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THIS WEEK: Kasese marks a year after deadly attacks

THIS WEEK: Kasese marks a year after deadly attacks Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Omusinga of Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere is still under house arrest in Kampala, one year later after the army raided his palace in Kasese leaving more than a hundred dead, others injured and some in …

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Cholera outbreak in Kasese, three dead

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A cholera outbreak has hit Kasese district in the past week and has so far killed three people in Nyakiyumba subcounty. The Ministry of Health has confirmed that up to 73 suspected cases have been handled so far by local health officials, with 53 of …

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Moderate earthquake in Kasese felt in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A moderate earthquake felt in Kampala, had its epicentre in Kasese and Lake Edward, reports Earthquake-Report.com. According to Earthquake-Report.com, the tremor measured 5.2 on the Richter scale. It was felt in Rwanda’s capital Kigali as well. (read report here CLICK) “Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, …

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Two arrested with 24.8kg of ivory in Kasese

Two arrested with 24.8kgs of ivory  in Kasese District Police in Kasese has arrested two men in possession of  24.8kg of ivory  worth sh9.6 million. Police say three other suspects are still at large. Bwambale Kalambi 32 and Moses Mumbere 35, all Ugandan Citizens from Kasese District, were this week arrested …

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ANALYSIS: Kasese killings

Human Rights activists, diplomats call for probe in the wake of new HRW report. Pressure from human rights activists, critics and the diplomatic community is mounting on government to act on the disturbing revelations about last year’s Kasese killings detailed in a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). This …

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Rwenzururu juveniles granted bail

Five juveniles charged together with Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere in the Kasese murder, terrorism and treason case, have also been granted mandatory bail by Jinja Court Chief Magistrate Francis Kaggwa.  They have been on remand since December last year. The juveniles Phasimwa Lyahinda,  Crispo Muhindo,  VincentMasereka,  Dan Bwambale , and …

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Lwakataka in trouble again over immature fish

Former rally driver Ponsiano Lwakataka is involved in a dispute with the UPDF over a consignment of immature fish impounded by the UPDF marine unit from the DRC border. The consignment allegedly belongs to Lwakataka but the UPDF says he fled during the operation. The fish estimated to be worth …

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