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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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FDC still expecting Besigye to join presidential race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change -FDC party is still hopeful that its former president Dr Kiiza Besigye will pick nomination forms to contest for the presidency once again. The party opened a two day’s exercise calling for those who meet the qualifications to carry …

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Police, FDC supporters face-off in Jinja

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Traffic came to a standstill for close to one and half hours along the Jinja-Iganga highway as police engaged Forum for Democratic Change-FDC supporters who were leading a procession to commemorate 15-years FDC. The supporters, armed with megaphones, stormed the highway in the afternoon to …

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Seek justice before your own court- Constitutional court tells Besigye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A panel of five Constitutional court judges has dismissed an application by four time presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye asking court to nullify the offense of unlawful assembly in the penal code Act. The panel comprising Justices Kenneth Kakuru, Cheborion Barishaki, Elizabeth Musoke, Steven Musota …

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Police brutality prompts FDC, NEC meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has called for an emergency National Executive Committee-NEC meeting to discuss the police brutality targeting their party members, students and journalists. The party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda told journalists yesterday at their party headquarters in Kampala that the …

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8 FDC youth arrested in Namboole national stadium

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  A group of eight supporters of Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) party have been arrested from Namboole National Stadium. They were picked up by police deployed at the Stadium to prevent the opposition from holding their planned meeting there at about 2pm on Monday, several hours …

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FDC party starts mobilization drive in West Nile

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has started a regional mobilization drive in West Nile ahead of the 2021 general elections. While addressing the Media in Arua town on Monday, The FDC Party President Engineer Patrick Amuriat Oboi said their mission is to …

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UCC condemns security attacks on radio stations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission-UCC has condemned recent security attacks on radio stations for hosting opposition politicians. The latest incidents last months involved Kiira FM and Mubende FM in Jinja and Mubende districts respectively when security commanded by the Resident District Commissioners switched off the …

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Police disallows Kasese FDC rally

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have blocked a public rally organised by the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President, Patrick Oboi Amuriat and former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye in Kasese town. The two opposition leaders are slated to hold a public rally at Nyakasanga grounds in …

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