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 Security agencies trace Ugandan woman sold to Iraqi man for marriage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have successfully traced the Ugandan woman from Kawempe who was allegedly sold off for marriage in the Iraqi capital of Baghdadi. Officials from the Internal Affairs Ministry started tracing for the woman only identified by her pseudo name Shifah, at the beginning of July …

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Acholi Cultural Institution embarks on popularizing new bride price list

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Acholi Cultural Institution has started publicizing the new maximum bride price for traditional marriage in Acholi. The institution says it came up with the maximum price ceiling for traditional marriage in Acholi, following complaints from intending grooms about the high bride price. Alex Oyet, the coordinator …

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DPP makes U-turn over Pastor Bugingo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP has made a U-turn and declared interest in prosecuting Pastor Aloysius Bugingo over his reported marriage to Susan Makula Nantaba. Bugingo is accused of committing bigamy and contracting marriage by customary law with Susan Makula when already married to …

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DPP not interested in prosecuting Pastor Bugingo over new marriage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of Public Prosecutions-DPP is not interested in prosecuting Pastor Aloysius Bugingo over his new marriage to Susan Makula Nantaba, according to the Chief State Attorney of Entebbe. Bugingo who is the House of Prayer Ministries lead pastor allegedly married Makula under customary law …

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Three arrested for marrying off 15 year old girl

Agago, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Agago police are holding three people for their alleged involvement in forcing an underage girl into marriage. The suspects are Patrick Rubangakene 20years, Jennifer Lamunu, the mother of the underage girl and the wife of Kabuka village LC I chairperson, and the 15-year old prospective …

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New debate on sharing matrimonial properties

The Uganda parliament is yet to pass the 2009 Marriage and Divorce Bill that seeks to reform and consolidate the law relating to marriage and separation and divorce Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kenya’s recent court ruling on equal sharing of matrimonial property in the event of a divorce has …

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Marriage in Uganda is under siege – Justice Bamugemereire

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Court of Appeal Justice, Catherine Bamugemereire has said that the marriage ceremony in modern Uganda is under siege as people are increasingly opting out of their marriages at their convenience. Bamugemereire recalls the time when she joined the Family Division of the High court in …

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Police rescues 13 year old from marriage

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police personnel attached to Bugembe police station in Jinja have rescued a 13 year old juvenile, who is reported to have been married off to a 17 year old teenager. The teen was rescued in an operation carried out in Budhumbuli cell, Bugembe, where the …

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Eight charged for procuring defilement in Amuru

Suspects are locked up at Otwee police station for marrying off a fifteen-year-old girl Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eight people in Amuru district are in trouble for procuring defilement. They are thirty-year-old Charles Ojok, who is accused of severally defiling a fifteen-year-old girl and primary six pupil at Oloyotong …

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