Ugandan soldiers sentenced for beating journalists
21 February 2021 | 6:32 am
In tonight’s edition: Nigerian security forces are on the hunt for the Kagara kidnappers. Forty two people are still missing after an attack on a school on Wednesday. And Uganda's military chief apologizes after soldiers were found guilty of attacking journalists. Seven men were sentenced to up to three months behind bars for their actions. And finally, 100,000 people have officially died of Covid 19 across the African continent. We take a closer look at the health situation in the Kenyan capital.
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