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Nine remanded to Luzira prison over EACOP protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nine students from various universities have been charged for being a common nuisance, and remanded to Luzira prisons. They include Imran Ntabazi, a student at Gulu University, David Musiri and Vincent Lubega Nsamba, from Makerere University, and six Kyambogo University students identified as Gerald Wenani, Gonga …

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Landlords, traders in Kalungu protest new tax assessment

Kalungu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Landlords and traders in Kalungu town council are up in arms against the new property rates and business licenses issued by the authorities. Recently, the Uganda Revenue Authority-URA and Kalungu town council conducted an evaluation of commercial buildings and businesses to determine new property rates …

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DR Congo to reassess withdrawal of UN mission amid violent protests

Kinshaha, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) decided late Tuesday to reassess the agreement on the withdrawal of the United Nations stabilization mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) amid escalating protests against the MONUSCO in the eastern part of the country, government spokesman Patrick Muyaya said. Thirty-six people …

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67 remanded over Jinja protests

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja Chief Magistrate Jude Okumu, on Tuesday remanded 67 youths accused of involving themselves in protests along the different major highways within the Busoga sub-region. The suspects were arrested from different highway points in Jinja city and are said to have been part of …

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41 arrested over Jinja protests

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kiira region on Monday evening confirmed the arrest of 41 youths who are accused of being involved in the protests within Jinja city and Jinja district at large. The suspects are currently detained at different gazetted police stations within the Kiira policing area. …

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Sudanese leader says army expect to hand power to elected gov’t

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Chairman of Sudan’s ruling Transitional Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan said on Wednesday that the Sudanese Armed Forces are expecting an elected government to take over the running of the country. “The only way is either through comprehensive national consensus or elections, but not by calls …

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Five of 15 students who protested rising prices get bail

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five out of the 15 students who were arrested last week and remanded for protesting against the increased prices of various commodities in the country have been granted bail by Buganda Road Magistrates Court. The group is jointly charged together with ten others …

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