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Uganda drops two places in Rule of Law index

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is trailing its neighbors in the region in the just-released 2020 rule of law rankings. The rankings done by the World Justice Project puts Uganda at 117th position out of 128 countries ranked. This is a deterioration from the 115 positions that Uganda …

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‘You had to pay’: Angola’s deep-seated corruption legacy

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Entrepreneur Antonio Almeida has learned to navigate around the potholes of doing business in Angola. Since launching his business two decades ago, the 44-year-old has opened seven luxury clothing stores, a customs brokerage firm and a suburban shopping centre in the capital Luanda. Along the way …

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Crime Intelligence tasked to find sponsor of Parliament protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Crime Intelligence Unit has commenced investigations to establish the people believed to have sponsored two members of the Red Top Brigade to disrupt parliament on Wednesday. Mustafa Kafeero and Dafala Ssekanjako jumped from the stranger’s gallery on to the floor of parliament to protest …

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Research: Ugandan officials might have hidden UGX 267bn Aid money

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan officials could have stashed away a whopping USD 73M (UGX267B) of the aid money from the World Bank between 1990 and 2009, a new research paper suggests. The controversial paper written by researchers from the Norwegian Business School, University of Copenhagen, and The …

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Agriculture Ministry officials named in export corruption scandal

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A group of farmers and exporters of fruits and vegetables have petitioned Speaker Rebecca Kadaga demanding action against officials within the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries accused for frustrating their work and engaging in corruption tendencies. The group, led by Micheal …

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Kadaga warns Busoga leaders against frustrating government projects

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has tasked leaders to stop corrupt tendencies that threaten government projects. Speaking at the commissioning of construction works along two roads in Jinja town, Kadaga says that, she receives numerous reports of intrigue and corruption by both technocrats …

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Son of Congo president not charged in France

Paris, France | AFP | A son of Republic of Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso has not been charged in a French probe into the assets in France of the families of several African leaders, his lawyer said Friday, although his name has been cited in the investigation. A lawyer …

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Statehouse Anti-corruption unit storms NAGRIC over UGX 17 Billion fraud

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Statehouse Anti-Corruption Unit stormed the National Animal Genetic Resources and Information Center – NAGRIC in Entebbe municipality on Tuesday evening to investigate allegations of corruption and abuse of office. The unit is also investigating claims that Dr. Charles Lagu, the NAGRIC Executive Director …

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Arrest warrant issued for S.Africa’s Zuma, suspended until May

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A South African court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for embattled former president Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear for a pre-trial hearing over corruption charges he faces related to a 1990s arms deal. But execution of the warrant will be deferred until May 6 when the …

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Fort Portal diocese bishop challenges Ugandans on corruption

Kyenjojo, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Bishop of Fort Portal Diocese, Robert Muhirwa has said that the government should do more in the fight against corruption.   While leading Mass at Fort Portal Diocese Martyr’s Day celebrations at Katoosa- Kyenjojo District on Monday, Bishop Muhirwa noted that a country which doesn’t …

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