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Gulu medical school guild president arrested over demonstration

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Guild President of Gulu College of Health Sciences has been arrested for allegedly inciting violence. Saul Nassasira was picked by the Police Field Force Unit personnel shortly after police used teargas to disperse the students after a four day sit down strike. The students …

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KACITA announces week long demo over textile tax

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala City Trader’s Association-KACITA has announced a peaceful demonstration by traders following their failed negotiations with the government on the new tax policy of textile fabrics and garments. KACITA spokesperson Issa Ssekito says that their shops will remain under lock starting Wednesday until government reverses …

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Dr Stella Nyanzi released on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi, a former Makerere University researcher has been charged for being a common nuisance. Nyanzi was arrested at Nakasero market within Kampala city on Wednesday alongside businessmen Godfrey Katongole and Isaac Newton for allegedly behaving in a manner that was likely to …

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Switzerland grapples with its own ‘George Floyd’ case

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  George Floyd’s shocking death in police custody in the US has sparked belated soul-searching in Switzerland over the death of a Nigerian man two years ago in Lausanne in seemingly similar circumstances. The images of Floyd’s last agonising moments have circled the globe, sparking massive protests …

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Germans hit the streets against deals with far right

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP |  Ten thousand people are expected to join a demonstration Saturday in Erfurt, capital of Thuringia state in Germany’s former communist east, where far-right lawmakers last week helped install a new state premier. “Not with us! No pacts with fascists any time or anywhere!” is …

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Thousands in Gambia rally for ex-president Jammeh’s return

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Thousands of supporters of Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh demonstrated Thursday on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from exile. The protest came days after the former autocrat was heard in a leaked audio recording insisting that the tiny West African state …

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Boda boda riders protest increased insecurity

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Boda boda motorcyclists have started a peaceful demonstration in Jinja municipality protesting the increase insecurity, which has claimed the lives of their colleagues. The Saturday morning protest stemmed from the death of Sadat Mulyowa, whose body was found lying in a pool of blood in …

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