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Uganda Rwanda relations

The forgotten feud awakens? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ten years after President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame starred in high profile reconciliation, there seems no path to making peace again after two years of border closure. Instead, new tensions could flare up. In July, Rwanda …

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Uncertanity as deputy IGGs contracts near end

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  There is uncertainty at the Inspectorate of Government as the contracts of the two Deputy Inspectors-General of Government near the end. The country has been without a substantive Inspector General of Government (IGG) for close to eight months now, since the expiry of Justice Irene …

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Govt asks EU to respect Uganda’s sovereignty

Kampala, Uganda |  URN & THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has asked the European Union (EU) Parliament to respect the country’s sovereignty and ensure non-interference if relations between the two is to be sustained.   Uganda response to EU Resolution (CLICK TO READ FULL STATEMENT)  The EU Parliament last week adopted 19 resolutions taking …

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Internet shutdown prevented violence- Minister Kutesa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The internet shutdown by the government during the just concluded presidential and parliamentary elections helped to prevent the incitement of violence and use of malicious language, according to Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa.  He disclosed this while presenting a formal brief to Heads of Diplomatic …

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Uganda responds to U.S. allegations of human rights violation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Uganda has responded to allegations of United States Congressman Eliot Engel on human rights violations and attack on the independence of  the media, denying them and offering explanations that may help understand what the accusers might have got wrong. On 9th December …

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UPDF to withdraw soldiers from aspirants who misuse them

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF has warned politicians who were given armed protection against using them for purposes other than those they were given them for.  In a statement issued by the UPDF spokesperson Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, the army said it has noticed that MPs across …

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Kavuya family repatriation case file sent back to lower court

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Kampala has returned a file in which a Soroti based lawyer Leonard Otee is pursuing the prosecution of Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa over the repatriation of Businessman Ben Kabuya’s family during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Three members of Kavuya’s family travelled …

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Lawyer seeks high court review in Kavuya family repatriation case

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  A Soroti based lawyer Leonard Otee has applied for a review of the decision to allow the Directorate of Public Prosecutions to take over Criminal proceedings against Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa.   The minister faces trial for illegally authorizing three family members of businessman Ben …

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