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Police injure Kabale hospital medic while enforcing curfew

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Muhammad Byaruhanga, an orthopedist attached to Kabale Regional Referral Hospital is nursing wounds after being tortured by the escorts of Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Darius Nandinda. Byaruhanga told URN on Monday afternoon that the RDC’s police guards beat him on Sunday night towards 9:00pm as …

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Racism is suffocating U.S.

Beijing, China |  XINHUA |   “I can’t breathe,” moaned George Floyd in distress, moments before he died handcuffed, with his neck pinned to the ground under a U.S. police officer’s knee. Floyd’s last words have become the voice of protesters among his fellow African Americans and other minority groups who …

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Police brutality and bias affect credibility of 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka Diocese Catholic Bishop Serverus Jumba and his predecessor, Reverend John Baptist Kaggwa have cautioned security agencies against the use of excessive force in course of executing their duties. Making specific reference to the recent fracases that ensued as security operatives highhandedly arrested some …

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Angry youth launch protest against police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Angry youth have launched a protest against the Uganda Police force accusing it of brutality. This  follows the fracas during the presidential nominations that ended on Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday during the second day of the presidential nominations, there were a number of beatings and …

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AU council calls for urgent de-escalation of unrest in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | The Economic, Social and Cultural Council(ECOSOCC) of the African Union(AU) has called for an urgent de-escalation of the current unrest in parts of Nigeria arising from recent protests against police brutality. In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos on Saturday, the council called …

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UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to reported police brutality in Nigeria and asked for de-escalation, said his spokesman. “The secretary-general is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” said Stephane Dujarric, the …

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