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  •   As you can see our state government has deployed organized forces to protect people returning home Therefore I have been able to resume work said Mugali Payam Administrative Division Acting Administrator speaking to the visiting team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan UNMISS Although only seven households have returned to the area after hellip
    UNMISS engages with communities of Magwi County to resolve persisting conflicts in Nimule and Mugali
      As you can see our state government has deployed organized forces to protect people returning home Therefore I have been able to resume work said Mugali Payam Administrative Division Acting Administrator speaking to the visiting team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan UNMISS Although only seven households have returned to the area after hellip
    UNMISS engages with communities of Magwi County to resolve persisting conflicts in Nimule and Mugali
    Africa9 hours ago

    UNMISS engages with communities of Magwi County to resolve persisting conflicts in Nimule and Mugali

    “As you can see, our state government has deployed organized forces to protect people returning home. Therefore, I have been able to resume work,” said Mugali Payam (Administrative Division) Acting Administrator, speaking to the visiting team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS.

    Although only seven households have returned to the area after it was deserted following recent violent conflicts between cattle herders and the local community, local authorities are present, as are government troops.

    “My community left the area out of fear. I hope they come back because there is no threat of insecurity anymore,” said Ajoni Azzo Joseph, head of Mugali.

    Nearly 1,900 households in the area remain housed in IDP camps in Anzara in Nimule Payam. Others have left the country for refugee camps in neighboring Uganda or are living with relatives in the town of Nimule. Many still don't feel safe enough to go home.

    “I am not ready to go back to Mugali because the trauma of the abuse and torture I witnessed is still on my mind,” says one of the internally displaced mothers, who prefers to remain anonymous.

    In the violence that took place in the Mugali and Nimule payams, almost ten people lost their lives, countless women were abused and crops and infrastructure were destroyed, including a health center in Avumadrici, which also had its medicines looted.

    “The forces can only protect the payam headquarters. What about those who want to return to the villages? There are not enough troops to cover those areas,” says one of Mugali's chiefs.

    The Eastern Equatoria state government and a national government team have agreed to farmers' demands to remove intruding cattle to allow farming, but communities fear ranchers will return.

    “The cattle were forcibly removed, so people fear that the herders will seek revenge,” explained Richard Mele Moses, Payam manager for Pageri and Nimule.

    “Displaced people long to go home, but the government needs to ensure adequate security for them to settle down peacefully,” said Alira William, the chief of chiefs at Nimule Payam headquarters.

    The UN peacekeeping mission conducted a joint patrol in the affected areas to show their presence, assess the level of threat and engage the warring communities in peaceful ways to resolve the conflict and protect civilians.

    “The concerns of the communities will be communicated to the leadership of the mission and the state government. We will explain how we intend to play our role in protecting civilians and resolving prevailing issues,” said Abdul Kamara, Civil Affairs Officer. "We also met with a women's group in Nimule who asked us to send more staff to the area to follow up on reports of rape and abuse being committed there."

  •  Senegal achieved a major milestone on Sunday when they beat Uganda 2 0 in a Group A match at the 2022 Women s Africa Cup of Nations WAFCON in Rabat Morocco The win helped the Teranga Lionesses to record their first ever win in the history of the competition Diakhat Ndeye opened scoring for the Senegalese team hellip
    First WAFCON match win for Senegal after spanking Uganda’s Crested Cranes
     Senegal achieved a major milestone on Sunday when they beat Uganda 2 0 in a Group A match at the 2022 Women s Africa Cup of Nations WAFCON in Rabat Morocco The win helped the Teranga Lionesses to record their first ever win in the history of the competition Diakhat Ndeye opened scoring for the Senegalese team hellip
    First WAFCON match win for Senegal after spanking Uganda’s Crested Cranes
    General news23 hours ago

    First WAFCON match win for Senegal after spanking Uganda’s Crested Cranes

    Senegal achieved a major milestone on Sunday when they beat Uganda 2-0 in a Group A match at the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Rabat, Morocco.

    The win helped the Teranga Lionesses to record their first ever win in the history of the competition.

    Diakhaté Ndeye opened scoring for the Senegalese team with a penalty kick in the 39th minute after Tunisian referee Dorsaf Ganouati had spotted a foul on 16-year-old striker Hapsatou Diallo.

    Uganda could have equalised a few minutes later through Kazakhstan-based striker Fauzia Najjema, but Lionesses goalkeeper Tenning Sene brilliantly denied Najjema and the Cranes.

    Pre-match favourites Uganda laid siege to the Senegal goal, but somehow Senegal retained their 1-0 lead at half-time.

    Senegal doubled their lead through Nguenar Ndiaye five minutes after the break.

    She finished clinically after being put through by the young rising star of Senegalese football, Hapsatou Diallo.

    The goal was a huge blow to the Crested Cranes, who desperately tried to get back in the game but to no avail.

    Lionesses goalkeeper Sene, may have been a peripheral figure for Senegal in the build-up to the tournament, but she grabbed her chance brilliantly to be named “Woman of the Match”.

    The 2-0 win gives Senegal top spot in Group A, as they leapfrog Morocco, who they join on three points.

    Group A Standings

    Team                                    P    W    D    L    GF    GA    GD     Pts

    Senegal                                1      1     0     0     2      0       +2     3

    Morocco                               1      1     0      0     1      0        +1      3

    Burkina Faso                         1      0    0      1      0      1         -1      0

    Uganda                                 1        0    0      1      0      2         -2     0

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  •  D Tigers Nigeria s senior male national basketball team on Saturday in Kigali Rwanda booked their place in the second round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers They recorded a 20 0 points win over Mali who failed to show up for the game the second game of the three they are to play in the second hellip
    FIBA World Cup qualifiers: D’Tigers secure second round ticket without playing 
     D Tigers Nigeria s senior male national basketball team on Saturday in Kigali Rwanda booked their place in the second round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers They recorded a 20 0 points win over Mali who failed to show up for the game the second game of the three they are to play in the second hellip
    FIBA World Cup qualifiers: D’Tigers secure second round ticket without playing 
    General news2 days ago

    FIBA World Cup qualifiers: D’Tigers secure second round ticket without playing 

    D’Tigers, Nigeria’s senior male national basketball team, on Saturday in Kigali, Rwanda booked their place in the second round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

    They recorded a 20-0 points win over Mali who failed to show up for the game, the second game of the three they are to play in the second window of their qualification group.

    With three wins gained in the first window, D’Tigers now have eight points to join group leaders Cape Verde and third-placed Uganda in the second round of the qualifiers.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the top three teams in Group A will be merged with the top three teams in Group C.

    The group has Côte d’Ivoire, Angola, Guinea, and the Central African Republic (CAR).

    D’Tigers will still take on Uganda on Sunday in their last match of this second window.

    Both teams have lost during this window to the eventual group winners, Cape Verde, but the match will be inconsequential to qualification as they are both assured of passage.

    In February, D’Tigers beat Uganda 95-69 and this match will only decide the second and third spots in the group.

    The next round of matches will be held between Aug. 22 and Aug. 30.
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  •  A court in Uganda on Friday released veteran opposition figure Kizza Besigye on bail after spending two weeks in jail awaiting trial on charges of inciting violence Besigye 66 was detained on June 14 in the capital Kampala as he led protests against sky rocketing consumer prices and was charged with inciting violence the following day hellip
    Ugandan opposition figure, Besigye, on bail after 2 weeks
     A court in Uganda on Friday released veteran opposition figure Kizza Besigye on bail after spending two weeks in jail awaiting trial on charges of inciting violence Besigye 66 was detained on June 14 in the capital Kampala as he led protests against sky rocketing consumer prices and was charged with inciting violence the following day hellip
    Ugandan opposition figure, Besigye, on bail after 2 weeks
    Foreign3 days ago

    Ugandan opposition figure, Besigye, on bail after 2 weeks

    A court in Uganda on Friday, released veteran opposition figure,
    Kizza Besigye, on bail after spending two weeks in jail awaiting trial on charges of inciting violence.

    Besigye, 66, was detained on June 14 in the capital Kampala as he led protests against sky-rocketing
    consumer prices and was charged with inciting violence the following day.

    His initial bail application made on the day he was charged was denied.

    On Friday his lawyers applied for bail again and a magistrate agreed to release Besigye saying he
    was “satisfied that the accused’s sureties are substantial”, according to a live video feed on Besigye’s
    Facebook account of the court proceedings.

    He ordered Besigye to pay 2.5 million shillings ($665) bail cash as one of the conditions for his release.
    He was ordered to appear in court again on July 29.

    Ugandans have expressed widespread anger at the steep surge in prices of fuel, cooking oil, soap, wheat and
    other goods and government’s refusal to intervene to cushion consumers.

    Besigye has been calling for tax cuts to offset inflation, but President Yoweri Museveni has rejected the idea,
    blaming high prices on the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Museveni, in power since 1986, is now Africa’s fourth longest ruling leader and the opposition and critics
    have accused him of rigging polls and using security forces to maintain his grip on power. Museveni denies
    the accusations.

    Besigye has run against Museveni four times in the past and lost although he rejected the results alleging
    fraud. He has been arrested dozens of times before.

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  •  Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Africa CDC on Friday disclosed that 12 African countries have so far reported 1 782 cases of monkeypox Ahmed Ogwell acting director of Africa CDC during a weekly briefing said out of the 1 782 cases of monkeypox that had been reported in Africa some 1 678 of them were suspected hellip
    12 African countries report 1,782 cases of monkeypox says Africa CDC
     Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Africa CDC on Friday disclosed that 12 African countries have so far reported 1 782 cases of monkeypox Ahmed Ogwell acting director of Africa CDC during a weekly briefing said out of the 1 782 cases of monkeypox that had been reported in Africa some 1 678 of them were suspected hellip
    12 African countries report 1,782 cases of monkeypox says Africa CDC
    Foreign3 days ago

    12 African countries report 1,782 cases of monkeypox says Africa CDC

    Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that 12 African countries have so far reported 1,782 cases of monkeypox.Ahmed Ogwell, acting director of Africa CDC, during a weekly briefing said out of the 1,782 cases of monkeypox that had been reported in Africa, some 1,678 of them were suspected cases while 104 were confirmed cases.He said the cases had been reported in both monkeypox, endemic and non-endemic countries highlighting that Benin, Morocco and South Africa were the non-endemic African Union (AU) members reporting confirmed cases of the disease.“Unfortunately, 73 deaths have been reported in the continent as a result of the monkeypox outbreak, bringing the case fatality rate of the disease to 4.1 per cent,”  the acting director said.Ogwell said the Africa CDC was offering training to 20 health experts drawn from different parts of the continent in Nigeria to help them build the capacity of making a laboratory diagnosis for monkeypox in their respective countries.He indicated that clinical laboratory confirmation for the disease had been slow across the continent adding that “the training is very important because it enhances the capacity of our member states to confirm suspected cases.’’According to the acting director, the Africa CDC’s Institute for Pathogen Genomics is also working on sequencing samples of monkeypox so that it will be able to identify and document any variant that could occur in any AU member.“We will continue to sequence samples of monkeypox just as we did for COVID-19 to ensure that we understand and know the kind of pathogen that we are dealing with in the continent,” he added.However, in a recent report, WHO said Ethiopia, Guinea, Liberia, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Uganda had reported suspected cases of mokeypox and they had no record of previous incidence.NewsSourceCredit: NAN