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Makerere suspends 4 NUP chapter members over demonstration

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has suspended four students belonging to the National Unity Platform-NUP party for allegedly holding a demonstration at Freedom Square last Friday. The affected students are Mwesigwa Calvin Mugambwa, Bbosa Edwin Price, and Katushabe Kenneth who are vying for the NUP party ticket to …

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LRA victims protest delayed compensation

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Joseph Kony war victims in the West Nile sub region have staged a peaceful demonstration over delayed compensation by the government for the losses incurred during the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency. The war victims converged near the office of the Prime Minister-Arua and …

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Former MP arrested for inciting violence

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Issa Otto Amiza, the former Oyam South member of parliament is in trouble for organizing an illegal demonstration. North Kyoga police picked up the former legislator on Monday morning from his home shortly after announcing his planned demo over the radio. Amiza said that he was …

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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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