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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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Museveni and Uganda’s transition politics

When Rebecca Kadaga fell on May 24, Museveni appended parliament to his courtyard in a grim proposition COMMENT | RAJAB KAKYAMA | Refer to: “NRM leaders pick Oulanyah” (the Independent online May 23). As Ugandans warm up for President Yoweri Museveni’s sixth term, the cynosure is at parliament tomorrow. Uganda …

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NUP’s Luyirika and NRM’s Namusisi nominated for Speaker of KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Councillors Zahara Luyirika from the National Unity Platform Party-NUP and Shamim Awal Namusisi from the National Resistance Movement-NRM have been nominated for the position of speaker of Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. The position of Speaker and Deputy Speaker was introduced during the Amendment of the …

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