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Thugs raid Ofwono Opondo’s home in Mukono

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Unknown machete-wielding thugs have attacked the home of spokesman and head of the Uganda Media Centre in Nasuuti, Mukono. Ofwono Opondo, who was not at home, sent out a distress call on twitter, to which Police responded. “Police has now gained entry into the house, …

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Harvard student turns to East African Court in Museveni twitter case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seguya Hillary Innocent Taylor, a Harvard university student who lost a case against President Yoweri Museveni  two months ago has turned to the East African Court of Justice for redress. Seguya, a student of International Relations at Harvard University sued the president for blocking him …

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Is @KagutaMuseveni a private account? The media experts view

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With 1.7 million followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook, President Yoweri Museveni often uses his social media accounts to make pronouncements on key government decisions, disseminate information on his activities and key policy issues. Yet, the account is considered private according to a recent …

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Ugandans should not surrender their future to fate

OPINION | Ofwono Opondo | Today marks thirty-four years since the resilient and glorious National Resistance Movement/Army (NRM/A) under the leadership of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni captured Kampala. The battle for Kampala, marked the defeat and retreat of UPC and UNLA remnants, which also ended the reign of terror, uncertainty, and …

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Uganda, Rwanda officials to meet today over border closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Delegates from Rwanda will meet their Kampala counterparts at Speak Resort Munyonyo today to deliberate on the re-opening of the border between both countries.  The Kampala meeting, which was supposed to be held in October and then pushed to November but was cancelled at last …

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Rwanda calls off second border closure meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The second meeting between Uganda and Rwanda to address border closure issue has been called off.  According to the Uganda government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo, the meeting was called off at the request of Kigali.  He said via his twitter handle that “the media is hereby …

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