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NEC signs deal to construct free zone at Entebbe Airport

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) to construct a public free port zone at Entebbe International Airport. NEC is the commercial arm of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF). The deal signed …

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Proposal on lining up in NRM polls draws mixed reactions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There are mixed reactions amongst members of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party on a proposal by the party’s top organ-the Central Executive Committee (CEC), endorsing lining up as a mode of holding internal elections. The proposal that was sanctioned at the opening …

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FDC dismisses DP’s one candidate strategy

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party has dismissed, as wishful thinking, a one-to-one strategy broached by Democratic Party (DP) ahead of the 2021 presidential elections. The strategy that would see all opposition parties’ field a single candidate against National Resistance Movement (NRM) …

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FDC is under attack – party president

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Patrick Oboi Amuriat has said the party is under attack from social media detractors and negative pushes from the leadership of parliament. Amuriat said that the negativity targeted mainly on the opposition leadership in parliament is aimed at …

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Be enterprising, MPs tell UPDF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members sitting on Pistry of Defense can actually be turned around to be the engine of development and we said interest will be paid to companies [where UPDF has interest] that bring in money,” said MP Muhammad Kivumbi (DP, Butambala), who is also the current …

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THIS WEEK: FDC drops Wadri, Alaso in NEC reshuffle

THIS WEEK: FDC drops Wadri, Alaso in NEC reshuffle Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) on Dec.07 shuffled its National Executive Committee dropping former Serere woman MP Alice Alaso as its deputy president for Eastern region and Arua Municipality legislator Kasiano Wadri as the …

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Sierra Leone court lifts order halting presidential election

Freetown, Sierra Leone | Sierra Leone’s High Court on Monday lifted an order that had halted the country’s presidential runoff, although the electoral commission has requested a brief postponement after losing valuable time to prepare the vote. The High Court removed an injunction it imposed on Saturday to halt preparations …

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THIS WEEK: NRM MPs ask Museveni to retire

THIS WEEK: NRM MPs ask Museveni to retire Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In a letter to president Museveni signed by the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party legislators – Theodore Sekikubo, Banabus Tinkasimire, Monica Amoding, Patrick Nsamba Oshabe, Sam Lyomoki, Gaffa Mbwatekamwa, John Baptist Nambetsye, Alex Ruhunda, Sylvia …

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Thousands of Rwandans in Uganda vote next President

Thousands of Rwandans in Uganda happy to vote next President Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE |  The queues started forming as early as 7am as thousands of Rwandan living in Uganda on Aug.03 thronged their embassy to vote in the presidential election. Many of them told The Independent that they …

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