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Tear gas, live bullets rock Rukungiri

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Live bullets and teargas rocked Rukungiri Municipality on Monday as anti-riot police clashed with Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party supporters. It all started when police blocked the FDC supporters from accessing Rukungiri Municipal stadium for thanks giving prayers and commemoration of the late Edison …

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Ugandan woman who died in Oman laid to rest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of a young Ugandan woman who died in Oman early last month has finally been laid to rest at her ancestral home in Rukungiri district. The 22-year-old Shivan Kihembo died in Oman on October 05th, 2018 where he had gone to work as …

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Rukungiri By-Election: Three candidates nominated

Rukungiri, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three candidates have been nominated to contest in the Rukungiri district Woman Member of Parliament seat by-election. They are Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party flag bearer, Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira, Sheila Atukunda Kirebete and Prisca Sezi Mbaguta both independents. Atukunda was the first candidate to …

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FDC in fundraising drive for Rukungiri candidate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Opposition Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party supporters in Rukungiri district have embarked on a fundraising for Betty Muzanira, a candidate for Rukungiri district Woman Member of parliament seat. According to Rukungiri Municipality Member of Parliament, Roland Mugume Kaginda, the decision was taken by FDC members …

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We cannot stop Museveni from donating – EC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice Simon Byabakama, the Electoral Commission chairperson has said that his Commission has no powers to stop President Yoweri Museveni from donating to Ugandans even during campaigns. Byabakama who was appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee said that the law does not …

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THIS WEEK: When Tumukunde praised Besigye in Rukungiri

THIS WEEK: Tumukunde praises Besigye in Rukungiri Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former Security Minister, Henry Tumukunde used the funeral platform of former minister Matthew Rukikaire’s son in Rukungiri on Mar. 02 to praise his bush war comrade Dr.  KizzaBesigye. He said; “Besigye is out of government but he …

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