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Museveni and balokole oldguard

  Why the President ill-advised intercourse with the kiwempe balokole old-guard portends an anticlimax COMMENT | MATSIKO GODWIN MUHWEZI | It is an open secret that the laws of Uganda and its attendant machinery and political machinations are designed to give incumbents a head-start in electioneering. Any politician trying to …

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Kadaga condemns restriction of Opposition activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has questioned the state of the multiparty system in the country, citing the persistent brutality and harassment directed at the opposition. This came up during the debate on the police brutality against the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party members …

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ANALYSIS: Besigye reloaded

Does Twerwaneko mean he will run against People Power in 2021? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Kizza Besigye’s recent launch of a national campaign dubbed Twerwaneko (Let’s defend ourselves) is being seen by some as a strategy for the veteran politician to launch himself right back into the political …

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PLOT TWIST: Now, FDC ready to take over IPOD leadership

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change party- FDC says it is ready to take over leadership of the Inter-Party Dialogue (IPOD). IPOD is supported by Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD). The parties subscribing to IPOD include; National Resistance Movement (NRM), Forum for Democratic Change …

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Museveni’s electoral reforms

Why opposition shouldn’t expect President to drop winning strategy Kampala, Uganda | AGATHER ATUHAIRE | Since Attorney General William Byaruhanga tabled before parliament the government proposed electoral reforms on July 26, attention has been on how opposition parties will react to them. Presentation of the proposed reforms is, on paper, a …

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