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OFWONO OPONDO: Money heist in parliament and Mpuuga’s fight for political life

OPINION | OFWONO OPONDO | Uganda’s mainstream media houses with nearly 100 journalists accredited to cover Parliament all couldn’t sniff the stench from what appears to be fictitious expenses payouts until volunteer digital warriors exposed it in the ongoing #UgandaParliamentExhibition. Out of embarrassment they’re now diverting debate to the little …

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Court dismisses defamation lawsuit against Ofwono Opondo, NBS TV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has dismissed with costs a defamation case that former Ethics and Integrity Minister, Miria Matembe, had instituted against the Uganda Media Centre Director, Ofwono Opondo and NBS television. In August 2017, Matembe sued Ofwono Opondo together with NBS TV and …

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Lukwago sues Ofwono, seeks UGX 500M compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kampala City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has sued the government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo seeking compensation of Shillings 500 million for cruel, degrading, and inhumane treatment during their recent appearance on the Frontline, a topical show on NBS television. In his application before the High Court …

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Ofwono Opondo meets journalists to discuss government media relations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has launched a campaign to repair its deteriorating relationship with journalists across the country. Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson and Executive Director of the Uganda Media Center met journalists and other media personalities to discuss measures on how their relation can be mended. The …

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Museveni’s American dilemma

                   Eyes on new U.S. President Biden for review of Uganda relations amid human rights violations Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ned Price, the U.S State Department spokesperson, during a press briefing on Feb. 23 said  new U.S. President Joe Biden’s government would consider a range of options for …

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Gov’t rejects EU’s resolutions on elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has rejected the European Parliament resolution on last month’s presidential elections. On Thursday, members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to adopt 19 resolutions taking stock of the human rights violations in Uganda. Some of the resolutions include; justice and accountability for Ugandans …

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Human rights watch raises red flag on Uganda’s election

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Human Rights Watch, an international advocacy group has raised a red flag on Uganda’s electoral processes, stating that weeks leading up to polling day were characterized by widespread violence and abuses. The agency cited wanton killings by security forces, arrests and beatings of opposition supporters …

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