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Court set to hear unresolved 2016 election petitions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has fixed hearing of election appeals arising from the 2016 general and subsequent by-elections alongside other 40 civil appeals which will be handled in a two-weeks session starting on November 30th, 2020. According to a communication from the judiciary, the session …

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URA’s domestic VAT battle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Margaret Rwaheru Akiiki and her fellow complainants will have to wait a little longer to know whether they are entitled to the billions of shillings in refund by Uganda Revenue Authority-URA arising from a court ruling last week. According to the URA, it’s not yet …

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Sexual, murder offenses to dominate Fort Portal Court of Appeal session

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aggravated defilement and murder cases are dominating the list of criminal appeals to be handled during a criminal appeals session in Fort Portal which kicks off tomorrow Monday. The cases are from the Rwenzori sub region districts of Kabarole, Kamwenge, Ntoroko, Bunyangabu, Kyenjojo and Fort …

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Court quashes Sheikh Kamoga’s conviction for terrorism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has quashed the conviction of Jamatil- Salafiya leader, Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and six Muslim leaders for terrorism. On Wednesday, Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo, Cheborion Barishaki and Elizabeth Musoke ruled that the ingredients of terrorism had not been proved beyond reasonable …

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Court suspends UPC delegate’s conference

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has halted the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC delegates conference scheduled for August 1, 2020 pending the disposal of an appeal challenging Jimmy Akena’s leadership as party president. The three member panel of Court of Appeal justices issued the orders after lawyers …

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Justice Ssekaana refuses to step down from case against EC chairperson

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Musa Ssekaana has declined to recuse himself from a case in which Electoral Commission chairperson; Justice Simon Byabakama is accused of failing to resign from the Court of Appeal. The applicants want court to issue a permanent injunction restraining Justice Byabakama from holding …

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