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NUP leaders take oath to defend human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elected leaders in the National Unity Platform-NUP party have taken an oath to defend their electorate against human rights violations and fight corruption that they claim fosters poor service delivery in the country. While closing their two-day retreat at the Jinja based Nile Resort Hotel on …

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Catholic, Anglican Archbishops condemn murders, injustices and land grabbing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders under the Uganda Joint Christian Council-UJCC have expressed displeasure about the ongoing abuse of human rights especially the murder of Ugandans across the country. The leaders including the Church of Uganda Archbishop Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese Dr. Cyprian Kizito …

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2021 polls most violent in Uganda’s history – NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has said that the 2021 polls were the most violent the country has witnessed. On Wednesday, top officials from the party were appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights that is probing violence in the 2021 elections. The leaders reiterated calls …

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Battered journalist Ashraf Kasirye withdraws case against Government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ghetto Television Journalist Ashraf Kasirye has withdrawn his case seeking compensation for the damages caused to him during the just concluded elections. Kasirye who wanted to be compensated with an unspecified amount of money has today withdrawn his case against the Attorney General before …

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Human rights Committee calls for post-election reconciliation in Masaka

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Religious and other opinion leaders have been asked to lead post-election reconciliation processes for the recovery of persons traumatised by events from the recent general election.   The call was made by the  Human Rights Committee of Parliament which is currently conducting public hearings about the …

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Egypt rejects joint statement at UN Human Rights Council

Cairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT |  Egypt rejected on Friday a joint statement issued by a number of countries at the United Nations Human Rights Council, which included criticisms about human rights situation in the North African country. In a statement, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed absolute rejection of …

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