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Harvard student sues Ugandan gov’t officials for blocking him on Twitter

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan student at Harvard University has dragged the Attorney General to court seeking a declaration that he was illegally blocked from microblogging and social networking site; twitter by president Yoweri Museveni’s handlers. The student identified as Seguya Hillary Innocent Taylor using twitter handle @HillaryTaylorVI …

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Battered reuters journalist seeks UGX 100M compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | James Akena, a photo journalist with Reuters has dragged the Attorney General to court seeking damages because of torture by the military. Akena was battered by UPDF soldier down town Kampala on August 20, 2018 while covering protests. He appeared in a photo, which went …

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Masindi sugarcane farmers to get fully fledged service center

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni has ordered for the establishment of a service center to support sugarcane farmers in Masindi district. This was contained in a message by Gen. Salim Saleh, the coordinator Operation Wealth Creation-OWC read for him by Major Gen. John Mateeka in a meeting …

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Museveni turns down youth leaders demands for UGX 3.4 bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has declined to give 3.4 billion shillings to youth leaders. The over 342 youth leaders from different districts who had converged at Dams’ Water Stadium in Jinja on Wednesday asked Museveni to give them 10 million Shillings each to foot their lodge expenses and …

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Muhakanizi, Minister Anite in fresh fight over UTL audit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Secretary to Treasury Keith Muhakanizi has directed that the audit on activities of the Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) be halted. Muhakanizi, who doubles as Permanent secretary Ministry of Finance wrote to the UTL Administrator Bemanya Twebaze on August 2rd asking him to halt …

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President Museveni sought salary advance after 2016 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni sought a five months’ Salary Advance, soon after the 2016 general election. In honour of his request, State House released a total of 19.1 million Shillings off its budget for the financial year 2016-2017. This was uncovered as a team from State …

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High court asked to dismiss Stella Nyanzi review application

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has been asked to dismiss an application filed by researcher Stella Nyanzi challenging the closure of her defence without an opportunity to summon defence witnesses through the public media. The matter is in relation to a loutish birthday poem, targeted at …

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