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Court issues warrant of arrest against Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has issued a warrant of arrest against Dr. Kiiza Besigye and Rubaga North former Parliamentary Candidate Samuel Lubega Mukaaku. This is after they failed to show up in court for the second time to face trial on charges of …

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Basalirwa offers to help resolve FDC fights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Asuman Basalirwa, the President of the Justice Forum-Jeema political party and Member of Parliament for Bugiri Municipality has offered to mediate a conflict between Forum for Democratic Change-FDC senior leaders. A conflict in the FDC spiralled into public view last week after a section …

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Besigye calls for stay of FDC elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four-time former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has called for the stay of internal elections in the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party. Speaking to the press at his Katonga Road-based office on Wednesday, Besigye said if the party doesn’t first sort out its …

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FDC: Amuriat declines to disclose funding sources

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the midst of growing infighting and tension within the Forum for Democratic Change party-FDC, the Party President Patrick Amuriat Oboi has revealed that he will not disclose their source of funding to the general public. FDC, one of the leading opposing political parties, …

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FDC party faces split as accusations fly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | In yet another sign of the growing split in the Forum for Democratic Change Party (FDC), two different press conferences are set for 11am today to address accusatons raised by party spokesperson and Kira Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Semujju Nganda. The …

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Court issues criminal summons against Besigye, Mukaaku

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has issued criminal summons against opposition politicians Dr. Kiiza Besigye and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku due to their failure to appear in court for the scheduled hearing in their incitement to violence case. Grade One Magistrate Asuman Muhumuza issued the …

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UHRC tribunal hears Dr. Besigye’s case seven years later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Human Rights Tribunal has finally commenced the hearing of Dr. Kiiza Besigye’s case regarding alleged human rights violations, seven years after it was filed. The case stems from a 2016 incident when the police raided the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) headquarters …

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Besigye, Mukaaku case on inciting violence flops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hearing of a case in which Dr. Kiiza Besigye and Samuel Lubega Mukaaku are accused of inciting violence has flopped. Besigye and Mukaaku on Thursday appeared at Buganda Road court for the prosecution led by State Attorney Ivan Kyazze to bring more witnesses to testify in …

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