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Court issues warrant of arrest against Kakwenza’s sureties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court has issued a warrant of arrest against four people who stood surety for satirical novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who was facing charges of offensive communication. The sureties include lawyer Julius Galisonga, the Secretary-General of the National Unity Platform David Lewis …

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Relatives of November riot victims demand for justice a year later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Relatives of people who were killed in the November 18-19 riots are still asking for justice one year later. Speaking at a memorial service organized by the National Unity Platform-NUP in Kampala, relatives and politicians alike said although President Yoweri Museveni promised to hold to …

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Has NUP done enough to get Ugandan political prisoners freed?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “For activism, you get a point of contact. You can’t have a T-shirt that has hundreds of prisoners. It’s impractical,” Joel Ssenyonyi, the National Unity Platform spokesperson and Nakawa West legislator argued in an interview with URN. Ssenyonyi’s argument is in defence of what ostensibly …

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We are not against Besigye’s new front – NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform has said it’s not against the People’s Front for Transition led by former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye. Speaking to the media on Tuesday at the NUP headquarters in Kamwokya, David Lewis Rubongoya, the NUP Secretary-General said although they are not …

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NUP declines to join IPOD

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform Party-NUP has declined to join the Interparty Organization for Dialogue-IPOD. IPOD brings together parties with representation in Parliament to dialogue on issues affecting the country. In 2017, five political parties, the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, Democratic Party-DP, …

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How NUP lost speaker elections even with majority councilors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite having super-majorities in urban councils, the National Unity Platform-NUP party lost a couple of speakership and deputy speaker seats to independent candidates or those of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM in polls held this week. In Lubaga division, the NUP candidate Rehema Fugge was …

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2021 polls most violent in Uganda’s history – NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP has said that the 2021 polls were the most violent the country has witnessed. On Wednesday, top officials from the party were appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights that is probing violence in the 2021 elections. The leaders reiterated calls …

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NUP spent 7 to 10 million shillings per day during campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP president, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine spent between Shillings 7 and 10 million per day during his presidential election campaigns. The party Secretary-General David Lewis Rubongoya told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the money covered the basic needs of …

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