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Challenges of Ugandan political parties

The internal party deficiencies and external, legal,constitutional framework they should address to be effective COMMENT | DEUS MUKALAZI MUBIRU | In Uganda, multi-party democracy was opened up after over two decades of ban.  This move towards pluralism was a first step towards a competitive party system in Uganda. Today, a …

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‘NUP did not consult FDC before naming Shadow Cabinet’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has said it was never consulted when the National Unity Platform-NUP was naming some of its Members of Parliament ministers in the shadow cabinet. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, FDC Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who also doubles as …

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NRM MPs shun Buganda parliamentary caucus elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Legislators from the ruling National Resistance Movement –NRM party declined to participate in the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus elections on Wednesday citing inadequate planning.  Only 9 of the 46 NRM MPs from the Central region led by Kiboga East MP, Keffa Kiwanuka showed up ahead of …

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NUP endorses Butambala MP Kivumbi for Buganda parliamentary caucus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP party has endorsed the Butambala County MP, Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi as their candidate for the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus chairperson race. The caucus brings together all legislators from the Central region regardless of their political affiliation. MPs use the caucus to lobby …

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Many still under illegal detention – Kyagulanyi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Moments after the release of 17 National Unity Platform-NUP party supporters, who are battling charges of illegal possession of ammunition, the party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine says they will take legal action to seek justice for their members. The UPDF General Court …

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Eddie Mutwe, Nubian Li out on bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | National Unity Platform (NUP) party members, Eddie Mutwe and Nubian Li have been released on bail by the General court martial. Ali Bukeni aka Nubian Li is Robert Kaygulanyi’s singing partner, while Eddy Ssebufu aka Eddie Mutwe is the head of his personal bodyguards. They …

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When is the reshuffle?

Museveni new cabinet: It’s his fight for survival COVER STORY | THE INDEPENDENT | When is the reshuffle? That was just one of many shock reactions to the new cabinet President Yoweri Museveni announced on June 08. After many nail-biting days since the country entered the post-election June cabinet naming …

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