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2021 Elections: How practical are scientific campaigns for Uganda?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposal by the Electoral Commission to ban open-air campaigns ahead of the 2021 campaigns and general election continues to draw mixed reactions from politicians, opinion leaders and media analysts. The Electoral Commission announced a revised roadmap on Tuesday suggesting that there will be …

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Prisons service seeks guidance on inmates ‘Right to Vote’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Prisons Service is seeking guidance on how inmates will participate in elections while incarcerated away from their places of origin or even areas where they are registered as voters. This comes a day after high court Judge Lydia Mugambe ordered the government …

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Electoral Commission needs extra UGX 54.6 billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission a body charged with organizing elections in Uganda has said it will need an extra 54.6 billion Shillings to organize the 2021 general election amidst the COVID-19 pandemic threat. Speaking today at the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala, Sam Rwakojo, the …

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FDC issues revised election road map

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has issued a revised roadmap from its party primaries. The FDC president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi told journalists at their headquarters in Najjanankumbi that the party managed and resolved last week to proceed with their primaries in preparation for …

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Supreme Court stays ejection of legislators from new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of a Constitutional Court judgment annulling the election of legislators from six newly created municipalities. The affected legislators were Patrick Ocan from Apac Municipality, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Sheema Municipality, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Ibanda Municipality, Hashim Sulaiman, Nebbi …

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Burundi opposition takes poll dispute to constitutional court

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s main opposition party on Thursday filed its submission to the Constitutional Court to contest the results of a presidential election it alleges was riddled with fraud and irregularities. On Monday the electoral commission announced that ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye had won the vote with …

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29 express interest in presidency

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 29 aspirants have so far notified the Electoral Commission about plans to conduct consultations as presidential aspirants ahead of the 2021 elections. Some of the prominent people include retired Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde, Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, 2016 presidential candidate Elton Joseph …

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