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09:21
09:21

Kyenjojo Town Residents, NGO Bicker over Meeting with Unknown Groups sex workers 1

In the letter, the residents accused him of putting the community at risk and spreading immorality by converging with groups of people unknown to them; among them homosexuals and drug addicts. They said that the people he was meeting were unknown to the residents and that their activities are likely to compromise the safety of the residents.
17:48
17:48

Universal Apostles’ Fellowship Church Elder Reclaims Leadership over Rights Violations member 1 2

Mafabi who consecrated Isanga in 2013 says that his successor has abandoned the set doctrines of tolerance and non-violence while overseeing the church activities, and as such, he cannot watch him mislead the congregation.
14:58
14:58

Freedom Radio on the Spot For Misleading Public on COVID-19 Human Rights 2 2 Top story

Asiimwe reportedly also assured his listeners that Corona virus patients can’t recover, saying those who test positive should write their final will.
14:40
14:40

U.S Department Pins Uganda on Human Rights Violation Jinja 4

The report shows that there were several reports where the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings, including due to torture in 2019.
14:07
14:07

Uganda's Newly Constructed Hi-Tech Prison Ready to Receive Inmates Luzira 5 1 Top story

It was built with large sized prison wards and 30 cells, all fitted with modern sanitary facilities. It has a fully-fledged medical wing complete with an inpatient section, a contact visitors room and isolation rooms for contagious diseases, and a kitchen equipped with power-saving technology.
21:04
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Rwanda Deports Three Ugandans Ahead of Katuna Meeting Human Rights 5 1 Top story

Kukundankwe says that after their arrest they were taken to Bungwe prison where they spent two days before they were transferred to another prison at Burera district headquarters. She says they appeared before court and were sentenced to two year’s imprisonment to suffer on grounds that Rwandans nationals are also suffering in Uganda.
12:32
12:32

Courts Incapable of Enforcing Human Rights –Law Don parliament 4 4

According to Dr Tusasirwe, the courts were initially not designed as rights enforcement mechanisms but as instruments of law and order and regulation of transactions such as business, land and marriage among others. He argues that in their current state, courts look at enforcement of rights as a secondary role.
15:22
15:22

Army Operations Persist in Buvuma Islands In Disregard of Parliamentary Resolution Buvuma District 2 1 Top story

The soldiers reportedly pulled down four days and confiscated two boats. Patrick Kawuka, the LC I Chairperson of Bugulu Village and one of the boat owners explains that the soldiers claimed that his boat was once involved in the transportation of immature fish.
14:32
14:32

Constitutional Court Justices to Besigye-Seek Remedy in Your Court Attorney General 1 Top story

The judges note that since Besigye argues that there is no validly elected government, it implies that there are no legally constituted courts of law and therefore they can’t grant him the remedies he is seeking.
18:23
18:23

Edrine K: Kasese’s Phenomenal Teen Gender, Girl-Child Rights’ Activist Human Rights 8 7 Top story

Edrine Kusemerewa, who goes by the stage name of Edrine K is a song writer, singer and a Gender and Women’s rights activist. Born of Yeres Kyakimwa, a food vendor in Kisanga Market and Seith Kazige, a social worker, Edrine is the fifth born from a family of ten.
09:00
09:00

Netherlands Hands Over UPDF Legal Training Centre Uganda 1 2 Top story

The MOU signed in 2015 with UPDF involved offering undisclosed amounts of financial aid to boost the construction of the Jinja based UPDF LTC which would in turn offer legal courses to AMISOM troop contributing countries.
18:16
18:16

Med Kaggwa's Funeral: Police Uses Tear Gas to Disperse People Power Activists Human Rights 2 2 Top story

Joseph Turya, the Katonga Region Police Spokesperson, says they were forced to use tear gas to open the road, which had been blocked by the huge crowd to ease movement for other road users.
13:59
13:59

EU Alarmed by Excessive Force and Arrests of Journalists at Mak Makerere University 1

The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
20:18
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IGP Orders Release of 'Idle and Disorderly' Suspects district 1 Top story

“By copy, hereof, the Executive Director Kampala City Council Authority is also asked to comply with the directive of H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda,” Ochola directs. ‘Idle and disorderly’ laws form part of what are usually referred to as ‘vagrancy laws.’
15:39
15:39

OIC Speaker's Conference Denounces Terrorism, Islamophobia Human Rights 1 3 Top story

Toumi Mohammed Benjelloun, the Deputy Speaker of the Moroccan parliament told delegates attending the 42nd PUOIC meeting at Skyz Hotel, Naguru in Kampala, that there is need for diplomatic missions of the member States to start initiatives of fighting terrorism and Islamophobia to promote peaceful co-existence.
07:47
07:47

Reported Torture in Safe Houses Tarnishing Country’s Image- Katikiro Human Rights 3 1 Top story

Mayiga also called on police to step-up its Crime Intelligence and Investigations to stop the rampant murders and kidnaps in the country.
18:25
18:25

LC Chairpersons to be Involved in Compulsory Land Acquisition Process government 3 1

While addressing stakeholders from Busoga and Bukedi in Jinja district, Musumba argues that, unlike the status quo where implementing agencies deal directly with the project affected persons (PAPs), local leaders mainly village chairpersons and parish chiefs will be at the frontline in the compensation process because they have information regarding the residents.
15:38
15:38

IGP Orders Officers to Refrain from Illegal Mak Staff Evictions Makerere University 1 Top story

The directive by the IGP was prompted by a petition by Elias Nuwagaba, a staff whose dismissal from the university was set aside by the university Staff Appeals Tribunal early this year.
10:24
10:24

Dealing with Sexual Harassment in Kampala Human Rights 2 Top story

In Uganda, Sexual harassment happens at work places like offices and public places like markets, streets and parks. While no category of men can be pinned to be responsible, the vice is so prevalent among Boda boda riders, taxi operators, mechanics and market or shop operators in towns.
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