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EC confirms they need sh428 billion to prepare for 2021 elections

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is seeking sh428 billion for the preparations of the 2021 general elections. This was disclosed by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama on Thursday while appearing before the legal and parliament affairs committee to present their proposed …

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Money in elections

It doesn’t mean what you think it does Kampala, Uganda | SUZANNE ROBBINS | Money is indispensable in American electoral campaigns. Without it, candidates cannot amplify their message to reach voters and it’s harder to motivate people to take interest and vote. Nevertheless, a May 2018 Pew survey revealed a …

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DRC cuts internet to avoid ‘uprising’ after vote

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The DR Congo government said Tuesday it had cut the country’s internet services to avert a “popular uprising” as tensions rise pending the results of fractious presidential elections. The opposition accused authorities of cutting the internet on Monday to thwart activism, while leading Western …

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Tanga Odoi re-elected Makerere University Convocation chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Frederick Tanga Odoi has been elected for another four-year term as the chairperson for the Makerere University Convocation. This was during the Annual General Meeting held at Makerere University Agriculture Research Institute – Kabanyoro held on Friday. Dr Odoi has been the chairperson …

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DR Congo orders week-long delay in troubled elections

  Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s troubled journey to elect a successor to President Joseph Kabila hit a fresh snag Thursday, three days before voting, as electoral supervisors ordered a week-long postponement after a fire destroyed polling equipment. The delay marks the latest twist in a two-year-old …

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DR Congo poised for election postponement

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A candidate in upcoming presidential elections in DR Congo said Thursday that the national election commission had confirmed the long-delayed vote would be postponed again. Theodore Ngoy, one of 21 candidates vying to succeed President Joseph Kabila on Sunday, said the Independent National Election …

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Museveni slams ‘petty’ opposition parties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has slammed opposition parties for focusing on petty issues rather than critical issues such as prosperity of Ugandans and strategic security and future of Africa. He said this on Wednesday as the Inter Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit opened …

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Mbale High Court halts Busia LCV Chairperson gazette

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbale High Court has halted the gazette and swearing in of the Geoffrey Wandera, an independent candidate who was declared unopposed in the Busia District leadership race. Wandera was declared a winner after his two opponents, Crispus Bwire and Tony Ojambo stepped down; days …

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