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Civil society activists to camp at police over office break-in

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion forum (HRAPF), A Civil Society Organization that provides legal support and representation to marginalized people has threatened to shift its operations to the Old Kampala Police station citing security concerns. The executive director Adrian Jjuuko said that effective Monday …

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Three Ndejje SS students die in car accident

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three teenage students heading to Ndejje SS to get their recently released Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results have perished in a car crash. A fourth is in intensive care at Mulago. The four students, one of who was reportedly driving the Toyata Brevis, …

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Eight banks cleared by IRA to sell insurance policies

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) has so far issued eight certificates to banks to offer bancassurance (selling insurance policies) to their clients as one way of boosting the sector’s growth. Speaking at a press conference in Kampala on Feb.08, IRA officials including the Chief Executive …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Why Saleh proposal on ministries ‘will fail’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent COVER STORY Saleh proposal on ministries will fail: Museveni is the problem, insiders say. THE LAST WORD Fashionable nonsense: How the debate on governance in Africa is a toxic combination of high emotion and little knowledge. …

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SUDHIR: I got Kololo SSS land legally

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Property mogul Sudhir Ruparelia Thursday defended himself before the Land Probe Commission over accusations by Kololo Senior Secondary School that he grabbed their sports field along Lugogo bypass in Kampala, close to where his Kampala Parents Primary School is situated. Sudhir told the commission …

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Now, Police drops torture charges against Kirumira

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The case against controversial former Buyende District Police Commander ASP Muhammad Kirumira took yet another twist, when prosecution withdrew two charges of torture against him at the Police Tribunal. Prosecution told the tribunal at Naguru that they did not have witnesses to enable them …

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Kadaga blocks Kasaija censure motion

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has directed the Auditor General John Muwanga to conduct a special audit into the account of the Treasury, to establish how and where the $200 million that was meant to purchase drugs was spent. Kadaga ruled on …

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