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Court orders fresh elections in Aruu County

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Asiimwe Tadeo, the Gulu High Court Judge has ordered for fresh elections in Aruu County. This follows an election petition filed by Samuel Odonga Otto, the former Aruu County Member of Parliament challenging the nomination of his rival Charles Komakech. In his petition, Otto …

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Zambian president concedes defeat, pledges peaceful hand-over

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday conceded defeat in the elections held last Thursday. The Zambian leader said he accepts the results of the Aug. 12 elections and that he will peacefully hand over power in line with the country’s constitution. Lungu congratulated President-elect Hakainde Hichilema …

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Police in Zambia appeal for calm as Hichilema takes early lead

  Lusaka, Zambia | XINHUA | The police in Zambia on Sunday appealed for calm following a spate of violence experienced in some parts of the country following elections held on Thursday. Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema looks set for victory in Zambia’s presidential election, which the incumbent Edgar Lungu declared had …

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Lawyer petitions court to release 74 NUP supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | City lawyer Geoffrey Turyamusiima has petitioned the High Court in Kampala seeking orders compelling the government and the prisons authorities to unconditionally release 74 supporters of the National Unity Platform who were arrested during election campaigns. According to the application filed before the Civil Division …

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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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