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FDC shall never surrender to NRM: Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Kiiza Besigye, former President of the Forum for Democratic Change- FDC has said that there are members of the party who are advocating for negotiating a surrender to the ruling government. Besigye revealed this on Thursday while delivering a keynote address at the party’s two-day …

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Besigye condemns early closure of schools over Ebola outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Kiiza Besigye, the chairman of the Red Card Front has condemned government’s move to close schools earlier than expected, due to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the country. Besigye’s reaction comes after a pronouncement by State Minister of Education Joyce Moriku Kaducu, that the …

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Court starts hearing of Besigye, Mukaaku’s case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Magistrates Court has started hearing the case in which Dr. Kiiza Besigye, and the former Rubaga South Parliamentary candidate, Samuel Lubega Mukaaku, are accused of inciting violence. The offense stems from their June 14th, 2022 protest against the skyrocketing commodity prices, which …

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Besigye’s former aide Sam Mugumya released from DRC prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Mugumya, a former aide to Dr. Kiiza Besigye has been released from a military detention in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mugumya has been in detention for over eight years. While details surrounding his journey to freedom are scanty, FDC iron lady Ingrid Turinawe, …

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Besigye, Mukaku apply for bail in High court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr. Kiiza Besigye and activist Samuel Lubega Mukaku have applied for bail in the Criminal Division of the High Court in Kampala. Through their lawyers, Lukwago and Company Advocates, the two who were arrested and charged for inciting violence, argue that the lower court unlawfully …

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Besigye rearrested for staging protest on high commodity prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Forum for Democratic for Change-FDC party president Dr. Kiiza Besigye was been arrested and transferred to Naggalama police station. Police arrested Besigye on Tuesday while he was addressing a rally at Nakivubo lane, Kampala city. Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said that Dr. …

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Stop questioning why we are not joining Besigye protest: LOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament-LOP Mathias Mpuuga has asked Ugandans to stop questioning why the National Unity Platform-NUP leadership has not joined Rtd. Dr. Col. Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president in the protests against the skyrocketing commodity prices. According to …

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People’s Front for Transition kicks off countrywide mobilization

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The People’s Front for Transition, a loose political coalition that brings together several political parties and activists aimed at causing a political change in Uganda, has flagged off its mobilizers who will spread the call for a transitional government. Dr. Kiiza Besigye, the National Chairman …

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Besigye leaves vacuum FDC cannot fill – Mao

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The decision by Dr. Kiiza Besigye not to run for presidency in the 2021 general election is the biggest test for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party, the Democratic Party President general Norbert Mao has observed. The four time presidential candidate and former …

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