Domestic violence claims lives of four men in northern Uganda

Local leaders and residents from Sebei Sub-region, Nothern Uganda have expressed concern over rampant cases of domestic violence during the Covid-19 lockdown. According to police, four men have since been reportedly killed by their spouses in the last two months over domestic brawls in different sub-counties. More than 15 children have also been abandoned by their parents amid the rising cases of child abuse, according to the district community development officer of Kapchorwa, Ms Harriet Aseko. The Sipi regional police spokesperson, Mr Fredmark Chesang, confirmed the cases but said they have arrested the accused women on allegations of killing their…

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Kenyan husband arrested for attempting to seal up his wife’s vagina with super glue

A Kenyan husband who allegedly attempted to seal up his wife’s sexual organs with super glue because he believed she was having four affairs, has been arrested. Named locally as Dennis Mumo, 36, the husband reportedly told officials he discovered messages his wife had been sending to men on social media, including nude photos. Whenever Mumo left his hometown of Kitui on business, he claims his wife was arranging to meet with other men. Before his last business trip to Rwanda, Mumo is accused of applying superglue to the unnamed woman’s genitalia leaving her in excruciating pain and requiring medical…

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How Rwandan genocide fugitive managed to run businesses in Kenya

For several years, the government was cagey about businesses associated with Mr Felicien Kabuga, the suspect who was arguably Rwanda’s richest man at the time of the genocide. At some point, the former Attorney-General, Mr Amos Wako, and the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Keriako Tobiko, were taken to task by a Kenyan court to explain why it was unable to trace whoever was running Mr Kabuga’s business empire. In its response to court, the administration of Mr Daniel arap Moi claimed that Kenya Trust Company (KTC) Limited, which was collecting hundreds of thousands of shillings every month from apartments…

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Rwanda’s most wanted genocide fugitive arrested in France

Rwanda’s most wanted genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was on Saturday arrested in Paris, the French justice ministry and the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals announced. Kabuga, 84, has been living under a false identity in a flat in Asnieres-Sur-Seine, near Paris. He had evaded justice for 25 years as Rwanda relentlessly pursued his arrest. “The arrest of Kabuga today is a reminder that those responsible for genocide can be brought to account, even 26 years after their crimes,” said Serge Brammertz, chief prosecutor of The Hague-based Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT). “Our first thoughts must be with…

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14 boys raped by fake pastor in DR Congo

14 boys raped by fake pastor in DR Congo Fourteen boys were raped by a man posing as a pastor in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the Panzi Foundation said Tuesday.  The Bukavu charity hospital founded by Denis Mukwege, the Nobel laureate and gynaecologist hailed for his work with rape victims, said the children were admitted last month “in a state of suffering and psychological stress”.  The 30-year-old alleged attacker was arrested in late April, civil activist Julien Namegabe said.  The victims came from different families and ranged in age from eight to 15.  The suspect “bought their silence with…

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Judge rejects petition to release Guatemala ex-president

Judge rejects petition to release Guatemala ex-president A judge on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed Guatemalan ex-president Otto Perez to be released into house arrest over fears of contracting the coronavirus. The 69-year-old former general has been in custody since 2017 awaiting trial over a massive bribery scandal. He also has a heart condition. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez threw out Perez’s petition in a hearing, on the grounds that the former president is being held at an army hospital where there is none of the overcrowding present in other prison facilities. Perez blasted the ruling, telling Guatemalan media he…

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Three in four children in Uganda have experienced violence – IRHRI report

“You are stupid! Why do you keep failing, yet, your friends are performing well in the class,” shouted a furious Athieno at her eight-year-old son, Opio.Athieno, a single mother of two, was angry because her son had failed the recently concluded school second term final examinations. “Is there porridge inside your brain?” she yelled louder while pushing Opio’s head against the wall. The frightened youngster retreated to a corner and wept quietly.Opio is not alone. There are many children like him who are continuously subjected to emotional abuse while others face physcial and sexual violence. Emotional violence is a form…

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Jean Burasa: The notorious Rwandan intelligence chief dies

Jean Burasa Gualbert a notorious Rwandan security agent who has been in charge of blackmailing neighbouring heads of states opposed to Rwandan foreign interference in their affairs in dead. Burasa Jean Gualbert got a serious stroke and he was rushed to CHUK hospital and later transferred to King Faisal hospital in Kigali. He arrived at the hospital while unconscious, and on April 23, 2020, he had a brain operation. According to those close to him, his stroke was caused by blood clot in the brain. Since April 20, 2020, Burasa Jean Gualbert has been in a coma up to an…

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Glaser: German investor who died in Ugandan prison battling child sexual abuse charges

Bernhard Glaser Bery, 72, who breathed his last on Thursday morning at Murchison Bay Hospital in Kampala, was a German health professional who arrived in Kalangala Islands in 2003 as a tourist and a social worker internee. He did his internship with Bufumira Islands Development Association (BIDA) in Bufumira Sub County and later became a volunteer with this community based Non-Governmental Organisation working together with other volunteers in offering psychological support, as well as education to vulnerable children in the fishing communities. In 2005, both Bery and a wife, Ingrid Dilen Glaser started a children’S home at Mwena landing site…

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Extreme violence committed by Rwanda National Army Forces (RPA)

No words can Describe What we see here in the horrific photographs are acts of extreme violence committed by Rwanda National Army Forces (RPA) under strict orders of the Head of State Gen. Paul Rutagambwa Kagame against non-armed Tutsi Congolese refugees during peaceful protest for their fundamental rights over poor services and misappropriation of the funds meant for their welfare. Even if Kagamists within and outside the country apology would be little comfort for innocent refugees survived the 22nd-24th February massacres in Kiziba-Karongi in Southern Province of Rwanda. No amounts of times and no political declaration can easy, as long…

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