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Mpuuga calls for opposition unity as he marks 100 days in office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Mathias Mpuuga has called for unity among the opposition in Parliament to achieve a common goal. Mpuuga was on Wednesday speaking to journalists at Parliament as he marked 100 days in office. The Opposition in Parliament is led by …

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Masaka’s machete murders

An over-confident president, weak police, and political intrigue Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Late evening on July 23, two men were riding home on a bicycle when they were ambushed and attacked by machete-wielding assailants. John Kabanda and Vincent Kalya were both hit on the head and left to …

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Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya

Why is government targeting the MPs over Masaka killings? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The charge with murder and remand of MPs Allan Ssewanyana and Muhammad Ssegirinya, to Kitalya Prison (later switched to kigo) in connection with the killings in the Greater Masaka region has sparked criticism from angry …

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NUP declines to join IPOD

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform Party-NUP has declined to join the Interparty Organization for Dialogue-IPOD. IPOD brings together parties with representation in Parliament to dialogue on issues affecting the country. In 2017, five political parties, the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, Democratic Party-DP, …

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NUP demands quick investigations and trial of its MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform-NUP has demanded for quicker investigations and trial of the two detained party members of parliament, Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana implicated in the Masaka killings. On Tuesday, the Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court charged the Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammed Ssegirinya and …

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MPs Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya masterminded Masaka killings – Police

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security agencies have stated that Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana and his Kawempe North counterpart Muhammad Ssegirinya, are the people who recruited and deployed greater Masaka machete killers that have left close to 30 people dead. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga at a joint security media …

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Police disperse Bobi Wine’s wife, MPs with teargas in Nakaseke

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have used teargas to disperse legislators allied to the National Unity Platform-NUP political party, on their way to donate relief items to expectant mothers at Kikamulo health center in Nakaseke district. A group of legislators comprising Nakaseke Central MP, Allan Mayanja Ssebunnya, Hassan Kirumira …

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The Lumbuye ideology and our opposition

  Its purpose is to support political goals and catch attention of those few people who are easily being misled COMMENT | MICHAEL WOIRA | We are now in August and our elections were held in February and the swearing ceremony for the rightfully elected president was also concluded some …

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