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45% percent of people suffer silent heart attacks-Expert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The death of Uganda Human Rights Commission- UHRC chairperson Med Kaggwa on Wednesday morning from Hypertension has left the public wondering what could have caused his abrupt death. Dr William Manyilirah, a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon says such a condition happens when coronary …

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Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension – Medical report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Case Medical centre said that the Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson Med Kaggwa succumbed to hypertension. Kaggwa, 64, collapsed yesterday morning moments after leaving his home in Mulago, on the outskirts of Kampala. He was moments later rushed to Case Medical Centre, where he …

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Activists call for measures to combat child neglect

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rights activists have called for stringent measures to safeguard children against neglect. In Gulu, the number of children being neglected by their parents is on the raising concerns among the public and rights activists that local law enforcement authorities and police are failing to contain …

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Human Rights Commission condemns brutality at Makerere

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has condemned the recent human rights violations at Makerere University by the military. This follows the brutal crackdown on student’s protest against the 15 percent tuition and functional fees increment that started on October 22, 2019. Heavily armed …

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UHRC investigates police in Kotido over mismanaging defilement case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission is investigating the police in Kotido for mismanaging a defilement case. In August, Phillip Lomongin, the LCI chairperson of Kanayete village in Kotido sub county reported a defilement case involving a six-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy to the police …

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Activists launch campaign to document torture cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youth Activists have launched a campaign to document torture cases in the country. Dubbed “Speak Up against Torture Black Book” the campaign was launched on Thursday at Emerald Hotel. The activists are organized under the Alternative Social Movement, the Red Top Brigade Movement, Jobless …

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UHRC awards UGX 19 million to torture victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission has ordered government to pay 19 million shillings in compensation to four people tortured by police officers. The victims are Abraham Emuwat, Lucy Apiya, Okwao Justine and Joseph Okanya all residents of Ogosoi village Mukongoro sub county Kumi district. It’s …

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Political Parties urged not to lock Independents out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University Don Dr Simba Sallie Kayunga has urged political parties not to frustrate independent candidates by locking them out of political processes. Dr, observes that independent candidates have played a key role in setting Uganda’s political agenda, under Uganda’s multi-party dispensation. He adds …

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