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Besigye case in Mbarara adjourned, magistrate on leave

Mbarara, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Former presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s case in which he is jointly charged with FDC president, Amuriat Patrick Oboi and three others has been adjourned to March 06, 2018, due to the absence of trial Magistrate Sanyu Mukasa who is on official leave. Together with …

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2018: Time to restore hope

Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As 2017 ended, many political pundits, the clergy, and academicians used their pulpits and punditry to describe what, in their view, the year had been like and predict 2018. Makerere University professor of Political Science, Sabiti Makara, said political intolerance has been on the …

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Age Limit debate set for Monday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The much-awaited second reading of the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, dubbed the “Age Limit bill”, will be made on Monday at 9am. ” I have received the report of the Legal Committee on the Constitution Amendment Bill. I also received the minority report,” Kadaga …

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COMMENT: Besigye’s Black Swan virus

Something disastrous is happening in FDC that people will only understand much later COMMENT | SSEMANDA ALLAWI | For a decade plus, Dr. Col. Kizza Besigye has been attacking and accusing president Museveni of being a dictator and a selfish individual. He has accused him of failing and using NRM as a …

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When defiance defeated Muntu

Will new president Amuriat lead FDC forward or backwards to Besigye? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | With the election of Engineer Patrick Oboi Amuriat as president of Uganda’s biggest opposition party,  the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) behind him, Grant Senabulya, a delegate from Nakaseke district who looks to be in his …

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Muntu versus Amuriat

The battle that shouldn’t have been fought Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | “I bring to this race 25 solid years of political activism; I bring new energy that is currently lacking in the party. And I belong to the ideology of defiance.” With such words, former Kumi Municipality lawmaker, Patrick …

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MUNTU: There was a considerable amount of distrust in me

Patrick Amuriat   – 57.6% Mugisha Muntu  – 41.7% Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has conceded defeat after Friday’s Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential election, but blamed distrust by many members for his failure to retain the top opposition party job. FDC Electoral Commission …

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Patrick Oboi Amuriat is FDC President

FDC Provisional results  Patrick Amuriat   – 57.6% Mugisha Muntu  – 41.7% Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Provisional results from Mandela Stadium indicate that the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) 7th National Delegates Conference has elected former Kumi Country MP Eng. Patrick Amuriat president. FDC Electoral Commission head Dan Mugarura …

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Museveni yet to respond to Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni’s press secretary Don Wanyama has clarified that State House is yet to respond to the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on the issue of the September 27 “invasion of the parliament precincts”. Wanyama said a related letter doing the rounds on social …

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Besigye wants damages for breach of UBC contract

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Former FDC party presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye has finally testified against the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) for refusing to run his 2011 presidential campaign adverts. Besigye and his witness Dan Wandera Ogalo, an advocate of the High court, testified before Justice Magret Oguli-Oumo but …

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