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Kyagulanyi calls for demonstrations to force Museveni out of power

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the National Unity Platform-NUP, Robert Kyagulanyi has said that only mass demonstrations will end President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s nearly 40 years hold onto power. Speaking to party supporters at the newly acquired headquarters at Makerere Kavule along Bombo road, Kyagulanyi said the 2021 …

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Opposition leaders sign new pact

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition leaders have signed yet another agreement to foster cooperation amongst themselves in any upcoming elections and other efforts geared towards ousting President Yoweri Museveni from power. The agreement which was signed during a meeting held at Hotel Africana on Monday afternoon attracted leaders of …

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Jinja protests: NUP leaders accuse police of human rights violations

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP leaders from Busoga sub region on Thursday accused security operatives of brutality, while effecting arrests of protest suspects. Following the remand of 67 suspects on Tuesday evening, police rounded up the trading centers of Namulesa, Mafubira, Nakabango, Lwanda, Wakitaka, Soweto, …

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Kyagulanyi rallies support for FDC candidate

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the National Unity Platform-NUP party president has thrown his weight behind Moses Attan Okia, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC candidate for the Soroti East by-elections. Kyagulanyi joined Atan’s last campaign rally in Moruapesur ward on Tuesday evening. He said that the opposition …

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NUP, FDC coordinators cross to NRM in Soroti

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three National Unity Platform (NUP) and Forum for Democratic (FDC) coordinators have crossed to the National Resistance Movement (NRM). The coordinators announced their defection in the presence of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Moruapesur Primary school during his campaign for the NRM candidate Herbert Edmond …

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NUP leaders at Makerere in hiding following student’s death

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of Makerere University students and former student leaders affiliated with the National Unity Platform-NUP political party are in hiding for fear of being arrested following the recent death of a student. Police are investigating the chaotic scenes that mattered the guild campaigns at …

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NUP unveils site for new party headquarters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition National Unity Platform-NUP has unveiled a construction site for the new party headquarters located in Makerere-Kavule, Kawempe Division, a Kampala city suburb. The construction groundbreaking function was held at the new site by the NUP leaders led by Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, divisional councilors, …

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NUP backs FDC candidate for Soroti East by-election

Soroti, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP will not field a candidate in the Soroti City East Parliamentary by-election. The position became vacant after the Court of Appeal nullified the victory of Forum for Democratic Change, FDC’s Moses Attan. In May, the court ruled that it was convinced …

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Suspended NUP chapter members attempt to get nominated in vain

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Attempts by four suspended Makerere University students belonging to the National Unity Platform-NUP political party to get nominated for the guild race on Wednesday hit a dead end. They are Calvin Mwesigwa, Mugambwa Edwin, Bbosa Price, and Kenneth Katushabe. Makerere University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe …

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