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Police officers in Busia beat rape suspect into coma

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four police officers at Dabani police station in Busia district are in trouble for beating a rape suspect into coma. The Busia Resident District Commissioner, Michael Kibwika has ordered the arrest of the officers. They are accused of assaulting 34 year-old Geoffrey Wamunyororo Wejuli, a …

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UPDF deny NUP supporter rape allegations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier Sgt Ali Hassan Matovu and a civilian Erias Ssengoba have denied kidnapping and raping National Unity Platform (NUP) supporter Alexandros Marinos. Marinos revealed to party members and journalists on Wednesday that she was kidnapped on March 30 and …

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Man convicted of raping 5 year old girl

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lira High Court has convicted a 22-year-old man for raping a 5-year-old nursery pupil. Jasper Pule, a resident of Kole district was convicted on his own plea of guilty before Justice Duncan Gaswaga, the Lira Resident Judge. Court found that in 2018, Pule while attending …

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Namibia’s president labels gender-based violence as taboo

Windhoek, Namibia | Xinhua | Namibia’s president, Hage Geingob castigated gender-based violence (GBV) on Tuesday, during a virtual official opening of the fifth session of the seventh parliament in Windhoek. Geingob said this while highlighting the Combating of Domestic Violence Amendment Bill, which made part of the 14 possible bills set …

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President Museveni calls for mandatory death penalty of rapists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has asked judicial officers to impose the death penalty on people found guilty of raping women, killing others, and those who destroy property while rioting. This is among the five elements that he wants the Judiciary to focus on for the development …

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Jinja hospital clinical officer arrested for raping patient

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kiira region police are holding Juma Toola, a clinical officer attached to Jinja Regional Referral hospital for allegedly raping a patient on January 29th, 2022. Toola is locked up at Buwenge central police station. It is alleged that the 20-year-old patient had gone for a …

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Sudan starts investigation into reported rape of female demonstrators

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council on Monday asked the concerned authorities to investigate rape allegations against female protesters in Khartoum on Dec. 19. During a regular meeting for the Transitional Sovereign Council, held at the Republican Palace in Khartoum and chaired by the council’s Chairman Abdel …

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KASSANDA: 2,500 cases of pregnancies after defilement in 10 months

Kassanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Authorities in Kassanda district have decried the increasing cases of defilement and teenage pregnancies following the COVID-19 induced closure of educational institutions. According to Kassanda District Probation Office, the district was tenth with a high defilement cases during the 2020 lockdown. The district registered …

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Woman raped and murdered in Kamwenge district

Kamwenge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kamwenge district are investigating circumstances under which a 48 year-old woman was raped and murdered by yet to be known assailants. The deceased has been identified as Medius Ayebare, a wife to Fulgence Beyanga, all residents of Nyanchwamba1 cell, Masaka ward, Kamwenge town …

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