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Omoro elections heat up

Omoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Candidates who were successfully nominated to contest for the Omoro County Parliamentary seat are meeting to harmonise their campaign programmes ahead of campaigns that kick off on Monday, May 16, 2022. The Omoro County Parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of the former …

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Police investigates kidnap of FDC candidate for Omoro by-election

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aswa River Region Police are investigating the alleged abduction of Dick Denis Owani, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party candidate in the Omoro County Parliamentary by-election. Owani reportedly went missing on Wednesday evening after unknown men abducted him along Bobi-Aboke road in Adyeda …

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Somali president announces re-election bid

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has officially announced his candidacy for re-election in the presidential elections slated for May 15 in the capital, Mogadishu. Farmajo who made the announcement in a televised speech on Sunday evening expressed his commitment to continue with the progress and development …

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Voting begins in 2022 French presidential election

Paris, France | Xinhua | Voting for the 2022 French presidential election began at 8:00 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) on Sunday in Metropolitan France. Some 48.8 million eligible voters will choose their new president for the next five years among 12 candidates, including current French President Emmanuel Macron. Most …

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EC set for Omoro County by-election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission (EC) has issued an official programme for a by-election in Omoro County following the death and burial of the area MP and former Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah on Friday. The programme that commences on the April 14th, 2022 with an …

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Elections, complaints delayed relocation of EC offices: Bukenya

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission is yet to conclude plans to relocate from its offices at Jinja road to pave way for the construction of the Kampala Fly Over Project. The relocation process started way back in 2016. However, it faced different challenges including a lack of finances …

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AMONG: I will be Speaker for everybody

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Anita Among Annet, the newly elected Speaker of Parliament, has pledged to work and serve Ugandans irrespective of political party affiliation. Among made the remarks while delivering her mainden speech at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala on Friday. Among garnered 401 votes to defeat …

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