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Museveni speaks out again about coups in Africa

FULL STATEMENT ON COUPS IN AFRICA Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has again castigated the coup leaders in Guinea in a statement released today, questioning their ideological stand. The statement by Uganda’s President was titled ‘On the military coups that have recently taken place in some African …

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BOU withdraws appeal against Sudhir

  BOU Governor Tumusiime Mutebile (left) and former Cranes Bank boss Sudhir Ruparelia (right). Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bank of Uganda has withdrawn an appeal in their case – Crane Bank (In Receivership) against Sudhir Ruparelia and Meera Investments Limited. “Take notice that the appellant does not intend …

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Masaka’s machete murders

An over-confident president, weak police, and political intrigue Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Late evening on July 23, two men were riding home on a bicycle when they were ambushed and attacked by machete-wielding assailants. John Kabanda and Vincent Kalya were both hit on the head and left to …

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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya

Why is government targeting the MPs over Masaka killings? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The charge with murder and remand of MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya, to Kitalya Prison (later switched to kigo) in connection with the killings in the Greater Masaka region has sparked criticism from angry …

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Museveni condemns Guinea coup

FULL INTERVIEW: President threatens to pull out of Somalia, blames Rwanda for their actions Paris, France | THE INDEPENDENT | In an exclusive interview with France 24, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni condemned the coup d’état in Guinea, describing it as a “step backwards”. He said the coup leaders should be sanctioned and …

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MPs Segirinya, Sewanyana face Masaka murder charges

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kawempe South MP Muhammed Ssegirinya and Makindye East MP Allan Sewanyana have been charged with murder and remanded to Kitalya prison over the recent spate of killings in Masaka. They will spend 108 days on remand after being charged with four counts; three of …

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