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75YR OLD SUDAN PRESIDENT OMAR AL BASHIR SEIZE POWER IN A COUP

By UTN Reporter

President Omar el Bashir, 75years has finally stepped down following presser that was mounted onto him by the protestors.

President Omar Bashir’s resignation leaves presidency in the hands of the Army.

The move to topple Bashir from power comes after months of anti-government protests against his 30-year rule, in anger over a struggling economy.

His resignation has been announced by Sudan's defense minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf.

Sources indicate that Bashir been detained "in a safe place" while others say he left the Country and sought asylum in Saudi Arabia.

believed that Bashir is under house arrest with several aides at the presidential palace, along with a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

President Bashir seized power in a coup of his own in 1989 who announced a curfew for a month.

Sudan will be under a military council that will take leadership for three Months closing the Sudan airspace for 24 hours to all points of entry into the country until further notice.

President Omar el Bashir of late survived several armed rebellions, is believed to be under house arrest with several aides at the presidential palace, along with a number of Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

At least 22 people have died following clashes between Sudanese forces and demonstrators, according to activists behind the protests.

His downfall comes after similar protests in Algeria forced the resignation of the North African nation's long-ruling, military-backed president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The mass protests in Khartoum in recent months also bear striking resemblances to the popular uprisings in 2011 that swept across several Arab nations and ousted leaders in Tunisia, Libya, Yemen and Egypt

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GEN KATUMBA DECLINES TO RETIRE FROM UPDF

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - State Minister for Works designate Gen Katumba Wamala has declined to retire from the army, a constitutional requirement by a public servant. Gen Wamala was appointed State Minister for Works last month, after serving as Chief of Defense forces (CDF) for UPDF. He was replaced by Gen David Muhoozi.

KANYAMUNYU 'SILENTLY' FILES FOR BAIL

Embattled Kampala City business man Mathew Kanyamunyu has filled bail application in Kampala High court seeking to regain his freedom pending hearing of the case against him in which he is accused of Murdering a one Kenneth Watmon Akena.

KIPLOTICH PULLS OUT OF LONDON RACE

By UTN Reporter

Wakiso - Uganda’s most decorated runners Stephen Kiprotich and Moses Kipsiro have confirmed they will miss next month’s World Athletics Championships in London.

POLICE OFFICERS FOIL COURT JUDGMENT

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The eight police officers that were implicated in the beating of FDC Supporters last year have vowed to quash the police court’s judgment that was reached at early last week.

FDC PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT DR BESIGYE INVITED FOR M7 SWEARING

Former FDC presidential candidate retired col Kizza Besigye has been challenged by Government to attend the presidential swearing in slated for Thursday this week.

The minister in charge of presidency, Frank Tumwebaze Government

OVER 50 DRIVERS FOR GORILLA RALLY

Over 50 Rally drivers are expected to participate in the annual Gorilla Rally in Kabale over the Easter festivities. The event, second on the National Rally Championship Calendar is expected to take place between 25th – 28th March 2016 This Rally is organized by the Eastern Motor Club and

Mbabazi: Uganda’s Debt Written Off

Kampala - The Go Forward Presidential hopeful John Patrick Amama Mbabazi says the outstanding debts owed to the Ugandan government was waived off through the Epic program.

Police Search Mortuary For Aine’s Body

Relatives insist-Aine dead Uganda Police had done a thorough search at the KCCA Mortuary looking for the body of Christopher Aine, the head of Go Forward Presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi. This followed a report by the local tabloid, which carries photographs of a body that looked like Aine’s.

MICHO NAMES FINAL SQUAD

Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin Sredejovic, has named his final 23-man squad that plays the African Cup of Nations finals in Gabon. This was after a warm up friendly match against Tunisia in the Capital Tunis on Wednesday. The Cranes will now play Slovakia and Ivory Coast in other friendlies on January 8th and 11th respectively.