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Why fire tear-gas, why fire bullets, Museveni questions Police

Why fire tear-gas, why fire bullets, Museveni questions Police

President Museveni yesterday released a statement condemning in the strongest terms the shooting and beating of civilians by the Police. The president questioned as to why police fired tear gas and live bullets during the Monday demonstrations that saw the rioters, section of the public, and journalists brutally beaten and arrested. “Youth groups of Monday […]

Creation of new districts in Kasese region is the cause of chaos and not the solution – Kiyonga

Creation of new districts in Kasese region is the cause of chaos and not the solution – Kiyonga

The Minister of Defense Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga has warned government on creation of new districts in Kasese region to avert tension and killings in this region. This was during a meeting with the parliamentary committee on defense and Internal Affairs were he said that creation of new districts is one of the causes of chaos in […]

Talk about election violence meant to instill fear in electorate – Mulengani

Talk about election violence meant to instill fear in electorate – Mulengani

The Ugandan representative at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Bernard Mulengan says that the opposition talk about violence is their political game to put the public in fear. This as the army, police and religious leaders have warned against the looming political violence in 2016 general elections. Mulengan says that Ugandans should be calm because […]

HURINET warns of possibility of escalation of violence during campaigns

HURINET warns of possibility of escalation of violence during campaigns

Human Rights Network (HURINET) has warned that the exhibited forced disappearance and killing of people without following the law might take the country in turmoil it has ever experienced before. The Executive Director HURINET Muhammad Ndifuna says Ugandans would not want to be taken back to the history that caused war in the past regime where […]

Activists concerned about high cases of physical violence against children in Uganda

Child rights activists say physical violence remains the most common and most visible form of child abuse in Uganda. This is closely followed by sexual abuse, child neglect and emotional abuse which is cross cutting. According to Peter Bahemuka of Raising Voices, if a child is molested or subjected to any other form of abuse, […]

Kadaga appeals to women to speak out against violence

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked women who are facing various forms of domestic violence in homes not to remain silent, but speak out against the evil and seek assistance from police. The speaker while launching the translated version of the Domestic Violence Act, in Kampala said, many women have had their rights […]

Opposition protesters arrested in Mbarara

Police has arrested 8 people for holding an illegal procession in Mbarara town, in western Uganda. The arrested are supporters of FDC who were carrying black flags and allegedly mourning as the country marks her golden jubilee. The group had paraded at different spots in Mbarara town Among the arrested is the FDC District Chairperson […]

Museveni’s doctrine of violence

The critics of president Museveni’s regime may wonder why the world doesn’t condemn the increasing cases of violence on civilians in Uganda. When video footage a couple of years back showed the US marines urinating on dead Taliban soldiers, millions of people around the world came up and  condemned the act. According to an article […]

Museveni’s advisor dies after president refuses to take his advise to let A4C activists enjoy their rights

Grief and shock hit the members of Activists for Change (A4C) after president Museveni’s advisor on security, Maj. Gen. Isaac Lumago died. Lumago died after reportedly advising President Museveni to curb police violence on peaceful demonstrators who are demanding the government to be accountable to people and to fight the high cost of living. A […]

UK Minister asks Museveni to curb police violence on civilians

  It seems police violence and brutality on members of opposition parties has caught the international eye. This is because the United Kingdom (UK) minister in charge of Africa Henry Bellingham has asked president Museveni to curb the police violence on civilians. Bellingham is in Uganda’s capital city Kampala on an official visit. He jetted […]

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