Of Luzira Prisoners and Their Neighbours

[Observer] Luzira is a symbolization of crime. The prison facility dominates our relational sensibilities with this lakeshore neighborhood. Riding on the prison as synecdoche, taxi touts joke that only criminals live in Luzira.

[Observer] Luzira is a symbolization of crime. The prison facility dominates our relational sensibilities with this lakeshore neighborhood. Riding on the prison as synecdoche, taxi touts joke that only criminals live in Luzira.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Tobacco’s Ill Effects Surpass Terrorists’ Threats

[Observer] Tobacco is a leading cause of preventable death globally. After realising this ‘pandemic’, the World Health Organisation adopted the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) treaty on May 21, 2003.

[Observer] Tobacco is a leading cause of preventable death globally. After realising this 'pandemic', the World Health Organisation adopted the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) treaty on May 21, 2003.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Germany/Egypt – Agreement Risks Complicity in Abuses

[HRW] Berlin -The German parliament should reject a proposed security agreement with the Egyptian Interior Ministry, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement, which is scheduled for a vote on April 28, 2017, lacks human rights protections and would…

[HRW] Berlin -The German parliament should reject a proposed security agreement with the Egyptian Interior Ministry, Human Rights Watch said today. The agreement, which is scheduled for a vote on April 28, 2017, lacks human rights protections and would be with a security agency whose officers have committed torture, enforced disappearances, and most likely extrajudicial killings. As a result, it could make German officials complicit in serious human rights violations.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Doctor Sued for ‘Abducting’, Committing in-Law to Butabika

[Observer] Paul Obonyo, a private citizen, has dragged Dr Abel Katahoire, the managing director of Multi-Konsults, to the Civil division of the High court accusing him of ordering his abduction and later committing him to Butabika national referral men…

[Observer] Paul Obonyo, a private citizen, has dragged Dr Abel Katahoire, the managing director of Multi-Konsults, to the Civil division of the High court accusing him of ordering his abduction and later committing him to Butabika national referral mental hospital.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Three Months, Still No Word On Disappeared South Sudanese Men

[HRW] Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who disappeared off the streets of Nairobi on January 23 and 24.

[HRW] Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who disappeared off the streets of Nairobi on January 23 and 24.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Nile Breweries Decries Tax Increase, Illicit Alcohol

[Observer] Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) wants government to stop increasing taxes on beer and instead focus more on the bigger challenge of tackling illicit alcohol, which denies government revenue.

[Observer] Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) wants government to stop increasing taxes on beer and instead focus more on the bigger challenge of tackling illicit alcohol, which denies government revenue.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Diplo Impresses At Uganda’s Premiere DJs-Only Concert

[Observer] Electronic dance music (EDM) is a term that has been given to the panoply of musical styles, ranging from those without a beat to house, techno and trance music, among others.

[Observer] Electronic dance music (EDM) is a term that has been given to the panoply of musical styles, ranging from those without a beat to house, techno and trance music, among others.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Children Forced Into Prostitution – Study

[Monitor] Buikwe -Hundreds of girls some as young as ten years at Kiyindi Landing Site in Buikwe District are forced into prostitution to fill the family neglect gap, a study has shown.

[Monitor] Buikwe -Hundreds of girls some as young as ten years at Kiyindi Landing Site in Buikwe District are forced into prostitution to fill the family neglect gap, a study has shown.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda