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What US gov’t sanctions aganist Kayihura mean

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On Friday, the United States Treasury Department announced visa and economic sanctions against former Inspector General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura. The US used the Global Magnitsky Act 2016 to attach his property. The law, named after a Russian accountant Sergei Magnitsky who …

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I don’t own property in US -Kayihura

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has said he does not own property in the United States and therefore the sanctions by the U.S. Government are comical. On Friday, the United States government announced visa and economic sanctions against Kayihura. The …

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US gov’t sanctions on Kayihura long overdue – Mao

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President-General of the Democratic Party-Norbert Mao has said that sanctions against the former Inspector General of Police-IGP Kale Kayihura were long overdue. On Friday, the United States Government announced visa and economic sanctions against Kale Kayihura. The announcement was made in a …

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US reduced funding assistance to Uganda in 2018

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States slashed down its funding support to Uganda in 2018 by more than 3 Billion shillings below what it disbursed in 2017. The support fell from 3.6 trillion shillings in 2017 to 3.3 Trillion shillings in 2018. According to the Third Report …

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US, China step up war of words over Hong Kong

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States and China have stepped up an increasingly harsh war of words over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, as Beijing seeks to push its accusations that the mass demonstrations are being fueled by foreign powers. In the latest exchange, Washington on Friday called …

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Beijing warns of ‘countermeasures’ over US missile plans

Beijing, China | AFP | China warned Tuesday it would take unspecified countermeasures if the United States goes ahead with plans to deploy ground-based intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region. The comments come days after US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Washington was now free to deploy the weapons following its …

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Black men at highest risk of US police killing: study

Washington, United States | AFP | Black men in the United States are 2.5 times more likely to be killed by the police than their white counterparts, according to a new study published Monday that quantified racial disparities in law enforcement violence. High-profile killings including those of Michael Brown, Charleena …

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