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Ugandans urged to denounce violence during elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The country manager of the Netherlands Institute for Multi-Party Democracy-NIMD, Frank Rusa has warned that the ugly scenes the country witnessed last week as riots broke out in some parts of the country could very well be repeated if no tangible intervention is done to …

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CCEDU wants campaigns suspended following widespread police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) has advised that campaigns ahead of the 2021 presidential elections be suspended following widespread violence triggered by the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi on Wednesday. Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform – NUP presidential candidate was arrested in …

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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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Punish election thieves

Experts predict violent 2021 election if offenders go free Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The 2021 general elections will see widespread violence, organised gangs, and bribery. That is according to the Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU), a civil society coalition of over 800 like-minded organisations …

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CCEDU wants special law on 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) wants the 2021 elections postponed. CCEDU officials led by the Board chairperson Miria Matembe on Thursday told MPs sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee that given the guidelines by the Electoral Commission, Ugandans …

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Combating the racial pandemic

In Uganda, racism may be more imbedded than you imagine and combating it requires keeping our foot on the pedal | CRISPIN KAHERU | When the coronavirus struck in Wuhan, China in December 2019, the whole thing sounded so distant. Local media made the pandemic seem like one of those …

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2021 election budget

Panic over jump from Shs400bn to Shs870bn Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | How serious is the government claim that it does not have money to fund the 2021 general elections? That is the question raised by the latest appearances before parliament on the issue of Minister of Finance Matia …

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Civil Society wants court to interpret POMA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society organisations under their umbrella the National NGO forum want court to clearly spell out the powers given to Uganda Police Force-UPF under the Public Order Management Act-POMA. According to Civil Societies, the act gives police ambiguous powers that need to be spelt …

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