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South Sudan officials extort UGX 5M from Ugandan farmers

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  South Sudan officials have extorted up to Shillings 5.7 million from Ugandan farmers in Lamwo district to access their farmland since July this year, an investigation by security has revealed. The investigations show that 35 farmers from the district fell victim of extortion to access …

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Extortion, corruption bothers Kawolo hospital management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The administration of Kawolo Hospital is concerned over reports that its staff members extort money from patients and delay services to those that fail to heed to the demands for payments. Dr Joshua Kiberu, the Kawolo Hospital superintendent explained to URN that the habit …

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IGP Ochola orders probe into extortion by police surgeons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has directed the Criminal Investigations Directorate to probe allegations of extortion by surgeons. The directive follows public outcry on reports that victims of crime are asked to pay before they are examined by surgeons. The reports indicate that …

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Makerere finally reinstates Nawangwe’s former PA into university service

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Makerere University has finally reinstated Elias Nuwagaba, the former personal assistant to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe.   Nuwagaba had spent 17months out of university service following his dismissal on May 23rd, 2018 by the University Appointments Board for alleged extortion and bribery.  However, …

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Neymar rape accuser charged with extortion in Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil | AFP | Police in Sao Paulo said Tuesday they will bring extortion and slander charges against a Brazilian model who accused football star Neymar of rape. Najila Trindade filed a rape complaint with Sao Paulo police upon her return from a trip to Paris in May in …

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NIRA officials accused of extortion in Kalangala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kaazi-Bugaba in Bufumira Sub County, Kalangala district have accused officers from the National Identification and Registration Authority of extorting money from persons seeking to register for National Identity Cards. The exercise which is running until May 10, 2019, has been ongoing for the …

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