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Museveni & Kagame sign MOU on security

By Benjamin Jumbe President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, have signed a memorandum of understanding on regional cooperation and security. The pact was signed today in Luanda, Angola during the second Quadripartite summit, which was convened to find a lasting solution to the existing differences between Uganda and Rwanda . A Rwandan Government official confirmed the signing of the agreements at the end of the summit chaired by Angola’s president  João Lourenço and attended by President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo The signing was also witnessed by President Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazzaville. Since February this year, Rwanda and Uganda have had trade tensions, which culminated into Rwanda closing its border point at Gatuna.

Three perish in Buikwe accident

By Phillip Wafula Three people have died on the spot at Najjembe in Buikwe District after a Kampala-bound trailer truck carrying cement collided with a Jinja-bound Fuso truck carrying tomatoes this morning. The Ssezibwa region police Spokesperson, Hellen Bototo, identified the deceased as Samuel Gatua, a Kenyan national and owner of the tomatoes, Stephen Mwangi, also a Kenyan and driver of the cement truck and Lynette Nabunya Atim, a teacher at St Stephen Nakatyaba. Butoto, who said the actual cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, asked motorists to exercise caution while on the road. This comes after over 30 people died in two seperate accidents over the weekend in Namutumba and Rubirizi districts.  

Another YY Bus accident victim dies in hospital

By Gearge Muron One of the victims involved in another YY bus accident that happened this morning in Soroti district has died. Christine Anyait, was pronounced dead by police this afternoon, at Soroti regional referral hospital where she had been admitted together with a one Steven Olwoch, a boda boda rider who remains in critical condition. Micheal Odongo, the Police spokesperson for East Kyoga says the deceased body has been transferred to Soroti hospital mortuary, awaiting for postmortem. Odongo says the accident occurred at Television Corner in Opuyo parish involving YY Coaches bus registration number UAV 724C travelling from Kampala to Soroti. He blamed the accident on reckless driver.  

Mao asks gov’t to strengthen road traffic regulations

By Prossy Kisakye. Democratic Party president Nobert Mao has asked government to strengthen  traffic regulations to avoid rampant accidents that have continued to claim lives  in different parts of the country. His remarks follows the recent motor accident that claimed over 30 people over the weekend in two separate accidents. One of the accidents was a head-on collision between a YY Coaches bus and a taxi on Tirinyi road, while in Rubirizi district a fuel tanker veered off the road crashing into three other vehicles and buildings before exploding. Mao said that traffic police should be well facilitated to implement all regulations aimed at combating road carnage and ensuring safety of road users. He added that there must be regular inspection …

Museveni heads to Angola for Rwanda talks

  By Moses Kyeyune President Yoweri Museveni has this morning left for Angola’s capital Luanda, where he is set to meet with Paul Kagame of neighboring Rwanda. The talks will also be attended by Democratic Republic of Congo’s President, Felix Tshisekedi. The President, in his tweet says that the summit is “part of the continuation of the dialoguing process aimed at finding a lasting solution to the different regional issues.” The President’s Principal Private Secretary, in a separate tweet has indicated that the summit will deliberate on “Security and how to end recurrent conflict in the Great Lakes Region.” Uganda and Rwanda are suffering a trade impasse that has lasted about five months arising from the closure of the main …