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Jinja protests: NUP leaders accuse police of human rights violations

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders from Busoga sub region on Thursday accused security operatives of brutality, while effecting arrests of protest suspects. Following the remand of 67 suspects on Tuesday evening, police rounded up the trading centers of Namulesa, Mafubira, Nakabango, Lwanda, Wakitaka, Soweto, …

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Karamojong women decry torture by security forces, rustlers

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Women in Karamoja are decrying torture at the hands of both the joint security forces and the Karamojong warriors in the ongoing disarmament exercise. The women claim that security forces often torture them on grounds that they conceal information about armed warriors while the warriors …

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Africa must unite to prosper: Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said that Africa must unite to guarantee the prosperity of its people and its strategic security. “The Africans will wake up because they have no alternative. Pan Africanism which was being pushed by our elders Julius Nyerere, Kenyatta, Modibal Keita, …

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Army to stay on Kampala streets to prevent looming anarchy: UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF First Division has scoffed at those questioning the now full-time day and night presence of military personnel on Kampala streets and its suburbs. Maj Charles Kabona, the spokesperson UPDF First Division responsible for all soldiers within Kampala Metropolitan Area, says …

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EAC leaders call for immediate ceasefire in DRC

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | East African Community (EAC) leaders on Monday directed an immediate cessation of hostilities in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where fighting has led to the loss of lives and property as well as mass displacements. The leaders from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, …

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Kagame, Tshisekedi and Museveni meet in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA | Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has today hosted the EAC Heads of State Conclave on Inter-Congolese Dialogue of the Nairobi Process on the Peace and Security Situation in Eastern DR Congo. Today’s Heads of State high-level meeting hosted by Chairperson of EAC, is an …

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Museveni tasks security to intensify operations against cattle rustlers

Otuke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered a comprehensive operation against the Karamojong cattle rustlers in Northern and Eastern Uganda. The president was on Saturday meeting leaders from Acholi and Lango sub-region, at the Presidential Lodge in Baralegi, Okwang sub-county in Otuke district. Museveni who said the …

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Limited security hinders Uganda-DR Congo road works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The construction of Kasindi-Beni road in DR. Congo is being slowed down because of  limited security in the area, according to the project contractor. The joint road construction project in Eastern DR Congo consists of the 80-kilometre Kasindi section at the border to Beni. It …

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