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In Uganda, retired school teacher kills 80-year-old mother over land

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Police operatives in the Rukungiri District in Kigezi Region of Uganda, have declared a 62-year-old retired teacher wanted for allegedly killing his 80-year-old mother after she failed to give him a share of family land and other properties.

The spokesperson for the Kigezi Regional Police, Elly Maate, who said the deceased has been identified as Federesi Karabaye, a resident of Rwentaka village, Kisizi Parish, Nyarushanje Sub County in Rukungiri District, was hacked to death by her own son following a disagreement over his late father’s Will which excluded him from benefiting from his properties.

“The incident happened on Friday night at around 2am when the suspect, James Kabariroha, a retired primary school teacher, attacked his mother and killed her over the Will his late father left behind seven years ago which excluded him from those supposed to get a share,” Maate said.

The police spokesman said Kabariroha is suspected to have hired three other people who “helped him to execute his mission as the body of the deceased was found with several cuts on the head, chest, and back.”

Asiimwe Mugisha, one of the woman’s daughter who spoke with local media was quoted as saying:

“We held a family meeting recently at home and my brother was in attendance and we all agreed not to change the Will but I was so shocked to hear the sad news that my brother killed my mother over the already sorted issue.”

Also speaking on the murder, Obedia Kankiriho, a brother to the suspect, said out of the six children his father had,, only Kabariroha had attained formal education and was excluded from Will as the father had sold his own portion of land to train him in school.

“Our father sold land while educating him and the rest of us did not go to school, so after our father’s death, the suspect wanted the Will changed such that he could also get land yet they already sold his share,” he said.

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Spanish PM, Pedro Sanchez, blames ‘Mafia’ for human trafficking after African migrants’ deaths at Morocco/Melilla border

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Spanish PM, Pedro Sanchez, blames ‘Mafia’ for human trafficking after African migrants deaths at Morocco/Melilla border

The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, has blamed the death of over 20 African migrants at the Morocco/Melillah border while trying to cross to Europe, on a “Mafia” trafficking syndicate.

The incident which happened late on Friday, saw a violent and fatal border incursion on the Moroccan border with the Spanish north African enclave of Melilla, leading to the deaths and injury to scores of Spanish and Moroccan officers injured.

While speaking on the incursion at a press conference in Madrid on Saturday, Sanchez said:

“If there is a party responsible for everything that happened on the border, it is the mafias that traffic in human beings.

“It was an attack on the territorial integrity of our country.

“The tactics of migrants trying to get into Melilla have changed. Before now, they used to spread along the whole length of the fence. Now they concentrate on the part where they think it is weakest,” Sanchez said.

Sanchez who paid tribute to officers on both sides of the border for fighting off “a well-organised, violent assault,” called on more stringent measures to be taken to avoid a future occurrence.

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South Africa: Eskom announces ‘Stage 4’ power cuts

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South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom says it will continue with “Stage 4” power cuts until Wednesday.

The power rationing has been through 3 stages. The stage 3 was a level of a power cut on an eight-level system under which the utility implements a seven and a half hour rolling outage across the country. The stage was a five-hour rolling blackout.

The utility said in a statement said “it regrets to inform the public that Stage 4 load shedding is anticipated to continue from 05:00 on Monday morning until midnight at least until Wednesday.”

“This is due to unlawful and unprotected labour action at a number of power stations, which has caused delays in carrying out planned maintenance and repairs.”

Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd is South Africa’s primary electricity supplier, generating approximately 90% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 30% of the electricity generated on the African continent.

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