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‘Museveni’s sole candidature not a surprise’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Betty Nambooze, the Mukono North County MP has said that the decision by NRM’s Central Executive Committee-CEC endorsing President Yoweri Museveni as sole candidate in the 2021 elections should not surprise Ugandans. Museveni’s sole candidature resolution was reached Tuesday after a 5-day CEC retreat in …

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CEC endorses Museveni as sole NRM candidate for 2021

Chobe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Central Executive Committee, the supreme organ of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the party candidate for the 2021 elections. The resolution was reached on Tuesday afternoon during the five day retreat of the NRM Central Executive Committee …

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Nigerian president warns vote-riggers of ‘ruthless’ response

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday he had ordered the police and military to be “ruthless” with vote-riggers, as preparations were made for rescheduled elections. Presidential and parliamentary elections were put off just over five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, causing widespread anger. New polls have …

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Proposal on lining up in NRM polls draws mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions amongst members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party on a proposal by the party’s top organ-the Central Executive Committee (CEC), endorsing lining up as a mode of holding internal elections. The proposal that was sanctioned at the opening …

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Nigeria counts cost of postponed presidential poll

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerians on Sunday counted the cost of the last-minute postponement of presidential elections, with predictions the delay could lose the country billions of dollars. The streets of Lagos, the country’s sprawling commercial hub of more than 20 million people, were empty following disappointment and anger …

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NRM CEC recommends lining up in internal elections

  Chobe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Central Executive Committee (CEC), of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, has zeroed on lining-up as the mode for holding internal elections in the party. The decision will now be introduced to members and other NRM organs for the amendment of …

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Cameroon opposition leader charged with ‘rebellion’

Douala, Cameroon | AFP | Cameroon opposition leader Maurice Kamto, who says he was cheated out of the presidency in elections last year, has been charged with “rebellion” and “insurrection”, one of his lawyers said Wednesday. The former government minister was arrested in the economic capital Douala on January 28 after his MRC party organised …

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Opposition threatens to table own electoral reforms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition in parliament has revealed plans to table proposed amendments to different electoral laws amidst accusations that government is unwilling to do so. It follows a statement, that they say is incomplete, by the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Kahinda Otafiire to parliament …

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