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Presidential campaigns start in Syria

Damascus, Syria |  XINHUA | The Syrian presidential campaigns have officially started on Sunday as posters of President Bashar al-Assad and the two other candidates filled the squares and streets in the capital Damascus. Under the theme “Hope is in Work,” Assad has started his campaign where his posters, most …

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Museveni halts campaigns for the speakership race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni has called for a halt in the campaigns for Speaker and Deputy Speaker in the National Resistance Movement -NRM party, saying the Central Executive Committee-CEC will resolve the matter. Yesterday, President Museveni summoned front runners for the NRM speakership race to State House …

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Kyagulanyi’s mechanic narrates torture ordeal in UPDF barracks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | On December 30th, 2020, Bony Obicho, 25, a mechanic who was working on National Unity Platform-NUP’s Robert Kyagulanyi damaged campaign cars was among the more than 100 campaigners who landed at Kalangala island where the pop-star-turned-politician had gone to campaign. A father of two children, …

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Zambian gov’t expresses concern over abuse of cyberspace

Lusaka, Zambia | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Zambian government on Monday expressed concern that abuse of cyberspace has continued despite heightened campaigns against the vice. Chief Government Spokesperson Dora Siliya said the government was concerned with the rampant abuse and called for concerted efforts from all stakeholders to ensure that citizens …

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Ashraf Kasirye lives to tell his story

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The morning of December 27, 2020, was like any other daybreak for Ashraf Saif-Allah Kasirye, a reporter working with and for Ghetto Media, an online TV affiliated with the National Unity Platform former presidential candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert. By December 27, Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine …

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Nancy Kalembe blocked from campaigning in Kamuli, Buyende

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Police on Monday blocked the independent presidential candidate, Nancy Linda Kalembe, from campaigning in Kamuli and Buyende districts.   According to the Electoral Commission (EC) campaign program, Kalembe was supposed to continue campaigning in the two districts after she wrote to the EC informing them of …

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Hate speech threatens peace in Northern Uganda – IRCU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) has discovered signs and events that are believed to be threatening peace in the coming week of the general elections. The signs were identified by senior religious leaders, members of the different security agencies, political party leaders and opinion …

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John Katumba to launch manifesto as campaigns near end

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the saying goes, better late than never. Independent presidential candidate John Katumba is set to launch his political manifesto in a controversial move as he concludes his campaigns ahead of next week’s general election. Departing from the convention of candidates publishing their manifestos, listing …

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