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THE INDEPENDENT: Ongwen victims wanted tougher sentence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Dominic Ongwen’s victims wanted tougher extension: But why were they mourning alone? THE LAST WORD The new religious crusade: How the Christian faith has influenced Western intrusions into other countries to promote democracy ANALYSIS …

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Owiny Dollo is new Chief Justice, Butera deputy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo the Chief Justice replacing Justice Bart Katureebe who recently retired upon clocking the mandatory age. The Chief Justice will be deputised by Justice Richard Butera. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Share on: WhatsApp

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Masaka city leaders demand new law for cities

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The interim leadership of Masaka city is pushing for specific laws to govern the operations of the newly created cities. In April, Parliament approved the creation of Masaka, Jinja, Arua, Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu and Fort Portal Cities. Others including Entebbe, Moroto, Nakasongola, Kabale and …

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Escalation of torture in lockdown

It is disconcerting that mechanisms for holding government agents accountable are usually not effective in Uganda COMMENT | Edward Serucaca Jnr | Amidst the fight against a new enemy, the coronavirus disease Covid-19, old foes are rearing their ugly heads. In mid-April, the Independent MP Francis Zaake of Mityana Municipality was wheeled …

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Mak Law school on spot for blocking student from studies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Law School is on the spot for blocking a student from studies for five years. Gwendolinn Musimenta was admitted to Makerere University’s Bachelor of Law course in 2012 and was supposed to graduate in 2017. However, on March 31, 2015, the Makerere University …

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Uganda Police officers extolled over peace building in Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan police officers serving in Somalia have been extolled for their distinguished professionalism in terms of building capacity of Somali police, maintaining law, order and peace building. Dozens of Uganda police officers are serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). In a …

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Witnesses in safe house torture chambers probe threatened -Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has cautioned the government to respect the rule of law and human rights and aid parliament’s investigation into the alleged torture in safe houses. Kadaga told parliament yesterday afternoon that a number of people who are lined up to …

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