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COMMENT: Museveni, Buganda can make peace

There is a peaceful way forward to a permanent solution between Buganda and the government after elections COMMENT | ABBEY KIBIRIGE SEMUWEMBA | Thanks to President Yoweri Museveni’s speech after being declared the winner of the 2021 elections, Uganda’s post presidential election is fast turning into a debate on Buganda …

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MPs demand specific date for 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has faulted Electoral Commission and government for failure to gazette the specific date for the 2021 general elections. According to the Electoral Commission, the general elections will take place between January 10th and February 8th, 2020. The Commission …

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Bobi Wine warned

Fights in NUP threaten opposition chances Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Bobi Wine’s party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) umbrella is being heavily shaken by winds of independent candidates who want to stand against the party’s endorsed flag bearers in the 2021 elections. But, according to several veteran opposition …

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MPs pray for peaceful 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on Thursday gathered for an inter-denominational prayers in which they prayed for a peaceful 2021 general election and protection against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The prayers that attracted 80 people in a socially distanced setting took place at the Parliament parking …

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Electoral Commission seeks to delay inmates right to vote

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is seeking more time to implement an order to allow Ugandans in the diaspora and those in prisons to participate in electoral processes. The High Court in Kampala issued the order last month on the basis of a petition filed by …

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CCEDU wants special law on 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) wants the 2021 elections postponed. CCEDU officials led by the Board chairperson Miria Matembe on Thursday told MPs sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that given the guidelines by the Electoral Commission, Ugandans …

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