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Archbishop Odama asks media to preach peace, unity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Gulu, Dr. John Baptist Odama has said that the media should be used to preach peace and unity among the people other than promoting selfishness and hatred. The Archbishop says that mass and social media should be used as the means to …

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Sheeba’s sickening publicity stunt

COMMENT | ANDREW M. MWENDA | A local musician known as Sheeba Kalungi went on YouTube with a video. She claimed that some man who appears on television and presents himself as a role model raped her. She does not reveal the name of this man but claims this man …

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Elon Musk now owns Twitter

San Francisco, U.S. | THE INDEPENDENT | The Twitter, Inc. will take an offer of $44billion from billionaire, Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He will buy the social media company and make it private, it was confirmed on Monday. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the …

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What’s hidden in Muhoozi’s tweets?

COMMENT | Moses Baguma | On Monday 21st of February 2022, Peter G. Mwesige, a seasoned journalist, shared photos of The Crusader newspapers bearing an interview he conducted with a 23-year-old Muhoozi Kainerugaba in 1997. In the interview, the first son identified himself as a contemplative person. If one capable of …

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Karamoja: Security forces warn those misusing social media

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint security forces currently battling armed cattle rustlers in Karamoja region have asked cautioned social media users against tarnishing their image. Michael Longole, the Mt. Moroto Regional Police spokesperson, says that some people have taken to social media to spread malicious propaganda against the joint …

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Social media influencing investigations- AG

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka says social media plays role in misleading investigations which has seen suspects go free. The Attorney General who appeared before the Human Rights Committee on Thursday, 17 March 2022 said that social media has become the “actual truth”. “It is …

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Dictators using social media

Is social media becoming a threat to democracy on the continent? ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | In early 2021, Facebook (Meta) deactivated more than 20 accounts linked to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Shortly afterward, Twitter also followed suit, closing 11% of the nearly 3,500 …

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