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Retired priest hacked by own son over land

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Rev. Stephen Munvaneza, a retired priest is nursing wounds at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital after being hacked by his biological son over land. Rev. Munvaneza was hacked by his 23-year-old son, Bosco Arinda on Wednesday afternoon. According to Rev. Munvaneza, he was sitting together with …

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Moroto women expose businessmen, institutions over land grabbing

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Women in Moroto gathered courage and strength to report and expose land fraud cases in the district on Tuesday as the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission started probing land matters there. While in Karamoja women rarely speak at public gatherings, a good number grabbed the opportunity …

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Mugabe’s tractors, trucks to be auctioned to pay off debts

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Farm tractors, pick-up trucks and combine harvesters from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s dairy farm will go under the hammer to pay off debts, auctioneers announced Thursday. Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, owned several farms despite laws limiting individuals to one farm. He …

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Gov’t seeks 50,000 acres of agricultural land for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government is seeking for 50,000 acres of land for agricultural activities for South Sudan Refugees. Adjumani district refugee desk officer Titus Jogo says each refugee household will be given 1 acre of land to cultivate. This he says is to support the food and financial …

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Gov’t needs Sh1.7 Trillion to stop land evictions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Dr Chris Baryomunsi says the government requires sh1.7 trillion to address land evictions across the country in financial year 2019/2020. He argued that if the money is injected into the Land Fund, it could eliminate …

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LAND: Why Mamdani blasted 1995 constitution framers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Mahmood Mamdani has argued that the framers of the 1995 are to blame for the current controversy over land in Uganda. He says they in effect returned the 1900 colonial agreement which catered for the interest of the big landowners at the expense …

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PS Bigirimana sues ULC over SH345 million debt

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Gender Pius Bigirimana has sued the Uganda Land Commission over a debt arising from land purchase. According to the documents filed before the Civil Division of High Court, Bigirimana says that on July, 22nd 2015 he sold his land located …

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Businesswoman pinned on land grabbing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Administrator of Zabuloni Estate Ronald Kalemba has pinned a businesswoman Miria Ssebunya for grabbing close to three Square Miles of their family land. Miria Ssebunya is wife to former Uganda ambassador to Libya Moses Kiwe Ssebunya. Kalemba, 53 told the Commission of Inquiry …

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Witness pins gov’t over compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Muhammad Kasasa has accused government of fleecing his compensation money resulting from sale of land on Mutungo Hill. Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters on Wednesday Kasasa says that in 1996, a military detach was set up on his land in …

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