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A daughter of Northern Uganda Diocese Bishop Nelson Onono Onweng was pronounced dead after she was reportedly stabbed by unknown thugs.
Christine Anyeko succumbed to knife injuries at St Mary’s Hospital Lacor in Gulu Town where she had been admitted, according to reports Daily Monitor obtained yesterday. (Daily Monitor Ug)
Angry Muslim youth have attacked a church in Ghana’s capital after its pastor predicted the possible death of the country’s chief imam in 2019.
An organ, windows and chairs were damaged after the youth stormed Rev Isaac Owusu-Bempah’s church in Accra. Self-styled Christian prophets have a huge following in Africa, and often predict major events, including the deaths of leading public figures.
Chief Imam Nuhu Sharabutu condemned the attack. (BBC News)
The US state department has urged Americans to “exercise increased caution” when travelling to China after a spate of high-profile detentions. Its updated advice warns that US citizens have been arbitrarily prevented from leaving the country.
The warning comes as two Canadian citizens remain in detention in China. Former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor were arrested last month as relations between the two countries worsened. (BBC News)
Paul Whelan revealed to be dual national after being arrested in Moscow for ‘act of espionage’
The former US marine who is being held in Moscow on charges of spying is a British citizen, it has emerged.
Paul Whelan, who is thought to be facing 20 years in a Russian prison if convicted, was initially thought to be American, but was revealed to be a dual national on Thursday evening. The UK Foreign Office said: “Our staff have requested consular access to a British man detained in Russia after receiving a request for assistance from him.” (The Guardian)
California Democrat Nancy Pelosi has again been elected as Speaker – the third most powerful role in Washington – in the US House of Representatives.
She reclaimed the gavel after the most diverse class of lawmakers were sworn in and as Democrats took control of the House after mid-term elections gains.
Her victory came as the US government remained partly shut down in a row over funds for the president’s border wall. Ms Pelosi has said she wants to end the shutdown but will not support the wall. (BBC News)