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Last Updated: Friday, 19 August 2005, 09:08 GMT 10:08 UK
Banned Ugandan radio back on air
Andrew Mwenda (r) and President Yoweri Museveni (l)
Andrew Mwenda has denied charges of sedition
A ban on a Ugandan radio station that aired a heated phone-in about the death of Sudan's vice-president and southern leader John Garang has been lifted.

The government claimed KFM's debate last week could have sparked genocide at a time of extreme tension in Sudan.

KFM has agreed to be more responsible when covering sensitive issues, the Ugandan Broadcasting Council said.

Journalist Andrew Mwenda, who hosted the phone-in, was charged with sedition and could face five years in prison.

Mr Garang died in a helicopter crash on his way back from talks in Uganda on 30 July.

Mr Mwenda suggested that Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni was partly responsible for the crash.

Sudan insists it was an accident but an investigation has started.

Mr Museveni had warned the media not to report speculation on the crash.

Conspiracy theories about Mr Garang's death - ranging from sabotage to hijackings - have raged in the Ugandan media.




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