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FDC struggles without Besigye

Pundits offer party ideas on 2021 elections and Besigye’s Plan B Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Uganda’s biggest opposition party, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) will have a weak candidate on the presidency ballot in 2021, according to pundits who have spoken to The Independent. The comments followed party …

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Sabiiti on the spot

Exposing the police boss’s biggest problem Seven months after his appointment as Deputy Inspector General (DIGP) of the Uganda Police, Maj. Gen. Steven Sabiiti Muzeeyi, was on Oct.15 put on the spot. President Yoweri Museveni ordered him to stamp out increasing urban crime in the Kampala Metropolitan Area, an assignment …

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Police brutality

Besigye, Muntu, Mao teams react Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s newest party, the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) likes to be known as the quiet, peace-loving party. It is an image the mirrors the personality of its two most prominent leaders; its founder, Maj. Gen.(Rtd) Mugisha Muntu and …

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ANALYSIS: River Nile politics

Why President El-Sisi’s ‘shuttle diplomacy’ in East Africa could change Egypt’s fortunes Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the Egyptian head of state’s recent week-long tour of Gabon, Chad, Tanzania and Rwanda did not go unnoticed within East Africa and the other Nile Basin states. Sisi’s …

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