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Bishop Nsubuga asks youths to refrain from election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bishop of Luweero Diocese Eridard Nsubuga has appealed to youths to restrain themselves from acts of violence in the coming general elections. Today, Christians from Luweero Diocese attended services in churches in which they thanked God for the year 2020 and prayed for blessings …

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Solve National ID issue before polls – Bishop Ssemogerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Catholic Bishop of Kasana-Luweero Diocese Paul Ssemogerere is raising a red flag over the general election due in three weeks, saying a considerable number of Ugandans are about to be disenfranchised. “Many eligible voters have reported to me that they are failing to secure …

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Politicians unworthy dying for – Archbishop Kaziimba

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, the Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Samuel Kaziimba has cautioned Ugandans not to put their lives on the line for politicians ahead of the 2021 election. This was part of his message to Christians at the Church of Uganda …

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Kyagulanyi can only become president through popular uprising – Kanyomozi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Veteran politician Yonasani Kanyomozi does not believe that the National Unity Platform-NUP under Robert Kyagulanyi can wrest power from the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party without bloodshed. Kanyomozi, a Uganda People’s Congress -UPC stalwart says anyone challenging the current regime cannot succeed without extensive fatalities. …

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EC summons Kyagulanyi and Amuriat over breach of election guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has summoned the National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and FDC’s Patrick Amuriat Oboi over repeated flouting of election guidelines. The Electoral Commission acting on the direction of the Ministry of Health banned mass gatherings that have more than 200 …

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Presidential candidate Mwesigye against fielding single candidate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate Fred Mwesigye has said that he is against fielding a single candidate against President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Speaking to his supporters in Mbale, Mwesigye said that the idea of a joint opposition candidate is good but too late. Mwesigye also says that such …

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ELECTIONS: Uganda deports Canadian journalists

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has deported three Canadian Journalists who had reportedly come into the country to cover the 2021 elections. Foreign correspondents Lily Martins and J F Bisson and Margaret Evans had been accredited to work in Uganda, but according to Ofwono Opondo the Director …

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EC trains 400 prisons officers to handle 2021 ballot papers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 400 prison officers are undergoing training by the Electoral Commission -EC to pack ballot papers. The officers from the Uganda Prisons are undergoing training in ballot paper safety, packaging as well as distribution to polling centers. The EC says that the prison officers …

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Norbert Mao roots for peaceful transition of power

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Norbert Mao, the Democratic Party (DP) presidential candidate has denounced violence and pleaded for a peaceful transition of power in Uganda. Mao said that all voters should stand against the violence that leads to bloodshed and instead embrace a peaceful transition of government from the …

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“Our vote counts”- PWDs tell politicians in Masaka

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Persons with Disabilities in the greater Masaka region are calling out political parties and all persons seeking political offices to have an agenda for the special interest group as the country edges closer to the general election. The PWDs say that the politicians have not …

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