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Tropical storm Genevieve kills two people in western Mexico | US & Canada News

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Hurricane Genevieve weakened into a Category 1 storm off Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, US forecasters have said, after bringing rain and high waves to the country’s northwest coast.

Mexican authorities said on Tuesday two people, including a lifeguard, drowned at the resort of Los Cabos after a teenager ignored warning flags and was swept away.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said the storm, which had strengthened into Category 4 on Tuesday, moved close to Baja California without making landfall.

Genevieve’s maximum sustained winds had eased down to 150 kilometres per hour (90 miles per hour), it said, downgrading it to the weakest of five categories on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

However, strong winds, heavy rains, and “life-threatening flooding” were still a danger, the centre warned.

The system, which is now located 210km (130 miles) west-southwest of Mexico’s Cabo San Larazo, has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.

It is expected to weaken further as it moves out into the open waters of the eastern Pacific. It will become a tropical depression on Friday evening and a remnant low by Saturday.

Following this extremely active hurricane season, attention is now focussed further east.

Tropical Depression 14 is in the western Caribbean and moving close to the coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua. It has the potential to become a tropical storm by Saturday morning.

It is then forecast to reach the eastern Yucatan coast in the afternoon before moving into the Gulf of Mexico, where it may strengthen into a hurricane early next week.

Meanwhile, a tropical storm watch has also been issued for the northern Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.

Tropical Depression 13 could also strengthen into a tropical storm by the early hours of Saturday as it heads towards the Florida Keys. If conditions allow, this too could become a hurricane next week in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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