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Chief Magistrate wails in court, remanded over sh2.5million bribe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala has remanded Mitooma Chief Magistrate Sylvia Nvanungi and Sembabule Resident State Attorney Jacqueline Bako, for alleged corruption. The two appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Joan Aciro who charged them with eight counts of corruption. Bako was implicated …

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The high price of finding public service work in Uganda

Allegations of corruption tarnish commissions that handle hiring for local governments. Teachers, others pay bribes to get work. Isingiro, Uganda | Apophia Agiresaasi Global Press Journal Uganda |  News that John Baptist Kyabir had failed to secure an interview for a nursing position he had sought didn’t come as a surprise to him. …

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Gov’t to introduce amendments to strengthen Anti-Corruption Law

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Parliamentary Caucus has resolved to support a proposal by the government seeking to introduce stringent amendments to strengthen the anti-corruption legal regime particularly to combat white-collar crime. White-collar extortion or white-collar crime generally refers to nonviolent financial offenses, such as …

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Museveni declares war on money lenders, corruption

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the Ministry of Finance and Parliament to issue new regulations to control money lending and interest rates in the Ugandan economy. “These moneylenders who are causing suicide to our young people, who allows them to operate? Why should someone …

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“Jason’s law on corruption”

How governance in Africa reflects structural imperatives, not the personalities of our leaders THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | Recently, someone posted an article on our WhatsApp chatgroup about the persistence of “corruption” in Africa. It said on June 13, 1988, Pini Jason Onyegbaduo, a popular Nigerian columnist, propounded a “Hypothesis …

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‘Judiciary has no space for the corrupt’

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Chief Justice, Richard Buteera, has expressed concern about corruption tendencies reported within the judiciary, particularly at the chief magistrate’s courts. He raised these concerns while closing a nine-day induction training for newly recruited chief magistrates at Collin Hotel in Mukono. Justice Buteera …

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A world of cronyism and corruption

To eliminate it, we must first improve our understanding of its mechanisms and incentive structures COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | Imagine the following scenario. A political outsider wins a critical election by promising to root out corruption. Even if that is a sincere intention, upon assuming office, they will quickly realise …

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BOOK REVIEW: Corruption in South Africa

Former CEO’s explosive book exposes how state power utility, ESKOM, was destroyed Kampala, Uganda | KEITH GOTTSCHALK | One repeated theme of the memoir Truth to Power: My Three Years Inside Eskom, by Andre de Ruyter, former CEO of South Africa’s troubled power utility, Eskom, is that “negligence and carelessness had …

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