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Women in top positions

Why Museveni appointees raise mixed feelings | AILI MARI TRIPP | President Yoweri Museveni, who has led Uganda since 1986, has appointed a woman, Jessica Alupo, as vice-president and another woman, Robinah Nabbanja, as prime minister. He has also increased the percentage of women in the cabinet from 27% to …

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We must work together to challenge NRM – Basalirwa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Asuman Basalirwa, the sole Member of Parliament from the Justice Forum-JEEMA has said that opposition political parties have no option but to work together in order to outsmart the ruling government. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Basalirwa who was recently appointed deputy chairperson of the …

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Who is Jessica Alupo, Uganda’s Vice President designate?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans were taken by surprise when President Yoweri Museveni named Major Jessica Alupo Epel, as the new Vice President who will be taking office from Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi. Her appointment will be subjected to vetting by the whole house today. But who is Jessica Alupo? …

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Opposition cannot defeat NRM by force – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has acknowledged that security forces made mistakes leading to the death of several Ugandans during the November 2020 protests ahead of the general election. He made the revelation during the 32nd Heroes Day anniversary ceremony at Kololo Independence grounds held under …

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Museveni appoints new team at NRM secretariat

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday appointed his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party’s secretary general, deputy and national treasurer as he moves to constitute the new government. Museveni, who was sworn in on May 12 for his sixth five-year term in office, named the …

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NRM to fight corruption in Parliament Committees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The ruling National Resistance Movement – NRM has cautioned party legislators to desist from acts of corruption as they execute their work on different parliamentary committees in the 11th Parliament. Justine Kasule Lumumba, the party Secretary General made the remarks as she delivered her …

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COVID-19 Second Wave

  95% of Ugandans interviewed in January expected pandemic to get serious in June Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE |  As President Yoweri Museveni mulls over the idea of forcing Ugandans into another lockdown to contain a resurging and more virulent Coronavirus, which has infected over 5,000 people in days, …

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How NUP lost speaker elections even with majority councilors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Despite having super-majorities in urban councils, the National Unity Platform-NUP party lost a couple of speakership and deputy speaker seats to independent candidates or those of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM in polls held this week. In Lubaga division, the NUP candidate Rehema Fugge was …

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