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End violence against women – UNFPA representative

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Uganda has called for an end to injustice and impunity against victims of gender-based violence. It says Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage bring consequences that violate basic rights of women and girls. UNFPA representative in Uganda, …

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MP Allan Ssewanyana arrested for inciting violence

Kampala, Uganda | Prossy Nansubuga | Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana has been arrested allegedly on counts of inciting violence in Munyonyo. Reports indicate that the MP was found by police protesting with other locals against the demolition of their market at Kyengeza. The market has been demolished by …

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Kasese security teams demand closure of camps as violence emerges

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Security teams forces in Kasese District have asked the government to expedite the closure of internally displaced people’s camps in the area as cases of violence emerge. Up to 4,000 people are still trapped in camps after floods which devastated the district in May. The …

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Increasing cases of violence against children bother Hoima leaders

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders and police in Hoima district are bothered by the increasing cases of violence against children. They say since the nationwide lockdown was announced to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), acts of violence against children drastically increased in the district …

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UN demands swift justice over ‘appalling’ South Sudan violence

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | A deadly upsurge in intercommunal violence in South Sudan has to stop and those responsible must be swiftly brought to justice, the UN human rights chief insisted Friday. Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights, slammed the “appalling” attacks that have reportedly left hundreds dead in the …

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Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country’s 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday. He is believed to have died around August 2000, “based on the conclusive identification of Bizimana’s remains in a grave site …

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UN ‘deeply’ regrets Burundi expulsion of WHO team

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN investigators said Thursday they deeply regretted Burundi’s expulsion of World Health Organization experts who were supporting the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Burundi booted out the experts as the country prepares to go to the polls on Wednesday to choose a new president, parliamentarians …

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Wakiso district tops in violence cases against children

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Wakiso has topped the districts with the highest cases of violence against children, according to reports by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development. Out of the 1967 cases reported between January and April 2020, 934 cases were in Wakiso district, followed by …

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