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Sexism and misogyny heightened: Women’s freedoms at stake – Report

Gender equality and free expression are important to achieve, peace, democracy and sustainable development Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gender-based violence, hate speech and disinformation are being used extensively online and offline, to chill or kill women’s freedom of expression, according to a report by an independent human rights expert …

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Kabaka calls upon leaders to uphold justice, respect human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has called for equitable distribution of resources for Uganda to move forward. The Kabaka was presiding over the kingdom’s day of community service, also known as Bulungibwansi at his Mengo palace on the eve of Uganda’s 59th Independence …

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Incorporate business and human rights into national investment legal frameworks, government told

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs to incorporate guiding principles on business and human rights into the national investment regulatory frameworks to strike balance between the investor rights and the state, according to Jane Nalunga, the Executive Director at the Southern and Eastern African Trade Institute –SEATINI Uganda. Nalunga, who …

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Archbishop Kaziimba condemns brutal re-arrest of MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has appealed to security forces to respect human rights and desist from disrespectful acts like the recent brutal re-arrest of Kawempe North MP, Muhammad Ssegirinya and his Makindye West counterpart, Allan …

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Chief Justice warns human rights commissioners against favoritism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has advised the newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC chairperson, Mariam Wangadya, to dispense justice to all Ugandans without favoritism. Owiny-Dollo made the remarks on Wednesday evening while presiding over the swearing in of the newly appointed five members of …

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Parliament honours Orthodox Archbishop Jonah Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament on Tuesday observed a moment of silence in the honour of the late Archbishop Jonah Lwanga of the Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga died on Sunday evening in Athens, Greece where he went for missionary work more than a month ago and fell ill. …

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Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga stood for truth at all costs – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament who subscribe to the Orthodox faith have hailed the late head of the Orthodox church, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga as a man who stood by the people and stood for the truth at all costs. The Orthodox church on Sunday evening announced that …

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IT experts, security analysts raise red flag on vehicle tracking plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security and information technology experts have raised fears over the forceful and uncontrolled tracking devices to be installed in all public and private vehicles, motorcycles and water vessels in the country. Security Minister Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi last month announced that the government had decided …

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