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Mao faults Museveni’s leadership over brutal killings

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP President General, Norbert Mao wants President, Yoweri Museveni and his ruling National Resistance-NRM party government held accountable for the brutal murder and atrocities committed against Ugandans. He said this at a media briefing at Kolping hotel in Hoima town on …

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Kidnappings soar in Niger amid Boko Haram insurgency

Niamey, Niger | AFP |  In the desert landscape of southeastern Niger, a radical Islamist insurgency has claimed hundreds of lives, fractured families and ravaged communities, fearful of the next Boko Haram attack. Strategically located in the Lake Chad basin in the middle of the Sahel, the Diffa region’s borders are …

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Karamoja Minister wants spate of killings investigated

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Moses Kizige has demanded for fresh investigations into the spate of killings in the region. Since December, unknown people have carried out killings in Abim, Kotido and Kaabong raising tension in the community.  However, no suspects have been …

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Bangui archbishop recounts horror of Central Africa killings

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | The Archbishop of Bangui, Cardinal Dieudonne Nzapalainga, Monday recounted the horrors of weeks of violence which left some 60 dead in the Central African Republic region of Alindao. “I went to see my dead brothers — they were burned like beasts,” Cardinal Nzapalainga …

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Kasese MPs want Mumbere released

The spate of killings that rocked the Rwenzururu kingdom over the weekend has prompted a group of Kasese Members of Parliament to blame the government for “failure to keep peace in Rwenzori sub region.” Sixty two people died and hundreds were injured before and after the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley …

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UWA loses 50, denies extrajudicial killings in park

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has refuted reports that it has been involved in extrajudicial killings of members of communities living near national game parks. This follows media reports that seven civilians were shot dead in August by game rangers in Murchison Falls National Park. The reports indicated that the civilians killed were not armed. UWA …

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Uganda Army killings

What is driving soldiers to kill, commit suicide? Recently, on June 6, Sergeant Isaac Obua, a UPDF soldier attached to Makindye Military Barracks in the southeastern division of Kampala sent the nation in shock when he shot and killed seven people including children. He was shot and killed by his …

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