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Row erupts over sand mining ban in Ntoroko

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a bitter row between Ntoroko Resident District Commissioner – RDC, Elijah Biryabarema and sand miners. The miners, who are concentrated in Kibuuku Town Council, accuse Biryabarema of stopping their operations thereby affecting their livelihood. Anesteri Bahemuka, one of the miners says that they …

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Kampala Police hunts marijuana dealers in Nakawa, Kira

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Metropolitan Police are hunting for suspected drug dealers in the slums of Nakawa Division, in Kampala and Kira Municipality, Wakiso District. Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the hunt for drug dealers follows a revelation by a marijuana farmer William Babigambe who …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Who is next on US sanctions list?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY America pins ex-IGP Kayihura on torture: Who is next on the sanctions list? THE LAST WORD America’s human rights imperialism: How US government sanctions against Kayihura are a toxic mixture of ignorance, prejudice and hypocrisy …

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Rwanda Police warns over corporal punishment in schools

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda Police has cautioned teachers against administering corporal punishments to students in form of disciplining, saying that such acts amounts to “criminal actions.” The warning follows separate cases where teachers have been arrested for severely beating and injuring pupils. Among those arrested is a teacher …

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Kakira sex video lands Jinja policemen in trouble

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four police officers accused of recording two love birds at Kakira along Jinja highway having sex in their vehicle and posting the video on social media have been apprehended. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga identified the suspects as Corporal Mathew Magara, Police Constables Musa Semakula, …

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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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