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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Bail fight exposes Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana bail fight exposes Museveni frustration: Why torture, harassment of opposition is failed strategy THE LAST WORD What is Africa’s problem: Revisiting Museveni’s ideas about Uganda and our wider continent after his …

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Why NUP stayed away from Besigye’s Front

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform (NUP), the party with the highest number of elected leaders in the opposition, officially declared this week that they will not be joining the People’s Front for Transition-PFT. The PFT pressure group was last week launched, with its leaders saying …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Hell over bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Hell over bail: What’s behind Museveni move against bail?? THE LAST WORD The triumph of security agencies: How NRM and the ministry of foreign affairs have surrendered their political and diplomatic functions to …

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Uganda’s bulldozer – Nabbanja

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | The appointment of Robinah Nabbanja as a Prime Minister of Uganda caught almost everyone by surpsie. There had been various guesses of likely candidates, but nothing pointed towards her direction. One politician even belittled this appointment.  Member of Parliament Ssemujju Nganda said that she cannot even …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda’s shadow state

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda’s Shadow State: Revealing the networks of people with power THE LAST WORD Is Uganda’s economy failing?: Why Ugandan pundits are mistaken in their understanding of why some foreign firms have quit our …

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Court dismisses one of three petitions against MP Nantaba

Mukono, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court in Mukono has dismissed with costs an election petition filed by Ritah Nabadda, a voter challenging the victory of Idah Nantaba as Kayunga District Woman Member of Parliament. Nabadda petitioned the court to nullify the election of Nantaba for allegedly bribing …

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Erias Lukwago replaces Ssebugwawo as FDC VP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The President of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Eng Patrick Amuriat has appointed the City Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and the Soroti Woman Member of Parliament Ann Adeke Ebaju as Deputy Presidents. The Deputy Secretary-General of the FDC Harold Kaija confirmed the appointments. He …

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Court sets September 13 for Mukesh vs Senyonyi ammendment

Nakawa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | High Court Judge Isaac Muwata has set September 13 to deliver his ruling on whether or not to allow Mukesh Shukla alias Shumuk to amend his election petition challenging the victory of Joel Ssenyonyi as Nakawa West member of parliament. On Friday, the court …

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