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Bobi Wine to resume campaigns on Monday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform (NUP) Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine will resume his campaign trail on Monday. Kyagulanyi’s campaign was cut short on Wednesday after he was arrested in Luuka district and detained at Nalufenya Police Station. On Friday Kyagulanyi was granted …

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Young people and politics

Why political parties must commit to letting them play a role in political leadership and decision-making | PATRICIA SCOTLAND | Young people around the world are waking up to a growing list of new and harsh realities. Trapped in the shadow of a relentless pandemic, many are being robbed of …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Behind Brig Sande’s outbursts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY The making of another UPDF loud-mouth: Behind Brig Deus Sande’s outbursts THE LAST WORD Col. Bantariza: a lion retires: You made UPDF’s weaknesses seem strengths and it is yet to produce another spokesman …

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New NRM leaders are money merchants – Nadduli

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidates are driven by their desire for money but not to promote the party ideology according to the senior presidential advisor Abdul Nadduli. He explains that many National Resistance Army-NRA historicals were pushed to join and fight the five-year liberation …

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Money edging women, youths out of politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Political aspirations of women and youths in Uganda are largely shattered by the high cost of contesting for elective offices. The conclusion is based on findings of a research that was conducted by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, the Public Policy Institute and the …

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Tooro youths failing in politics due to lack of funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The absence of funding has dashed the hopes of several youths in Tooro sub-region to contest for elective positions. Some of the affected youths missed nominations for parliamentary seats while those who got nominated are struggling to print posters or get media space for …

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Minister condemns security organs for mistreating opposition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A day after Uganda Police apologized for teargassing senior Buganda Kingdom and Catholic church personalities in Mityana over the weekend, a senior official of the ruling National Resistance Movement who is also a government minister has vehemently condemned acts of the security forces against …

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