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Court summons Mukesh over payment of election petition costs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court in Kampala has summoned Mukesh Shukla Babubhai, the former Nakawa West Parliamentary candidate to explain why he shouldn’t be jailed for failure to pay costs arising from his election petition. According to the summons issued by the High Court Civil Division Deputy Registrar, …

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Anti-Atwine protesters case dismissed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Law Development Center-LDC court has dismissed a case in which two activists were accused of inciting violence by dropping a casket demanding the immediate resignation of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine. Augustine Ojobile and Sharif Kawooya were arrested in August …

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Water crisis hits Nakivale refugee settlement

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district is facing a severe water crisis due to the high number of refugees fleeing the fighting between Congolese forces and M23 rebels. Nakivale refugee settlement is home to over 150,000 refugees mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, …

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Mpuuga cautions Trinidad and Tobago MPs over campaign money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, has advised Members of Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago to exercise caution when writing laws on campaign financing. Addressing Members of a joint select committee of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago that is scrutinising The …

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Fire guts Mabaale S.S boys dormitory

Kagadi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students property worth millions of Shillings has been destroyed in a fire that gutted the boy’s dormitory at Mabaale public secondary school in Mabaale town council, Kagadi district. The school director, Yonna Bagonza, says that the fire broke out at around 9:00pm on Tuesday when …

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G7 summit concludes, pledging new sanctions on Russia

Elmau, Germany | Xinhua | The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations vowed to “continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs” on Russia at the conclusion of their three-day summit on Tuesday. They said they were seeking to impose a “price cap” on Russian oil, but no specific …

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Court of Appeal denies bail to MPs Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Kampala has denied bail to Members of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana. The ruling was made on Wednesday by a panel of three Court of Appeal Justices comprised of Cheborion Barishaki, Christopher Izama Madrama, and Eva Luswata. Sewanyana, the …

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