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Police statement on arrests at court premises

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  This is to inform the public that the re-arrest of persons accused in the murder of the Late AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, by the police in close coordination with sister security agencies, has generated much debate including from senior members of the Judiciary. As parties …

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Why US sanctioned Uganda’s ex-police boss Kayihura

  Washington, United States | AFP |  The US government announced sanctions against Uganda’s once-powerful police chief on Friday, citing evidence of corruption and human rights abuses including torture. The agencies said there was credible information that Kale Kayihura was involved in “torture and/or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or …

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Police use teargas to disperse rowdy street kids

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  There were running battles between police and street kids in Jinja municipality on Monday afternoon during an operation to demolish makeshift stalls adjacent to Napier market. Police stormed the area to destroy the stalls following an eviction notice issued by the Jinja Central Division Senior …

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CCTV: Police confident they have key suspect in murder of Nagirinya

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three suspects, including a driver captured on CCTV, have been arrested for the kidnap and subsequent murder of social worker, Maria Nagirinya. Nagirinya and her driver Ronald Kitayimbwa were kidnapped on August 28, outside her home in Lungujja, on the outskirts of Kampala, …

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People power mobilizers arrested in Kaabong

Kaabong, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Police in Kaabong has detained a group of politicians belonging to People Power, a political outfit led by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine.  The four mobilizers had travelled to Kaabong in a salon car full of Red Berets; the …

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TORTURE: MP Nambooze sues government

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze Bakireke has sued government for alleged torture during debate on the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018, which scrapped the presidential age limit. She has instituted a suit in the Civil Division of High Court through her lawyer; Erias Lukwago …

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Uganda Police start search for missing Nico Mao

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Metropolitan police have launched a hunt for the missing son of Democratic Party president, Norbert Mao. Nicholas Mao reportedly went missing on Monday. The Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says Nicholas left his father’s home and has since not returned home. …

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Police, DP bloc leaders fail to agree on Luweero rally

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and Democratic Party-DP bloc leaders have failed to agree on venue to host a reunion rally in Luweero town. Recently DP bloc leaders led by Abed Bwanika the president of Peoples Development Party, Former Presidential candidate Sam Lubega and DP Leaders …

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Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | AFP | Troops and police were out in force in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo on Monday blocking a planned opposition march, three days after brutally dispersing a banned protest in the capital Harare. Soldiers and armed police on horseback and in trucks patrolled the city’s  central business …

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