Uganda’s interior minister dies suddenly during trip abroad

Uganda’s interior minister died suddenly while traveling home from an official trip in South Korea, the government announced on Saturday. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, who was 56, died while transiting through Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said in a statement. Nyakairima died early Saturday, according to Pamela Ankunda, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Nyakairima, who trained in the U.S. as a young officer, was “a dedicated servant of the people of Uganda and his death is a tragic and huge loss to the country,” the statement said.



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