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Festive season on the door steps, watch your security

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | The December festive season is always eagerly awaited right across the world. It comes with pomp, merry making, visits and exchange of gifts. The season also involves a lot of movements from far places to either villages or vacation centers. Because it’s a season of event …

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1,500 police officers deployed in Karamoja

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1,500 police officers have been deployed in the Karamoja region. The deployment is seen as a boost to the security in the region aimed at cracking down on armed warriors and cattle rustling. The deployment comes as police and UPDF are carrying out a disarmament …

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Acholi Kadhi asks security to stop killing suspects before trial

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Muslim District Kadhi, Sheikh Musa Khelil has decried the approach by security personnel of shooting to kill suspects without according them a fair hearing. Referring to a recent incident in which the police shot dead a Muslim cleric, Sheikh Muhammad Kirevu, Sheikh Khelil …

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Three Sheikh Kirevu family members whereabouts unknown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The family of the late Sheikh Muhammad Kirevu is appealing to security agencies to release or produce three of their family members whose whereabouts remain unknown to them. Sheikh Kirevu who was the Imam of Masjid Jamia Gangu, and a resident of Gangu B in Busabala-Makindye …

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FDC asks gov’t to compensate families of bomb victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has asked the government to compensate families of the Tuesday twin bomb blasts. According to FDC, President Museveni’s address to the nation on Saturday showed loopholes in the nation’s security when he admitted that Uganda’s security is lax and sleeping …

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KCCA, govt offices reopen but step up security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and buildings hosting government offices along Parliament Avenue have reopened four days after they were closed following last week’s twin bomb explosions. The twin bombings hit Kampala at the Central Police Station-CPS on Buganda road and the IPS building along …

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PM Nabbanja assures country on security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Robinah Nabbanja, has assured Ugandans that the recent acts of terrorism in the country are not insurmountable and will be decisively dealt with. Nabbanja said this in a statement on the current security situation in the country. …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Terrorists gang up against Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Terrorists gang up against Museveni: ADF, Islamic State, al-Shabaab working together THE LAST WORD The strategy of fighting ADF: How to handle the new wave of terrorism without helping terrorist achieve their political …

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