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Homicide statistics; Countries with the highest murder rate

Homicide statistics; Countries with the highest murder rate

The Brazilian Igarapé think tank has released an interactive map with statistics revealing places in the world where people are most likely to be murdered. Compiled using data from UNODC Homicide Statistics 2013, the Homicide Monitoring map shows that Latin America has the highest homicide rates. Within the East African Region Uganda has the third […]

UPDF officer murder trial postponed again

Hearing of the case in which a UPDF officer is accused of shooting dead three people and injuring another has been adjourned to tomorrow morning. This is after the defence lawyer Martin Muhumuza rejected evidence presented by the sixth prosecution witness. Lt Ishaka Twaha Lutanaziba attached to the military police presented quoting Arms Ammunition Returns report […]

Akbar Godi appeals against murder sentence

Lawyers representing former Arua Municipality MP Godi Akbar Hussein have today asked court to acquit him on charges of murder. Lawyers led by Henry Kunya told Justices of the Court of Appeal that the High Court judge that convicted Godi, did not properly evaluate the evidence on record. He says the judge disregarded the evidence […]

Museveni one day will be likeTaylor, says FDC’s Col. Kiiza Besigye

  Col.Kiiza Besigye says that one day president Museveni will be tried in the international court of justice like former Liberian president, Charles Taylor. A U.N.-backed Sierra Leonecourt recently convicted Taylorof war crimes, becoming the first African former president to be found guilty by an international tribunal. Taylor was charged with murder, rape, conscripting child […]

Army man kills friend for moving with his wife

  An army man in Uganda killed his male friend because he returned home with his wife. Lieutenant Colonel John Kaye is now facing murder charges at the Court Martial in Kampala. The colonel denies the charges and asks for bail. It is said that Kaye shot dead Steven Kabuye when he turned up with […]

Police charges 8 FDC supporters with murder of policeman

  Uganda police have charged eight FDC supporters with the murder of an assistant inspector of police, John Boso Ariongo. Ariongo was hit with a big stone on the head and died on spot on Wednesday. The FDC supporters who have been charged with murder include Catherine Dembe, an LC5 woman councilor in Mpigi, businessman […]

Nine FDC supporters face murder charges

  Members of opposition Forum for Democratic Change have spent the whole of today in shock after the state preferred murder charges against their supporters arrested yesterday. The spokesperson of police, Judith Nabakooba says that FDC supporters are in detention over the killing of a policeman John Bosco Ariongo. Some of the FDC supporters facing […]

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