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Masavu tycoon arrested in mobile money theft racket

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Kampala has warned mobile money operators against the new tricks used by conmen and thugs to obtain their pin codes. Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said that cases of conmen withdrawing money from agents’ sim cards have become common and cautioned operators …

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Ugandan man arrested for strangling wife to death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Police in Matugga are holding a man accused of strangling his wife to death. Haruna Lukyamuzi, a resident of Buwambo zone in Wakiso district reportedly strangled his wife, Prossy Namugoya to death on Sunday night. Hussein Kato, the Buwambo Zone Defense Secretary, says the couple …

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Heavy security deployment as Rubanda holds NRM party elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is heavy deployment of police and Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) in Rubanda town council where the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) is conducting party primaries. Rubanda is among the 55 districts that are conducting party elections to fill gaps in new administrative units. …

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Boda boda rider in trouble over UPDF dog tag

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A Boda boda rider is in the custody of Kawempe police station for illegal possession of a Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF chain commonly known as dog tag. The suspect is Paul Mugerwa, a resident of Kiganda Zone in Kawempe Division of Kampala district. According to …

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Police, FDC supporters face-off in Jinja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic came to a standstill for close to one and half hours along the Jinja-Iganga highway as police engaged Forum for Democratic Change-FDC supporters who were leading a procession to commemorate 15-years FDC. The supporters, armed with megaphones, stormed the highway in the afternoon to …

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Police, UCC raid finds man with 1,024 SIM cards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Police together with Uganda Communications Commission have apprehended eight people suspected to be engaged in SIM boxing electronic fraud.  SIM boxing is a practice in telecommunications whereby a person or group of people set-up a device that can take up several SIM …

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Witchdoctor arrested for defiling, impregnating teenage sisters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A five-months hunt for a Mpigi-based witchdoctor accused of defiling and impregnating two teenage sisters has come to an end after he was arrested.  Magambo Musa also known as Mulangira Musoga allegedly lured the girls in August 2019 when they visited his shrine in Mpigi …

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Tensions flare in French protests as pension dispute grinds on

Paris, France | AFP |  Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to streets across France on Thursday in the latest mass protests against a pensions overhaul that critics say could cut benefits even while requiring people to work longer before retiring. Tensions flared in Paris and other cities as some black-clad …

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Police, electoral commission reach consensus on Bobi Wine consultations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Police, Electoral Commission have agreed that the Kyandondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi should go on with his consultations without interference. Speaking after a meeting held on Thursday at the Electoral Commission offices on Jinja Road in Kampala, Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the EC Chairperson said …

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Bobi Wine to reschedule consultation program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Kyandondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine has said he’s going to reschedule his consultation program for his presidential bid.  Speaking to journalists at his offices in Kamwokya hours after a meeting with the Police leadership and the Electoral …

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