Thursday , March 30 2023
Home / The Independent (page 50)

The Independent

Lango, Asian communities should unite – Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, has counseled leaders and residents in Lira to let the law take its course as they unite after clashes with a section of the Asian community. The clashes were triggered by the death of a one, Dickens Okello, a pupil …

Read More »

UK Parliament to debate Arua fracas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Kingdom House of Commons is set to debate the infamous Arua fracas in which a number of legislators were arrested and allegedly tortured in the hands of the state. The debate scheduled for January 8, 2019, will be drawn from a motion sponsored …

Read More »

Parliament commissioners to be elected

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliamentary commissioners will have to be elected, by secret ballot, at the end of the tenure of the current position holders, the Speaker of Parliament has ruled. The Parliamentary Commission, which is established by the Administration of Parliament Act, is the top most administrative body …

Read More »

Kadaga wants water bodies managed better

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has directed the Ministry of Water and Environment to rein in on encroachers of water bodies in the country. Kadaga reiterated the President’s remarks about people living around water bodies, who cultivate land up to 50 metres into the …

Read More »

Court rejects request for torture probe by Kirumira murder suspect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso Grade One Magistrate Martin Kirya has rejected an application seeking investigations into the alleged torture of Abubaker Kalungi, the key suspect in the murder of former Buyende District Police Commander Muhammad Kirumira. Kalungi who had also used the same application to seek permission to …

Read More »

82 killed in ethnic violence in western DR Congo: NGO

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | At least 80 people have been killed in ethnic violence since Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s west, according to witnesses. “There a 82 confirmed dead,” said Georges Kapiamba, head of the Congolese Association for Access to Justice (ACAJ), citing witness statements. His …

Read More »