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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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HOW NRM BIG SHOTS LOST

Kampala: Following the February polls, over 50 incumbent Mps lost their seats both from the ruling NRM Party and the opposition.

Over 20 Ministers lost their seats including the Attorney General Fred Ruhindi, 2nd deputy Premier Henry Kajura, Justice and constitutional affairs Minister Kahinda Otafire among others.

A number of factors might have contributed to this but of course we realized Ugandans wanted change of whichever form.

Our crew managed to bring to you some of the Mps who succeeded in the recently concluded elections.

KAMPALA CENTRAL

MUHAMMED NSEREKO [INDEPENDENT]

KAWEMPE NORTH

ABDU LATIFF SSEBAGGALA (DP)

BUSIRO EAST

MEDARD SSEGONA [GO FORWARD]

KAWEMPE SOUTH

MUBARAK MUNYAGWA [TJ]

RUBAGA SOUTH

KATO LUBWAMA SCORED

RUBAGA NORTH

KASIBANTE MOSES

KAMPALA WOMEN

FDC’S NABILA NAGGAYI

KYADDONDO EAST

SITENDA SEBALU (NRM)

NANSANA MUNICIPALITY

ROBERT KASULE (NRM)

MASAKA MUNICIPALITY

MATHIAS MPUUGA NSAMBA

FLORENCE NAMAYANJA

MASAKA WOMAN MP

BABIRYE KABANDA

BUKOTO

VP EDWARD KIWANUKA SEKANDI

MUBENDE MUNCIPALITY

SEMULI ANTHONY TEBALIRWA

BUWEKULA

KAKOOZA JOSEPH

BUKUYA

BUKENYA MICHEAL IGA

KASANDA NORTH

NSAMBA OSHABE PATRICK

MUBENDE WOMAN MP

BENNY NAMUGWANYA

KASAMBYA

MBWATEKAMWA GAFFA

KASANDA NORTH

SEMEO NSUBUGA

ALEBTON DISTRICT

OKWIR SAMUEL

ERUTE SOUTH

ODUR JONATHAN

ERUTE NORTH

CHARLES ANGIRO

DOKOLO DISTRICT

CECILA OGWAL

DOKOLO NORTH

OKELLO OKELLO

AMOLATOR DISTRICT

OKELLO TANGO

AJUR COUNTY

HAMSON OBUA

OTUKE

JULIUS ACON

OTUKE WOMAN MP

SILVIA AKELLO

OYAM DISTRICT

COL CHARLES OKELLO ENGOLA

LIRA MUNICIPALITY

JIMMY AKENA

LIRA WOMAN MP

ATIM ONGOM

KOLE WOMAN MP

ALYEK JUDITH

KOLE NORTH

BONNY OKELLO KONY

KWANIA COUNTY

TONNY AYOO

APAC WOMAN MP

BETTY ENGOLA

KAYIHURA COMES CLEAN ON ROAD CARNAGE

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has lashed out at reports that complacency in the traffic police has caused the rampant accidents along Masaka road. Kayihura was speaking at a press briefing at the police headquarters at Naguru, defending the force’s traffic Police as clean and not to blame for the road carnage that has claimed over 20 lives in a space of five days.

MORE UGANDANS POOLING FUNDS FOR BUSINESS START-UPS

Most Ugandans are today pooling funds to finance business start-ups. This is done by members of an investment group or club putting their money together to start a business. Over $ 7.5m has been raised this year almost doubling what was realized the previous year. Uganda has recorded a 312 percent growth, the highest in the region beating Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

GENERAL KAYIHURA REGAINS FREEDOM, GRANTED BAIL

By Otim Norbert

The former Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura, has finally regained his freedom after securing bail from the Gen Court Martial siting at Makindye.

Kaihura’s release was after he lured two of the top UPDF

ATTORNEY GENERAL WRONGLY JOINED TO MBABAZI PETITION-RUKUTANA

Supreme Court: Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has asked the Supreme Court currently inquiring into the alleged irregularities in the 2016 presidential election, to strike out with costs the Attorney General from Amama Mbabazi petition for wrongly being sued.

The attorney general who is the chief government legal adviser,

FRIENDS OF COURT AWAIT VERDICT MONDAY

Court is set to deliver its verdict on the application by Friends of Court, a consortium of Eight Civil Society Organizations, and Law Dons at Makerere University who want to join the Judges’ bench in the Presidential Elections Petition. The Petition was filed by Independent Candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, seeking a nullification of Mr Museveni’s Victory in the General Elections held on 18th February 2016.

KASIANO WADRI BEHIND BARS REPLACES ABIRIGA

By Otim Norbert

Former Terego Legislator Kassiano Ezati Wadri has been announced as the winner of the highly contested Arua Municipality parliamentary seat.

Kassiano Wadri, stood as an independent candidate, after failing to convince

CEON: ELECTIONS UNDERMINED BY FLAW

Kampala - A local Election Observer mission, the Citizen Election Observe Network has described the just concluded Presidential elections as unfair, characterized by flaw and a one that lacked credibility by all standards.

While releasing their observer report this evening,

LAWYERS PETITION MUSEVENI OVER BILL EXEMPTING MPS

Kampala - Barely six days after the members of Parliament came up with Tax Income Bill that aims at having their emoluments exempted from being taxed, the Uganda Law Society (ULS) has written to President Museveni requesting him not to assent to the same Bill. The law society which is an umbrella organization that brings all professional lawyers together in the country, in their statement