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POACHING: Police, UPDF officers arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Six policemen and four Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF soldiers have arrested by Special Wildlife Crime Unit for allegedly participating in poaching and illegal selling of ivory and other wildlife species. The unit comprised of military and police intelligence personnel as well as detectives attached …

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Electoral commission acknolwedges voter education shortfalls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission (EC) has acknowledged that it indeed failed to conduct adequate voter education ahead of the recent general election. But, the EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says that their program was partly affected by the restrictions in movement and on gatherings, …

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Jinja municipal council officials charged with causing financial loss

Jinja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Ten officials of Jinja Municipal Council have been charged for allegedly causing government financial loss and abuse of office.  Out of the ten officials, only four appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende while the six were charged …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Archbishop Kizito Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Archbishop Kizito Lwanga:  Prelate who spoke truth to power dies THE LAST WORD Michela Wrong’s Rwanda hatchet job: How attempts to tarnish the name and record of Paul Kagame soils the reputation of …

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Police audit reveals slow implementation of gender policy

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The latest police manpower audit has revealed a slow implementation of the gender inclusiveness policy. Police numbers are currently at 46,776 of which only 8,128 are females. This translates into 21 percent of female police officers. The police leadership headed by the then Inspector …

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