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VIDEO: UPC attacks FDC over IPOD withdrawal

NBS: The Uganda Peoples’ Congress has hit out at the Forum for Democratic Change Party(FDC) leadership’s decision to opt out of the interparty Organizationfor Dialogue (IPOD); an organization that brings together Ugandan political parties with Parliamentary representation. UPC says FDC’s position is disappointing, especially coming a few months after general …

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UPC is not for sale

COMMENT: By Harold Acemah Early in the morning of Wednesday, June 15, a friend called me from Kampala to deliver some bad news he had just read in the Daily Monitor of that day. He told me, with anguish, that UPC and Uganda House had been sold to the proprietor …

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Post-script: Why the big fish will not bite

The Independent has learnt that long before the February 2016 elections that renewed his grip on office, President Yoweri Museveni was toying with options of how to weaken the opposition even further after walloping it at the polls. Cooptation became his best option.   It is an old and tested …

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UPDF: “Gulu situation back to normal”

Gunfire rocked Gulu Sunday night for close to an hour, and when calm returned, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) spokesman Paddy Ankunda announced the “situation back to normal.” Initial reports indicated an attack on an army barracks, while another talked of an army rebellion. Ankunda @defenceuganda, brought an end …

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UPC plans to punish Otunnu

The James Akena faction of the Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) leaders will on Monday meet to decide the fate of  former President Olara Otuunu. Otunnu leads another faction of the UPC. UPC spokesperson Michael Osinde told a press at UPC headquarters Wednesday that they will agree on how to implement …

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Akena section of UPC denounce Otunnu

A section of members of the Uganda People’s Congress have denounced Olara Otunnu, claiming he is not part of them as his term of office expired on 13th March 2015. At a press conference on Wednesday, UPC’s Spokesperson Michael Osinde said the Court of Appeal acknowledged Jimmy Akena as the …

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UPC calls for an independent committee on Nyanzi

Uganda People’s Congress (UPC)  has called for an independent committee to probe the disagreement between Prof Stella Nyanzi’s and Executive Director Makerere Social Institute of Research Prof. Mahmood Mamdani. “It is forbidden in the African culture for a woman to go nude however if the reaction reaches that extent, it …

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UPC will not miss Otunnu

By Patrick Kagenda Chris Okumu Opoka is a Uganda member of the East African Legislative Assembly from the opposition UPC party. Before going to EALA he was Secretary General of UPC during the Maama Miria Obote presidency. He spoke to The Independent’s Patrick Kagenda. You have never attended a UPC …

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