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French Ambassador: We cannot trade human rights for business

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | France has not shied away from the human rights abuses in Uganda, the French Ambassador to Uganda, Jules-Armand Aniambossou has told Opposition Members of Parliament. He disclosed this while meeting the Leader of Opposition, Mathias Mpuuga and a section of opposition legislators at parliament …

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‘UPDF does not operate safe houses’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has denied operating any safe houses in the country. The Minister of State for Defence, Jacob Oboth Oboth who was appearing before the Committee on Human Rights has subsequently asked MPs to furnish his office with any information regarding the …

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LOP Mpuuga hosts EU human rights chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga has held talks with the European Union (EU) Special Representative on Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore over the human rights situation in Uganda. Gilmore flew in from Brussels for a three-day working visit during which he …

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Police in Karamoja warned against human rights violation

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Police Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) command in Karamoja has urged its officers to observe human rights and be disciplined in the course of carrying out their duties. Elias Kasirabo, the ASTU commandant for Karamoja region said that as an institution, police has paid …

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MPs divided over continued use of video conferencing in courts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Committee of Human Rights have expressed varying opinions on the continued use of video conferencing in the courts of law. While meeting officials from the Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) led by the Commissioner General, Dr Johnson Byabashaija on allegations of …

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