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Civil unrest disrupts health services in S. Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | South Africa’s National Department of Health said on Tuesday that health services were disrupted in the country due to the ongoing protests. “The recent violent protests have impacted the vaccination rollout and also disrupted access to essential healthcare services including collection of chronic medication by …

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Opposition cannot defeat NRM by force – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has acknowledged that security forces made mistakes leading to the death of several Ugandans during the November 2020 protests ahead of the general election. He made the revelation during the 32nd Heroes Day anniversary ceremony at Kololo Independence grounds held under …

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Ugandans in diaspora protest, call for aid cut

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of Ugandans living in London and the United States on Friday held protests calling on the two governments to cut aid to Uganda. In Downing Street, Westminster in London, the protesters who were clad in red attire chanted ‘People Power, Our Power’ and also …

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Man City wait for title after Old Trafford protest

Manchester, UK | XINHUA |  Manchester City will have to wait at least another week to be crowned as Premier League champions after Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool was postponed after supporters of the home club protested on the pitch at Old Trafford against club owners, the Glazier …

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Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo is gathering evidence on November protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda, Nicholas Opiyo says they have started gathering and documenting evidence on the November 2020 riots. Riots broke out in different parts of the country shortly after the arrest of the National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his …

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Gunshot victims accuse police of failure to foot their medical bills

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty-one year-old Shaluwa Namukose, a resident of Mafubira ward in Northern division in Jinja city is rotting away without any help after being shot by police while dispersing protests along Mailo Mbili roundabout on February 18th, 2021. According to Namukose, when she was shot, detectives …

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Uganda Police warns about planned violent protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force -UPF has come out to warn the general public against threats and plans of holding riots, that they say they have information about. “We have received information from credible sources that a section of opposition politicians are planning nationwide violent demonstrations and riots …

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18 NUP supporters remanded

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Luwero Grade One Magistrate has remanded 18 supporters of National Unity Platform for alleged involvement in protests. They include among others Godfrey Kavuma, Richard Ssebakijje, Jimmy Ssemanda, Livingstone Ssegujja and Godfrey Bukenya, all residents of Luwero town council. They were arrested on 16th January …

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