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By Crispin Kaheru In the village where I was raised in mid-western Uganda was a functional Resistance Council (RC), which later mutated into a Local Council (LC) with the adoption of the 1995 Constitution. One of the members of the executive that has for a very long time stuck on my mind was the secretary for defence; he was called…
April 3, 2017 Written by Sadab Kitatta Kaaya Last week, the government announced that it is postponing the LC-I and LC-II elections, which were scheduled on March 17, to 2018. The postponement, which the government attributed to lack of funds, angered some political and civil society activists. However, DR LIVINGSTONE Sewanyana, the chairman of the Citizens' Coalition for Electoral Democracy…
Human Rights Centre Uganda has launched an online advocacy portal to be used to collect and share information on human rights abuses across the country. According to the local civil society organization, the information will be used as evidence in human rights abuse cases against state organs. Dr Livingstone Sewanyana, the executive director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative…
By Crispin Kaheru So, what if the late assistant Inspector General of Police Andrew Felix Kaweesi was taking his children to school, or worse yet, taking his lovely wife to the hospital to experience one of the most amazing and magical wonders of this world – giving birth, what then? Do these cold blooded assassins have any conscience? What kind…
Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has warned that corrupt judicial officials who disregard the due process of law will be prosecuted, named and shamed in the media. He was addressing students and dignitaries recently during the inter-university human rights competition organized by Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) at Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi. Justice Katureebe said violation of the law is…
Following the death of Police spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, activists have urged government to regulate the way guns are licensed out. Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, the Foundation for Human Rights Initiatives (FHRI) executive director said the access and use of guns should be monitored by government amongst members of the community. He made the remarks yesterday during a workshop in…

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