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Civil society actors worried as DGF project nears end

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áCivil society actors are operating in uncertainty of their future as the deadline for the Democratic Governance Facility-DGF to wind down its operations in Uganda draws closer. The facility, a pool of funds from different international donors is the major funder of over 60 Non-Governmental Organisations-NGOs, …

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Mao to push for Cabinet Standing Committee on Human Rights

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe new Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Norbert Mao has called for the establishment of a Cabinet Standing Committee on Human rights. According to Mao, this will help in the fight against cases of human rights violations in the country which have increased. Mao said …

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Jinja protests: NUP leaders accuse police of human rights violations

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders from Busoga sub region on Thursday accused security operatives of brutality, while effecting arrests of protest suspects. Following the remand of 67 suspects on Tuesday evening, police rounded up the trading centers of Namulesa, Mafubira, Nakabango, Lwanda, Wakitaka, Soweto, …

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Global forum tipped on people-centered democracy

Beijing, China | THE INDEPENDENT | The┬áglobal community has been challenged to practice mutual respect, and uphold harmonious co-existence between communities with diverse social systems, ideologies, cultures, histories and development levels. Crispin Kaheru, a member of the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC), made this call in remarks he made at …

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EU members hail Uganda’s lifting of DGF suspension

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬á┬áDGF Development Partner Statement on the Lifting of the Suspension ****** The development partners supporting the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) – Austria, Denmark, the European Union, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden – welcome the lifting of the suspension announced by H.E President Yoweri Kaguta …

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No one can teach me about human rights: Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áPresident Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said he will not take lessons from anybody about human rights in Uganda. Addressing a delegation from Human Rights Watch led by the Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Roth, which had gone to present to him a report on human rights …

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Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana lose bid challenging their re-arrest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe International Crimes Division of the High Court has dismissed an application filed by jailed MPs Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Sewanyana in which they were seeking a compensation of 300 million shillings and a declaration that their rearrest shortly after being granted bail was a …

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ASTU commended for respecting human rights in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áCommanders of the Anti Stock Theft Unit-ASTU have been hailed by the UN human rights country representative, Robert Kotchani for respecting human rights while carrying out disarmament operations in Karamoja. Kotchani, who last week officially closed a one-day Karamoja regional human rights protection meeting held …

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Inadequate funding frustrates UHRC operations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has decried funding as a major obstacle in fulfilling its mandate to monitor and advance human rights in the country. This was revealed by Mariam Wangadya, the Chairperson of the Commission while delivering the 2021 Human Rights Report to the …

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