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VIDEO: Is media putting national security at stake?

VIDEO: Is media putting national security at stake? It was a call for responsible media reporting in the first move by government to try to harmonize its operations with the media in regard to national security at a Uganda Security Media discussion in Kampala on Tuesday. This, as the state …

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HRW remains critical after Museveni slams torture

Ugandan leader slams torture after claims of police excesses but HRW demands for an enquiry Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said the use of torture was “wrong” but faced criticism from a top rights monitor for not demanding an enquiry on alleged police excesses. …

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Here’s the whiz kid who foiled cyberattack

  Paris, France | AFP | They are called white hats — the good guys in the Wild West of the internet — and they ride to the rescue as in the case of the 22-year-old British expert who helped stop the WannaCry cyberattack. The young cyber security researcher, known …

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Cyberattacks: Putin points finger at US

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The world’s biggest ransomware attack levelled off on Monday after wreaking havoc in 150 countries, but Russian President Vladimir Putin called it payback for the US intelligence services. Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith has said the US National Security Agency developed …

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List of organisations hit by global cyberattack

Paris, France | AFP |  A huge range of organisations around the world have been affected by the WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, described by the EU’s law enforcement agency as “unprecedented”. Here are some of the most prominent victims, from Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to French carmaker Renault and the …

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Fast-moving cyberattacks wreak havoc worldwide

Washington, United States | AFP |  A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks — which experts said affected dozens of countries — used a technique known as ransomware that locks users’ files …

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Museveni holds bilateral meetings with Uhuru, Farmaajo

London, UK | PPU| President Yoweri Museveni has met and held a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya who paid a courtesy call on him at his residency at the Taj 51 Hotel, St. James Court in the United Kingdom. The two leaders discussed various bilateral issues affecting the region. …

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Museveni, Farmajo speeches on ‘Future For Somalia’

The Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as President Farmajo, gave an opening speech outlining the way forward for the country at the conference on Somalia’s future today May 11, 2017.. Joined by the UK Prime Minister Theresa May, presidents from the region, led by Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, also gave …

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Uganda drops 10 places in World Press Freedom Index

The constant attacks on journalists by security operatives have seen Uganda drop 10 by places in the just released 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Uganda stands at 112, down from 102 it occupied last year with an index score of 35.94. The attacks on journalists shot up before and after …

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