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Kasese NRM leaders demand freedom of Mumbere, royal guards

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Resistance Movement-NRM party leaders and supporters in Kasese district used the 36th NRA/NRM liberation day celebrations to call for the freedom of the Rwenzururu cultural leader, Charles Wesley Mumbere. They argue that NRM can only consolidate its current political gains in Kasese district by …

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Former NRM candidates demand deployment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some former National Resistance Movement-NRM candidates at various levels in Sironko district have pleaded with the party Secretary-General, Richard Todwong to consider them for deployment in the government. These include among others, Herbert Mulekwa, the former Sironko district LC V chairperson, Vincent Weboya, the former …

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Dictators using social media

Is social media becoming a threat to democracy on the continent? ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | In early 2021, Facebook (Meta) deactivated more than 20 accounts linked to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Shortly afterward, Twitter also followed suit, closing 11% of the nearly 3,500 …

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Silencing voices of opposition

Chilling effect of Kakwenza’s arrest Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | The arrest of novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has laid bare what many political observers say are tactics from the playbook of leaders who have clung to power too long, lack legitimacy, and have resorted to using security operatives to …

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KAYUNGA: Nakwedde petitions court

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The loser in the Kayunga District LCV by-elections Harriet Nakwedde has petitioned the High Court in Mukono seeking to quash the victory of Andrew Muwonge. The Electoral Commission declared Muwonge of the ruling National Resistance Movement winner with 31,830 votes, followed by NUP’s Nakwedde …

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NRM didn’t cheat Kayunga by-election: Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the NRM party candidate in the Kayunga LC5 by-election, Andrew Muwonge won genuinely. In his end of year address at his country home in Rwakitura on Friday, Museveni said NRM operatives could not have stolen the by-election from the opposition …

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YEAR ENDER: Remembering 2021

YEAR ENDER: Remembering 2021 January 2nd President Museveni directs Ministry of Finance to halt activates of DGF, a huge donor facility, with a Shs500 billion fund over its operations in the country without Cabinet approval. 14th   Uganda holds presidential and parliamentary elections. President Museveni contests against several candidates with main …

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Kidnaps, NUP, New Cabinet

YEAR IN REVIEW: Bobi Wine and his new party continued to dominate the news in 2021 amidst persecution from government Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A presidential election. A new majority opposition party. A spate of kidnaps and torture. That was the script of 2021 stemming from Bobi Wine’s …

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KYAGULANYI: Giving up on elections benefits the NRM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has said the National Unity Platform, the party he leads as its president still believes in elections as one of the steps of the whole process through which to change government in Uganda. Speaking today following the defeat of his party candidate …

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