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Robert Kyagulanyi Reacts to Mr. Moses Nkonge Kibalama’s Claims.

Robert Kyagulanyi Reacts to Mr. Moses Nkonge Kibalama’s Claims.

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By now, many Ugandans have already watched a video of Mr. Nkonge Moses Kibalama and Mr. Ssimbwa Paul Kagombe speaking about the affairs of the National Unity Platform.  This is yet another attempt by Gen. Museveni’s regime to derail our progress in the struggle for freedom and democracy. For several days now, Mr. Kibalama’s phones have been off. That of Ssimbwa has been on and off. When it is on, it is picked by someone who identifies himself as a solider and claims that they have him in custody.  On Monday this week, our legal team went to court. Both Kibalama and Ssimbwa had sworn and signed affidavits opposing the case brought against us and the Party. To our shock, when we got to court, we found another strange and suspicious lawyer who had other two affidavits ...
More Than 200 Naked Inmates on Run in Moroto After Jailbreak

More Than 200 Naked Inmates on Run in Moroto After Jailbreak

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Ugandan forces are searching for more than 200 naked inmates who escaped jail, broke into an armoury, then stripped and fled into a remote wilderness area in the country's northeast. At least three people, a soldier and two of the 219 escapees, died in the firefight, according to Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, spokeswoman for the military. The jailbreak occurred on Wednesday afternoon near the army barracks in the district of Moroto. "They overpowered the warden who was on duty," Byekwaso said. The inmates are "hardcore" criminals who were jailed for offenses relating to cattle theft in the region, she said. They took off their clothes to avoid being spotted in their distinctive yellow uniforms and ran into the foothills of Mount Moroto, an underpopulated area that the spo...
Kanyamunyu Admits Killing Akena

Kanyamunyu Admits Killing Akena

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Kampala businessman Mathew Kanyamunyu, a prime suspect in the shooting of child rights activist Kenneth Akena Watmon, has this afternoon confessed to the crime and agreed to pay reparation for the offence. Kanyamunyu was arrested in 2016 on suspicion that he drew a gun at Akena after he reportedly accidentally knocked his car in a parking lot in Lugogo, Kampala. Akena had reportedly gone to apologise to Kanyamunyu after the accident, but Kanyamunyu instead lowered the window of his car and shot him with a pistol at close range. Akena died a few hours later at Norvic hospital along Bombo Road where he had been taken by the accused. Kanyamunyu has since then been on trial together with his Burundian girlfriend Cynthia Munwangari and sibling Joseph Kanyamunyu who allegedly hid ...
US Hits Uganda Adoption Ring with Criminal Charges, Sanctions

US Hits Uganda Adoption Ring with Criminal Charges, Sanctions

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US Department of Justice has filed money-laundering and fraud charges against two Americans and a Ugandan lawyer for running a fake adoption ring with Ugandan children who were not orphans The US government filed criminal charges and economic sanctions Monday against an adoption ring that placed Ugandan children who were not orphans with families in the United States. The US Justice department filed multiple fraud and money laundering charges against two Americans, Margaret Cole and Debra Parris, and a Ugandan lawyer, Dorah Mirembe, for conspiring to corruptly procure the children and transfer them to American adoptive parents, making hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process. Mirembe's law firm allegedly "manipulated" the parents of "vulnerable families" in the Ugandan cou...
Museveni Appoints Alphonse Owiny-Dollo as new Chief Justice.

Museveni Appoints Alphonse Owiny-Dollo as new Chief Justice.

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By Keefa Nuwahereza President Museveni on Thursday appointed Justice Alpfonse Owiny-Dollo as the new Chief Justice, becoming the 13th Chief Justice since 1962 when Uganda got her Independence. Likewise, Supreme Court Judge Richard Buteera was appointed Deputy Chief Justice. The two names have since been sent to Parliament for vetting. Justice Owiny-Dollo has been the Acting Chief Justice since June 20 when then substantive Chief Justice Bart Katureebe retired upon clocking 70 years.  The Chief Justice is the head of the Judiciary, which is one of the three arms of State, and it is the fourth most powerful office in the country after that of the President, Vice president and Speaker of Parliament. Justice Owiny-Dollo becomes the first Chief Justice to be elevated from the position ...