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Stella Nyanzi Charged with Calling President Museveni “a Pair of Buttocks”

Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi was today arraigned before Buganda Road Court in Kampala, days after she was arrested last Friday. Dr Nyanzi was brought from Kira Divisional Police Headquarters to Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court amidst tight security. According to the charge sheet, she has been charged with two counts:

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Museveni Wants Judges to Hold Court Proceedings in Prisons

President Yoweri Museveni has asked the judiciary to consider holding court trials in prisons. Museveni was on Friday officiating at the passing out of Uganda Prisons cadet officers at Luzira on April 7, 2017. This was President Museveni's first time at the country's largest prison facility. Here, Dr Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General

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Health Ministry PS Diana Atwine Dragged to Court in Mbarara Land Wrangle

A land wrangle involving Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Kanzira Atwine has dragged on for 17 years now with attempts for an out-of-court settlement dead on arrival. The family of late Elia Rwancwende accuses Dr Atwine of illegally buying off 30 hectares of their 66.84 hectares family estate at

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MP Beatrice Anywar Seeks Shs 14m for Treatment in India

Doctors have referred Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar to India for further treatment about a month since she was involved in an accident at Patiko in Lamwo district. MP Anywar has been receiving treatment at Case Clinic in Kampala but doctors have recommended that the specialised medics in India

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Govt: Uganda Is Not About To Quit ICC

Attorney General William Byaruhanga on Tuesday presented a statement on the position of Uganda regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the stinging criticism of the court by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and others top officials like deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah. During his inaguarual speech as he swore in for his

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CJ Bart Katureebe Says People Who Bribe Judicial Officers are Satanic

Uganda’s Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has said that people who tempt judicial officers with bribes are satanic. Officiating at the commissioning of Mitooma Justice Centre in Mitooma Town Counci, Mitooma district, Justice Katureebe said: “I am a Catholic. You who bring money to bribe judges are Satanic! You are Satan! The

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MURDER OF MUSLIM CLERICS: Sheikh Kamoga and 13 Others Have Case to Answer

The International Crimes Division of the High Court has ruled that Tabliq Sect leader Sheikh Yunus Kamoga and 13 other Muslim clerics have a case to answer in connection with the murder of other Muslim leaders. The 14 are accused of being the brains behind the slaying of Muslim clerics about

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Matthew Kanyamunyu Denied Bail as Brother, Girlfriend Are “Set Free”

High Court in Kampala has today denied Quantum Express Logistics Executive Director Matthew Kanyamunyu bail. But Kanyamunyu’s brother Joseph Kanyamunyu and his (Matthew’s) girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari were granted bail. The trio is facing murder charges over the killing of child rights activist, Kenneth Akena. But they have insisted that they did not kill Akena

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Frank Gashumba Threatens to Sue NBS TV Over ‘Defamation’

Controversial Ugandan political and social commentator, Frank Gashumba has threatened to sue National television NBS over what he referred to as defamation. This comes after the Kamwokya-based TV station banned Gashumba’s show dubbed “The Eagle”, accusing him of allegedly conning “some individuals” and also refusing a moderator that would make the

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Oulanyah Cautions ICC, Says Court’s “harassment” has Disappointed Africa

The deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has told the 45th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels that the Africans could be forced to reject the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing it of bias, harassment and positioning itself as

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