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Dimanche 4 décembre 2022, ils étaient des milliers à marcher en #RDC après la messe, à l’appel des évêques @cenco_rdc, pour dire NON à la guerre d’agression. L’une des causes de cette guerre, c’est l’exploitation illégale des ressources naturelles. D’où ce thread 1/n.
De nombreuses études attestent du lien étroit entre l’exploitation illégale des ressources naturelles de la #RDC et les violences dans les provinces du Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu, Ituri 2/n. Image
Ces études démontrent notamment que les pays voisins ont tiré profit de l’exploitation artisanale des minerais et de leur présence militaire dans les zones frontalières pendant les deux guerres du Congo pour mettre en place un commerce transfrontalier libre et non réglementé 3/n
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

In two separate police operations, seven health workers from Namutumba Health Centre III in Namutumba Town Council, Namutumba District, and Adumi Health Centre IV in Arua were detained for alleged theft of government pharmaceuticals. #Uganda #Health Image
Mr. James Kyomya, the deputy Resident District Commissioner (RDC) in charge of the Police-led operation, claimed the suspects include the facility's in-charge, Mr. Richard Ndaye, and four others he would not name because doing so would endanger ongoing investigations.
By Wednesday afternoon, the five had been held at Namutumba Central Police Station. Their arrest follows an impromptu monitoring of officials in all district health centers.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

At least seven weddings involving young girls have been postponed by the state minister for gender and culture, Ms. Peace Mutuuzo, including the nuptials of a 9-year-old girl from the Sembabule District. #Uganda #Crime #Childmarriage
"The abduction of young girls for marriage is widespread. About seven weddings involving very young girls have fallen through in the past several months, with the most recent one involving a 9-year-old from...
...Ssembabule District, Ms. Mutuuzo said during a symposium held by the Gender ministry in Kampala last Friday.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

The government and development partners have been urged by the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Uganda (OGTAU) to improve their capacity by raising financing and supplying training materials. #Uganda #OGTAU #economy
The three-year organization brings together individuals, academic training centers, and training service providers from all around the country in the oil and gas industry.
The chairman of OGTAU, Mr. Bernard Ongodia, stated that they are mobilizing their whole membership to raise the necessary monies to support operations.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

Authorities claimed on Sunday that Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier was killed last night in a shootout with unknown gunmen while on patrol in Kapeeka town, Nakaseke District. Two of the attackers were
...also killed in the gunfight at 10:45 p.m., according to police. #Uganda #UPDF #Shootout #Crime #Kapeeka #Nakaseke
Unidentified people armed with a gun allegedly attacked security officers, including both UPDF and police, who were on a combined patrol at Kapeeka playground, where a music concert was taking place.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) will join regional allies in the ongoing attempts to quiet the war-torn region by deploying its contingent in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
...next week as part of the new East African Regional Force. #Uganda #UPDF #Congo #crime
DR Congo's restive eastern region is the target of the ambitious East African Regional Force (EARF), a program by the leaders of the East African Community that calls for neighboring nations to send a set number of combatants.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

The Attorney General (AG) has requested that the Constitutional Court dismissed a petition filed by a municipal lawyer challenging the Judiciary's bail rules due to a lack of substance. #Uganda #politics #Constitution #Court
Mr. Steven Kalali is contesting the new bail rules established by Chief Justice (CJ) Alfonse Owiny-Dollo in June.
He accuses the CJ of abusing administrative authorities, claiming that this should have been the duty of Parliament, which has the constitutional mandate to make legislation.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

Uganda halted schools across the country on Friday to combat the spread of Ebola, despite the health minister's claims that new cases had decreased. #Ebola #Uganda #Health
The decision to close schools two weeks before the end of the school year was made earlier this month in response to the deaths of eight youngsters from the extremely contagious sickness.
However, the number of new cases documented in Kampala and the epicenters of Mubende and Kassanda has decreased in recent weeks, according to Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng. "The major breakthrough in Uganda's Ebola war is...
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

Following the government's four-month delay in repairing bridges washed away by monsoon rains, residents in Mbale City have resorted to building temporary bridges to facilitate travel. #Bridge #Uganda #social #environment
Busamaga-Mbale-Bufumbo, Namabale, Nashikasho, Namawane, Nagairrira, Bukhatoko, Ndohwe, Nambitsi, Namkole, and Nabuyonga bridges are among those damaged.
They were destroyed when the rivers Namatala, Nabuyonga, Nashibiso, and Napwoli burst their banks following rainfall in August, killing 29 people and displacing approximately 1,500 people.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) has apprehended the driver of the UPDF vehicle that shot and killed a Boda Boda rider on Friday morning at Kawanda Senior Secondary School
...in Nakisangye Zone, Nabweru Division in Wakiso District. #CMI #Uganda #Crime #Gunshot #BodaBoda
Abdul Ssali, a Boda Boda rider and inhabitant of Kirinya Bigo, Kawanda in Wakiso District, was arrested, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire.
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WATCH: #BNNDRC Reports.

The government of Democratic Republic of Congo is awaiting the outcome of the M23's two-day ultimatum issued by the Luanda mini-summit to stop attacking the FARDC and vacate the regions it occupies. This ultimatum will expire at 6:00 p.m. today (Friday).
All domestic and international armed groups have been urged to lay down their arms as part of the Luanda meeting on the security problem in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The meeting decided that the M23 rebels, who are engaged in combat with the Congolese army in the province of North Kivu, should leave the areas they have taken control of by Friday, November 25, 2022.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

Members of the United Nations Security Council ( #UNSC ) have instructed armed groups in eastern DR Congo, including the M23 rebels, to withdraw from the occupied area and disarm. #Uganda #National #SecurityCouncil #war Image
The UN Security Council said in a statement on November 22 that foreign armed groups should disarm and return to their home countries.
The statement from the UNSC members states in part, "The members of the Security Council called on all armed groups to immediately cease all forms of violence and urged all armed organizations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to participate fully in the...
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

On a three-day state visit to the Southeast Asian country, President Museveni arrived at Noi Bài international airport in Hanoi last evening. #Uganda #ExternalAffairs #Government #politics Image
The visit is the first by a Ugandan high-ranking official at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuân Phc.
Vietnam and Uganda have had minor bilateral ties since February 1973, yet neither has opened an embassy in the other's capital. Uganda's diplomatic interests in Vietnam are overseen through the embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

Due to project delays, about Sh300 billion remained unutilized under the World Bank-funded #Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Programme. #economy #Uganda #Finance #WorldBank Image
Mr. Stephen Ajalu, the senior urban infrastructure specialist at the World Bank, stated that requests for additional money would only be considered if quality and deadlines are met.
"We can only respond to requests for additional financing if there is quality compliance while also staying within the contract timeframes," he said. Due to the delays, a number of local authorities have returned huge sums of money to the consolidated.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

Five people died in a fire that broke out in Yoka zone Bukasa Parish, #Makindye Division of Kampala City. The source of the fire is being looked into by police in #Kabalagala. #Uganda #Accident Image
The fire began at 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson ASP Luke Owoyesigyire.
"It is suspected that the fire began with an abandoned candle from the makeshift house of Ogola Charles, who specializes in selecting plastics, and spread to the house of Luyomba Steven 50, killing everyone inside," he stated in a statement.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

Police detained a reverend and his wife in Kibuku District, eastern Uganda, as their son reportedly defiled and impregnated a 15-year-old. #Uganda #Crime Image
On Tuesday, the reverend from the Bukedi diocese was apprehended near Kibuku central police station, where he had gone to report the girl's worsening health condition.
Ms. Immaculate Alaso, the #Bukedi North region police spokesman, stated that the pair were arrested to investigate.
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JUST IN: #BNNUganda Reports.

In this east African nation where his work is occasionally questioned, Eddy Kenzo the first musician from Uganda to receive a Grammy nomination keeps reaching heights that surpass both his own expectations
...as well as those of his supporters and opponents.

Edirisa Musuuza, better known by his stage name Kenzo, was the first and only Ugandan to receive a BET Award for best new international artist in 2015.
The honor came after his single "Sitya Loss," which featured dancing children whose enthusiastic performance caught the attention of international celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

The Ugandan government has been criticized following a major marathon event organized by MTN at a time when the nation closed its schools, restricted movement in the central districts of Mubende and Kassanda, and is tracking and limiting travel out
...of the nation while encouraging social distancing in order to combat the spread of Ebola. #Ebola #Health #Uganda #National
The Sunday morning marathon, which began at Kololo Airstrip in Kampala city center and was flagged off by the country's Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, drew over 22,000 participants after a two-year absence owing to the Covid-19 pandemic-related lockdown and restrictions.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

The Ugandan army announced on Monday that by the end of this month, it would send 1,000 troops to the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to join a regional force tasked with putting an end to decades of unrest. #Uganda #DRC #war
In April, the seven members of the East African Community (EAC), to which DRC was admitted this year, decided to establish a force to combat militia groups in its eastern regions.
Following contingents from Kenya and Burundi landed in the region, Uganda would send out its third contingent of soldiers, according to Ugandan army spokesman Felix Kulayigye.
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BREAKING: #BNNUganda Reports.

According to Justice (rtd) Steven Kavuma, the board chairperson of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), the government would install two new distance measuring devices at Entebbe Airport Image
...early in the following year to enable pilots navigate and land safely. "UCAA is upgrading the Very High Frequency (VHF) Extended Radio Network and will handle installations in Entebbe, Soroti, Gulu, Masindi, and Kasese as a sign of commitment to improve safety...
...in air traffic management," he said. "This will further improve reliability and coverage of communication between pilots and controllers."
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#Ebola #Colorado
#StaySafe #Uganda #EbolaSudan @B0tSci #IDTwitter
@pen_is_mighty
@pawley_robert
@denise_dewald
@danaparish
@DanCady
"In Colorado, health officials are tracking multiple people who recently arrived from high-risk areas..." MORE
2/ The current Ebola outbreak is related to what's known as the "Sudan strain," but the virus is spreading in Uganda. "It's worrisome because previous Ebola vaccines & treatments do not work against this strain. The virus can kill as many as 1/2 of those MORE
3/ who get it. Ebola now is spreading in Kampala, Uganda's capital, a densely populated city of > 1.3 M.

"Mortality is high, between 40-50%. So, this is not insignificant."

"The likelihood of us seeing a patient is next to zero.
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1)How does a #rebellion start?Where do they get funds?One missile shot can cost as much as 1 million$!#Rebels & #superpowers sit down & bargain!Rebels wants to get in power & superpowers wants to #loot your country's #natural #resources almost for free!Then #contracts are signed!
2)Right now were are talking about #M23!Obviously they already signed contracts with superpowers to loot Congo's natural resources freely. Congo to defend itself is also obliged to sign contracts to sell its resources to get funds for war. So M23 is pushing Congo into slavery!
3)Many times #rebels can sign #contracts to invade neighboring countries in the future!When you see a war in your neighboring country, be careful,you don't know where it will end to!As you watch #African #wars on #TVs,better know rebels may have actually sold all of you!Trust me!
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JUST IN: #BNNUganda Reports.

Following the deployment of Kenyan defense forces (KDF) and Burundi troops, Ugandan army (UPDF) troops are ready to rally the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo for coordinated operations against active negative forces in this troubled region.
"UPDF forces are about to deploy to the DRC as part of the East African Community Regional Force," the Ugandan army's media services said on Thursday.
#Uganda #War
"The force is currently in the last mentoring phase before being inserted in the east of the DRC to join its Kenyan colleagues already in Goma," says the same source.
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@DrTedros "I’m joining you from Bali, 🇮🇩, where the @g20org Summit has just concluded. Over the past 2 days, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with several 🌍 leaders and to address the Summit itself"-@DrTedros #G20

@DrTedros @g20org "My message was that, as #COVID19 has demonstrated, when health is at risk, everything is at risk. Conflicts around the 🌍, #ClimateChange, & global crises in food and energy security have now overshadowed the pandemic as the most pressing issues for world leaders"-@DrTedros #G20
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