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Two arrested for circulating leaflets against Museveni’s 35-year rule

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | Police in Masaka have arrested two people for allegedly circulating leaflets with messages that are demeaning the person of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.     The pink-coloured leaflets with Museveni’s cross-stroked-picture started circulating last week in Masaka City and nearby communities. They are inscribed with messages branding …

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BYABAKAMA: I had no power to stop arrest of Kyagulanyi campaign team

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | The Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, has said although his Commission was fully in charge of organizing last month’s elections, he had no power to intervene when campaign agents of National Unity Platform-NUP former presidential candidates were arrested. In his response to the …

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Electoral commission, AG want Kyagulanyi’s petition dismissed

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission and the Attorney General have asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the election petition filed by former Presidential Candidate for the National Unity Platform-NUP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for filing it outside the mandatory 15 days after the declaration of results. In their …

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EC tally gave Museveni zero at stations where he polled 252 Votes

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Electoral Commission results from the Presidential Election held on January 14, show that President Yoweri Museveni scored zero at two polling stations in Tororo district.  The stations include St. Kizito Primary School (N-Z) situated in Amagoro B Ward Tororo Municipality and Nyambulie situated in …

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Central youth delegatesp UGX 530,000 allowance paid by EC

Mubende, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Delegates participating in the Central Youth parliamentary elections have rejected the partial allowance of Shillings 150,000 paid out by the Electoral Commission to facilitate their participation in the polls, saying they want full payment of Shillings 1 million. More than 1250 delegates drawn from 27 …

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Museveni scored 100% at 368 polling stations in three districts

Kiruhura, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni scored 100 percent at 348 polling stations in the Kiruhura, Kazo and Isingiro districts, according to analysis of presidential election data released by the Electoral Commission data yesterday. At these polling stations, he polled 138,063 votes. The president scored 100 percent at 143 …

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Ugandans cautioned about dangers of using VPN

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandans could have surrendered their data privacy to unknown people over the last two weeks since the government shut down social media access.  The shutdown of the internet on the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections forced Ugandans to find ways of communicating, and …

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Masaka workers polls cancelled over shortage of ballot papers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Elections for the workers LC V representatives in Masaka city were cancelled on Wednesday due to inadequate ballot papers. The elections that were being held at Masaka recreation grounds were called off after it emerged that the Electoral Commission had delivered 200 ballot papers instead …

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In Bundibugyo, 39,416 registered voters missed presidential election

Bundibugyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 39,416 registered voters in Bundibugyo District did not take part in the presidential election exercise this year. The area has 113,472 registered voters across the 298 polling stations in the sub-counties of Bwamba and Bughendera. According to the Declaration of Results forms …

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