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Makindye court orders release of Kakwenza

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makindye Magistrates Court has ordered the unconditional release of Novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija who has been in police custody for a week without trial. The order was issued on Tuesday by the Grade One Magistrate Irene Nambatya following an application by Kakwenza’s lawyers Eron Kiiza, …

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What is Muhoozi’s Twitter game?

An analysis of tweets by the First Son and UPDF Commander of Land Forces COMMENT | IAN KATUSIIME | Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, President Yoweri Museveni’s son and Commander of Land Forces in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has turned Twitter into a stream of his unfiltered thoughts to …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Indigenous minorities test Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Indigenous minorities test Uganda’s record: Upcoming UN appraisal raises questions on identity and provision of services THE LAST WORD The moral power of whataboutism: Lessons from ordinary people on Kampala streets regarding the …

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Gen Muhoozi says UPDF able to neutralize Guinea Special Forces

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have the capability to neutralize the Special Forces of Guinea that on September 5 overthrew President Alpha Conde. The Commander UPDF land forces Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has described the Guinea coup leaders as indisciplined, and said they can …

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Masaka’s machete murders

An over-confident president, weak police, and political intrigue Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Late evening on July 23, two men were riding home on a bicycle when they were ambushed and attacked by machete-wielding assailants. John Kabanda and Vincent Kalya were both hit on the head and left to …

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Gen Muhoozi rescues cash-strapped Uganda basketball team in Kigali

  Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Commander of the UPDF land forces Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has rescued the cash-strapped Uganda national basketball team The Silverbacks that nearly got stranded in Kigali. The basketball federation announced today that Gen Muhoozi had personally given them Sh188million they needed to settle hotel bills. …

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Kainerugaba named commander UPDF land forces

✳ Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) – Lt. Gen. Wilson Mbasu Mbadi (General) ✳ Deputy CDF – Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu ✳ Commander Land Forces – Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba ✳ Joint Chief of Staff – Maj. Gen. Leopold Eric Kyanda ✳ Maj Gen Sam Okidinig Deputy Commander, Land forces ✳ Brig …

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World Press Freedom Day

  Uganda marks it amid brutal attacks on journalists ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | On April 28 Teddy Nakaliga and Amon Kayanja, both reporters for separate TV stations hit the road in Kayunga Village, Wakiso District, to cover a demonstration by residents protesting a two-week power blackout. As Nakaliga narrated …

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