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PAC directs CID to probe Judiciary accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament has summoned Grace Akullo, the Director Criminal Investigations (CID) to take part in proceedings with Judiciary officials following a whistleblower petition and suspected collusion to embezzle 34 billion Shillings. Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the Committee Chairperson made the decision following …

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Court orders LC to produce register of Lusanja residents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Justice Tadeo Asiimwe has summoned Mercy Nakibuka, the Secretary of Mpererwe Sekanyonyi Zone Mpererwe in Kampala District. Justice Tadeo issued the summons following the testimony of Henry Ssejjemba, the Local Council Chairperson of Ssekanyonyi Zone in Mpererwe. Ssejjemba was testifying as a witness of Businessman Medard …

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Gabon court rejects call for health check of president

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  A Gabonese court has thrown out a bid by opposition activists to force President Ali Bongo Ondimba to have medical checks to see if he is still fit to rule. The court in Libreville rejected the request as “inadmissible”, according to the ruling seen by …

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How court paved way for Museveni to bid for 6th term

Top court paves way for President Museveni to bid for sixth term Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Uganda’s top court paved the way Thursday for President Yoweri Museveni,74, to seek a sixth term in office, upholding a ruling to scrap presidential age limits. The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against …

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Mabirizi takes Mirundi to court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City Lawyer, Male Mabirizi has dragged Tamale Mirundi, the Presidential Adviser on Media Affairs to court for alleged defamation. In his suit before the High Court Civil Division alleges that Mirundi defamed him while appearing at 107.9 Pearl FM on Saturday March, 23rd, 2019. …

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Ugandan jailed after becoming first convicted of FGM in UK

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A British judge on Friday jailed a Ugandan woman for 11 years after she became the first person ever to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain. A jury in February convicted the 37-year-old, who lives in east London but cannot …

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Court summons incoming COSASE chairman

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road court has summoned the Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mubarak Munyagwa on corruption charges. The January 15th, 2019 criminal summon was issued by the Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate, M. M. Nabende. “You are hereby commanded by the Uganda Government to appear …

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Ugandan mother becomes first convicted of FGM in UK

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A Ugandan woman became the first person ever to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain when she was convicted on Friday of harming her then three-year-old daughter in 2017. The 37-year-old, who lives in London but cannot be identified for …

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