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When you have murdered someone how do you expect to be treated, says president Museveni while reacting to the reports in Media about torture of Kaweesi murder suspects who requested for transfer from Nalufenya to Luzira. The parading of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi murder suspects in court while in worrying status not only affected their friends, family and relatives but…
The director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) Dr. Livingstone Ssewanyana has challenged the academia to come out of libraries, lecture rooms and start advocating for social justices. Ssewanyana said it’s high time the academia get to the forefront advocating for national interests through research, public policy and development. He however lamented that unfortunately, the learned fellows today…
Tomorrow, May 3, Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day, a day that was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to essentially have citizens do some soul-searching about the state of world media. The World Press Freedom Day provides us as a country an opportunity to celebrate the principles of…
By Isabella Bwiire The right to strike has indeed had a belaboured conception and birth. In fact, the ILO [International Labour Organisation] Convention No’s 8 and 98 make no clear express reference to the right to strike. However, the right has been considered one of the essential attributes of the “core” rights embodied in those two conventions and as an…
By Crispin Kaheru It was one of those hustle-free flights, where you don’t get the airline ground staff announcing “a delay” or an “overbooking” or one of those wacky things that gets your journey starting on the wrong footing.The cabin crew welcomed the passengers pleasantly – the flight captain actually stood at the entry of the aircraft to receive passengers.…
As she began to address a press conference called by women activists to speak out against sexual harassment of female employees by foreign investors, former ethics minister, Miria Matembe broke down and wept. I didn't know that our women are being dehumanised to this level by these so called investors under our nose," she said. "This degradation is turning Ugandans…

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