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Traders pay bribes to operate as arcades remain closed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Several city traders are paying hefty bribes to law enforcement officers to allow them to operate, URN has learnt. This follows the president’s decision to maintain the suspension on arcades as part of the Covid19 preventive measures. The suspension has prompted traders to devise other …

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MPs accuse colleagues of accepting bribes to reconcile with NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three legislators have accused the ruling National Resistance Movement –NRM party of bribing their colleagues who were allegedly reconciled with the party at the just concluded parliamentary Caucus retreat. A total of 23 MPs were paraded before President Yoweri Museveni by the government Chief …

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Uganda dismisses Kutesa bribery allegations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has dismissed reports of a multimillion dollar bribery scheme at the UN allegedly involving minister Sam Kutesa, saying all engagements he had with a named China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC), were official activities. US authorities on Monday arrested Hong …

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Kabafunzaki’s aide says not guilty, remanded to Luzira prison

Brian Mugabo, the Political Assistant to embattled Labour Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki has been remanded to Luzira prison on fresh charges of corruption. Mugabo, who was brought from Kigo Government prison on Wednesday to receive sentence following a guilty plea he entered last week,  astonished court when he informed it that …

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Watchdogs allege Shell knew about Nigeria oil kickbacks

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Corruption watchdogs alleged Monday that Shell executives knew that money earmarked for a controversial oil deal was being used to bribe senior Nigerian officials, a claim rebuffed by the petroleum giant. The allegations by Global Witness and Finance Uncovered refer to the 2011 purchase by oil …

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