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Uganda minister: Police have a right to kill you

Uganda’s Security Minister Elly Tumwine has backed police action after 37 people were killed on Wednesday and Thursday following clashes with supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine. In a media briefing Mr Tumwine said: Quote Message: Police have a right to shoot you and kill you if you reach …

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Uganda, DR Congo decide to make roads, not war

If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, that to lasting peace with neighbours is layered with bitumen and straddled by high-voltage electricity lines. That appears to be the lesson from the Uganda government’s strategic shift in its regional policy towards the Democratic Republic of Congo, its large, …

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Two arrests in Uganda over fire at iconic university

A policeman and a private security guard have been arrested in Uganda, as police investigate the cause of the fire which gutted an iconic building at Makerere University in the capital, Kampala. Investigators are looking into whether there was a lapse in security at the building or if officers absconded …

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Uganda Makerere University fire: ‘Ivory Tower’ gutted

A fire has gutted an iconic building at Uganda’s Makerere University, which is a prominent landmark in the capital. Known as the “Ivory Tower”, an overnight blaze has left its distinctive white walls with blue-shuttered windows blackened. Police in Kampala have started an investigation into the cause of the fire …

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Uganda’s Museveni declares COVID-19 prayer holiday

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has declared Saturday a national prayer day for Covid-19. The president said he got the idea from a Ugandan citizen who had a vision from God. “God had told him in a vision that I should organise national prayers, scientifically organised, for God to deliver us …

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Ugandan sex workers risk their lives in lockdown

Sex workers living with HIV in Uganda have stopped taking their medication because of a lack of food and income as restrictions have left them with no clients. The government has been giving food aid to some of those who are most affected by the restrictions that have been in …

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Uganda reverses second-hand clothes ban

Uganda has decided to allow imports of used clothing, reversing a previous decision introduced last month, to ban second-hand garments and footwear, amid fears they could spread coronavirus. The ban was welcomed by textile and clothing manufacturers as a boost to the Ugandan industry. But traders of used garments complained, …

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