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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Bosses at Middle East Consultants granted bail

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two managers of a labour export firm Middle East Consultants, have been granted bail. Benon Kunywana, 36, and Godfrey Kyalimpa, 48 were granted bail by Entebbe Chief Magistrate Court Mary Babirye Monday. The two managers first appeared before Entebbe Grade One Magistrate Phiona Birungi, …

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Wall Street sinks as skyrocketing oil prices rattle nerves

New York, United States | AFP |  US stocks sank into the red on Monday as attacks on Saudi crude production and record jumps in oil prices whipped up investor anxieties about the global economy. Saturday’s devastating attacks on Abqaiq — the world’s largest oil processing facility — and the …

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Kakira sex video lands Jinja policemen in trouble

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four police officers accused of recording two love birds at Kakira along Jinja highway having sex in their vehicle and posting the video on social media have been apprehended. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga identifies the suspects as Corporal Mathew Magara, Police Constables Musa Semakula, …

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UPDF Officers warned of dangers of human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officers of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces have been cautioned against violation of human rights through acts like torture and illegal detentions. According to the Deputy 2nd Division Commander, Col. Anthony Lukwago, such acts taint the name of the institution and make the public …

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CCEDU urges youth to be at the heart of Uganda’s political process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) called upon government, non-government and inter-governmental entities to ensure that young people are at the heart of Uganda’s political processes as unhampered, active and meaningful players. In a statement to mark International Day of Democracy September 15,  …

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LIVE: Uganda-Rwanda talks start in Kigali

  Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, Minister of Internal Affairs Maj. Gen J.J Odongo and Attorney General William Byaruhanga are in Kigali for the start of talks to end the diplomatic row between Uganda and Rwanda. The talks started this morning. The talks follow a pact signed …

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