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Gen Tumwine: Police has a right to kill if attacked

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Security, Gen Elly Tumwine has said that the police and other security personnel have a right to kill protesters if they are attacked. Speaking to reporters at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala, Gen Tumwine said that he had no apologies for …

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Human Rights Watch calls for investigations into Kampala shootings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Human Rights Watch has called for investigations into the shooting and killing of Ugandans following the protests arising from the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. The organization which defends the rights of people worldwide through spotlighting abuses and bringing perpetrators to justice says …

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Bunyoro Kingdom condemns violence, killing of Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has condemned in the strongest terms the ongoing violence and killings of innocent Ugandans following the arrest and detention of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi wine, the National Unity Platform-NUP presidential candidate. Kyagulanyi was arrested …

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Ssekikubo lawyer asks court to dismiss 2010 case against his client

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lwemiyaga county Member of Parliament, Theodore Ssekikubo has asked the Masaka Chief Magistrate’s court to dismiss his case of inciting violence. This is after the state prosecutor, Sheba Byakutaga asked Masaka Chief Magistrate Charles Yitesi for more time to present witnesses and Ssekikubo’s co-accused. …

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Omukama Iguru calls for violence free campaigns, elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom Dr Solomon Gafubusa Iguru I has called for violence free elections. Iguru asked the electorate and candidates to shun any acts of violence ahead of the 2021 elections. In a message read at the Kingdom Palace by Andrew Byakutaga, the …

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11 NUP supporters in police custody for leading processions in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eleven National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters are in custody at Kasangati police station in Wakiso district for allegedly leading processions and acts violence during and after the nomination of their presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Tuesday. The suspects are Isma Sempija, Richard Odoi, Isaac …

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Archbishop Odama cautions Uganda, South Sudan over boundary row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gulu Catholic Archbishop Dr John Baptist Odama has cautioned Uganda and South Sudan governments over fronting violence as alternatives to settle misunderstandings. His statements follow a standoff between South Sudan People’s Defence Forces- SSPDF and Uganda People’s Defence Forces soldiers on Tuesday last week …

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US embassy cautions against violence in Uganda 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Embassy in Kampala has cautioned individuals and organizations against instigating violence against the civilian population before, during, and after 2021 general elections. The embassy said that it will not hesitate to consider consequences for those found to be responsible for election-related …

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Nigerian police launch nationwide crackdown on crime in protests

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian police said a national crackdown has been launched on all criminal activities to make the country safe, after reports of suspected hoodlums hiding under the guise of protesters to loot and destroy public and private assets. Frank Mba, national police spokesperson, in a statement …

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UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to reported police brutality in Nigeria and asked for de-escalation, said his spokesman. “The secretary-general is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” said Stephane Dujarric, the …

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