President of Tanzania has died at a Dar es Salaamthe hospital where he was admitted” announced President Magufuli. “I…

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Nigeria’s 1st Female Combat Helicopter Pilot Killed In a Freak Car Accident

By DailyNewsUG Correspondent, Lagos, Nigeria (DailyNewsUG) Tributes have poured in after Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot was killed in a freak car accident Tuesday. Tolulope Arotile, 24, died of head injuries sustained after a former school friend accidentally reversed into her while she was trying to greet her, the country’s air force said in a statement. President Muhammadu Buhari said he received the news with “deep pain” and sent condolences to her family and colleagues, his aide said in a statement The young pilot was killed in a car…

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World’s Rarest Gorillas Spotted with Babies in Dense Nigerian Forest

By Aisha Salaudeen, |DailyNewsUG| In a rare sighting, conservationists have captured new images of the world’s rarest gorillas with several babies in southern Nigeria. The Cross River gorillas were spotted in the dense Mbe Mountains in Cross River state by a camera set up by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The subspecies is critically endangered and at one point only about 300 were known to be alive within the mountainous area in Nigeria and Cameroon, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The most endangered gorilla subspecies in the world has been sighted in southern…

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PAYMENT PARADIGMS: “In Africa, Our Biggest Competitor Is CASH”-Mastercard

By DailyNewsUG Business Correspondent When cash is king, payments companies have an uphill battle… but also a huge market to address, explains Mastercard’s Raghav Prasad. A veteran of the financial industry, with stints at Citibank and The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Raghav Prasad joined Mastercard in 2014. Since January 2018, he has been Division President, in charge of sub-Saharan Africa. He lays out Mastercard’s strategy on the continent, and the opportunities for financial inclusion and innovation. On 21 May, Mastercard announced its goal, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic,…

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10 Years of ‘Open’ EAC Borders: Slow but Steady Run

By LUKE ANAMI Limited funding for EAC integration and low public awareness about the Treaty Protocols and their implementation framework are bottlenecks for the 150 million-strong population to exploit opportunities it presents. The East African Community has clocked 10 years since putting into operation the Common Market Protocol, which was intended to guarantee free trade and movement of people in the region. Summary The East African Community has clocked 10 years since putting into operation the Common Market Protocol, which was intended to guarantee free trade and movement of people…

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