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Ugandan student shot dead in rescue attempt

A student was shot dead in Jinja district as he tried to rescue a neighbor who had been attacked by armed thugs. Edward Mukembo, 19, was shot twice in the abdomen and in the leg as he intervened to save Eriya Kyakulaga from four men armed with a rifle. He died instantly, police said, in a late-night attack that happened at Namagera trading centre, Butagaya sub-county Investigating police officer Nelson Natumanya said the deadly incident occurred at around 2.30am local time (EAT) on Wednesday. Natumanya, who is attached to the Kiira north division police station, said the teenager was shot at and died right away. At the time of the incident, Kyakulaga was working in a mobile money shop – and survived unhurt – said the his attackers made off with two mobile phones and sh300,000 cash. One of the phones had sh4.5m on its line, while the other had sh260,000. They also took personal documents, he said, which included his academic transcripts and land transaction agreements. The killed teenager was a former student of Hillside Lubanyi Secondary School located in Butagaya sub-county. He had just completed Senior Four last year and had sat for his final (UCE) exams, whose results are expected out this next week. It was not immediately clear how the thugs engineered their move, but police has opened investigations with no arrests made yet. Meanwhile that night, a construction worker in the same district plunged to his death from the third floor of a building under construction. But it not clear whether Godfrey Katunga was deliberately pushed off the edge or he slipped and fell off. Jinja district police CID George Ochola reported that the worker died at around 9am local time (EAT). He was a resident of Mbiko, Njeru town council, Buikwe district. Initial accounts showed that Katunga slipped off a plank of wood he had placed on metallic bars to aid his movement as he worked on the building at Jinja central market. He worked with VAMBECO Enterprises Limited, the company contracted to do the works. Budget Mugabirwe, a director of the construction company, regretted the incident. He said it was the first fatality to occur at the site, but pointed out that the deceased builder had been warned of safety. Mugabirwe made it clear that the safety officer at the site had cautioned Katunga against working without a safety belt strapped around him, but that he had ignored the call

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Italy’s PM-designate Matteo Renzi names new cabinet

The Italian centre-left leader, Matteo Renzi, has formally accepted the mandate to lead a new government, and has named his cabinet. Matteo Renzi announced his new government following a meeting with the Italian president At 39, Mr Renzi will be Italy’s youngest prime minister. He is due to be sworn in as PM on Saturday. The Democratic Party leader has spent several days negotiating with factions to formalise his coalition. Mr Renzi ousted his party colleague Enrico Letta, who had led Italy for just 10 months. The PM-designate has an ambitious plan for the country, promising to overhaul the jobs market and the tax and education systems within four months. He had criticised Mr Letta’s administration for the slow pace of economic reforms. The new finance minister will be Pier Carlo Padoan, a senior economist at the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The head of the Democratic Party’s centre-right coalition partner, Angelino Alfano, remains as interior minister. Half of the new Italian cabinet will be women. The new government will have to win a vote of confidence in parliament, expected on Monday, before it starts work. BBC

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Court of Appeal in Bukoba

The Chief Justice Chande Othman will on Monday, February 24 officially open the first sessions of the Court of Appeal at the Bukoba High Court, the District Registrar (DR), Mr C.S. Magesa has...

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NMB e-banking eases congestion

The National Microfinance Bank (NMB) said its recently introduced internet banking system is showing positive results in reducing queuing at bank branches. NMB Head of Transactional Banking Mr Gerald Kamugisha, told reporters in Dar es Salaam that the internet system had become a significant in efficient provision of service to the customers. “The internet banking system has started to show fruits due to reduced queuing at various NMB branches across the country,” he said at the official launch of the system. He said that the internet banking system was not only bringing the services closer to the people but also a necessary step in reducing time lost in queuing. “NMB internet banking guarantees customers the most efficient and secure service delivery in time,” he said. “The internet banking allows an effective financial management anytime, anywhere where clients, both public and private enterprises will no longer have to visit NMB branch for undertaking banking transactions,” he said. With the initiative, NMB customers particularly, small, medium and large scale entrepreneurs across the country will be the first beneficiaries of the system thus reducing the hidden costs and risks of moving from where the business is stationed to the nearest branches. He mentioned some of the services to be pursued under NMB internet banking as viewing balances and downloading of account statements, transfer of funds between NMB accounts, making third part and international payments as well as the Tanzania Inter-bank Settlement System (TISS) payments like taxes. Source Tanzania Daily News

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Zanzibar intensifies fight against malaria

Health officials in Zanzibar have announced that the 10th round of Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS), in selected areas with high numbers of malaria cases, begins next Sunday. This comes at ...

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Shangali claims ‘yet to enjoy decree for 500m/-’

A former employee with United Nations, Ms Victoria Shangali, has not enjoyed fruits of a decree for 500m/- issued by the High Court in her favour about ten years ago because of some technicalities, the ‘Daily News’...

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Our secret is to never stop trying – Kagame

President Paul Kagame has attributed Rwanda’s phenomenal recovery from the ...

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