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Wednesday, 04-01-15, 14:18Kagezi Had Rejected Bodyguards - Police[Observer] Before her murder on Monday night, prosecutor Joan Kagezi had rejected armed bodyguards, the police disclosed yesterday. Kagezi, 48, the assistant director of public prosecutions in charge of international crimes, was gunned down around 7:15pm in the Kampala suburb of Kiwatule. Kagezi was the lead prosecutor in the trial of suspects in the July 2010 terrorism attacks that claimed at least 76 people in Kampala. But the police would not automatically link her murder to one of her high-profile assignments. read more...
Wednesday, 04-01-15, 13:57Africa Loses a Fearless Defender of Criminal Justice[ISS] Pretoria -On Monday 30 March Joan Kagezi, Acting Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of Prosecutions at the International Crimes Division in Uganda, was shot and killed on her way home. read more...
Wednesday, 04-01-15, 12:16ICTJ Condemns the Murder of Joan Kagezi, Prosecutor of International Crimes in Uganda[ICTJ] Kampala -The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) condemns in the strongest terms the murder last night of Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi, in Kiwatule, east of Kampala. read more...
Wednesday, 04-01-15, 9:24Is Giant Nigeria Ready to Lead?[Observer] Nigerians, others Africans and indeed many people across the world have been holding their breath as Nigeria votes for a new president, amid fears of violence. read more...
Tuesday, 03-31-15, 6:10Lupita at Home in Uganda for Disney Production[Independent (Kampala)] After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a "queen", starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. read more...
Tuesday, 03-31-15, 5:37Prosecutor in 2010 Al-Shabaab Case Shot Dead[Deutsche Welle] The chief prosecutor in the trial of the 2010 al-Shabab bombings in Uganda has been shot dead. Joan Kagezi was attacked as she drove home. read more...
Monday, 03-30-15, 13:30Model School Unveils Mr. Ideal Uganda Competition[EA Business] Kampala -For many years in Uganda Women have been monopolizing social events as models and this has gone further to grant women especially the younger girls the opportunities to be the sole competitors in beauty pageants like Miss Uganda and Miss Tourism with men being left out. read more...
Monday, 03-30-15, 12:05Car Stolen in Eldoret Found in Kampala Crackdown on Cross-Border Theft[The Star] A vehicle stolen from a Kenyan couple living in Eldoret was recovered in a garage at Ndeeba, a suburb in Kampala, Uganda. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 12:41Sophie Bayira's Great Joy in Helping Communities[Observer] "I am a woman of many umbrellas," is how Sophie Nantale Bayira best describes herself. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 10:32First Lady Foils Age Limit Plot[Observer] Ministers Najjemba, Bakkabulindi, Banyenzaki want no limits read more...

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