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Ugandan medical doctors embark on indefinite strike despite threats

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Ugandan medical doctors to embark on indefinite strike despite threats

Ugandan medical doctors have embarked on an indefinite strike against the poor payment of salaries and lack of sufficient medical facilities. The doctors despite the threat to arrest and jail any doctor on strike the Ugandan Medical Association still wen ahead with the strike.

What happens to the sick patients?

The country’s doctors that are protesting poor pay, lack of medical equipment and also added to the reason for the strike, the arbitrary arrests of their colleagues accused of corruption. 
Uganda’s Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda during a meeting with organisers of the strike urging them to call off the strike as the government will look into their demands. 

However, his request was rejected with boos. “You don’t need to be told that the statement by Ruhakan is just a political statement – i add”. Just last week, President Yoweri Museveni made mention he would call a state of emergency should the strike go ahead. Being adamant to their cause, The Uganda Medical Association did not relent on their action, they also said the President Yoweri threatened to arrest striking doctors but the president’s press secretary denied this.

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Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss

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A 28-year-old driver, Kingsley Edem, was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state yesterday March 20th, for landing a punch on his boss in the mouth during an argument.

Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss

According to police prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, Edem who resides at No.14, Adetuberu St., Olowora, Lagos, is Femi Badmus’s driver.

Badmus had reported to the police that Edem punched him several times in the mouth during a disagreement in his home on No 19 Ogunbeye St., Olowora, Lagos on March 9th.

The police prosecutor said, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 173 which stipulates a three-year jail term for any offender if found guilty.

Magistrate A. I. Abina, admitted Edem to bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum.

Magistrate Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide proof of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

What raged between Edem and his boss, Badmus wasn’t made known but
Magistrate Abina adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.

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Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

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A Chinese father has been arrested for selling his 1-year-old daughter for £6,800 to pay off his gambling debts.

Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

Jiang, sold the one-year-old to a couple after owing more than 60,000 Yuan (£6,798), according to reports in China.

Jiang told his wife that he was taking their daughter to stay with his mother. He flew the child more than 1,150 miles away from their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province, last November.

Wang, his wife grew concerned after his failure to return three months later but repeatedly postponed their return.

In February, 2019, she checked her husband’s phone and found shocking conversations between her husband and her daughter’s buyers.

Wang went to her husband’s mother in Zunyi city, about 87 miles away, who informed her that her son and granddaughter left her weeks ago.

She immediately contacted police and they tracked Jiang down to a hotel in Guiyang last month.

When he was caught, Jiang admitted to owing a huge gambling debt and decided to take the drastic measure after seeing online adverts for child adoption.

Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts

How Jiang Planned on Selling his daughter

Jiang lied to the buyers – a couple in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province – that he was a single father who could no longer afford to care for the girl. He went further to claim that his own parents were dead so he had nowhere else to turn.

Fortunately, the child was located by the police last Friday and reunited with her mum.

Jiang has been arrested and charged with suspicion of human trafficking, according to the police.

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