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Turinawe loses in FDC primaries, to contest as independent

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) national political mobilizer, Ingrid Turinawe has vowed to contest as an independent candidate for the Rukungiri Municipality MP seat after losing in the party primaries. 

Turinawe on Tuesday lost to Dr Warren Tumwine Nuwagaba who polled 130 votes against her 65 votes. The incumbent MP, Roland Mugume Kaginda was also defeated. Turinawe, however, protested the results citing voter bribery.

On Wednesday, Turinawe announced that she will contest as an independent candidate. According to Turinawe, Nuwagaba allegedly bribed voters with Shs 400,000-500,000 and says the party has made no effort to investigate the source of the money. She added that she cannot back a candidate whose victory is questionable. 

“People are not happy, they were so betrayed by the structures…You cannot imagine that people were being given envelopes of Shs 500,000, Shs 400,000 just for one vote. I am also not happy, our people are stranded, they are stuck, they are actually telling us they will either join NRM or vote an NRM candidate or an independent. I will stand, I will contest, I am an FDC, everyone knows. What I don’t have is the party flag, I was denied the party flag by the money that was dished out. Nobody has tried to investigate where that money came from.” Turinawe said. 

Winnie Joseline Babihuga, who lost to the incumbent Betty Muzaniira for the Rukungiri Woman MP seat, also announced that she will contest on the independent ticket. Babihuga, who once served as the District Woman MP in 1996-2001, says that she was asked by her supporters to contest on the independent ticket.

Virginia Kyarugahi, Rukungiri district FDC party chairperson says that the decision of Turinawe and Babihuga will weaken the party’s support in the area. Nathan Nandala Mafabi, FDC secretary-general says that any FDC member who will contest as an independent candidate or support independent candidates will face disciplinary action.

“Anybody who is a member of the party, must support the party, and our objective is to make sure we work together to ensure that we liberate this country from this dictatorship, from mismanagement of the public resources. And that is why we’re saying; any member of our party who decides to go independent or who supports a candidate who is not for FDC will be disciplined as per the constitution. And our constitution is clear, anybody who is hostile to the party will be removed from the party.” said Mafabi. 

Last year, political parties through the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) drafted a proposal barring candidates who contest and lose in political parties from contesting as independents. Leaders of political parties argued that the regulation will end confusion and divisions that candidates plant in political parties when they run as independents.





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21 workers trapped in flooded mine in China’s Xinjiang | China News

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CCTV says rescuers have located 12 of the 21 trapped miners.

Eight miners have been rescued and 21 remain trapped in a coal mine in China’s Xinjiang region after flooding cut power underground and disrupted communications, according to state media.

The accident happened in Fengyuan coal mine in Hutubi County on Saturday evening, when staff were upgrading the site, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Rescuers had located 12 of the 21 trapped miners, broadcaster CCTV said, but it was unclear if they were all together.

Rescue personnel were trying to pump water from the flooded shaft and have been piping air into the mine.

Pipes were being laid but the pumping operation was going to be challenging, CCTV said.

Mining accidents are common in China, where the industry has a poor safety record and enforcement of regulations is often lax.

In January, 22 workers were trapped in a mine in east China’s Shandong province after an explosion damaged the entrance, leaving workers stuck underground for about two weeks.

Eleven men were pulled out alive, 10 died and one miner remained unaccounted for.

In December, 23 miners died after being trapped underground in the southwest city of Chongqing – just months after 16 others died from carbon monoxide poisoning at another coal mine in the city.



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African Champions League: CR Belouizdad join Sundowns in quarter-finals

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Amir Sayoud in action for Algerian club CR Belouizdad
Amir Sayoud opened the scoring for Algerian club CR Belouizdad as they beat South African hosts Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0.

Algerian champions CR Belouizdad earned the win they needed over hosts Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa to clinch a place in the African Champions League quarter-finals.

Amir Sayoud took his tally in the competition to seven when he gave Belouizdad the lead over Sundowns in Pretoria on 29 minutes.

That advantage was doubled just before half-time as Ahmed Gasmi headed home a cross from Zinelaabidine Boulakhoua.

It was a measure of revenge for the Algerians who were embarrassed by Sundowns on home soil in the reverse fixture when the South Africans won 5-1 in February.

In Friday’s other Group B game DR Congo’s TP Mazembe, who were already out of contention to make the last eight came from behind to clinch a 2-1 win over Sudan’s Al Hilal.

The Sudanese club had needed a win to have any chance at all of progressing.

Al Hilal made the ideal start in their bid to win against former African champions Mazembe – Eid Mugadam gave them the lead after just two minutes in Lumbumbashi – but 16 minutes later Hilal contributed to their own downfall as Ivorian defender Mohamed Ouattara scored an own goal to level the game at 1-1.

Mazembe won the game thanks to a goal from Isaac Tshibangu, who scored just moments after he came on as substitute.

The draw for the quarter and semi-finals will be held on 30 April at the Confederation of African Football’s headquarters in Cairo.

Friday’s Group B results:

  • TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 2-1 Al Hilal (Sudan)
  • Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) 0-2 CR Belouizdad (Algeria)



Source – www.bbc.co.uk

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Ghana's farmers eye sweet success from chocolate

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Ghana is the world’s second largest cocoa producer but sees little of the profits from chocolate – for now.



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