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Human Rights Commission condemns Kampala twin bombings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Commission has condemned suicide bomb attacks that happened on Tuesday in Kampala. The bomb blasts happened at the Central Police Station and around IPS building along Parliament Avenue. Government has blamed the attack on the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. Six people have …

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President Uhuru sacks top prisons boss over escape of terror convicts

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday sacked top prison commander following the escape of three terror convicts who were serving jail terms for terrorism-related crimes. Kenyatta, in a statement, replaced Wycliffe Ogalo as the Commissioner-General of the Kenya Prisons Service with John Kibaso Warioba, a retired …

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Religious leaders task security personnel to investigate terror attacks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Religious leaders under the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) have tasked security personnel to thoroughly investigate acts of terrorism. The religious leaders led by the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu addressed journalists on Wednesday following two twin …

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7 Kenyan prison wardens arrested over escape of terror convicts

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan authorities have arrested seven prison wardens at the Kamiti Maximum Prison following the escape of three convicts who were serving jail terms for terrorism-related crimes. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said on Tuesday that preliminary investigations revealed that the escape from the heavily guarded prison facility …

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MUBS suspends student bags at campus following bomb explosions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Business School has suspended bags and backpacks at the university campus after a series of explosions in Kampala. On Tuesday morning, suicide bombers detonated two explosions; one at the IPS building along Parliamentary Avenue and another at the Central Police Station in Kampala. …

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Gov’t faulted for ignoring UK terror alert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have faulted the government for ignoring warnings on imminent terror attacks on Uganda by the United Kingdom (UK) Counter Terrorism Police, about two weeks ago. The UK government had earlier on advised its nationals to be extremely vigilant about their security, adding …

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