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Police violence scares voters

So why does President Museveni ignore it? Uganda, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Since scenes of violence being meted out in broad daylight against the most prominent presidential candidates challenging President Yoweri Museveni, most commentators and analysts have said the violence sets stage for the 2021 elections. Presidential nominees …

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Police clears NUP manifesto launch for Kakyeeka stadium

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has cleared National Unity Platform Party-NUP to have their manifesto launch ceremony at Kakyeeka stadium, Uganda Radio Network has learnt. Permission was granted on Friday after both the police and NUP leadership took a tour and held a meeting within the stadium premises that …

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Bobi Wine nominated to contest for presidency

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | (NUP) Presidential aspirant Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been dully nominated to contest in Uganda’s 2021 elections, with a promise to end injustice and corruption. He was however soon after dragged from his official vehicle, and driven away by the police at Kyambogo. …

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Bobi Wine cleared for first step

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Signatures of National Unity Party (NUP) presidential flag bearer and party president Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi have been verified and he has been cleared by Electoral Commission for nominations due November 2nd & 3rd. Uganda’s electoral commission is finalizing the confirmation of candidates to be …

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Uganda democracy in decline

New report shows why changing leaders doesn’t change politics in Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leadership change results in an initial wave of optimism. But ongoing political challenges and constraints mean that it is often a case of “the more things change the more they stay the same. …

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Police raids Bobi Wine’s NUP headquarters

Security seizes Kyagulanyi’s nomination documents, CCTV camera monitors Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | Police has raided the National Unity Party (NUP) offices in Kamwokya, and are searching through election documents. NUP were holding a meeting of some of its top leaders when police arrived. “The military, police …

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Fashion for African politicians

It could mean more than just dress COMMENT | GARHE OSIEBE | Across Africa, politicians are using personal fashion to communicate. From red berets, to all-khaki ensembles, to full-on cosplaying, leaders across the continent have a robust relationship with fashion. Despite their larger-than-life impact, politicians are humans. Fashion is useful to …

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Bobi Wine warned

Fights in NUP threaten opposition chances Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Bobi Wine’s party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) umbrella is being heavily shaken by winds of independent candidates who want to stand against the party’s endorsed flag bearers in the 2021 elections. But, according to several veteran opposition …

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