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ANALYSIS: Police on torture

Why activists say IGP Ochola’s latest order is a joke Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | At a recent event organized in Kampala to commemorate the international day in support of torture victims, Mario Obiga Kania, the State Minister for Internal Affairs asked several uniformed police officers in attendance to …

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How court paved way for Museveni to bid for 6th term

Top court paves way for President Museveni to bid for sixth term Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Uganda’s top court paved the way Thursday for President Yoweri Museveni,74, to seek a sixth term in office, upholding a ruling to scrap presidential age limits. The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against …

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Age Limit appeal quashed 4-3

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has quashed the age limit appeal and has maintained the Constitutional Court’s decision to lift the age limit for presidential candidates. The seven member panel of Supreme Court judges  quashed the consolidated presidential age limit appeal in a 4-3 verdict. Four …

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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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Uganda’s judiciary gets Sh1.5 billion to fight corruption

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Judiciary has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Kingdom government for the design and pilot of an 18 months automation project aimed at consolidating Uganda’s efforts in fighting corruption. The British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) through Strengthening Uganda’s …

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Kadaga, Katureebe disagree on ‘Age Limit’ summons

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament and Chief Justice have disagreed publicly about recent summons during parliament’s debate of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, referred to by many, as the Age Limit Bill. “I have a problem with being directed how to carry out the responsibilites …

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Museveni explains underfunding in judiciary

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni has asked Uganda’s judiciary to prioritise cases of murder, sexual crimes, commercial cases and land over others because of scarce resources. “Scattering the little resources we have is very dangerous. When we do this, we do not achieve anything. Homicide, rape, Commercial and …

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THIS WEEK: Deputy CJ Dollo sworn in

THIS WEEK: Deputy CJ Dollo sworn in Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a Sept.30 function held at State House in Entebbe, Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo was sworn in as Deputy Chief Justice (CJ) replacing retiring Justice Stephen Kavuma. While delivering his speech the president urged members of the …

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