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LATEST RESULTS LIVE:Election boss Byamukama dismisses Kyagulanyi’s allegations of vote rigging as Museveni leads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Elections Commission boss Justice Simon Byabakama dismissed Kyagulanyi’s allegations that the elections are rigged due to the shutdown of the internet in the country as electoral activities go on. Justice Byamukama was announcing the fourth elections results at 2 pm on Saturday. “The shutdown …

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LIVE: EC’s Byabakama releases first results

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electorate Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama has started releasing provisional Uganda election results in the early hours of Friday. With less than 0.5% of votes cast in 330 polling stations, representing 1% of the total polling stations, Yoweri Museveni Turuhagurwa Kaguta polled 50,097 …

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BREAKING NEWS: Internet Shutdown, voting starts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A nationwide shutdown of the internet did not stop Ugandans from turning up early and in numbers to vote. The internet was switched off at 8pm on Wednesday night. TV stations remain on, and most of them broadcast Ugandans lining to vote. NTV Uganda broadcast …

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UWA deploys heavily in Karamoja to fight poachers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has heavily deployed its personnel to fight against massive poaching that has resurrected in the Karamoja region. Fred Pizza, the chief warden of Mt. Elgon National Park which covers up to Karamoja region says that the deployment follows the increasing cases of …

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Elections could affect recovery of lending businesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lenders are hoping that the general elections will be peaceful so that their businesses return to normal. Like many other sections of the economy, the financial sector was still trying to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic when the climax of the election …

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EC moves Kalangala tally center to district

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has relocated the Kalangala tally center from its offices in Kizzi village, Kalangala town council to the district council hall. The district registrar, Edmund Misango says the move is to allow for the observance of the standard operating procedures-SOPs to contain the spread …

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49 jailed NUP supporters sue gov’t over gross rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 49 jailed supporters of National Unity Platform party have sued government and its three heads of security agencies over alleged gross human rights violations occasioned to them. The group has filed their suit in the Civil Division of High Court in Kampala through …

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Kitgum gets UGX 985 million small scale irrigation scheme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Water and Environment has commissioned a small scale irrigation scheme worth 985 Million Shillings in Labongo Amida sub county in Kitgum district. It was constructed by the ministry under the supervision of the Water for Production Northern Regional Centre with funding from …

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