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FOWODE: May your voices be bolder from now on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 was another exciting day as the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) marked the end of yet another mentoring camp for young leaders. The 26th cohort Leadership Camp closing ceremony, was like each of the 25 before it, unique in many …

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CCEDU urges youth to be at the heart of Uganda’s political process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) called upon government, non-government and inter-governmental entities to ensure that young people are at the heart of Uganda’s political processes as unhampered, active and meaningful players. In a statement to mark International Day of Democracy September 15,  …

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Witnesses in safe house torture chambers probe threatened -Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has cautioned the government to respect the rule of law and human rights and aid parliament’s investigation into the alleged torture in safe houses. Kadaga told parliament yesterday afternoon that a number of people who are lined up to …

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Use of force is inevitable in policing – IGP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has justified the use of force by police personnel, which sometimes results in human rights violations. Ochola says in spite of interventions to completely eliminate cases of human rights violations, Police continues to operate under chaotic …

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ANALYSIS: Torture in 2018

Justice Katureebe pain and Bobi Wine’s pockets Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Many Ugandans, including Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, agree that this year has been one of the worst for human rights violations. This year coincided with the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but in Uganda, …

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