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Red Pepper and Gov’t given ultimatum on out-of-court settlement

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court on Wednesday gave the Directorate of Public Prosecution and the Red Pepper directors two weeks in which to conclude negotiations and file a consent notice in court. Chief Magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda says he has given the parties’ negotiations a last chance …

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THIS WEEK: Red Pepper back

THIS WEEK: Red Pepper back Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After a two month shutdown, Red Pepper, a tabloid newspaper, is back on the stands in Kampala and across the country. Its first edition on Jan 29 after the shutdown read ‘Our Story’ and was bent on explaining its side …

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Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper returns to news stands

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  A notorious Ugandan tabloid made its much anticipated return to news stands Monday after a two-month shutdown prompted by a story that Kampala was allegedly plotting to topple President Paul Kagame of neighbouring Rwanda. Some vendors in the centre of the capital Kampala said the …

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Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper apologises, back in print soon

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Uganda’s most popular tabloid paper will soon be back on newsstands after senior management promised to be more “professional” and were given a presidential pardon late Tuesday. Eight editors and directors of the Red Pepper were originally charged with treason and later with damaging the …

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Red Pepper offices to remain closed for another month

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Buganda Road Court has given the state handling the offensive communication case against eight Red Pepper Publication journalists a month to complete investigations on the seized electronics and accessories of the Red Pepper. This follows an exparte application granted by Chief Magistrate James Eremye …

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Red Pepper editors out on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detained since November 21, editors and directors of one of Uganda’s most popular tabloid newspaper groups Red Pepper were finally granted bail today in a case in which they face charges of offensive communication, libel and publication of information prejudicial to security. Charles Yeteise, senior principal …

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No bail yet for Red Pepper editors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The editors and directors of one of Uganda’s most popular tabloid newspaper groups Red Pepper will remain remanded until December 19 when Buganda Road Court will consider their bail appeal. The editors and directors were detained on November 21 over what authorities called a fake …

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‘Free Red Pepper editors’

Pressure mounts on government over closure of spicy tabloid Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Newspapers, human rights organisations and civil society groups have condemned the arrest of the five directors and three editors of Red Pepper as a blatant attack on press freedom in Uganda. The Committee to Protect Journalists …

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Red Pepper editors in court, treason charge dropped

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A week after their arrest, editors and directors of one of Uganda’s most popular tabloid newspaper groups are in court to face charges over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart. The Red Pepper editors and directors were …

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