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East Africa Law Society condemns human rights violations in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Law Society (EALS) has condemned the continued human rights violations ahead of this month’s general elections. EALS says that it is collecting evidence that will enable investigations into human rights violation and state of rule of law in Uganda ahead of the …

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Uganda responds to U.S. allegations of human rights violation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Uganda has responded to allegations of United States Congressman Eliot Engel on human rights violations and attack on the independence of  the media, denying them and offering explanations that may help understand what the accusers might have got wrong. On 9th December …

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In Burundi, abuses persist in the shadows: rights groups

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Three years after fleeing persecution in Burundi for refuge in Tanzania, Jean Magorwa returned home, lured by assurances of peace and reconciliation. His family have not heard from him since, and are convinced he is dead. Rights groups say Magorwa is a victim of the political …

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UN ‘deeply’ regrets Burundi expulsion of WHO team

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN investigators said Thursday they deeply regretted Burundi’s expulsion of World Health Organization experts who were supporting the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Burundi booted out the experts as the country prepares to go to the polls on Wednesday to choose a new president, parliamentarians …

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US Department pins Uganda on human rights violation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is again in the spotlight for gross human rights violations according to the 2019 country report on Human Rights Practices. The report was released by the United States (U.S) Department of State on Wednesday March 11, 2020. Michael R. Pompeo, US Secretary of …

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Human rights violations secondary to African challenges – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has challenged the Convention of African Judiciaries on Human Rights to treat issues of human rights violations as secondary to more pressing African challenges. Museveni said Africa is grappling with two fundamental challenges related to the growth of economies, oppression of mankind …

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