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Jailed DPC final appeal fails to proceed

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Five Justices of the Supreme Court have resolved to push to the next criminal session later in the year, the appeal hearing of jailed Mukono DPC James Peter Aurien, after his lawyer indicated he was not ready to proceed. Aurien was sentenced to death …

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Serial car robber given 100 years in jail

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A notorious car robber has been sentenced to 100 years imprisonment by the High Court in Kampala. This is the 3rd time 33-year-old Musa Kalule has been convicted of a similar offence in addition to having two pending case files . According to court …

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Witness fails to testify in treason case after diarrhea attack

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Hearing of the treason case against 19 people including those convicted in relation to the death of Muslim Clerics last year, has been adjourned for a full week after a prosecution witness suffered acute diarrhea from court. On taking the stand, the 4th witness in …

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Japanese ‘baby factory’ man wins custody of 13 kids

Bangkok, Thailand | AFP | A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the group. Mitsutoki Shigeta caused a “baby factory” scandal in 2014 after …

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Court to decide Dr. Stella Nyanzi’s fate

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The cyber harassment case in which Makerere University Senior Researcher Dr.Stella Nyanzi, is accused of offensive communication against the person of the President has been adjourned to March 07, 2018. Buganda Road court Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda will then make a ruling on …

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Zuma ally fights S.Africa graft probe

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A linchpin of South Africa’s Gupta business family, which has been closely associated with ex- president Jacob Zuma, fought back Monday against a corruption probe by contesting an assets freeze. Atul Gupta applied to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to force investigators probing a …

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Gashumba fraud trial date set

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has set February 26, 2018 which is Monday next week for the fraud trial of Social Commentator Frank Gashumba and his brother Innocent Kasumba. The two are said to have connived with a Tour and Travel guide Ismail Kiyingi, to impersonate Ministry …

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