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Mugisha Muntu suspends presidential campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Presidential candidate Mugisha Muntu has decided to suspend his campaigns until his colleagues in the race for election Patrick Amuriat of FDC and Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine are released from detention. “We have decided to pause our presidential …

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Release Kyagulanyi now, Muntu and Mao demand

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Presidential candidates Mugisha Muntu and Norbert Mao have condemned the arrest of their National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and demanded his immediate release. Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka district for flouting Covid-19 guidelines which require only 200 people at a campaign …

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11 presidential candidates

  What does each stand for? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Following months of uncertainty, Uganda will hold the next presidential polls on Jan.14 next year with a record 11 candidates. President Museveni, who has been Uganda’s president since 1986, is seeking another five year term after successfully removing …

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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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When enemies feed each other

Why Uganda’s pro-democracy activists get it wrong when they support radical extremist cults as alternatives to Museveni THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | In their misguided (even though, perhaps, well-intentioned) war against President Yoweri Museveni, many pro-democracy (but mostly pseudo-democracy) “activists” bring three fundamentally erroneous assumptions. First, that …

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