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EC calls on candidates to report cases of security interference during campaigns

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Electoral Commission-EC has called on presidential candidates to report all cases where security agencies or Resident District Commissioners [RDCs] unjustly interfere in their legitimate campaign programs. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Paul Bukenya, the spokesperson of the Electoral Commission said that they can’t do …

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Presidential camps speak out on their security priorities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Contenders for the 2021 presidential seat have expressed their priorities on security in Uganda. The presidential candidates and members in their campaign teams have raised matters of human resource empowerment, welfare, corruption, financing, tools and skills of the security sector. The candidates also emphasize proper …

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UN urges Uganda’s security forces to respect human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The office of the spokesperson for the United Nations (UN) secretary general has called on security forces in Uganda to act in a manner that respects human rights and the principle of the rule of law. The call was made at the daily press briefing …

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Protesters warned against attacking security personnel

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Information and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba has warned protesters against attacking security personnel who have been deployed to restore normalcy. In a statement issued on Thursday, Nabakooba said such attacks will not deter the security personnel from carrying out their lawful duties. …

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Safety and security tips during this election period

    COMMENT | Samson Tinka | Elections are known to be an activity that attracts crowds, generates excitement as people switch from happiness, anger and back. Candidates commit time and money, whereas voters commit time and expectations. In third world countries, where democracies are still young, candidates and their supporters …

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Police brutality and bias affect credibility of 2021 elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka Diocese Catholic Bishop Serverus Jumba and his predecessor, Reverend John Baptist Kaggwa have cautioned security agencies against the use of excessive force in course of executing their duties. Making specific reference to the recent fracases that ensued as security operatives highhandedly arrested some …

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EC warns Ugandans against confrontations with security forces

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi has cautioned supporters of any of the aspiring presidential candidates not to be lured into confrontational engagements with security forces. Byabakama told journalists that the commission had received reports that several presidential aspirants have mobilized supporters to hold …

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