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It is urgent that Uganda’s presidential candidates sign a Peace Pact

COMMENT | Crispin Kaheru | It is high time that Presidential candidates sign an Election Peace Pact with the objective of securing a peaceful General Election due next month. Given the escalating circumstances, formal and informal institutions including: the heads of Government organs such as Judiciary, Parliament and the Executive, must …

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Lawyers call for dialogue to end election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lawyers under their humanitarian umbrella, the Legal Aid Service Providers Network-LASPNET have petitioned the arms and institutions of government to hold a dialogue aimed at putting an end to violence in the country. In the recent weeks as the politicians and the general public prepared …

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Gen Muntu promises to restore discipline in government institutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidate, Maj Gen (Rtd) Gregg Mugisha Muntu has promised to restore discipline in public institutions in the country once voted president in 2021 general polls. Muntu cited unbecoming practices of awarding jobs to friends, in-laws and relatives that have thrived under the ruling National …

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15,000 Special Police Constables recruited for elections in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 15,000 Special Police Constables –SPCs have reportedly been recruited to police the elections in Kampala metropolitan alone, Uganda Radio Network –URN has learnt. Inspector General of Police-IGP Martin Ochola announced the recruitment of 50,000 SPCs to police the 2021 general elections nationwide. The …

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How to ensure free, fair election

The interventions police, the EC, and President Museveni must make to ensure democratic elections COMMENT | MICHAEL ABONEKA | It is barely two months to the general elections day of January 14, 2021, and we are still wondering whether we shall make it alive. In order to achieve free fair …

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Riek Machar optimistic of successful peace process amid challenges

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar on Wednesday expressed optimism about achieving peace despite the delay in implementing critical tasks in the 2018 peace deal. Machar, leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army-in-Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) said he remains hopeful of concluding pending tasks within the …

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