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Minister dragged to court over mandatory vehicle inspections

Four concerned citizens have petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking orders to have Works and Transport Minister Eng. Monica Azuba Ntege prosecuted over planned nationwide mandatory motor -vehicle inspection. The citizens led by  Aaron Izimba also want orders permanently blocking the vehicle inspection, and  the  immediate cancellation of a contract signed on …

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Over 100 feared dead in Nigeria church collapse

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP |  A church roof has collapsed in southeastern Nigeria causing “many deaths and injury” the country’s president said Saturday, with state media reporting that up to 200 people could have been killed. The evangelical Reigners Bible Ministry in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state was packed …

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Rights Body investigates Kasese clashes

Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has commenced investigations into the killings in Kasese that claimed over 60 people. UHRC issued a statement saying it will make public its findings as per a directive from the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. The commission sent a team to Kasese on Nov 29 …

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Mao wants IPOD dissolved

Democratic Party President Nobert Mao wants Inter Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) disbanded. Mao said dialogue loses meaning if ideas are discussed only for shelving. “Politics is about having processes that lead to decisions but if entities tasked with this cannot achieve it, then citizens see no value in the …

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Youth, trade top agenda at first AU election debate

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  Five candidates running for African Union chief took part Friday in the bloc’s first leadership debate, calling for more youth involvement in the grouping and greater integration between member nations. The candidates from Kenya, Senegal, Chad, Botswana and Equatorial Guinea took to the stage …

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COURT: Akena is still UPC party president

The Court of Appeal on Friday issued an interim order staying the implementation of High Court orders that had revoked the election process that made James Akena president of the Uganda People’s Congress party (UPC). Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma heard Akena’s application and restrained his rivals that include  Joseph Bbosa, …

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British journalist deported from Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |   A British journalist working for The Times of London newspaper said Friday he was being deported from Kenya after being detained for more than a day at the airport without explanation or charge. Jerome Starkey, 35, was locked in a cell overnight after arriving …

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