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THIS WEEK: Senior police officer Agasiirwe denied bail

THIS WEEK: Senior police officer Agasiirwe denied bail Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial on Feb.12 denied Nixon Agasiirwe, the former Commander of the Police Special Operations Unit bail saying he might interfere with investigations. Agasiirwe who with eight others is accused of kidnapping and repatriating former …

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Kirumira legally before Police Disciplinary Tribunal, Court rules

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court Thursday dismissed embattled former Buyende District Police commander and Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammad Kirumira’s application that sought unconditional release from police custody, having spent more than 48 hrs without being charged. Grade One Magistrate Robert Mukanza dismissed the application on …

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Zanzibaris challenge union with Tanzania in regional court

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Separatist campaigners on the East African island of Zanzibar have appealed to a regional court to challenge the legality of its union with mainland Tanzania, they said Thursday. Rashid Salum Adiy, head of the Zanzibar Rights of Freedom and Autonomy (Zarfa) organisation, a group not …

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Red Pepper and Gov’t given ultimatum on out-of-court settlement

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court on Wednesday gave the Directorate of Public Prosecution and the Red Pepper directors two weeks in which to conclude negotiations and file a consent notice in court. Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda says he has given the parties’ negotiations a last chance …

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Mass trials of Boko Haram suspects to resume in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Hundreds of Boko Haram suspects were due back in court Monday to hear if they will be prosecuted, sentenced or released, as proceedings resumed at a military base in central Nigeria. The first major prosecutions of people arrested during the insurgency began last October, involving …

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