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MUSEVENI: O You People Of Little Faith

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has urged Ugandans to discuss in han honest and balance way, the recent security operations that have had hundreds jailed. “Recently, the Police and UPDF have been criticised for brutal conduct and use of excessive force. It is good criticism in …

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Why arrests will continue

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | Media houses and a section of politicians continue to pour cold water on security agencies in relation to the numerous arrests of different people across country. These groups of people are majorly concerned with the modus operandi of the whole operation. Maybe be they have some …

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Museveni to meet All RPCs, DPCs over security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni, will on Saturday meet all Regional, District and Division police commanders to discuss security matters in their areas of jurisdiction. Don Wanyama, the President’s Senior Press Secretary confirmed that the meeting will take place but said he was not aware of the …

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Joe Biden warns Uganda on 2021 election irregularities

*⃣ US calls for independent, credible, impartial, and thorough investigations *⃣ US considers range of targeted options to hold individuals in security accountable *⃣ US will pursue their interests and pursue their values at the same time Washington, US | THE INDEPENDENT & AGENCIES | The new United States government led …

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Why so many accidents on Ugandan roads?

COMMENT | Samson Tinka |  Recent police accident figures are alarming.  At least 2,634 pedestrians and cyclists are killed on Uganda roads every year according to the Traffic Police records for the last four years. Figures on fatalities between 2016 and 2019 shows 10,537 pedestrians and riders were knocked dead …

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49 jailed NUP supporters sue gov’t over gross rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 49 jailed supporters of National Unity Platform party have sued government and its three heads of security agencies over alleged gross human rights violations occasioned to them. The group has filed their suit in the Civil Division of High Court in Kampala through …

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Kyotera residents accuse security of abducting people ahead of polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents in Kyotera are crying foul over their missing relatives and colleagues whom they claim have been illegally detained by security authorities ahead of the general elections. The concern comes after a resident identified as John Kiwanuka and 4 others went missing after they were …

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Uganda’s 2021 electoral process highly tarnished – EU

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has described Uganda’s electoral process as already “highly tarnished” by the excessive use of force by law enforcement and security agencies. Uganda will be going to the polls for parliamentary and presidential elections on 14 January. The EU high representative Josep Borrell says …

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Deputy Mufti asks security to reduce on violence against civilians

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first Deputy Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Abdallah Semmambo has asked security to refrain from using excessive force while dealing with civilians. Semmambo was speaking at Gadhafi National Mosque in Old Kampala where he led a special prayer ahead of the national elections next week. …

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