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Wakiso VHTs denounce abuse meted out to PWDs, child mothers

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso district Village Health Teams-VHTs have appealed to authorities and leaders to intervene and curb the escalating cases of violence against Persons with Disability-PWDs and child mothers. They observed that parents and relatives hide their children born with disabilities indoors in violation of their rights to …

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UN chief urges more in-depth examination of causes of hate

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on the international community to do more to examine the conditions that drive hate. “We must do more to support victims and examine the conditions that drive intolerance and hate,” the UN chief said in his message to the …

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Deputy Speaker Tayebwa prays for peace in Kenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa has congratulated the people of Kenya for the recently concluded election and called for a peaceful post-election period. Kenyans went to the polls on 09 August 2022 amidst rising tension from the country that has in recent times been riddled …

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DP officials arrested for criminal trespass, inciting violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Old Kampala Police Division is holding eight members of the Democratic Party for attempting to force their way into the Democratic Party headquarters on Balintuma road in Kampala. Those arrested are Buikwe South MP Dr Michael Lulume Bayigga, Lubega Samson Mukaaku, Patrick Sekamatte, …

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Tororo district authorities gazette refugee centers ahead of Kenyan polls

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tororo district authorities have earmarked Oriyoi primary school in Morukatipe sub-county, and St. Jude primary school in Malaba town council as reception centers for refugees from Kenya in case tomorrow’s polls turn violent. According to Tororo district authorities, the chaotic 2007 Kenyan elections taught them a …

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Prison authorities fail to produce Ssegirinya in court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The hearing of a case in which Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya is accused of inciting violence has failed to kick off after the prison authorities failed to produce him before the magistrate’s court as planned. Ssegirinya was expected before Grade One Magistrate Siena …

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Besigye, Mukaaku case adjourned to September 2nd

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Asuman Muhumuza has postponed the hearing of the case in which Dr. Kiza Besigye and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku are accused of inciting violence to 2nd September. Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the leader of the “red card front” and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku, …

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