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Constitutional court dismisses application against people power, people’s gov’t pressure groups

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Constitutional Court has dismissed a petition by the former Ruhama County parliamentary aspirant Adens Ntare Rutaro challenging the political activities of People power and People’s Government pressure Groups. However, the five-member panel of the Constitutional Court Justices led by the Deputy Chief Justice, Richard …

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I haven’t retired from the struggle- Dr Kizza Besigye

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Former Forum for Democratic Change Party President Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye says he hasn’t retired from the struggle for the liberation of Uganda from the 35-year-old rule of President Museveni. Dr Besigye was the chief guest during thanksgiving prayers organised by Denis Onekalit Amere, …

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Police fire teargas at FDC supporters in Kitgum

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police this Saturday afternoon fired teargas as they attempted to disrupt a procession by Forum for Democratic Change party supporters in Kitgum municipality. Less than a hundred locals joined a procession to welcome FDC party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi and former FDC party presidential …

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Museveni has never won Gulu: Can Mao extend this losing record?

Gulu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | As the 2021 general elections draw close the campaigners of the National Resistance Movement-NRM, presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni must be strategizing to overcome his perennial defeat in Gulu district. Museveni has never won any election in Gulu district since 1996.   In 1996, Paul Kawanga …

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People say they voted Museveni, EC data shows he scored zero

  Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | George Kule was startled when a bunch of strange—journalists—arrived at his home around midday sometime early November asking why people in his village never voted the National Resistance Movement-NRM presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2016 presidential election.   Kule is the LCI chairman of …

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U.S ambassador criticizes Nicholas Opiyo’s arrest

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The United States (US) Mission has criticized the arrest of Human Rights Lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo and tasked the government to ensure his safety. Opio was picked was picked up by plain clothed security operative from a restaurant in Kamwokya on Tuesday where he was having …

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Bwerenga residents dispute 49% invalid votes registered in 2016 polls

Bwerenga, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Half of the votes cast at Bwerenga (N-Z) Radio polling station in Kisubi Parish, Busiro South County in Wakiso District in the 2016 presidential elections were invalid.  According to the EC register, there were 734 registered voters at Bwerenga (N-Z) Radio polling station.  In the …

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Museveni warns retired generals against destabilizing Uganda

Bundibugyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  President Museveni was warned his former army comrades now in the presidential race not to risk and try to destabilize the county because they would regret their actions. The two, Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) presidential flag bearer Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu and independent Lt …

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