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2021 polls most violent in Uganda’s history – NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has said that the 2021 polls were the most violent the country has witnessed. On Wednesday, top officials from the party were appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights that is probing violence in the 2021 elections. The leaders reiterated calls …

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Kadaga gets three law firms to defend her victory

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has lined up three law firms to defend her re-election as Kamuli District Woman Member of parliament. Kadaga’s re-election is being challenged by her rival, Salaam Proscovia Musumba, the Forum for Democratic Change Vice President. As a result, …

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‘Cease fire’…. NRM tells Kadaga and Oulanyah

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The degeneration in the contest for the seat of speaker of the next parliament has caused concern in the ruling party, prompting action by the Secretary General. The National Resistance Movement (NRM) has now directed the contenders, incumbent Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, and her deputy Jacob …

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Dwindling number of female MPs on direct seats worries CSOs

Kadaga says women who try vying for direct seats are threatened by men who belittle their cause Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Civil society organisations are concerned about the dwindling number of women elected on direct-elected members seats both in the districts and in Parliament. In the recently concluded elections, …

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Bujumba MP accused of failing to pay UGX5M borrowed for partying

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A sitting member of parliament who is also freshly re-elected allegedly borrowed five million shillings for throwing a celebration bash five years ago. Earlier, he had allegedly borrowed 13 million Shillings to campaign .  Five years later, the honourable member has not yet paid his …

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Human Rights Committee receives lukewarm reception in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Human Rights Committee of Parliament on Friday received a lukewarm reception in Gulu city. The committee led by chairperson Taaka Agnes was set up last month to probe rights violations during the general elections. They are supposed to interact with all presidential candidates, victims …

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Rules committee moves to limit campaigns for speaker’s seat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament’s Committee on Rules Discipline and privileges is proposing to limit campaigning for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker ahead of the May elections. On March 10th, Kabula County MP James Kakooza raised a matter of national importance over the use of abusive language …

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NUP candidate seeks to nullify Nantaba’s victory in Kayunga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Harriet Nakwedde, the runner up for the Kayunga Woman Member of Parliament race on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket in the January 14, elections has petitioned the High Court in Mukono seeking the cancellation of results and also order for a by-election. Former minister Idah …

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