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NUP renews call for release of detained supporters

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP, the largest opposition political party has renewed its call to security organs to release all its supporters who were picked up in 2020 and 2021 at the height of the presidential campaigns. Addressing journalists on Monday, the party president and …

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NRM paid medical bills of injured supporters in election violence

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) says it has been paying medical bills of supporters who were injured during election violence. Emmanuel Dombo, the party director of communication told Uganda Radio Network that supporters received support in form of transporting them to better medical facilities from …

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Crowds overwhelm officials at Kololo tally centre

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Thousands of people have flocked Kololo Independence grounds to witness the tallying of votes from division and municipal elections held today. There is no social distancing, as supporters, agents and candidates push through to the tally Centre. In all the five tents of Rubaga, Kampala …

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Hundreds camp at Soroti court as hearing of election petitions starts

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Hundreds of supporters and their candidates have camped at Soroti Court premises as the hearing of election petitions commences. The petitioners, majorly from the ruling National Resistance Movement are contesting the results from the parliamentary election held on January 14th, 2021.  Teso sub-region, which comprises …

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Katumba blocked from visiting detained NUP supporters in Kalangala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Independent presidential candidate John Katumba on Saturday stormed Kalangala central police station to visit the 37 supporters of National Unity Platform- NUP. They are among the 94 who were arrested on Wednesday on the campaign trail of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. 57 other supporters …

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One shot dead, three injured as NRM, DP supporters clash in Kyotera

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One person has been killed and two critically injured after police fired live bullets and teargas to quell a clash between the supporters of National Resistance Movement -NRM and Democratic Party -DP. The shooting occurred on Friday evening at Nakatoogo trading centre in Nabigasa sub-county …

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Gen. Tumukunde receives warm welcome in Kanungu

Kanungu, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Independent presidential candidate, Gen Henry Tumukunde received a warm reception from his supporters in Kanungu district.  Tumukunde traveled to Kanungu on Tuesday afternoon shortly after launching his manifesto in the main stadium of his home district of Rukungiri. He entered Kanungu town in a …

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Police battles Munyagwa’s supporters in Bwaise

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Businesses and traffic in Bwaise came to a standstill as security personnel engaged in running battles with supporters of Kawempe South Member of Parliament Mubarak Munyagwa. Several supporters of Munyagwa covered gathered at his offices on Nabweru Road to receive him after he had …

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NRM supporters in Butaleja protest Florence Nebanda’s loss

Butaleja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Supporters of the former Butaleja District Woman MP Florence Nebanda Andiru on Thursday protested against the victory of Agatha Hamba in the National Resistance Movement- NRM party primaries.  Hamba polled 35,230 votes against Andiru’s 34,254 votes. However, Andiru and her supporters have since disagreed with …

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