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Besigye’s new Front

For pressure group, is competition with Bobi Wine’s NUP better than cooperation? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The People’s Front for Transition comes at a time when Dr. Kizza Besigye is marking twenty years since he first ran for president. After four grueling election cycles, Besigye sat out the …

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UPC demands for lifting of curfew hours to favor evening classes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Congress-UPC has called upon the government to consider extending the start of curfew hours from 7pm to 10pm purposely to allow evening classes resume with no interruptions. Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning institutions’ …

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Kigezi UPC vice chairman resigns and quits party

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sam Tindimwebwa Kanyamukiza, the Kigezi region Uganda People’s Congress-UPC party vice chairman has resigned and quit the party citing unending party wrangles. In his August 2, 2021 letter addressed to Jimmy Akena, the UPC party president, Tindimwebwa says that he could not withstand the endless …

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IPOD drafting new MoU for political parties

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD is in the process of drafting a new Memorandum of Understanding-MoU that binds all political parties with representation in Parliament. Four political parties namely the Democratic Party-DP, Forum for Democratic Change-FDC, National Resistance Movement-NRM and Uganda People’s Congress-UPC signed …

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UPC asks gov’t to regulate COVIDEX prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has asked the government to intervene and regulate the price of COVIDEX herbal drug on the market. This follows the increase in the prices of the drug. Before it was approved by the National Drug Authority-NDA, the drug was being …

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Challenges of Ugandan political parties

The internal party deficiencies and external, legal,constitutional framework they should address to be effective COMMENT | DEUS MUKALAZI MUBIRU | In Uganda, multi-party democracy was opened up after over two decades of ban.  This move towards pluralism was a first step towards a competitive party system in Uganda. Today, a …

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An elder statesman’s advice for Kadaga

As former Speaker ponders next move amid backlash from NRM Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Aggrey Awori, former presidential candidate and former minister in President Yoweri Museveni’s government has some advice for ex Speaker Rebecca Kadaga; “remain steadfast in National Resistance Movement (NRM) and help inexperienced legislators on parliamentary …

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How opposition disunity awarded NRM 20 MP seats

NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi says some losses were self-inflicted, adding that the lesson they learn as forces of change is to strive and not only unite at the lower levels but also at the presidency Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After agreeing in principle to fight the 2021 general election …

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30 FDC, NUP party members defect to UPC in Oyam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Thirty supporters of the Forum for Democratic Change – FDC, National Unity Platform (NUP) and Democratic Party-DP in Oyam district have defected to Uganda People’s Congress – UPC party. The defectors crossed on Saturday to UPC from Juma Parish in Myene sub-county. They were wooed …

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