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Truckers strike over South Sudan armed attacks

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Truck drivers destined for South Sudan have parked their trucks at Elegu border town in Amuru district to protest armed attacks on their colleagues. This comes a few days after South Sudanese authorities handed over the bodies of four Ugandan drivers who were shot dead …

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Four activists arrested in Kampala for inciting violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four members of the People Power Asili group have been arrested on allegations of inciting violence. The four, Webster Lukiya, Jennifer Namboozo, Godfrey Ouma and Stephen Okabale allegedly staged an unlawful protest and had planned to march to parliament. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police …

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Kyagulanyi calls for peaceful protests

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The former National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has rallied Ugandans to protest peacefully, saying it is their constitutional right. Kyagulanyi who addressed a press conference on Facebook viewed by at least 23,000 people on Sunday evening said that although they had gone …

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Media umbrella body protests attacks on international journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda – FCAU, an umbrella body of foreign and Ugandan journalists working for the international media has petitioned the government over the continuous threats and attacks on journalists by security agencies ahead of 2021 general elections. In a petition …

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Angry youth launch protest against police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Angry youth have launched a protest against the Uganda Police force accusing it of brutality. This  follows the fracas during the presidential nominations that ended on Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday during the second day of the presidential nominations, there were a number of beatings and …

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Nyanzi, students arrested over Makerere student death protest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have arrested Dr. Stella Nyanzi and two Makerere University students for staging a protest near the gate of parliament demanding answers for the death of Emmanuel Tegu. The former second year veterinary student at Makerere University breathed his last at Mulago National Referral …

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Teargas rocks Busia town as taxi drivers protest again

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas have today morning rocked Busia town as security dispersed protesting taxi drivers. Since morning, officers from the police force, Local Defense Unit-LDU and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces -UPDF have had running battles with drivers who were protesting against the …

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Malawians protest after judges ‘given kick-backs’

Malawi anti-bribery protest draws thousands Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP |  Tens of thousands of Malawians took part in protests on Thursday at alleged attempts to bribe judges overseeing a legal challenge to the re-election last year of President Peter Mutharika. People took to the streets after the country’s chief justice …

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