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Media houses asked to allow Museveni’s weekly address amidst campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and Uganda Media council have asked media houses to broadcast President Museveni’s weekly national address in the midst of campaigns. Presidential press secretary Don Wanyama recently announced that all media houses will be required to broadcast President Museveni’s address to …

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Museveni asks Bugisu leaders to desist from sectarianism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned leaders against sectarian tendencies. Speaking at a meeting with leaders from Bugisu region comprising those in the districts of Mbale, Manafwa, Namisindwa and Bududa, at Mbale S.S grounds on his campaign trail, Museveni said leaders should look at how people …

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Uganda’s $50million ballot paper deal settled

Electoral Commission ignores local firms, awards ballot printing to foreign firms Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Uganda’s Electoral Commission will go ahead with printing ballot papers with foreign companies, even when the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA) strongly advised that the ballot printing tender …

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Formation of SACCOs stirs confusion among Emyooga beneficiaries in Mukono

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Groups that subscribed to benefit from the presidential initiative for wealth and job creation ‘Emyooga’ in Buvuma and Mukono district have raised concerns about the formation of Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies- SACCOs. Several group members claim that they were promised to receive and have …

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Why and how the opposition is playing right into Museveni’s hands

On Wednesday, Kampala went on fire after police arrested pop star turned politician/presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. The riots continued through yesterday (Nov.19). The partisans on either side are in overdrive. Critics of government post videos of police shooting at crowds where some people have, unfortunately, died. THE …

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Teso leaders task Museveni to fulfill pledges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement- NRM leaders in the Teso sub region have asked President Yoweri Museveni to fulfill pledges he made 10 years ago. In a memorandum presented to President Museveni at Soroti University on Saturday evening, the Teso leaders cited compensation of the people of …

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Electoral Commission issues revised campaign programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Electoral Commission has today issued a revised Presidential Campaign Programme. It follows a week of disruptions after riots that started after presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi and Patrick Oboi Amuriat were arrested mid week. Police accused them of not following the COVID-19 Standard Operating …

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MULAGO: City protest death toll rises to 49

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The death toll from protests over the arrest of Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has risen to 49. According to records at Mulago Hospital, 37 bodies were brought to the mortuary from different hospitals, while 12 are patients who died at Mulago Referral Hospital on …

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Suspension of campaigns serves Museveni interests – Kabuleta

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate Joseph Kabuleta has said that suspending his campaigns as a form of protest against the mistreatment of opposition candidates is pointless. Four presidential candidates suspended their campaigns on Wednesday following the arrest of National Unity Platform candidate Robert Kyagulanyi in Luuka district …

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