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    Opposition Fights Over M7: The Struggle Is Not A Walk In The Park – FDC’s Nyanjura Reminds “False Prophet” Bobi Wine As NUP Calls For National Prayers…



    (L-R) President Yoweri Museveni, Kampla Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura and NUP president Bobi Wine

    Our sources have established that there’s alot of unease within the leading opposition political sides, with the tension arising from the ruling party’s upcoming big event.

    Change-seeking supporters from opposite camps have been reduced to blows, arising from confusion as their leaders at the moment can not agree on what to do next as their habitual rival prepares to be sworn in for another five year term.

    Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) is set to be sworn in as the next president of Uganda at the Kololo independence grounds on 12th May, as Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) and the Patrick Oboi Amuriat-led Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) camps exchange sharp words instead.

    Before, during and after the election, Bobi Wine publicly launched a nation wide assurance campaign that Museveni under all circumstances would not be sworn in as president – sloganeering that the NUP is not Museveni’s usual “unserious” opposition.

    In the same vein, the Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor, Doreen Nyanjura of the FDC has reminded the NUP camp of how they accused her former boss, Dr. Kizza Besigye – a four time presidential candidate of “playing games” to help Museveni stay in power.

    If Museveni successfully swears in on Wednesday, he is going for forty years in Uganda’s front seat as the driver since 1986.

    As if to insinuate that “where’s the promised land you and your principal assured us of?” Nyanjura sent a direct message to the Red camp that “The struggle is not a walk in the park” thus declaring her forgiveness for all those that disrespected the founders of the “modern struggle” to oust Museveni from power after 35 years now.

    Frankly talking her mind out Nyanjura sated that; “I am not celebrating anyone’s failure because none of us (NUP and FDC) has won, I am simply saying we ought to respect each other and acknowledge each others contribution,” Nyanjura said.

    Meanwhile, NUP, have declared Wednesday a day of prayer and fasting, the party spokesperson, Joel Ssenyonyi has announced.

    “We’ll beseech God to heal Uganda (2 Chronicles 7:14). As Mr. Museveni swears himself in after a rigged election, killing, incarcerating and maiming people, NUP leaders will be at NUP offices to pray,” Ssenyonyi said, urging NUP supporters and other change-seekers that they too can pray from wherever they will be.


    The two leading opposition parties (NUP and FDC) came second and third respectively in the January election that the incumbent NRM candidate was declared winner.

    Whereas both NUP and FDC, like all the other contestants except the winner protested the outcome of the election, Bobi Wine went a mile further and assured his supporters that Museveni would not swear in by all means.

    Bobi Wine, who according to the Independent Electoral Commission got 35.0% of the vote, inferior to Museveni’s 58.38 insisted that he was the rightful winner, and that his nemesis had rigged the election.

    Bobi Wine took the matter to courts of law, where he would later choose to withdraw the case, to forward it to the people’s court (the court of public opinion) citing bias in the Supreme Court of the land.

    With so much dedication and determination to lead Uganda to the “promised land “, Bobi Wine has now left everything, including “The Struggle” to God.

    By Toni Senono



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



    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 



    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



    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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