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Attorney General asked to explain 2021 ballot paper deal dispute

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has directed that the Attorney General together with the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs explain controversies surrounding the procurement of ballot papers and the reported dismissal of staff at the Electoral Commission. The directive followed concerns by …

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FDC extends term of office of its leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has said they have extended the term of office of its leaders until after the 2021 general elections. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network -URN, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, the party spokesperson said the circumstances in the country can’t allow …

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MPs reject mandatory assistance to accident victims

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  Members of Parliament have rejected a provision in the Traffic and Road Safety Act that makes it mandatory for road users to render assistance to accident victims.        This is one of the provisions in the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998 (Amendment) Bill, …

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Tear gas rocks Kireka as police battle FDC supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unspecified number of Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party supporters are in police custody following a scuffle with police that lasted for fours in Kireka in Kira Municipality yesterday. Trouble started after security blocked a planned FDC party conference at Mandela National Stadium. Heavily armed police …

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Gov’t rules out reintroduction of anti-gay bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has said it does not intend to re-introduce the contentious Anti-gay bill contrary to reports that a new law was in offing. The bill was first introduced in 2009 drawing worldwide condemnation for gay rights activists because of the tough penalties including death …

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MPs grill Kagina over UGX 430bn spent on contingent liabilities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA Executive Director, Allen Kagina has been tasked to explain why the body spent 430 billion shillings on contingent liabilities in 2017/2018 financial year. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE highlighted the audit query among the …

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FDC snubs second IPOD summit

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) says they will not attend the second Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) summit slated for Wednesday in Lira.   Party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda described the meeting as a mere “social event.” This is the second time that FDC is …

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FDC unmoved by poll placing Besigye behind Bobi Wine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) says it is not bothered by an opinion poll that has placed the party’s four-time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye in a distant third position, among presidential contenders. The poll by Research World International placed Besigye behind President Museveni …

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