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    Cyprian: A Great Preacher And Smart Money Maker, How A Nun’s Life Was Sacrificed To Save The Archbishop…

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    The late Kampala Archdiocese Archbishop, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga

    Christians and other Ugandans were utterly shocked by the sudden demise of the Archbishop of the Kampala Archdiocese, Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who was found dead in his house.

    Born in January 1953, Dr Lwanga was 68 years. He was appointed as Archbishop of Kampala on August 19, 2006.

    The post mortem results have indicated that he died of a heart attack.

    Alot of controversies have come up since the man of God breathed his last. Here are 25 other things you need to know about the late Archbishop;

    1. The Archbishop had so much trust in his driver Jimmy and his personal assistant, Ssekamatte after his Anglican church confidants allegedly started spying on him instead.

    2. The Archbishop had survived several attempts to murder him.

    3. In 2017, unidentified people poisoned his passion fruit juice at Rubaga, but a nun took it before him and she died instantly.

    4. On another attempt, another unidentified found his way to the Archbishop’s kitchen and poisoned his food. Fortunately as the executioner was noticed by the chief chef as he was making his way out. All the food was given to the pigs, and whichever pig ate of the food died.

    5. Since then, the Archbishop has been dining together with all his workers on the same table.

    6. He always made private calls at night.

    7. He spoke to his relatives in Kyabakadde the night before his death. They had lost a relative there.

    8. His extended family has a WhatsApp group where they would address their issues and he would actively contribute.

    9. He was outspoken and straight forward.

    10. On the 24 August 2017, he openly Express his dissatisfaction with the age limit bill that was passed.

    11. He had issues with head teachers of Catholic schools who are not catholic Fathers. He made an effort to reset the trend.

    12. He was angry with catholic Fathers who amassed riches in the name of the Catholic church and didn’t want to give back to the Church.

    13. The Archbishop once was so bitter with the government for closing Radio Sapienta after violent protests resulting from an incident in which the Kabaka of Buganda was barred from visiting Bugerere. He demanded that the station be opened immediately.

    14. He notably asked that the presidential elections that were carried out on 14 Jan 2021 should have been postponed for three years to avoid violence which was so eminent at the moment.

    15. Before he died, he had organised to meet the speaker in mass to pray for favor upon her in her Speakership contest.

    16. Before he died, he was to swear in 8 papal guards for the during the Easter mass. The act since his death was put on hold since it can only be done by the Archbishop.

    17. He was good at preacher of the gospel, and also a smart money maker.

    18. He had shares in Centenary Bank.

    19. He had shares in Roko construction company. Roko has been awarded many contracts to build Catholic Churches.

    20. He had an Organisation known as Twekembe which gives help to women who are in need.

    21. He founded the Bishop Cyprian SS school in Kyabakadde.

    22. He had a farm of cattle in Kyabakadde.

    23. He owned acres of land with Pine and eucalyptus trees.

    24. He extended electrification from Kalagi to his home village in Kyabakadde ( a distance of about 3 miles).

    25. He could speak English, Luganda, Italian, French and Runyankore.

    By Hope Kalamira

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    Angels Of Death Strike, Take Two Of Uganda’s VIPs In 2023 Opener

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    Two of Uganda’s Very Important Persons have Monday died.

    National Unity Platform’s parliamentary flag bearer in the last year’s Omoro County by-elections, Simon Toolit Aketcha is dead.

    Toolit, died on Monday morning.

    The news of his death was confirmed by Omoro county MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    “It is a dark day in Omoro! We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha! Hon. Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in recent by-elections. May his soul rest in eternal peace!” OJok tweeted.

    Toolit put up stiff political resistance against the late Jacob Oulanyah before also competing against his son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.

    In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

    In the same manner, Uganda’s high commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Galiwango, has died.

    Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

    The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango.

    President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

    Galiwango was also the former long serving director of finance and administration at the NRM secretariat at the time of his ambassadorial appointment. Ms Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

    The cause of his death is yet to be communicated by the government.

    Last year, Bank of Uganda governor prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Gen. Elly Tumwine among other VIPs died.

     

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    Five Dead As Bomb Goes Off In Church Near DRC, Uganda Border 

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    A bomb killed at least five people on Sunday after detonating in a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said.

    Details of the attack remain hazy, but military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the “terrorist act” happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province’s Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.

    Mualushayi later told reporters that at least five bodies had been taken to the morgue following the blast, in what he called a provisional death toll.

    Joel Kitausa, a local civil society figure, put the death toll at eight and said 27 other people had been wounded.

    AFP was unable to independently confirm the toll.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Mualushayi said that one suspect — a Kenyan — had been arrested.

    The DRC’s communications ministry said on social media that the attack was apparently carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its affiliate in Central Africa — is active in the Kasindi area.

    It has been accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bomb attacks in Uganda.

    The ADF has planted bombs in towns in North Kivu in the past.

    Since 2021 a joint Congolese-Ugandan military operation has been targeting the ADF in North Kivu and neighbouring Ituri province.

    Over 120 armed groups roam mineral-rich eastern DRC, many of which are the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the 21st century.

    Source: AFP

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    Nepal Crash: Dozens Killed As Plane Crashes Near Pokhara Airport

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    Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal.

    The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire.

    Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.

    At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

    Local resident Deeveta Kal told the BBC how she rushed to the crash site after seeing the aircraft plunge from the sky shortly after 11:00am local time (05:15 GMT).

    “By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded. There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time,” she said.

    “The pilot tried his best to not hit civilisation or any home,” Deevta Kal added. “There was a small space right beside the Seti River and the flight hit the ground in that small space.”

    The flight set out with 68 passengers on board, including at least 15 foreign nationals, and four crew members.

    According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, the 15-year-old twin-engine ATR 72 stopped transmitting position data at 05:05 GMT and the last signal from the aircraft was received at 05:12.

    Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers were involved in the operation at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.

    The search operation has been suspended for the day, officials say.

    Video taken where the plane came down showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris.

    “We expect to recover more bodies,” an army spokesman told Reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.

    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and urged state agencies to work on rescue operations. A panel to investigate the cause of the crash has been set up.

    Of the passengers, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France among others.

    Aviation accidents are not uncommon in Nepal, often due to its remote runways and sudden weather changes that can make for hazardous conditions.

    A Tara Air plane crashed in May 2022 in the northern Nepalese district of Mustang, killing 22 people.

    In early 2018, 51 people were killed when a US-Bangla flight travelling from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught fire as it landed in Kathmandu.

    The European Union has banned Nepalese airlines from its airspace over concerns about training and maintenance standards in the country’s aviation industry.

    Source: BBC

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