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Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | It is 16 days ever since the tragic New Year’s celebrations at Freedom City. However, there have been counter-accusations on who is to blame for the stampede that led to the death of 11 people. It is no longer news that police arrested and prosecuted …

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FREEDOM CITY STAMPEDE: Police arrest Abitex boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have named victims of a stampede that left 10 people dead at the Freedom City mall, along the Kampala-Entebbe road on January 1, 2023. The deceased were part of a crowd that converged to usher in the New Year. Preliminary police findings …

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Police records 59 deaths in New Year accidents, crime incidents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 59 people lost their lives during celebrations to usher in the New Year, according to police records. Of these, 39 died in road crashes. According to the spokesperson of the traffic directorate Faridah Nampiima, 39 deaths resulted from 106 accidents recorded between December …

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UN chief urges that recovery be “resolution for 2022”

United Nations | Xinhua | In his message for the New Year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged everyone to strive for recovery that benefits people, the planet, and prosperity. “The world welcomes 2022 with our hopes for the future being tested by deepening poverty and worsening inequality… an …

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Uganda police bans New Year fireworks, overnight prayers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have banned the use of fireworks, burning tyres and overnight prayers as Ugandans usher in the New Year, 2022. These have been common rituals on New Year’s eve, bringing together thousands of revelers from across the country to celebrate the end of the …

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Police to intensify security operations ahead of festivities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Reckless drivers and motorcyclists, as well as pedestrians violating curfew time, should prepare to spend the festive season in custody, police have warned. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga noted that as Christmas and New Year’s day festivities draw nearer, police have intensified operations against drivers violating …

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