Makerere University Student Drowns In Swimming Pool While Trying To Save A Child

Makerere University in Uganda is mourning the demise of one of its students, Emmanuel Wamono, who drowned in a swimming pool while trying to save a child.  It was gathered that the regrettable incident occurred at Mountain Inn Hotel in Mbale on Saturday, February 4, 2023.  The late Wamono was a 3rd year electrical engineering student and a resident of Livingstone Hall.  Makerere University Dean …

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Pope Francis Urges Mutual Forgiveness To End Congo Conflict

Kinshasa, Feb. 1, 2023 (Reuters/NAN) Pope Francis on Wednesday urged people in Democratic Republic of Congo to grant each other a “great amnesty of the heart” and called on Christians engaged in battle to lay down their arms. Decades of armed conflicts in DR Congo have led to the killing of millions. On the first full day of his trip – his third to sub-Saharan …

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Cardinal Accused Of Sex Assault Retires From Vatican Job

A powerful Canadian cardinal, Marc Ouellet, who was twice accused of sexual assault, will retire on April 12, the Vatican’s news service announced Monday, Jan. 30. Age was given as the reason for his retirement and the Vatican did not mention the allegations against Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet. The news service said that Pope Francis had accepted Ouellet’s resignation “upon reaching the age limit” for cardinals, which is …

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Zelensky: Russians Back To Sports Says Terror Is Acceptable

Berlin, Jan. 30, 2023 (dpa/NAN) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would be telling the whole world that terror “is somehow acceptable’’ should Russian and Belarusian athletes are able to compete at Paris 2024. The IOC confirmed last week it intended to uphold sanctions against Russian and Belarusian state and government officials ahead of next year’s Olympics in the French capital. …

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“I Still Believe In Love” – Ugandan Man Speaks After Court Ordered His Ex-fiancée To Pay $2,500 For Breach Of Promise To Marry Him After Paying Her School Fees

Uganda – A Court in Kanungu District, Uganda has ordered a woman to pay her former fiancé more than Shs10 million (about $2,500) as compensation for breach of the promise to marry him.  Court records show that Richard Tumwine and Fortunate Kyarikunda, both teachers started their love relationship in 2015 and that the duo later entered a promise to marry agreement in 2018. The court …

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Erdoğan Signals NATO Support For Finland, Leaving Sweden In The Cold

Istanbu – , Turkish President has signalled he might support Finland’s accession process to the Western defence alliance NATO, while withholding approval for the membership of the country’s Nordic neighbour Sweden.“If necessary, we can send a different message regarding Finland,” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a speech to young people, according to local media reports.The Turkish president added: “Sweden will be shocked if we make …

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Russia imitates Firing Of Hypersonic Missile In Atlantic Ocean

Mosco – , The Russian Navy has successfully tested its new hypersonic Zirkon missile by means of computer simulation during a manoeuvre in the Atlantic Ocean, it announced on Wednesday. This was carried out during an exercise by the frigate Admiral Gorshkov in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean, the Ministry of Defence said on its Telegram channel. The simulation was successful, Commander Igor …

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Moscow Warns Berlin Battle Tank Deliveries Would Damage Ties

Moscow, – Moscow warned of a further deterioration in German-Russian relations if Berlin delivers Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine. “Such shipments do not bode well for the future of relations,” Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday, according to the news agency Interfax. Moscow’s warning is coming on the heels of Poland’s request for permission from the German government to export its German-made Leopard 2 tanks …

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Chinese, Other Ethnic Groups Celebrate Lunar New Year In New York

New York, — The annual celebrations of the Lunar New Year in Chinatown of Lower Manhattan, New York City, attracted a big crowd from the Chinese community and other ethnic groups on Sunday. As the 25th annual festival in celebration of the Lunar New Year, the two-hour-long event was staged in Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Grand Street and hosted by Better Chinatown USA. A …

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British PM Fined £100 For Not Wearing Seatbelt

By Chris Udochukwu Precise Post has gathered that the British police on Friday fined Prime Minister Rishi Sunak £100 for failing to wear a seatbelt in a moving car while filming a social media video. Lancashire Police said in a Twitter statement not directly naming Sunak: “We have today issued a 42-year-old man from London with a conditional offer of fixed penalty.” A fixed penalty …

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Update: Nigerian Man Remanded Over Attack On Guyana President’s Residence And Attempted Murder Of Guard

The 25-year-old Nigerian man, who carried out a brazen attack at the official residence of Guyana President, Irfaan Ali, was remanded to prison for the attempted murder of a Presidential Guard and discharging a loaded firearm. Bethel Ikenna Chimezie, of Ninth Street, Industry, East Coast Demerara appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, January 19, 2022.  He had to be assisted into …

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Man Dies In Avalanche In northern Italy While Searching For His Dogs

Rome, – A 60-year-old man on Tuesday died in an avalanche in northern Italy while looking for his two dogs, local media reported on Wednesday. Michele Buga, originally from Romania, was initially surprised by bad weather and got lost on Saturday while he was hiking with his two huskies in the mountains of Valle Spluga. Valle Spluga is in the northern Italian province of Sondrio …

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Iran sentences three more to death over protests

Iran has sentenced three more protesters to death. They accuse the protesters of killing three members of the security forces during the protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, the judiciary said Monday, Jan. 9. The Islamic republic has been rocked by civil unrest since the September 16 death of Kurdish Iranian Amini, 22, following her arrest for allegedly violating Iran’s strict dress code for …

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Ireland’s Construction Activity Decline Worsens Amid Subdued Demand

Dublin, – Ireland’s construction activity deteriorated at the fastest pace in five months in December amid continued falls in output and new orders as challenging economic conditions hit market demand. The survey results from S&P Global showed on Monday. The headline BNP Paribas Real Estate Ireland construction Purchasing Managers’ Index dropped to 43.2 in December from 46.8 in the previous month. Any reading below 50 …

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US Professor Is Fired After Showing A 14th-century Painting Of The Prophet Muhammad To Student

An American professor in Minnesota has been fired after showing students a painting of the Prophet Muhammad in her class.  In a letter sent out to students, Miller apologized for the incident and said not offending the school’s Muslim students is incredibly important.  ‘It is not our intent to place blame; rather, it is our intent to note that in the classroom incident—where an image forbidden for …

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46 Ivorian Soldiers detained in Mali return home after pardon

Forty-six Ivorian soldiers detained in Mali since July arrived home late Saturday, according to an AFP reporter at the airport, a day after they were pardoned by the neighbouring country’s junta. The troops, whose detention triggered a bitter diplomatic row between the countries, were arrested on July 10, 2022, after arriving in the Malian capital Bamako. Mali accused them of being mercenaries, while Ivory Coast and …

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