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Europe · London

UK to send first asylum seekers to Rwanda

48% Left coverage: 31 sources
The Kigali-bound flight had originally been scheduled to take off with 130 asylum seekers on board Tuesday night. In farcical scenes, the flight ultimately failed to leave the runway at all, with individuals still being pulled from the plane one by one throughout Tuesday evening. Eventually, every asylum seeker on board was granted a reprieve, and the empty plane returned to its hangar.See the Story
Islam · Amhara

Clashes in Ethiopia kill 20 Muslim worshippers - regional Islamic leader

58% Center coverage: 12 sources
More than 20 people have been killed in an attack on Muslims in the northern Ethiopian city of Gondar during the funeral of a Muslim elder. The Islamic Affairs Council of Amhara described Tuesday's attack at a cemetery as a massacre by heavily-armed Christians. The cemetery where the attack occurred has been the subject of an ongoing dispute between Muslims and Orthodox Christians.See the Story

Leeds slip into relegation zone after defeat at Arsenal

50% Center coverage: 6 sources
Eddie Nketiah scores twice as Arsenal beat Leeds United 2-1. Luke Ayling sent off for two-footed challenge on Gabriel Martinelli in first half. Diego Llorente scores consolation goal for Leeds in second half. Arsenal move to within a point of third-placed Chelsea in the Premier League.See the Story
Mahinda Rajapaksa · Sri Lanka

China-backed Projects Testament To Sri Lanka's Mismanagement

80% Right coverage: 5 sources
Sri Lanka is in the grip of its worst financial crisis since independence from Britain in 1948. The South Asian island nation borrowed heavily to plug years of budget shortfalls and trade deficits. It squandered huge sums on ill-considered infrastructure projects that have further drained public finances. Many of the projects that helped fuel the crisis now gather dust in Hambantota district.See the Story
Boris Johnson · Rwanda

Kagame defends Rwanda on rights as Commonwealth expands

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
The decision to hold the gathering in Rwanda was heavily criticised by rights watchdogs. They accused Commonwealth leaders of turning a blind eye to repression and the jailing of opponents in the host country. The Commonwealth also welcomed two new members into the fold at its summit in Kigali - Togo and Gabon.See the Story

ADF rebels kill 14 civilians in eastern DR Congo

14 civilians killed in two attacks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Local officials blame the Allied Democratic Forces militia for the killings. These latest raids came despite a month-long Congolese-Ugandan military operation to try to defeat the ADF insurgency in the troubled border region.See the Story
Kenya · Kenya

Kenya seals deal for cheaper Saudi fuel

Nock will import 30 percent of the country's monthly petroleum requirements from August. The State-owned Saudi Aramco will supply Nock with refined fuel at lower prices than the global costs of crude. The duration of the contract remains undisclosed with Nock expected to revamp its network across the country.See the Story

Hospitals detect high prevalence of diabetes among people with normal weight

The lead researcher said that because they are small in size, “we assume that even the pancreas in the body is small and thus produce very small insulin”See the Story

Kyamanywa to head taskforce to  establish Bunyoro varsity

Prof Samuel Kyamanywa will head the taskforce for the establishment of Bunyoro University. The minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Kataha Museveni, made the appointment. The appointment has been welcomed by most stakeholders in Buny Boro. President MuseVENi told the people to offer him 400 acres of land for the university.See the Story

Court halts sale of Bitature properties

The Court of Appeal has halted the auctioning and sale of prime properties belonging to businessman Patrick Bitature. The properties that were advertised on May 18 in various newspapers include Elizabeth apartments in Kololo, Protea Hotel in Naguru and Moyo Close apartments in Kampala. The intended advertisement was meant to recover $32m (about Shs117b) that Vantage is demanding from the businessman following a loan deal gone bad.See the Story

Striking teachers to be fired by today

This is the second directive the government is issuing in less than a week to have the striking teachers return to class or get sackedSee the Story

Man slaps Minister Ecweru in Church

A 39-year-old man is in police detention after he was arrested for allegedly slapping Minister of State for Works and Transport, Mr Musa Ecweru during Sunday mass. It's alleged that the minister who is also the Amuria County MP, was attending prayers at the church when Mr Michael Okurut, a resident of Wera attacked him.See the Story

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