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UPDF urges ADF rebels to seek amnesty

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People Defence Forces-UPDF has urged Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebels in the Eastern parts of DRC to accept an offer for amnesty. Last week, the UPDF launched joint air and artillery attacks with their DRC counterparts, against the ADF cells particularly in Ituri and …

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NWSC issues amnesty to water thieves

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Managing Director of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC), Eng. Silver Mugisha has revealed that the corporation loses about Shs5bn in water theft monthly, warning that the vice is affecting provision of services to other Ugandans. He made the revelation today at …

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3,000 former LRA abductees yet to receive resettlement packages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of former Lord Resistance Army-LRA abductees in East Acholi and parts of Lango sub-region are yet to receive resettlement package from government. The abductees most of whom were granted amnesty nearly a decade ago were mandated to receive short term resettlement packages to …

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Tanzania backsliding on freedoms under Magufuli

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  President John Magufuli has presided over a crackdown on media and civil society in Tanzania that has seriously undermined democratic freedoms as the country approaches elections, global rights groups said Monday. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tanzania was backsliding under Magufuli, whose …

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Sudanese forces attacked protestors in hospital: Amnesty

Paris, France | AFP | Sudanese security forces stormed a hospital to pursue people seeking treating from gunshot wounds sustained during protests against President Omar al-Bashir, Amnesty International said Thursday. Soldiers fired live bullets and teargas as they entered the hospital late Wednesday in Omdurman, twin city of the capital …

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Amnesty calls on ICC to fully probe Boko Haram conflict atrocities

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Amnesty International on Monday said the International Criminal Court should start a full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice. ICC chief prosecutor Fatma Bensouda opened a preliminary examination in 2010 into eight …

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