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Sexism and misogyny heightened: Women’s freedoms at stake – Report

Gender equality and free expression are important to achieve, peace, democracy and sustainable development Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gender-based violence, hate speech and disinformation are being used extensively online and offline, to chill or kill women’s freedom of expression, according to a report by an independent human rights expert …

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Ssegirinya wanted by Buganda road court over fresh charges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has issued a production warrant to Kigo prisons to present Kawempe North Member of Parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya to answer fresh charges of inciting violence. The October 13th, 2021 summons signed by Doreen Olga Karungi, the Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate …

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Amuru district, Makerere University partner to curb violence against children

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amuru district has partnered with Makerere University to prevent violence against children. Makerere University through the Child Health Development Centre has signed a two-year project, Parenting for Respectability with Lamogi sub county in Amuru district and is being implemented by SOS Children’s Village in Gulu …

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Imam, three others remanded for assaulting worshipers at Masaka mosque

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sheikh Abaasi Nseera, the Imam of Masaka main mosque and three other members of his congregation have been remanded to prison for assault and inciting violence against worshipers. Abaasi Nseera, together with Hakim Nseera, Farouk Mulumba and Musa Tamale appeared before Masaka Grade One Magistrate …

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Acholi MPs want Gen. Moses Ali probed for fuelling violence in Apaa

Amuru, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Acholi Parliamentary Group has asked the government to investigate the second Deputy Prime Minister Gen. Moses Ali for persistently inciting violence in Apaa, an area contested between two districts. The land in question was gazetted as East Madi Game Reserve under Zoka Forest in …

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Healthcare staff face rising violence worldwide: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Over 2,700 attacks on healthcare workers and patients have been recorded in 17 countries or territories affected by conflicts since Dec. 2017, killing 700 people and injuring more than 2,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Presenting the findings of the WHO’s latest “Attacks …

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AU urges restraint from all forms of violence in Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Tuesday urged rejection of all forms of violence, but political dialogue to resolve the current problems in Tunisia. The Chairperson made the remarks during a telephone conversation with foreign minister of the northern African …

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Six alleged instigators of S. Africa’s unrest arrested

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | Six alleged instigators behind last week’s violent unrest which lasted for almost a week have been arrested, Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said at a media briefing in Pretoria on Monday. “This is the latest update which we just got in now, three …

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