• Police, activists strike deal on civil protests

    Police and activists spearheading the Black Monday Movement yesterday agreed on guidelines to be followed in the civil-society-led campaign. The campaign, which preaches against corruption, will also see the activists tone down the content of their Black Monday news bulletin. Police, led by the deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Okoth Ochola, met activists including […]

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  • Kadaga under fire for suspending journalists

    Speaker Rebecca Kadaga yesterday came under heavy criticism from legislators and activists who demanded she rescinds a decision to suspend two journalists from reporting from Parliament. Ms Kadaga, who was reported out of the country, was criticised for acting with impunity and undermining the rule of law. The Observer reporters, Mr Tash Lumu and Mr […]

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  • The public should acknowledge the doctrine of separation of powers

    Various sections of the public have expressed divergent views about the recent conviction of Captain Mike Mukula. Allegations ranging from political persecution to selective prosecution have been raised. The reactions of the Teso leaders are therefore not surprising when a section of them feel that justice has not been done. The fact that they are […]

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  • CSOs urge police, govt to join graft fight

    Civil society organisations have urged the police to join the fight against corruption, saying it is a contradiction for the Force to arrest activists participating in anti-graft activities. Ms Cissy Kagaba, the executive director Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU), said the arrest of activists engaged in the Black Monday Movement activities indicates a need for a […]

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  • Activists arrested from city churches

    Police yesterday arrested eight anti-corruption crusaders at Rubaga Miracle Centre and Watoto Church in Busega on cases yet to be known. Five activists from Rubaga were briefly detained in one of the church rooms until the end of the sermon and later repatriated to Old Kampala Police Station while three from Watoto were detained at […]

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  • Anti-corruption activists call for Black Monday protests

    Anti-corruption activists will today launch a campaign to blacklist government officials implicated in the theft of billions of shillings meant to deliver services to the public. The officials plan to drum up public support to put pressure on President Museveni to take action against corrupt officials in his government. “This is a special purpose vehicle […]

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  • Government should not ignore public opinion on oil

    I have read with dismay the story in the Daily Monitor of November 28, about the manner in which the oil debate was handled in Parliament on Tuesday. Several concerns have been raised before on matters concerning our oil. I least agree with the section of people who have asserted that oil is indeed a […]

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  • CSOs want PS Bigirimana out

    Civil Society Organisations yesterday added their voice to those demanding for the sacking of the permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister. Last week, MPs mounted pressure on the government, demanding that Mr Pius Bigirimana be sacked. The Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, DENIVA, Transparency Uganda, Centre for Constitutional Government, Uganda National NGO Forum and […]

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