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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Where is Ochola and Sabiiti?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Where is Ochola, Sabiiti as police unleash terror?: They can hide but cannot escape, say human rights watchers THE LAST WORD Bobi Wine’s roaring campaign: The things Museveni needs to look at as …

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Police suspends selling fuel in jerry cans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda police Force- UPF have suspended selling and buying of fuel in jerry-cans at all pumps until the end of elections. They say this is to curtail acts of making petrol bombs in the anticipated riots. This follows the protests that took place 2 …

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City protests: Kabaka Mutebi calls for quick investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has called for a special but speedy investigation into the protests that took place following the arrest of National Unity Platform’s presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The protest broke out on November 18-19th, spreading to several towns …

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UGANDA POLICE: 28 dead, 577 arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police has come out with a statement following this week’s unrest across the country, revealing that 28 people were killed and 577 suspects arrested. Police say the protests mainly in the city Kampala, were planned by criminals. The protests started soon after presidential …

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Sudan announces cabinet reshuffle in response to demand for reforms

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA |  Sudan’s Council of Ministers on Thursday announced a cabinet reshuffle in response to the public demand for correcting the path of revolution. “All ministers of the transitional government have turned in their resignations to give the opportunity for reshuffling the government,” the council said in …

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Makerereans being Makerereans

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amid reports of week-long brutality and torture by the military and police, and accusations that political parties are fueling the protests on campus, Makerere students have a kept a sense of humour as they protest against rise in tuition fees, taking to social media …

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