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Court dismisses November 2020 election riot case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court has dismissed an application by two law students from Islamic University in Uganda-IUIU challenging the excessive use of force and lethal weapons by security agencies to disperse assemblies. The High Court Civil Division Judge Musa Ssekaana dismissed the application filed by Derrick Okello …

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Ashiraf Kasirye yet to regain health – a year later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ashiraf Kasirye, a former journalist working with Ghetto TV, an online TV affiliated to the National Unity Platform-NUP suffered a partial amnesia after a nearly fatal shooting at Masaka in December last year. This happened while he was covering a campaign rally of then …

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Relatives of November riot victims demand for justice a year later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Relatives of people who were killed in the November 18-19 riots are still asking for justice one year later. Speaking at a memorial service organized by the National Unity Platform-NUP in Kampala, relatives and politicians alike said although President Yoweri Museveni promised to hold to …

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INTERVIEW: UHRC speaks out on November 18 riots

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Days to the first anniversary of the November 18th, 2020 riots that resulted into death of more 50 people, many questions remain unanswered. There are no indications that they will be answered soon. President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni promised compensation to the innocent riot victims …

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60 arrested in operation over planned riots

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson says the operations are in response to the call by Bobi Wine urging people to demonstrate peacefully Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 people have been arrested in the city centre in an operation against planned riots. An Officer in Charge of …

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GEN JEJE ODONGO: Buganda is not being targeted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo has told parliament that government cannot trace 31 of the 44 who have allegedly been kidnapped in the country in the past month. He said seven of the cases he has investigated were not kidnapped but …

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