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Rugunda Speaks out on Progress of Sim-Card Verification Exercise

Uganda’s Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has Tuesday chaired a meeting of officials from government’s information and communication agencies, and ministries of security, internal affairs and ICT with the issue of Sim-Card verification high on the agenda. Last week, after a meeting with telecommunication companies’ representatives and officials from security forces,

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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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Another MP Thrown out of Parliament, Court Orders Fresh Election

The election of Isaac Joackino Etuuka as the Upper Madi Member of Parliament has been nullified. Justices Remmy Kasule, Richard Buteera and Alfonse Owiny-Dollo of the Court of Appeal has ruled that the Electoral Commission (EC) wrongly nominated and included him on the ballot paper. Court has therefore ordered the EC to

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Kabafunzaki Co-Accused Denied Bail

Chief Magistrate Agnes Alum of the Anti-Corruption Court in Kampala on Thursday denied State Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki's co-accused Bruce Lubowa bail. Lubowa, an interior designer, was arrested alongside State Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki at Kampala Serena Hotel on Saturday over alleged bribery and corruption. On Tuesday, he pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiring

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Minister Kabafunzaki Granted Bail

State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial relations Herbert Kabafunzaki has been released on bail. On Tuesday, Kabafunzaki appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court yesterday and was charged with soliciting and receiving a Shs 5m million bribe from Aya Group chairman Mohammad Hamid. He denied the charges but his political assistant pleaded guilty. Kabafunzaki,

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Uganda Prisons Defend Stella Nyanzi Health Checkups

Uganda Prisons spokesperson Frank Baine has confirmed that detained Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi has undergone a medical checkup. When she appeared before Buganda Road Court on Monday where she pleaded not guilty to cyber harassment and offensive communication, prosecution asked that Dr Nyanzi undergoes health checkups to ascertain

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Health Inspector Arrested for Soliciting a Shs 200,000 Bribe

Police in the western Uganda district of Bushenyi are holding the Senior health Inspector for Bushenyi-Ishaka municipal council for reportedly soliciting a bribe worth Shs 200,000 (US$ 55) from a land lady in Bushenyi Town. The Tower Post has learnt that Police nabbed Steven Wamale after he received Shs 100,000 as

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Kabafunzaki: Even Museveni knows I’m Innocent; FDC Set me Up

State Minister for Labour, Employment and Industrial relations Herbert Kabafunzaki Tuesday told the press as he boarded the Prisons bus back to Luzira that even president Yoweri Museveni knew he was innocent but the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party had framed him. Earlier Minister Kabafunzaki appeared before the Anti-Corruption

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STELLA NYANZI CASE: Amnesty International Tells Uganda to Immediately Revoke Computer Misuse Act

Hours after Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi was charged with cyber harassment and offensive communication, Amnesty International told the east African country to “immediately revoke” the Computer Misuse Act. Dr Nyanzi’s was Monday charged with offensive communication and cyber harassment relating to her  Facebook posts in which she reportedly

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NO BAIL: Kabafunzaki Sent to Luzira, Bail Hearing Application Deferred

Herbert Kabafunzaki, the State Minister of Gender, Labour and Industrial Affairs, has been sent to Luzira Prison after he pleaded not guilty to bribery charges days after he was netted reportedly receiving a bribe from Mohammed Hamid of Aya Investment. Kabafunzaki and his political aide, Brian Mugao, appeared at the Anti-Corruption

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