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TORTURE: Why Parliament’s Pre-Arranged Visit to Nalufenya won’t Achieve Much

MPs are set to visit the Nalufenya police station today to assess if acts of torture are committed there. They follow after Uganda Human Rights Commission that visited the facility a few days ago. The visits are pre-arranged, the facility is expecting them. They will tour the facility and give it

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PM Rugunda’s Tribute to Fallen Former Ugandan President Olwo

By Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda Mzee Yoweri Hunter Wacha-Olwol was one of the distinguished sons of this country who played a significant role in our nation’s history. From a teacher in different schools and service in several Government Departments, and later, as one of the country’s representatives who went

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Media Portrayal of Cheeye Reinforces Corruption

Ivan Rugambwa > Corruption and Media   There is something either amiss with or destructively good about our society, of which the media is a damning reflection. Released from Prison on March 3rd, Teddi Ssezi Cheeye, and former head of Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President who was in 2009 convicted

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OPINION: Makerere Varsity Ill-Bent to Suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi

By: Asuman Balaba On 31, March 2017; Makerere University appointment Board penned to suspend Dr. Stella Nyanzi after she criticized Kataha Museveni, Minister for Education. Kataha Museveni’s assertion of stopping school going children to use BodaBoda as their means of transport is unrealistic given the economic nature of the country. After 31 years

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OPINION: NEMA’s Good Intentions Should Translate into Actions

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is the principal government agency for protecting the Environment.  It has the mandate to coordinate, monitor and regulate environmental management in the country. NEMA’s activities are key in providing support to Government’s objective – of ensuring sustainable development through the National Development plan (NDP) in

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“Denying Women’s & Girls’ Rights Holds All of Us Back”

Women’s rights are human rights. But in these troubled times, as our world becomes more unpredictable and chaotic, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed. Empowering women and girls is the only way to protect their rights and make sure they can realize their full potential. Historic

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“Advancing Women’s Equality Could Boost Global GDP by US$12 Trillion By 2025”

Across the world, too many women and girls spend too many hours on household responsibilities—typically more than double the time spent by men and boys. They look after younger siblings, older family members, deal with illness in the family and manage the house. In many cases this unequal division of

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