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Opposition calls for fresh investigation into human rights abuses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Shadow Cabinet has launched a fresh demand for investigations into the rights violations that characterized the 2021 general elections. Addressing their bi-monthly press conference, the Shadow Minister for Security, Derrick Nyeko said that in the absence of a conclusive investigation report on the violations that …

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Victims of security brutality in Masaka struggle to get justice

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Victims who were brutalized by security personnel during the January general elections are struggling to get justice. Protests broke out in different parts of Masaka shortly after the Electoral Commission declared the incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the winner of the presidential elections with …

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NRM calls for consensus in picking Local Council executives

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM political party has called upon its members at local councils to first consider consensus while choosing the party’s executive members before opting for elections. In a letter seen by URN written to all NRM district election officers, the party …

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High Court dismisses third election petition against Nantaba

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya has thrown out the third petition challenging the election of Idah Erios Nantaba as Kayunga District Woman Member of Parliament. She delivered the verdict in her ruling on an application filed by Nantaba’s rival, Harriet Nakwede. The petitioner, who ran on …

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Soroti West voters appeal decision to uphold victory of area MP

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two voters from Soroti West constituency in Soroti district have filed an election appeal against the decision to uphold the victory of their area Member of Parliament Jonathan Ebwalu. The voters, Anna Grace Ameco and Donald Okwasi challenged the January 14th 2021 victory of Ebwalu …

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Court dismisses petition against Mukono MP

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya has dismissed the election petition filed by Wilson Male challenging the nomination of Mukono South County Member of Parliament Fred Kayondo in the race parliamentary elections. Male who  contested for the same position under National Unity Platform -NUP asked Mukono …

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