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US renews AIDS relief support to Uganda

PEPFAR has invested more than $4 billion in Uganda alone, and more than $90 billion worldwide, over the past 18 years to save more than 19 million lives. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPEDNENT |  A record 18th U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Operation Plan for Uganda has …

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COVID-19 pandemic regressed aspects of democracy in Africa-Report

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The COVID-19 pandemic has regressed key aspects of democracy in Africa and the Middle East, including the disruption of electoral processes. That is one of the conclusions of a study by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance. The report released on Thursday this …

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EC chairman scoffs at US Embassy for abandoning observer mission

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairman of the Electoral Commission Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi has scoffed at the US Mission in Uganda for cancelling its diplomatic observer mission of Uganda’s elections. Earlier today, the mission announced the cancellation on grounds that the vast majority of its requests for observing …

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Amb Brown explains why US will not observe Uganda polls

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Natalie E. Brown, the American Ambassador to Uganda has said the US has cancelled its Diplomatic observer mission for Uganda’s upcoming election scheduled for Jan. 14. “It is with profound disappointment that I announce the U.S. Mission in Uganda’s decision to cancel our diplomatic …

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U.S. mission cancels observation of Uganda’s election

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The United States Embassy in Uganda has cancelled its Diplomatic Observer Mission of Uganda’s Elections. According to the Embassy, the vast majority of requests for observing the election were not approved, by the Electoral Commission, leaving them with a skeletal team which cannot meaningfully undertake …

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EU, US envoys urge gov’t to unfreeze CSO bank accounts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has asked the government to expedite investigations into the operations of Civil Society Organizations whose accounts were frozen amidst accusations of money laundering and funding subversive activities. The NGOs which include the National NGO Forum and Uganda Women’s Network (UWONET), had their …

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