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New UHRC chairperson, commissioners pledge swift investigations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The newly appointed Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairperson, Mariam Wangadya has committed to ensuring quick investigations for cases of human rights violations. Wangadya made the comments shortly after appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament for vetting. The committee approved Wangadya together with four …

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In Bundibugyo, 39,416 registered voters missed presidential election

Bundibugyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 39,416 registered voters in Bundibugyo District did not take part in the presidential election exercise this year. The area has 113,472 registered voters across the 298 polling stations in the sub-counties of Bwamba and Bughendera. According to the Declaration of Results forms …

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It is urgent that Uganda’s presidential candidates sign a Peace Pact

COMMENT | Crispin Kaheru | It is high time that Presidential candidates sign an Election Peace Pact with the objective of securing a peaceful General Election due next month. Given the escalating circumstances, formal and informal institutions including: the heads of Government organs such as Judiciary, Parliament and the Executive, must …

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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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Women activists want EC to control security operations in campaigns

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Women activists want Electoral Commission to control security operations in the ongoing campaigns ahead of the 2021 elections. Speaking at a press briefing organised by the Forum for Women in Democracy at Mestil hotel in Nsambya, Sarah Birete, the Executive Director Center for Constitutional Governance, …

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Electoral Commission should help stop increasing incidents of violence

COMMENT | Crispin Kaheru | It is unfortunate that political campaigns are becoming volatile, with incidents of violence. Campaigns are supposed to be civil, to help political candidates to popularize their manifestos. The running battles between security, candidates and supporters however can’t permit stakeholders to harness the real meaning of …

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