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Mpuuga stranded after DP, FDC call off plenary boycott

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition legislators are in disarray following a decision by the Democratic Party – DP, and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) to call off the ongoing boycott of plenary sittings in parliament. On October 19th, 2023, Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament led …

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Mao wants Museveni to peacefully handover power

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional affairs minister, Nobert Mao, who doubles as the Democratic Party-DP president has challenged President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, to deliberately spearhead the processes for him to peacefully handover of power. While spearheading DP grassroots mobilization drives in Jinja city over the weekend, Mao pointed …

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Mao justifies DP, NRM cooperation agreement to Acholi people

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Norbert Mao has justified the cooperation agreement he signed with the ruling National Resistance Movement Party (NRM) as the best idea for harmonizing Uganda’s political divide. Mao, the President of the opposition Democratic Party (DP) was in July …

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NABBANJA: Gun salute for Ssemogerere legally dictated

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister of Uganda, Robinah Nabbanja has said that government is mandated to honor the late Paul Ssemogerere with a 17-gun-salute as per the constitution. Nabbanja made the statement during the requiem mass for the the late veteran politician at Nattale-Nkumba, in Entebbe. …

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Museveni eulogizes the late Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed sorrow and lauded late Democratic Party leader, Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere. Dr. Ssemogerere was laid to rest at the family ancestral home in Nattale, Nkumba in Wakiso district on Monday. Museveni in a message read for him by the Prime …

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Dr. Ssemogerere’s death marks end of an era

OBITUARY | Michael Wambia  – URN | Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere aka Ssemo has been described as an “emperor” of Uganda’s democracy and his passing away is the end of an era. Dr. Paul Ssemogerere has been a thread and needle that attempted to bring different opposition groups to unite for …

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GOVT: Official burial for Dr Ssemogerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed that the former Democratic Party-DP President General Dr. Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere be accorded an official funeral.  This was announced on Saturday by the Minister in Charge of the Presidency, Milly Babalanda. According to Babalanda, she is scheduled to hold …

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I urgently need to inherit Dr Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere’s Big, Black Book

OBITUARY | Alfred Geresom Musamali | Now that former Democratic Party (DP) President-General Dr Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere (aged 90 years) is dead, I urgently need to inherit one of his intellectual property items – to wit, the Big, Black Book in which during the 1980s he conceptualised recording the names of …

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