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Court reduces murder convicts’ life sentences to 30 years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Three men have survived life imprisonment after the Court of Appeal quashing their earlier sentence. The trio, Yonasani Seruga, Elunasani Lubwama and Patrick Kate were in 2004 sentenced to death after they were found guilty of two counts of murder of an infant Gaita Nakamate …

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Luwero police impounds four vehicles as NUP candidate escapes arrest

Luweero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Denis Sekabira the National Unity Platform Parliamentary Candidate for Katikamu North is on the run after escaping arrest for defying the suspension of campaigns by the Electoral Commission. Sekabira escaped arrest after police officers cornered him at Luwero Central Market in Luwero town council where …

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All judges may be called upon to hear election petitions; 127 on standby

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Judges in all courts across the country are to put aside all they have been handling and give attention to disputes that may arise from the forth-coming elections. Speaking to Journalists in Kampala, Jamson Karemani, the Judiciary Spokesperson, said when it comes to election petitions, all judges …

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Lukwago loses bid to block ban on election campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala  has dismissed an application in which city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was challenging the ban on election campaigns  in twelve districts and cities. On Monday, Justice Musa Ssekaana the Deputy head of the Civil Division of High Court dismissed Lukwago’s …

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ZAMBIA: Kenneth Kaunda is alive and fit

  Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of Zambia’s First President has refuted social media reports alleging that Dr Kenneth Kaunda has died, according to a report by the Lusaka Times. Lusaka Times quoted Dr Kaunda’s Administrative Assistant Rodrick Ngolo, who refuted the reports, and said  Zambia’s founding President …

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Wives of NUP Kalangala suspects plead to Museveni for lawful treatment

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The wives of the detained National Unity Platform-NUP members who were arrested in Kalangala have cried out to the government to allow them access their family members. Over 100 people were arrested last month in Kalangala District where National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi …

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Kigulu North NUP candidate feared kidnapped

Iganga, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Eddie Lugwire, the National Unity Platform-NUP candidate for the Kigulu North parliamentary race has reportedly gone missing after being picked by three men. The three men reportedly whisked off the candidate from his Iganga town based home around 11:00 pm on Sunday night.  Lugwire’s political …

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