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Arua CSOs predict uncertainty in 2020

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Civil Society Organizations in Arua district have predicted 2020 to be a year of uncertainty. According to the CSOs, government needs to undertake deliberate efforts to restore hope in the citizens through guaranteeing freedoms of persons, especially as the election season gains momentum. Eric Ekimia …

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Appellant court upholds MP Taban Amin’s election

Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal challenging the election of Kibanda North Member of Parliament Taban Idi Amin.   The dismissed appeal was filed by Simon peter Kinyera, a voter from Kibanda in Kiryandongo District challenging a decision by Masindi High Court, which labelled …

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Congo’s veteran president set to run anew in 2021

Brazzaville, Congo | AFP | Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso has been chosen by his party to run again for the top job in 2021, having already led the central African country for a total of 35 years. During its congress in Brazzaville overnight Monday, his Congolese Party of Labour (PCT) …

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High court orders for fresh LCI elections in Lungujja parish

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The High Court has overturned the election of Ali Kyambadde as the LCI Chairperson of Sendawula Zone, Lungujja Parish in Rubaga Division. Justice Lydia Mugambe of Civil Division on Monday ruled that the elections conducted in Sendawula Zone in July 2018 were disrupted by chaos, commotion …

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Court overturns elections in new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Constitutional Court has overturned the election of six members of parliament in newly created municipalities across the country. The affected are Patrick Ocan, the Apac Municipality Member of Parliament, Elioda Tumwesigye, Sheema Municipality, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Ibanda Municipality, Hashim Sulaiman, Nebbi Municipality, Asuman Basalirwa, …

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Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britons to put years of bitter divisions over the country’s EU membership behind them as he vowed to use his resounding election victory to finally deliver Brexit next month. Johnson’s ruling Conservatives won their best result for three decades …

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Tories’ Brexit outcasts take on Johnson as independents

Tring, United Kingdom | AFP |  Only a few months ago, David Gauke was a Conservative minister. Now he’s standing in Britain’s upcoming election as an independent, hoping to deprive the party and its prime minister of victory. “With a majority, Boris Johnson would be able to proceed with a reckless …

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Trump to attend NATO summit in London, days before UK vote

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump will visit Britain for NATO’s 70th-anniversary summit next month, the White House said Friday, in a trip falling days before the country votes in a general election. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to retain power in the December 12 …

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