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Besigye’s new Front

For pressure group, is competition with Bobi Wine’s NUP better than cooperation? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The People’s Front for Transition comes at a time when Dr. Kizza Besigye is marking twenty years since he first ran for president. After four grueling election cycles, Besigye sat out the …

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Elections without EU observers

Does it matter that government ignores their recommendations? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | For the first time since the 2006 general elections, the European Union Election Mission will not have election observers in Uganda. Initially they citied the Covid-19 pandemic threat and ensuing travel complications for their absence …

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FDC’s Amuriat promises to restore Presidential Age Limit

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Presidential Candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat has pledged to restore the presidential age limit in the Ugandan constitution once elected President of Uganda. The FDC candidate Amuriat disclosed that his government will use all powers within its means to ensure that the age limit is …

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11 presidential candidates

  What does each stand for? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following months of uncertainty, Uganda will hold the next presidential polls on Jan.14 next year with a record 11 candidates. President Museveni, who has been Uganda’s president since 1986, is seeking another five year term after successfully removing …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Police violence scares voters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Police violence scares voters: So, why does President Museveni ignore it? THE LAST WORD Has Museveni destroyed Uganda?: How the opposition have invented a non-existing problem and are promising to build bridges where …

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