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MP Ssekikubo maintains resolve to defy quarantine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Lwemiyaga county Member of Parliament, Theodore Ssekikubo vowed to defy the quarantine restrictions in Sembabule district, minutes after being granted bail for the second time this week. Ssekikubo appeared this morning before the Masaka Chief Magistrate, Deogratius Ssejjemba on charges of inciting violence …

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MP Theodore Ssekikubo re-arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore Ssekikubo was rearrested a day after he was granted bail by Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court. He was picked up by police from his country home in Lwemiyaga Town Council in Sembabule district Wednesday afternoon. Johnston Kamugisha, …

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Violence against officers worries police leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Police leadership is worried about the increasing cases of violence directed at its officers in West Nile sub region. It is alleged that a number of Police officers have been attacked, injured and killed in West Nile in the recent past. This has prompted …

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MP Theodore Ssekikubo released on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Lwemiyaga county Member of Parliament Theodore Ssekikubo has been granted bail. Ssekikubo has been in custody since Friday last week on offences of inciting violence and illegal possession of a gun. Masaka Chief Magistrate Deogratius Ssejjemba released Ssekikubo on a noncash bail of 10 million …

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Anti-Asian assaults a ‘neglected’ plight in France

Vitry-sur-Seine, France | AFP |  Ming was getting off the bus in the Paris suburbs when a masked man attempted to rip her handbag from her. When she resisted, the attacker threw her to the ground and beat her unconscious. The ordeal left her with two fractures and suffering from post-traumatic …

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Thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

Paris, France | AFP | Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police …

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MAKERERE: Statement from US Mission in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. Mission in Uganda has warned that the reported heavy-handed response by security services to protests against the proposed tuition increases at Makerere University ” is uncalled for, and is a direct affront to the freedoms of assembly, speech and expression guaranteed by Uganda’s constitution.” …

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Gangs dominate Secondary schools in Mbale town – Survey

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A number of schools in Mbale town are witnessing an increase in gangs, comprising students, known for using drugs, encouraging bullying and violence in schools and increasing urban crime. A survey undertaken by Human Rights Activists Elgon Sub Region- HURA, a nonprofit Organisation operating …

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