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Tumukunde outlines policy priorities as he starts presidential race

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Security Minister Lt Gen Henry Tumukunde has unveiled his policy priorities as he journey’s to the presidency. Tumukunde, a three-star retired General of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces will be challenging Yoweri Museveni, his former boss and Commander in Chief of the Armed …

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Sanjay asks NRM delegates to ignore racial biases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sanjay Tanna, the former Tororo Municipality MP who is vying for election as the Eastern region NRM vice chairperson has asked party delegates to discard racial prejudices and focus on the candidate’s capacity to deliver. Speaking to URN in an interview shortly after addressing NRM …

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I am retiring from elective politics- Muruli Mukasa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Public Service Minister and Budyebo County Member of Parliament in Nakasongola district, Wilson Muruli Mukasa will not seek re-election in the 2021 polls. In a message to URN, the 68-year-old minister who has served Budyebo County for two five year terms in parliament …

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Trump raises possibility of delaying U.S. election in November

Washington, US | XINHUA | U.S. President Donald Trump raised the possibility on Thursday of delaying the country’s presidential election in November, alleging that “universal mail-in voting” will make the 2020 election “the most inaccurate and fraudulent” in history. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA,” he continued. …

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Electoral process already going wrong under EC watch -Muntu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission has been accused of acting as an accomplice in upsetting the country’s politics because of its silence as rights of opposition politicians are being abused. The Alliance for National Transformation-ANT presidential aspirant Rtd Maj Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu told journalists in …

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Masaka DP leaders transfer party structures to NUP

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | DP leaders in Masaka district have chosen to transfer their party structures into mobilization units for the National Unity Platform-NUP, a new political party that formed a coalition with MP Robert Kyagulanyi’s People Power pressure group. Leaders of the revival DP faction in Masaka district …

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Attorney General asked to explain 2021 ballot paper deal dispute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed that the Attorney General together with the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs explain controversies surrounding the procurement of ballot papers and the reported dismissal of staff at the Electoral Commission. The directive followed concerns by …

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UNEB website inaccessible as aspirants rush to verify documents

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board – UNEB website www.eservices.uneb.ac.ug is inaccessible at a time when prospective aspirants for different political positions in the coming general election are rushing to verify their academic documents. On June 18, UNEB declared that set deadlines for the process …

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