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It is urgent that Uganda’s presidential candidates sign a Peace Pact

COMMENT | Crispin Kaheru | It is high time that Presidential candidates sign an Election Peace Pact with the objective of securing a peaceful General Election due next month. Given the escalating circumstances, formal and informal institutions including: the heads of Government organs such as Judiciary, Parliament and the Executive, must …

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The Democrats’ four-year reprieve

  To appeal to the 70-plus million Americans who backed Trump, they must solve deep-rooted economic problems COMMENT | DANI RODIK | As Joe Biden eked out a victory in the U.S. presidential election after a few suspenseful days, observers of American democracy were left scratching their heads. Buoyed by …

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How to ensure free, fair election

The interventions police, the EC, and President Museveni must make to ensure democratic elections COMMENT | MICHAEL ABONEKA | It is barely two months to the general elections day of January 14, 2021, and we are still wondering whether we shall make it alive. In order to achieve free fair …

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La Liga preview, 4-7 December 2020

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv  can look forward to Round 12 action from the 2020-21 La Liga season, with matches scheduled for 4-7 December 2020. SuperSport is your #HomeOfFootball and the ultimate destination for lovers of ‘The Beautiful Game’. The top game from Spain’s …

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KAHERU: Let’s halt the campaigns

COMMENT | Crispin Kaheru | The physical campaigns are just not cutting it. They’ve just failed to work as envisaged. Uganda’s election campaigns have turned into war-like movies especially in circumstances where the opposition is involved. I want to re-emphasize, these campaigns as they are, aren’t working.  The enforcement of the …

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Why and how the opposition is playing right into Museveni’s hands

On Wednesday, Kampala went on fire after police arrested pop star turned politician/presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. The riots continued through yesterday (Nov.19). The partisans on either side are in overdrive. Critics of government post videos of police shooting at crowds where some people have, unfortunately, died. THE …

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