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Elderly sue gov’t for discrimination over lack of National IDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been sued for allegedly excluding elderly people from accessing Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE), and public health services among others due to lack of national identification cards. The government was sued together with National Identification and Registration Authority-NIRA, by three Civil …

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Court Martial sentences soldier to 30 years for murder

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) 5th Division Infantry Court Martial has sentenced one of their own to a thirty years jail term, for killing a civilian in Madi Opei town council, Lamwo district early this year. Private Ronald Odera who was attached to the …

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Coffee deal probe: Italian investor snubs parliament’s trade committee

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The board chairperson of Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited, Enrica Pinetti snubbed Parliament’s Trade Committee which had invited her to explain an agreement signed with government to process coffee. The company was instead on Monday represented before the committee by the company secretary, Moses Matovu, …

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Government asked to address knowledge gap in local council courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to empower lower local council leaders with basic legal knowledge to enable them to undertake the responsibilities of local council courts. The courts at lower local government administrative units are charged with adjudicating minor cases and making relevant orders for; …

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Principal Judge motorcade hit by improvised bomb: Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Investigations by the Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce show that the motorcade of the Principal Judge Dr Flavian Zeija was hit by an improvised bomb and not shot as earlier claimed. News about the attempted assassination of Dr. Zeija along the Kampala-Masaka highway started making rounds on …

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Court Martial commences trial of soldier accused of shooting civilian

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 5th Division Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF court-martial has commenced the trial of private Ronald Odera, who reportedly shot and caused the death of a civilian in Madi Opei town council, Lamwo district early this year. The UPDF 5th Division Spokesperson Captain Amos Nsambu, says …

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Vigilante group commandant killed by cattle rustlers in Agago

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected Karamojong cattle rustlers have shot and killed a vigilante group commandant in Agago district. The deceased has been identified as David Ogwang, a resident of Pakodongo village, Parabongo sub county who was shot dead on Sunday at the foothills of Ogili hills. The deceased …

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