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NRM at 38

Fatigue, intrigue, corruption, violence while Museveni lingers on Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) is marking its 38th anniversary amidst creeping fatigue, grinding corruption, worsening human rights abuse and the ever present puzzle of succession. The NRM came to power on January 26, 1986 when its …

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African attitudes towards Gender-Based Violence are evolving

A recent Afrobarometer survey shows shifting attitudes among Africans regarding gender-based violence. Experts suggest a more comprehensive approach could help shift the dial further. SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | Public perceptions towards gender-based violence are shifting in Africa, according to a survey by Afrobarometer, a pan-African attitudes research company. …

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The futility of violence in the Middle East

Both Arabs and Israelis must think carefully about what their policies and actions are likely to accomplish COMMENT | MUHANNAD ALAZZEH | The October 7 Hamas attack and Israel’s remorseless military response have once again revived a seemingly unending cycle of violence in the Middle East. As matters stand, there are …

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U.S. has difficulties with ending gun violence: U.S. media

New York, USA | Xinhua | Americans experience more significant shootings than any other nation in the West, and gun violence has left deep scars in the U.S. society, reported the California-based non-profit YR Media on Thursday. “In spite of these mass shootings, our government does not act. The effects of …

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Gun violence, brutality dominate ULS quarterly report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gruesome acts of gun Violence together with brutality of citizens have dominated the second quarter State of Rule of Law Report by the Uganda Law Society-ULS. The rule of law report is published by ULS periodically to show the legal fraternity’s commitment to monitor and …

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Unemployment, peer pressure feasible contributors to violent extremism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of youths are lured into violent extremism due to unemployment, according to researchers from Makerere University. In a new book titled “Countering Violent ExtremeIism in Uganda: History, Philosophies and Strategies”, eight researchers studied the subject of violent extremism to know what factors can …

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Ssegirinya’s inciting violence case pushed to August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hearing of the case in which Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya is accused of inciting violence has flopped due to the absence of his lawyer Medard Lubega Sseggona. On Friday, Ssegirinya told Buganda Road Magistrates Court presided over by Grade One Magistrate Siena …

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Catholic church urges gov’t to curb gun violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop Joseph Antony Zziwa, the chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference, expressed concern over the increasing incidents of violent homicides in the country, particularly those involving firearms. According to Bishop Zziwa, the loss of precious lives through brutal killings is a grave matter that cannot …

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