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EC dispatches election materials, warns on phones

The Electoral Commission (EC) has dispatched election materials including ballot papers from the commission’s warehouse in Banda ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for Thursday Feb.18. The EC chairman Eng. Badru Kiggundu told journalists that phones and cameras are not allowed in the precincts of polling stations. He said …

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How to avoid election-related violence

By Samuel Mondays Atuobi This is a slightly edited report by Samuel Mondays Atuobi on the causes of conflict before, during, and after elections, and what can be done to avoid it. It first appeared in a publication by the Institute for Security Studies. Elections in most African countries are …

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Election war fears

By Ronald Musoke Kayihura, Lumumba reveal NRM’s 2016 plan Just days to the Feb.18 general election, tension and fear of election-related violence is rising across the country. Pressure has gone up over recent statements by the top leaders of the army, police, and the ruling NRM party warning opponents of …

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Electoral Commission clears 8 presidential candidates for 2016 general election

Dr. Kizza Besigye will vie for next year’s presidential election alongside seven others following clearance from the Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday. The eight candidates cleared include; Yoweri Museveni, the incumbent, running on the NRM party ticket; Amama Mbabazi, Museveni’s erstwhile ally and former prime minister and NRM Secretary General running …

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Election petitions

By Mukiibi Sserunjogi Have judges resorted to ‘judicial activism’ to address election rigging? Before the High Court session that is currently hearing election petitions arising out of the February elections opened, few politicians had faith in resorting to courts if they felt their votes were stolen. One of the pessimists …

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