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Ongwen Trial: ICC Hears Recordings of LRA Leader Announcing Promotions, Discussing Adverse Publicity

On Tuesday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) heard audio recordings of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in which LRA leader Joseph Kony announces promotions of his commanders and discusses adverse publicity. The recordings were made during the Ugandan army’s years-long interception of LRA radio communications. Trial lawyer Julien Elderfield played selections

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Gambia scraps age limits for president, deputy and judges

BANJUL The Gambian parliament on Tuesday scrapped the constitutional age limit on presidential election candidates, deputy president and judges after new President Adama Barrow faced questions over his deputy's eligibility due to her age. Anyone over 65 has been barred from running for The Gambia's highest office under a constitutional amendment that

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Ongwen Trial: Witness Testifies That UPDF Began Radio Interception After Rumors of Referral

A member of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the Ugandan military began tape recording its intercepts of radio communications of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) soon after rumors circulated on local radio stations that the government intended to ask the ICC to

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Trump seeks $54 billion increase in defence budget

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's first budget proposals include a generous $54 billion dollar increase in defence spending, with corresponding cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending. Highlighting what Trump has described as a "public safety and national security budget," the plan raises national defence spending - already the highest in the

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VIDEOS: Technology Company Merck Empowers Ugandan Infertile Women

Merck, a leading science and technology company, has continued their commitment for the second year to empower infertile women in Uganda through improving access to information, health, change of mind-set and economic empowerment. Through ‘Empowering Berna’, Merck in partnership with Ministry of Health inaugurated small businesses that have been established this year

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Fifa President Infantino Hails Kagame for Love of Football, CECAFA Cup

President Paul Kagame Sunday met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at Rwanda Defence Force Combat Training Centre in Gabiro, Gatsibo District in Eastern Province. Infatino arrived in Rwanda on Saturday for his first official visit as head of the world football’s governing body a year after his election. After holding talks with several football stalwarts in Rwanda’s capital

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