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Five people killed in Dagestan church shooting
Moscow, Russia | AFP | Five women were shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan on Sunday, officials and local media said. According to local press reports an unidentified gunman fired at worshippers at an Ort...
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The Shs700bn loan saga and calls to censor Kasaija
The politics behind calls to censor Kasaija, fire Muhakanizi Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | Recently, according to State House sources, President Yoweri Museveni was on phone with Secretary to the Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi. He sounded to be in no mood for pleasantries. “I am...
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Stanbic set to open a business incubator in Kampala
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s largest commercial bank, Stanbic, is set to open a business incubator to stir growth of small and medium enterprises countrywide. “The incubator will provide an enabling environment for SMEs to enhance their capacity, enabling their bu...
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Plane crashes in Iran killing all 66 aboard
Tehran, Iran | AFP | An Iranian passenger plane on a domestic flight crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday killing all 66 people on board, officials said. The Aseman Airlines flight left Tehran’s Mehrabad airport around 0800 (0430 GMT) for the city of Yasuj in Isf...
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After the Mengo Hospital deaths
New guidelines to regulate mushrooming free medical camps Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As early as 9am on Feb.09, people had started gathering at Centenary Park. It was yet another ‘free medical camp’. Organized by the Mulago hospital based College of Health Sciences, peopl...
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Israel strikes Gaza after blast wounds four soldiers
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Israeli jets struck the Gaza Strip on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device blew up along the border with the Palestinian enclave. The explosion earlier Saturday, which left two of the Israeli sold...
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Big guns kept apart in FA Cup quarter-final draw
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Four of the top Premier League’s top five were kept apart in Saturday’s draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals as Manchester United host Brighton, whilst Chelsea visit Leicester. Tottenham Hotspur face a trip to Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea, who need...
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