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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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Broad day torture sign of failing government

Kampala, Uganda | AGNES E NANTABA | Dr Livingstone Ssewanyana is the Executive Director of Foundation for Human Rights Initiative. He spoke to the Independent’s Agnes E Nantaba about implications of the vivid torture incidents in the country. Comment on the recent torture incidences of torture including DP’s Yusuf Kawooya. The …

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COMMENT: Parliament and human rights

Why legislature needs to embrace activism and duty protect and promote human rights COMMENT | ISABELLA BWIIRE | In the exercise of its legislative powers, Parliament must promote human rights in three specific ways: It must repeal all existing laws that violate the rights protected in the constitution, ensure that none …

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ANALYSIS: Why everyone is scared in Tanzania

Tanzania: Everyone is scared By TZ | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS | On 16 February, Akwinlina Akwiline was on her way to university in Dar es Salaam. She was reportedly heading to the National Institute of Transport, where she was a student, in order to hand in a letter that would allow her …

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Trump policy harming Kenya, Uganda health services

Expanded Trump ‘Mexico City’ policy causing cuts in HIV, Reproductive Care in East Africa Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT |  Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid will include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. Human Rights Watch has …

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UGANDA: US ambassador’s civil rights concerns misplaced

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Government spokesman has said US Ambassador Deborah Malac’s concerns over freedom of expression in the country are misplaced. The US Mission issued a statement on Thursday morning stating that “The UnitedStates is deeply concerned that recent arrests and raids stifle the Ugandan people’s right to free expression and …

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Uganda Police raids Action Aid ahead of Age Limit debate

Uganda Police raids Action Aid ahead of Age Limit debate Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit, seen as a bid to pave the way for Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term …

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