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Biden urges Republicans to support legislation to protect voting right

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Republican lawmakers to join Democrats in passing the federal legislation that will protect Americans’ right to vote, given a cascade of restrictive voting laws have been enacted in Republican-controlled states. Delivering an impassioned speech in Philadelphia, the president …

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Salary arrears of former SPCs in Kabale settled

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 100 former Special Police Constables – SPCs who were deployed to provide security for the 2021 election activities in Kabale district have finally received their salaries. Police recruited the SPCs in December last year to complement its work of law enforcement during …

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NRM MPs shun Buganda parliamentary caucus elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the ruling National Resistance Movement –NRM party declined to participate in the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus elections on Wednesday citing inadequate planning.  Only 9 of the 46 NRM MPs from the Central region led by Kiboga East MP, Keffa Kiwanuka showed up ahead of …

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Exit poll shows center-right party tops France’s regional election

Paris, France | XINHUA |  An exit poll showed candidates of the center-right party “The Republicans” is winning the top spot in the first round of France’s regional elections Sunday marked by a historic abstention. French President Emmanuel Macron’s “The Republic on the Move” party, meanwhile, failed to anchor roots …

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Disbanded SPCs threaten to stage illegal patrols over unpaid salaries

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of the disbanded Special Police Constables-SPCs in Kabale district are threatening to stage illegal operations to extort money from the public citing nonpayment of their allowances. Police recruited the SPCs in December last year to complement its work of law enforcement during this …

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Colonel Assimi Goita sworn in as transitional president of Mali

Bamako, Mali | XINHUA | Colonel Assimi Goita was officially sworn in as Mali’s transitional president by the Supreme Court on Monday. In a speech, the new Malian transitional president called for cohesion to meet all challenges, including the organization of fair, credible and transparent elections at the expected time. …

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Police directors not decided on request by commanders to retain SPCs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Days after District Police Commanders informed the police leadership at Naguru headquarters that they would like to retain some of the Special Police Constables-SPCs whose elections tenure has ended, it has emerged that some directors have not welcomed the move. Ahead of the 2021 general …

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Anita Among overwhelmingly elected Deputy Speaker

🔴 SPEAKER ✳ Oulanyah 310 votes ✳ Kadaga 197 votes ✳ Ssemujju 15 votes ✳ Invalid votes 2 ➡ 524 VOTES 🔴 DEPUTY SPEAKER ✳ Among 415 votes ✳ Nsibambi 37 votes ✳ Nsereko 24 votes ✳ Invalid votes 7 ➡ 483 VOTES Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Bukedea Woman …

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