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Ugandan Women Freed from Malaysian-Based Prostitution Ring

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police say they have rescued 21 Ugandan women who were lured to the country on false pretenses and forced into prostitution. Investigators say the women, aged from 19 to 42, were freed last week from four apartment units on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The women came to Malaysia via China, leaving their native […]

Ugandan Police Fire Tear Gas to Stop Price Protest

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police fired tear gas Monday to halt a protest in the capital against high food prices. Witnesses say the police action dispersed protesters who had gathered in the Kiseka Market area of downtown Kampala. The protest had been called by Activists for Change, an opposition group that was involved with so-called “walk to work” […]

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Uganda Charges 3 Former Government Officials with Corruption

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Ugandan court on Thursday brought corruption charges against three recently resigned government officials. Prosecutors in Uganda’s High Court charged former Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, ex-Junior Labor Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana and onetime parliamentary leader John Nasasira with abuse of office and causing financial loss to the government. The charges were related to the disappearance […]

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Top Ugandan Politicians Step Down Ahead of Graft Hearing

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda’s foreign affairs minister and two other ruling party officials have stepped down ahead of a hearing on graft charges brought against them. Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, Junior Labor Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana and parliamentary leader John Nasasira resigned Wednesday, the day before their scheduled appearance before an anti-corruption court. The three are expected to […]

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Top Ugandan Politicians Step Down Ahead of Graft Hearing

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda’s foreign affairs minister and two other ruling party officials have stepped down ahead of a hearing on graft charges rought against them. Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, Junior Labor Minister Mwesigwa Rukutana and parliamentary leader John Nasasira resigned Wednesday, the day before their scheduled appearance before an anti-corruption court. The three are expected to […]

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Uganda Halts New Oil Deals Following Accusations of Bribery

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Lawmakers in Uganda have temporarily suspended the signing of all new oil deals until new regulatory laws are passed. Uganda’s parliament made the move Tuesday following allegations that bribes were given to several top Ugandan politicians in order to secure the purchase of some of the country’s oil assets. In particular, lawmakers withheld approval of […]

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Uganda Sentences 2 for Al-Shabab Bombings

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 10:21 am (UTC-5)
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A Ugandan judge has sentenced two men for their part in twin bombings that killed at least 76 people in Kampala last year. The Somali insurgent group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings, which targeted people who had gathered to watch the 2010 World Cup final in July 2010. On Friday, the judge sentenced […]

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Uganda Sentences 2 for Al-Shabab Bombings

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 8:37 am (UTC-5)
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A Ugandan judge has sentenced two men for their part in twin bombings that killed 76 people in Kampala last July. The Somali insurgent group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings, which targeted a group of people who had gathered to watch the 2010 World Cup final. On Friday, the judge sentenced Edris Nsubuga […]

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Ugandan Judge Sentence Two Men for Kampala Bombings

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 5:51 am (UTC-5)
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A Ugandan judge has sentenced two men for the twin bombings that killed 76 people in the capital, Kampala last July. On Friday, the judge sentenced Edris Nsubuga to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges and Edris Nsubuga received a five year sentence for conspiracy to commit terrorism. Both men had entered guilty pleas […]

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Ugandan Terror Suspects’ Sentencing Friday

Posted September 16th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Ugandan court is set to sentence two terror suspects on Friday for twin bombings that killed 76 people in the capital, Kampala last July. Both suspects pleaded guilty to terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism at the High Court in Kampala on Tuesday. Edris Nsubuga faces a death sentence for his conviction on three […]

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