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Makerere strike: Teargas canister shatters student’s hand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Richard Ssebuganda, a third year Bio Medical Sciences student at Makerere University has lost his right hand in an explosion of a teargas canister. Ssebuganda who is currently in hospital admitted to the casualty ward is fighting to keep some part of his hand which …

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Police disperse Bobi Wine’s wife, MPs with teargas in Nakaseke

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have used teargas to disperse legislators allied to the National Unity Platform-NUP political party, on their way to donate relief items to expectant mothers at Kikamulo health center in Nakaseke district. A group of legislators comprising Nakaseke Central MP, Allan Mayanja Ssebunnya, Hassan Kirumira …

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Police fire teargas at FDC supporters in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police this Saturday afternoon fired teargas as they attempted to disrupt a procession by Forum for Democratic Change party supporters in Kitgum municipality. Less than a hundred locals joined a procession to welcome FDC party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi and former FDC party presidential …

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Ashraf Kasirye lives to tell his story

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The morning of December 27, 2020, was like any other daybreak for Ashraf Saif-Allah Kasirye, a reporter working with and for Ghetto Media, an online TV affiliated with the National Unity Platform former presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert. By December 27, Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine …

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Amputated teargas victim demands UGX 300M compensation

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A woman whose leg was amputated after being shattered by a teargas canister fired by police is seeking compensation of Shillings 300 million. 26-year-old Zabedu Ismail Yasin, a businesswoman and resident of Warehouse cell in Elegu town council Amuru district was hit when police fired …

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Police use teargas to separate NRM and FDC supporters in Bunyangabu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Bunyangabu district had to use teargas to separate NRM and FDC supporters in Rubona town council, Bunyangabu district on Tuesday evening. The NRM district flag bearers were having a joint meeting in the area when FDC presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat Oboi arrived at …

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17 teargassed students admitted in Mukono

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventeen students are admitted at Mukono Church of Uganda Hospital after police which was battling Robert Kyagulanyi’s supporters fired teargas that entered into their classrooms. Christopher Bwire, the headteacher of Mpoma Girls School located at Mpoma village in Nama sub-county, Mukono district says at least …

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City riot victims demand compensation from gov’t

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Victims who sustained injuries during the city protests in Kampala are seeking compensation from the government. On Wednesday, riots broke out in Kampala and other parts of the country following the arrest of National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. Police and the army …

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Amuriat’s security detail complain of teargas, brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police officers on the security detail of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC presidential candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat have complained of attacks by their Field Force Police-FFP colleagues. The officers say they have become victims of teargas, water cannons and other forms of brutality from their …

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