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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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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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Rukwa man appears in court for killing own daughter

A resident of Mkangala area in Namanyere Township, Rukwa Region, Charles Mtonja (19), has appeared in court here, accused of killing his own daughter. Mtonja ...

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Egyptian medics perform major surgeries at CHUK

A team of seven medical specialists from Egypt yesterday concluded their weeklong visit to Rwanda during which they performed 40 complicated surgeries for different ailments. A team of surgeons from Egypt looks at a monitor screen as they carry out an operation on a patient at CHUK in Kigali on Thursday. John Mbanda. The tour, dubbed ‘Egyptian Medical Convoy’, is part of the cooperation agreement between Rwanda and Egypt and it is organised with partnership with the Ministry of Health and the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK). The experts, who have been in the country since February 8, conducted surgeries on cases such as paediatrics, maxillofacial, laparoscopy, and urology, according to Dr Theobald Hategekimana, the Director General of CHUK. “The experts were here to lend a hand to our own team to offer quality healthcare services. We believe this will equip our local surgeons with extra knowledge and experience,” Hategekimana said. “The country lacks specialists in a number of areas in the medical field, especially in maxillofacial, laparoscopy, and urology,” he added. Dr. Joel Bokoroti, the head of the delegation believes the team came at the right time. He said there are many Rwandans who need such complicated procedures, calling for sustained effort to train more medical specialists to ensure the citizens are fully served. Hategekimana thanked the Egyptians for their selfless service during the week they have been in the country. On Thursday, the waiting room of the hospital based in downtown Kigali was full of people, with many struggling to make it to the list of beneficiaries. By Athan Tashobya, The New Vision

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