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South Sudanese complain of harassment at Uganda border

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudan authorities have accused Ugandan security personnel and immigration border officials of alleged harassment of their nationals while exiting and entering their at the border points in Lamwo district. The concern was raised by authorities of the South Sudanese Ikotos county who petitioned the …

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Kadaga condemns restriction of Opposition activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has questioned the state of the multiparty system in the country, citing the persistent brutality and harassment directed at the opposition. This came up during the debate on the police brutality against the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party members …

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Refugees decry harassment at Panyadoli health centre III

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Refugee community at Kiryandongo settlement in Bweyale town council has decried harassment by health staff at the Panyadoli health centre III. Originally established in 1990, Kiryandongo settlement was re-opened in 2014 during the South Sudanese insurgency and now hosts almost close to 60,000 …

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Pompeo denounces ‘harassment’ after Democrats subpoena White House

    Washington, United States | AFP | The Trump administration complained Saturday of harassment by Democratic lawmakers who issued subpoenas for documents regarding President Donald Trump’s alleged pressuring of Ukraine for political favors. And in a key development, a potential second whistleblower was reportedly weighing whether to come forward. The …

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Female Police officers decry sexual harassment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Female officers have expressed concern over the increasing incidents of Sexual harassment and abuse within the Uganda Police Force that go unreported. The officers who were part of a conference organized by the Police Women Affairs Department, as part of the 16 days of activism …

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Nigeria ‘sex-for-marks’ don charged with corruption

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A Nigerian professor accused of demanding sex from a student to boost her marks has been charged with corruption, one of the country’s main anti-graft bodies has announced. The woman came forward in April with a recording of the management and accounting lecturer demanding that …

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Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google on Thursday outlined changes to its handling of sexual misconduct complaints, hoping to calm outrage that triggered a worldwide walkout of workers last week. “We recognize that we have not always gotten everything right in the past and we are sincerely sorry …

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Putin spokesman calls Weinstein accusers ‘prostitutes’

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the actresses who have claimed sexual abuse by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein “prostitutes” and poured scorn on journalists who have accused a Russian lawmaker of sexual harassment. Peskov, speaking to students in Moscow, said that the …

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Talks still on for Weinstein Company deal: source

New York, United States | AFP | Talks were still on Monday between a group of investors and the troubled Weinstein Company, despite New York prosecutors throwing a spanner in the works by filing a lawsuit against the movie studio, source said Monday. The deal, led by former Obama administration official …

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