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Corruption taking a heavy toll on ordinary Ugandans-DGF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The shortage of medicines in health facilities, poor roads, the deteriorating performance in education institutions and waning agricultural productivity is evidence of the toll that corruption has had on the lives of ordinary citizens across Uganda. The warning was sounded by the Democratic Governance …

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Communism haunts Czechs, Slovaks three decades on

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  Three decades after staging mass protests that freed them from communism, Czechs and Slovaks are hitting the streets again, bitter over pervasive corruption and politicians with roots in that era. The Velvet Revolution of 1989 saw unprecedented protests and a general strike end four decades …

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Expert presents case for maintaining healthcare user fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Considering the fact that people still experience high out of pocket expenditure on healthcare to the highs of 40%, activists argue that user fees in hospitals should be returned to better health service delivery and curb corruption that’s rampant in government hospitals under the …

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Nkumba University management, students clash over Guild impeachment

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | There are ongoing disagreements between Nkumba University students, university administration and security over the proposed impeachment of the Guild President, Byron Luswata. On Friday last week, the university parliament presented a petition to the University administration and council proposing the impeachment of Luswata …

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High Court blocks Munyagwa’s bribery trial

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High court has blocked the trial of Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mubarak Munyagwa for alleged corruption in the Anti-corruption court. The Assistant Registrar of the High Civil Division, Joy Kabagye issued the interim order following an application filed by Munyagwa’s lawyers led by …

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AU judiciaries to adopt new arbitration plan in Kampala meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Delegates from the African Union Court on Human and People’s Rights are expected to adopt a new plan of action for arbitration of cases when they converge in Kampala next week. The teams will be in Uganda for a high-level dialogue on emerging Human rights …

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Extortion, corruption bothers Kawolo hospital management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The administration of Kawolo Hospital is concerned over reports that its staff members extort money from patients and delay services to those that fail to heed to the demands for payments. Dr Joshua Kiberu, the Kawolo Hospital superintendent explained to URN that the habit …

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What next for Tunisia’s new president?

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tunisia’s president-elect Kais Saied has won a clear mandate to fight corruption and promote social justice, even though his role focuses on security and diplomacy. Here is an overview of key policy challenges facing the conservative newcomer: – Change in foreign policy? – A constitutional law …

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South Africa ex-president Zuma faces court on corruption charges

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma is expected in court on corruption charges on Tuesday, in what would be the first time he faces trial for graft despite multiple accusations. Zuma stands accused of taking kickbacks before he became president from a 51-billion-rand ($3.4-billion) …

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