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Opposition warns against vote rigging ahead of the Dokolo by-election

Dokolo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the opposition political parties have warned against vote rigging in the forthcoming by-election in Dokolo district. The seat became vacant following the passing of the former Woman MP Cecilia Barbara Atim Ogwal on January 18th, 2024. Referring to how things unfolded during the …

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Dokolo by-election: Opposition candidates complain of intimidation

Dokola, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition candidates nominated for the Dokolo Parliamentary By-Election have decried the high levels of intimidation being exerted on them. The candidates who expressed fear for their lives and their supporters, want the Electoral Commission to provide them with enough security. Anna Grace Lalam, an Independent …

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Opposition scoff at new EC Commissioners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition politicians laughed scornfully at the new appointments of members of the Electoral Commission. 2021 presidential candidate Bobi Wine recated to the news saying the mask had now been removed with the cadres joining the EC. Four time presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has often …

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Opposition applauds US for sanctions on prisons boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition welcomed the sanctions recently imposed by the United States government on the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija. Last week, Byabashaija was sanctioned by the US Department of Treasury over allegations of torture of prisoners. Addressing journalists on Monday, the Leader of …

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Black November: remembering massacre of the opposition

Three years on, calls for accountability unanswered ANALYSIS | LUKE MELCIORRE | November marks a sombre anniversary in Uganda’s recent political history. In 2020, leading opposition politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, was arrested. He was on the campaign trail ahead of the 2021 presidential elections. Mass demonstrations demanding the release …

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Opposition Female MPs demand accountability for Police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In an emotional testimony presented before the Committee of Presidential Affairs, female opposition Members of Parliament are demanding transparency and accountability concerning incidents of police brutality they endured in April 2023. These brave lawmakers have come forward with distressing allegations of physical abuse at the …

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