Time to end the tragedy in Somalia

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President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the international community to take decisive action to end the Somalia tragedy in the Great Horn of Africa, adding that Somalia is now a threat to the economies of Eastern Africa and the world. The President made the impassioned call in his remembrance statement on the eve of the July 11 al-Shabab twin bombings in Kampala that left 76 people dead and hundreds of others injured. “As we remember our citizens who lost their lives at the hands of terrorist bombs planted in Kampala, on 11th July, 2011, I send my deepest condolences to their families.

 

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Museveni Calls to Fight Malaria

President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated his call for researchers to work on a scientific method to destroy mosquito larvae as one of the best methods to eliminate mosquitoes including using bacteria and herbs. "The solution to kill the mosquito is to destroy it at larvae stage," he said during a dinner hosted by the Chairperson of the African Leaders Malaria Allliance (ALMA) President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of the United Republic of Tanzania at the African Union Village in Sipopo, Equatorial Guinea.

 

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Libyans Looking To The AU

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has told the meeting of the African Union High Level AdHoc Committee on the crisis in Libya that despite numerous efforts, there is a military stalemate in that country “which we cannot and must not be allowed to drag on and on, both because of its horrendous cost in civilian lives and the potential it has to destabilize the entire sub-region”.
 

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Nigerian President Yaradua Dead.

yaradua_1.jpgPresident Yaradua of Nigeria has died. A presidential aide has confirmed to the BBC.

According to the BBC, A spokesman, who did not want to be named, said Mr Yar'Adua died on Wednesday.

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Museveni Says Uganda Ready To Cooperate With Iran

iranPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said it is treason and betray of mankind to deny nations who need access to nuclear energy that right. “We think it is the right of all nations to use nuclear energy. No one has a right to deny any nation this right,” he said.

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Ahmadinejad to visit Uganda for nuclear talks

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit UN Security Council member Uganda this week for talks over its nuclear programme and Kampala's oil industry, the foreign ministry here said Tuesday.

"He's coming for a two-day visit where will be discussing bilateral relations," said James Mugume, the permanent secretary of Uganda's foreign ministry.

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Ugandan opposition chiefs probed over Museveni claims

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Uganda's police are investigating two top opposition leaders, including a former UN special envoy, over criticisms of President Yoweri Museveni, officials said Monday.
 
Olara Otunnu, a former UN special envoy for child soldiers who heads the Uganda People's Congress, has been summoned to explain his claims that Museveni deliberately prolonged a two-decade war against Ugandan rebels for his own benefit.

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