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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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Regulate. Regulate. Regulate.

What does Museveni want and can new tough laws deliver it? Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE AND ISAAC KHISA | Regulate. Regulate. Regulate. Taxi ownership, regulate. Coffee and sugarcane growing regulate. Cesspool emptying, regulate. Belonging to political party, regulate. Quitting political party, regulate. In the past few months, the government …

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New by-laws target Ugandan architects

  Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | All practicing architects in Uganda will have to fulfill the demands of the newly formulated and accented to by-laws if they are to have their licenses renewed. Speaking to about 100 architects gathering at a hotel in Kampala on July 18, Robert Kigundu, …

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Bill underway to stop LDC pre-entry exams

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Law students may no longer have to go through the torment of sitting for exams before they can enroll for their bar course at the Law Development entre (LDC). A private member’s Bill, the piece of legislation that is seeking to amend the Advocates’ …

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Facts about Sharia law around the world

Hong Kong, China | AFP |  Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws — including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex — despite a storm of global criticism from rights groups. Although most Muslim nations incorporate elements of sharia law in their legal systems, very few carry …

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Why Stella Nyanzi did not show up in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Stella Nyanzi and her lawyer have failed to show up at Buganda Road Magistrates’ Court where she was expected to appear on Thursday. Nyanzi was expected in court presided over by Grade one Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu over charges of cyber harassment and offensive …

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