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‘Only 34% of Ugandans believe 2016 election was free, fair’

Afrobarometer Survey: ‘Only 34% of Ugandans believe 2016 election was free, fair’ Only 34% of Ugandans believe last year’s acrimonious general election was “completely free and fair” according to the latest survey by Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public attitude surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions and other …

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BESIGYE: FDC will organize LC 1 polls countrywide

The former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has vowed to organise Local Council (LC) 1 elections countrywide, since according to him, government has failed to fund the exercise. Besigye said the strategy is part of their new political campaign dubbed ‘Five Issues’. Addressing the media …

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Kamuli election loss leaves Musumba soul searching

FDC stalwart Salaamu Musumba suffered another election defeat in less than two years when she lost out to NRM’s Rehema Watongola, her arch rival for the Kamuli Municipality seat. Watongola won the seat in 2016 and Musumba petitioned citing voter bribery and election malpractice. The bye election was tightly contested …

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ANALYSIS: Besigye-Museveni talks

European Union joins religious leaders to pile pressure on Museveni Ever since the last general elections to date, a host of organisations and individuals, including two former presidential candidates, have called for a national dialogue over Uganda’s political trajectory. They argue that it is the best way to secure the …

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EU weighs in on Museveni, Besigye talks

The much speculated about talks between longtime political adversaries, President Museveni and Opposition leader, Kizza Besigye got more currency when the European Union (EU), a key development partner of Uganda said the two leaders should have dialogue now so as to avert a situation when matters have spiralled out of …

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COMMENT: Talks of hope

If they happen, meaningful Museveni-Besigye talks could re-set political landscape of the country By Morris DC Komakech The reported prospect of talks between FDC leaders and the NRM dictatorship is kind of assuring. `Uncle’ Muniini Mulera’s “Letter to Tingasinga” in the Daily Monitor of April 4, 2014 (Refer: Museveni-Besigye talks: …

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Teargas and bullets rock Makerere as Besigye is blocked

Police fired bullets and teargas to disperse students moments after security stopped former Uganda presidential candidate Kizza Besigye from addressing the final Makerere University Guild Presidential election campaign rally on Thursday. Chaos rocked the university’s Freedom Square where the final rally was taking place after Besigye showed up. A scuffle started after a section …

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