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Erdogan urges Sweden, Finland to address Turkey’s security concerns

Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with leaders of Sweden and Finland on Saturday, urging the two NATO applicant states to address Turkey’s security concerns. Erdogan told Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson in a phone talk that the Nordic country should end political, financial and weaponry …

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Four suspects remanded for financing terror

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has remanded four suspects to Luzira prison on charges of belonging and rendering support to a terrorist organization, the Allied Democratic Forces. The suspects include; Rashidah Namiiro, a resident of Kirokole zone in Kawempe, Kampala district, Saidi Kakooza alias Bizimana, a …

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Police urges urban authorities to make CCTVs compulsory in homes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a bid to deal with terrorism, business and house break-ins, the Uganda Police Force has appealed to the public to install security gadgets such as Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, tracking devices and alarm bells. Maj Gen Geoffrey Katsigazi Tumusiime, the deputy Inspector General …

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Nigeria outlaws payment of ransom to kidnappers

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to outlaw the payment of ransom to kidnappers while amending an existing law against terrorism in the most populous African country. The newly passed Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 Amendment Bill 2022 is expected to be assented to by …

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Uganda to be blacklisted over money laundering

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s financial industry risks being blacklisted by international systems for failure to put in place measures that can effectively prevent financial crimes like money laundering. This is a requirement by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global inter-governmental organisation on the initiative of the …

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Uganda, Kenya sign defense, security cooperation agreement

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and neighboring Kenya have signed a defense and security agreement that will facilitate joint cooperation in addressing threats like terrorism, a ministry of defense statement said on Thursday. The agreement was signed on Wednesday by Uganda’s Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs Vincent Ssempijja …

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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya protest amendment of murder charge sheet

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Incarcerated Members of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana for Makindwe West and Muhammad Ssegirinya, Kawempe North legislator have protested the plea by Masaka Resident Chief State Attorney to amend the charge sheet in the murder trial against them. The two legislators who are on remand at Kigo …

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Deputy Speaker extends financial support to jailed MPs wives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Anita Among, has extended financial support to the wives of incarcerated Members of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana. Ssewanyana, Makindye Division West MP and Ssegirinya, Kawempe Division North MP have been on remand since September 2021 over charges of murder …

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Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana plead with court for temporary release

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The jailed Makindye West Member of parliament, Allan Ssewanyana and his Kawempe North counterpart, Muhammad Ssegirinya have pleaded with the Masaka Grade One Magistrate, Christine Nantege to enforce their right to bail. The two legislators who are facing murder and terrorism charges stemming from a …

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USA sees rise in intimidation of public officials

Washington, US |  Xinhua | A nationwide rising wave of threats to public officials has sparked concern in the United States, a Reuters report said Tuesday. Reuters said it documented more than 220 terroristic threats and hostile messages through contacts and interviews with 33 board members across 15 U.S. states …

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