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One shot dead as police disperse rioting Kinyara sugarcane cutters

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person was gunned down during a protest by over 200 Kinyara sugarcane cutters in Masindi district on Saturday evening. The deceased only identified as Rizfork, and resident of Arua district met his death when anti-riot police opened fire to quell the protest in Kibamba …

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Traders, transporters protest movement restriction at old bridge

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Motorcyclists ferrying food items from Jinja city to Njeru municipality staged a peaceful protest on Monday afternoon, protesting police’s continued restrictions on those trying to access the old bridge. The motorcyclists say that although they are left to freely access the bridge between 5:30am and …

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Traders in Jinja city protest closure of shops

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traders in Jinja city have protested the move by security personnel to temporarily close shops and arcades. Security personnel comprised of both police and UPDF on Monday afternoon closed down shops whose owners had resolved to operate normally, despite Friday’s presidential directive to temporarily close …

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Gulu College of Health Sciences suspends new fees structures

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu College of Health Sciences has quashed the new fees structures following a protest by the students. On Wednesday, the students went on strike over tuition increment. While breaking off last month, second-year students and finalists received circulars indicating an increment in tuition fees. According …

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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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