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Opposition applauds US for sanctions on prisons boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition welcomed the sanctions recently imposed by the United States government on the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija. Last week, Byabashaija was sanctioned by the US Department of Treasury over allegations of torture of prisoners. Addressing journalists on Monday, the Leader of …

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US government announces more sanctions for Ugandan officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday announced sanctions against current and former Ugandan officials who committed human rights abuses against opposition leaders and other groups including homosexuals. “After Uganda’s flawed 2021 presidential elections, I announced a visa restriction policy targeting those believed …

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Japan announces further sanctions on Russia

Tokyo, Japan | Xinhua | The Japanese government on Friday announced further sanctions on Russia, including a ban on exports, more asset freezes as well as payment restrictions on Russian individuals and entities. The Japanese government will ban exports to 80 Russian entities including several military and tech-related companies, which will …

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Russian economy proves resilient despite Western sanctions: Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The Russian economy has withstood Western sanctions and performed “much stronger than the West believed,” President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “We have ensured the stability of the economic situation, protected citizens, saved jobs, prevented market shortages, including essential goods, and supported the financial system and …

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Iran slams EU for continuing Trump’s sanctions against Tehran

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iranian foreign minister has criticized the European Union (EU) for continuing the sanctions policy that former U.S. President Donald Trump had implemented against Tehran, saying it proves the bloc’s continued use of double standards. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a phone call with EU …

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EU proposes 10th sanctions package against Russia

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Commission proposed a tenth package of sanctions against Russia and Iranian drone suppliers, and banning Moscow from acquiring advanced technology, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday. The proposed export bans worth over 11 billion euros (11.75 billion U.S. dollars) will target …

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