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‘When Uganda sneezes, East Africa catches a cold’

Arusha, Tanzania | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Burundian President Domitien Ndayizeye has called for transparency and peace in the forthcoming polls, and cautions that whatever happens in Uganda will impact the entire East African Region. Ndayizeye was flagging off the team of 74 EAC Mission Election Observers drawn from the …

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ACTV projects spike in torture cases ahead of elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 20 cases of torture related to elections have been registered by the African Centre for Rehabilitation and Treatment of Torture Victims-ACTV. Alex Kigoye, the programs manager at ACTV says the cases were registered between September 2020 and December 2020. He was speaking at …

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DP to hold prayers for victims of election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democratic Party-DP will hold prayers to mourn victims of election violence. DP presidential candidate Norbert Mao disclosed that all their party supporters, leaders across the country will on Wednesday wear black attire. Speaking to journalists in Gulu on Tuesday, Mao said that by dressing …

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Confusion as minister Anite floods Arua with yellow T-shirts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Confusion ensued in Arua City on Tuesday morning as hundreds of T-shirts of Investment State Minister Evelyn Anite and outgoing Koboko Municipality Member of Parliament were distributed to NRM supporters. Hundreds of women thronged Arua mayor’s gardens as early as 7.00 am with the hope …

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Buganda demands ‘visibly free’, non-violent election

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Kingdom has tasked the Electoral Commission to organize a ‘visibly free and fair election’ so that the results can in turn be accepted by the general public. Charles Peter Mayiga, the Katikkiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda made the demand during his address to journalists …

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Why Mao is key factor in how Acholi sub region votes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | When Democratic Party-DP’s Norbert Mao contested for presidency in 2011, he won Nwoya with 54 percent. He also won Amuru and Gulu districts scoring 44 and 42 percent respectively. Mao also polled 35 percent in Kitgum district. Mao is the only candidate who has ever …

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Uganda’s 2021 electoral process highly tarnished – EU

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has described Uganda’s electoral process as already “highly tarnished” by the excessive use of force by law enforcement and security agencies. Uganda will be going to the polls for parliamentary and presidential elections on 14 January. The EU high representative Josep Borrell says …

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