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THIS WEEK: Senior police officer Agasiirwe denied bail

THIS WEEK: Senior police officer Agasiirwe denied bail Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The General Court Martial on Feb.12 denied Nixon Agasiirwe, the former Commander of the Police Special Operations Unit bail saying he might interfere with investigations. Agasiirwe who with eight others is accused of kidnapping and repatriating former …

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THIS WEEK: Two foreigners die in top Kampala hotels

THIS WEEK: Two foreigners die in top Kampala hotels Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police Spokesperson Emilian Kayima revealed on Feb.13 that bodies of two foreigners  – Tersvouri Toomajuha Petteri from Finland and Alex Sebastian from Sweden who were found dead in two Kampala hotels, are ready for evacuation after …

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Kirumira legally before Police Disciplinary Tribunal, Court rules

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court Thursday dismissed embattled former Buyende District Police commander and Assistant Superintendent of Police Mohammad Kirumira’s application that sought unconditional release from police custody, having spent more than 48 hrs without being charged. Grade One Magistrate Robert Mukanza dismissed the application on …

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Burundi police threaten opposition to constitution change

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Police in Burundi have threatened to arrest anyone campaigning prematurely against a referendum to revise the constitution, which if passed could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye issued the warning to anyone who might “try to impede …

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Israel police recommend indicting Netanyahu in graft cases

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in two cases of alleged corruption after a long-running probe in a move set to shake the country’s politics. A decision to press formal charges against the veteran premier now rests with the attorney …

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S.Africa police raid house of Zuma’s allies in graft probe

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African police Wednesday raided the Johannesburg home of the business family accused of overseeing government corruption under President Jacob Zuma, who has been ordered to resign by his party. Zuma is expected to respond to the ANC party’s order later Wednesday, hours after …

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Seven days later, Suzan Magara still missing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The search for the whereabouts of Suzan Magara, 28 years, a cashier at the Bwendero Dairy Farm in Kampala continues a week after she was reported missing. Magara’s car was found abandoned 100m from her residence in Mengo, Kampala on February 7. She is …

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Police officer SSP Agasirwe denied bail in Army Court

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The General Court Martial has refused to grant bail to SSP Nixon Agasirwe Karuhanga, the former commandant of the police’s special operations unit, who is charged with kidnap of three Rwandan nationals. The seven-member court chaired by Lt.Gen Andrew Gutti today dismissed Agasirwe’s bail …

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Civil society activists to camp at police over office break-in

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion forum (HRAPF), A Civil Society Organization that provides legal support and representation to marginalized people has threatened to shift its operations to the Old Kampala Police station citing security concerns. The executive director Adrian Jjuuko said that effective Monday …

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