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Electoral reforms: UPC opposes with disclosure of source of funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has objected to a proposal demanding presidential candidates to disclose their source of funds for campaigns 14 days after nomination. Led by the Party President Jimmy Akena, officials from UPC on Wednesday appeared before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee …

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CCEDU proposes UGX 10m fine for threatening candidates, supporters

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda- CCEDU has proposed a 10 million shillings fine or a maximum of five years in jail or both for any person who threatens candidates and supporters during campaigns and elections. Presenting the consolidated views of …

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Ssempa wants EC to stop use of gospel tunes in campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere Community Church Pastor Martin Ssempa is petitioning the Electoral Commission to stop politicians from what he says is “adulterating religious melodies for political gain”. Ssempa has lately come out as a critic of Tulyambala Engule, a new song which has become a signature tune …

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Ugandan printers reaping big from DRC campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ongoing campaigns and preparations for the upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have given a boost to printing and graphics businesses in Kampala. Several traders operating along Nasser Road have secured numerous orders from DRC politicians in the run up to the …

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FDC sues Kayihura over Patrick Amuriat Oboi presidential campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI| Opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has dragged the Inspector General of police Kale Kayihura to the Highcourt in Kampala, accusing him of disrupting their on-going party presidential campaigns. Through the Buhweju county MP Francis Mwijukye the party seeks a restraining order against the police …

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Beti Kamya sued over 2011 election campaign posters

Betty  Namisango Kamya has been dragged to the Commercial Court by a supplier of campaign posters used in the 2011 General Elections, over a sh54.2 million debt. Bakka Abubakari trading as Najab Printers and Stationers claims that on the November 21, 2010 Kamya wrote to him asking him to make posters …

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Clinton kicks off fall campaign, with press in tow

New York, United States | AFP | Hillary Clinton embarks Monday on a campaign swing across battleground states, bringing traveling press aboard her plane for the first time as she seeks to regain momentum against her White House rival Donald Trump. Clinton, the Democratic nominee, will attend events with working …

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