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Dictators using social media

Is social media becoming a threat to democracy on the continent? ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | In early 2021, Facebook (Meta) deactivated more than 20 accounts linked to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Shortly afterward, Twitter also followed suit, closing 11% of the nearly 3,500 …

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Nicholas Opiyo: Let me take a break

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Opiyo, the Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda has confirmed his departure to the US. He said his trip to the United States of America came at a time when he needed rest and respite following a difficult end of 2020 and tumultuous 2021. …

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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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ICJ want Nicholas Opiyo’s money laundering case dropped

  Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Lawyers for Lawyers together with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have condemned the ‘spurious’ charges that the government late last year slapped on Ugandan human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo. In a statement seen by The Independent, the two organizations said the …

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Lawyer Opiyo granted bail finally

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nicholas Opiyo, a renowned human rights lawyer has been granted a sh15 million cash bail after more than a week in custody. Opiyo, the executive director of Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights organization was arrested last week, Tuesday with two others …

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The Bakaleke case

Lawyers, prosecutors, judiciary ponder curious case of top police officer Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Justice Mike Chibita discontinued all charges against fugitive Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP)Siraje Bakaleke. The discontinued charges include abuse of office (three counts), embezzlement, obtaining money with false …

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Police crime report

Defilement cases rise again Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Vanessa Nakasagga, 14, was home alone when Musa Ssemwanga a neighbor came into their house and performed sexual acts on her. She suffers epilepsy, a central nervous system (neurological) disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures, periods of …

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