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Bobi Wine wants EU to act on Museveni

Urges them to stop associating with `dictators’ Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | “The torture in my country does not just need EU to issue a statement but to do more….” That was part of the speech that the leader of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP),  Robert ssentamu Kyagulanyi …

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NUP in no hurry to choose EALA candidate: LOP Mpuuga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP is not in a hurry to choose a candidate for the East African Legislative Assembly-EALA due to the absence of the required guidelines, the Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga has revealed. The East African Legislative Assembly-EALA is an organ of the …

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Kasese NUP registrar sues ex-CMI director over torture

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The registrar of the National Unity Platform in Kasese district, Samuel Busindi Masereka is seeking to hold the former Director of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, Maj Gen. Abel Kandiho personally liable for torture inflicted on him while in custody. Masereka, whose rotting feet photos have …

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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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