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Gov’t asked to appoint ad hoc judges to address case backlog

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government should appoint ad-hoc judges to address the challenge of case backlog. According to a report released by World Voices Uganda, a not for profit organization with support from the Democratic Governance Facility- DGF, about 80 percent of Ugandans lack access to formal justice …

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Unfocused investigations affecting justice in SGBV cases- DPP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unfocused police investigations are affecting the dispensation of justice in Sexual and Gender Based Violence-SGBV cases, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Justice Jane Frances Abodo has revealed. She was speaking to journalists on the sidelines of one-day training for members of the Justice Law …

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Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protesters took to the streets of Khartoum Wednesday, angrily demanding justice for scores of pro-democracy demonstrators killed a year ago in a bloody crackdown. The popular mass movement had already brought down long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir but was still on the streets demanding further reforms …

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GAMBIA: Ex-president Jammeh will be arrested if he returns

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Former dictator Yahya Jammeh would face immediate arrest if he returned home, Gambia’s justice minister warned Sunday, days after his supporters called for his return from exile. After a year of hearings investigating abuses during his 22-year rule, “it can no longer be ruled out …

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Sudan opens Darfur crimes probe against Bashir regime figures

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan has opened an investigation into crimes committed in the Darfur region by members of the regime of ousted former president Omar al-Bashir, the state prosecutor said Sunday. The conflict between pro-government forces and ethnic minority rebels left around 300,000 people dead and 2.5 million …

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Kato Lubwama suit: Activist protests delayed justice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A man who dragged Lubaga South Member of Parliament Kato Lubwama to court has protested the delayed justice in an application where the MP is seeking to block an election petition. In 2017 High Court Civil Division Judge Margaret Oumo Oguli allowed Habib Buwembo the …

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