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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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Judicial service commission PS Dr Rose Nassali suspended from office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Public Service has interdicted the Secretary to the Judicial Service Commission Dr Rose Nassali Lukwago, over corruption allegations. Nassali was charged before the Anti-Corruption Court in August this year, for abuse of office and causing financial loss to the government after …

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S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | AFP |   South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career. The court dismissed Zuma’s bid for a permanent stay of …

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