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Court dismisses defamation lawsuit against Ofwono Opondo, NBS TV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed with costs a defamation case that former Ethics and Integrity Minister, Miria Matembe, had instituted against the Uganda Media Centre Director, Ofwono Opondo and NBS television. In August 2017, Matembe sued Ofwono Opondo together with NBS TV and …

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How Monitor lost bid to stay hearing of Museveni defamation suit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | The High Court has dismissed an application by Monitor Publications Limited to halt the hearing of a defamation suit filed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2021. In his ruling delivered Wednesday morning, Civil Division High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana, says the suit will …

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Court rules Israel’s former PM Olmert defamed Netanyahu

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has defamed Benjamin Netanyahu and his family and will pay compensation, a court ruled on Monday. Netanyahu, the country’s longest-serving prime minister, together with his wife Sara and their eldest son Yair, filed a libel suit in June after …

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Judiciary PS Bigirimana wins defamation suit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has ordered Monitor Publications Limited to pay 450 million shillings to the Judiciary Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana for defamation. The head of Civil Division of the High Court Musa Ssekaana made the decision on Friday after finding that Monitor Publications together …

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Museveni sues Monitor publications for defamation

President Museveni contends that Monitor Publications Limited falsely and maliciously published an article titled “Museveni ‘inner circle’ secretly given Covid jabs – US paper,” that defamed him Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has finally made good his threat and sued the Monitor Publications Limited for alleged defamation. …

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Buganda sub county representative sued for defamation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bukakata sub-county chairperson Aloysius Jjuuko has sued Buganda Kingdom’s area representative Rose Namuddu for alleged defamation. In the execution of her responsibilities some of which include superintending over kingdom properties in Bukakata, Buddu county, Namuddu clashed with the sub-county leadership whom she accused of authorizing …

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U.S. Justice Dept. seeks to defend Trump in defamation lawsuit

Washington, US | XINHUA | The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday moved to defend President Donald Trump in a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a woman who has accused Trump of sexual assault in the mid-1990’s. Carroll, an advice columnist who wrote for Elle Magazine for years, filed a …

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Minister Hillary Onek sues Acholi MPs for defamation

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Eng Hillary Onek has sued MPs Odonga Otto Gilbert Olanya and Okin Ojara for alleged defamation.    In a suit filed before the Civil Division of High Court in Kampala, Eng Onek stated that Odonga Otto labelled him …

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Law student sues Baryomunsi for defamation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Godfrey Akampulira, a student at Law Development Center-LDC in Kampala has run to court is seeking Shillings 215 million from the State Minister for Housing, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi for alleged defamation. In his notice, Akampurira alias Akampa claims that in August and November 2019, …

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