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Opposition MPs walk out of parliament

But do the goons torturing Ugandans and their NRM supporters care? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Opposition MPs made a bold statement on Feb.03 by marching out of a sitting plenary session of parliament in protest against, what they say, is increasing torture of Ugandans by security agents …

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NUP’s Mugenyi new Mbarara University guild president

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A medical laboratory science student, Justus Mugenyi Kizito, 24 has been declared the winner of the guild presidential election for Mbarara University of Science and Technology. He becomes the 33rd Guild President and he will replace Mariam Iculet Arikosi who was the second female …

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Bobi supporters and laws of human stupidity

Why a lot of Nupians would discuss Bobi even when the original topic is about religion or diabetes COMMENT | ABBEY KIBIRIGE SEMUWEMBA | The stupidity of the general public and their gullibility is half the reason President Yoweri Museveni has led Uganda for over 36 years. But the current …

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Kasese NUP coordinator says he was tortured

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Samuel Masereka, the coordinator of the National Unity Platform (NUP) in Kasese District has narrated to the press his ordeal at the hands of security personnel after he was detained at Kasese Central Police Station last month.  He narrated what happened to him during …

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Lawyers seek bail for 32 NUP supporters detained over petrol bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The lawyers of 32 National Unity Platform-NUP supporters battling charges of illegal possession of explosive devices have asked the General Court Martial to release them on bail. The suspects are Yasin Ssekitoleko alias Machete, Robert Christopher Rugumayo, Ronald Mayiga, Muhydin Kakooza, Patrick Mwase, Simon Kijambo, …

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NUP renews call for release of detained supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP, the largest opposition political party has renewed its call to security organs to release all its supporters who were picked up in 2020 and 2021 at the height of the presidential campaigns. Addressing journalists on Monday, the party president and …

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Kyagulanyi denies disagreements in NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the National Unity Platform-NUP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has described as propaganda the news that there is infighting within the party. Kyagulanyi, the runner-up of the 2021 presidential election says the government is the source of the propaganda which is intended to divert the …

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Mpuuga denies existence of divisions in NUP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament who also doubles as the National Unity Platform-NUP deputy President for Buganda, Mathias Mpuuga has vehemently denied the existence of disagreements within their party. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network-URN at his office at Parliament in Kampala, the Nyendo-Mukungwe division Member …

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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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