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Kayihura Parades Criminal Gang Members; Here are Their Confessions

Uganda Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura has paraded members of criminal gangs terrorising Kampala before the press at Katwe Police Station in Kampala on Monday. The criminals revealed how they were recruited, how they operated and asked for pardon. Here we publish some of their confessions. “I only raped once in 2009.

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UPDF Speaks Out on Withdrawal from CAR, Hunt for Kony

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire has spoken out on the withdrawal of the army from the Central African Republic (CAR) where the forces had deployed to hunt down Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony eight years ago. Uganda sent troops to CAR in 2009

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PROFILE: Who is New West Ankole Diocese Bishop Twinomujuni?

The Anglican Church of Uganda has announced Rev Can Johnson Twinomujuni as the new bishop of West Ankole diocese. Rev Can Twinomujuni becomes the fourth bishop of west Ankole diocese and will replace Yonah Mwesigwa Katoneene. Since October 2016 when Katonene’s term ended, Anglican Church Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has been the acting

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FULL LIST: Police Transfers 70 Senior Officers

Uganda Police directorate human resource and administration has redeployed some 70 police officers after they completed refresher courses at the Command and Staff College in Bwebajja, Wakiso District.  According to a redeployment notice signed by AIGP Moses Balimwoyo, the director of human resource administration, two Senior Commissioners of Police (SCPs); 11

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Govt Extends Sim Card Verification Deadline

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has directed Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to extend the sim-card verification exercise for one month. In an April 19  letter addressed to UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi, Rugunda wrote: “The government has reviewed the said timelines and taken a decision that the ongoing Sim card verification

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Govt to Increase Gun License Fees to Shs 5m

Private individuals will pay Shs 5m as gun licensing fees starting in the next financial year. According to the 2017/2018 financial year budget estimates, the fees will be increased from Shs 150,000 to Shs 5m for each private owner. State Minister for Planning David Bahati on Tuesday told MPs on Parliamentary Budget

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AYA Investments, 14 Other Companies Exempted from Taxes

The Minister of State for Planning, David Bahati, has listed  has listed companies that the Uganda will grant tax exemptions in the next financial year as government seeks to woo more investors into the east African land locked country. Minister Bahati told the Parliamentary Committee on Budget chaired by Ntenjeru North

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Besigye: Europeans are the Ones Pushing for Election Results Audit

Four time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has said it is the foreign forces that are behind moves to have an audit of last year’s presidential poll results and dialogue between the ruling party and opposition. Besigye make the remarks at Maaya in Rukungiri Municipality on Monday during a funeral rites

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Activists Drag UCC to Court, Want Sim-Card Verification Halted

With barely two days to the deadline of a sim-card verification exercise, activists from the Rights Trumpet want have dragged communication regulator Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). The activists have Tuesday rushed to the civil division of the High Court in Kampala seeking that the verification exercise be halted. The activists lead counsel

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