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NRM candidates storm state house over delayed facilitation

Entebbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | In a case of familiarity which breeds contempt, hundreds of National Resistance Movement candidates contesting for mayoral and Councilor seats in some of the cities and municipalities have bypassed the party secretariat in Kampala and today stormed the country’s highly restricted State House, residence of …

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Supporters waited all-day for Museveni’s two minute stopover

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The much-anticipated roadside address by President Yoweri Museveni in the Kyengera-Busega area did not last more than a minute, even though crowds spent the better half of the day waiting for his arrival.  Museveni, who was expected in the area at 5 p.m. arrived more …

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Amnesty international joins push to free Robert Kyagulanyi

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan authorities must immediately lift the police and military siege of opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi’s home and release him and his wife Barbara Itungo Amnesty International said as the post-election blockade entered its 7th day.      Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine …

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Presidential candidate Willy Mayambala blames low voter turnout on EC

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Independent Presidential Candidate, Willy Mayambala has blamed the Electoral Commission-EC for the low voter turn-out in Thursday’s election.   Only 10,359,479 voters participated in the polls, out of the 18,103,603 voters registered voters across the country.   The figures indicate that the Thursday poll had a voter …

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MPs continue getting mileage allowances despite not attending plenary

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Even as newly re-elected President Museveni vows not to let members of parliament increase their salaries/emoluments so as to reduce waste and increase funding for essential services, the Treasury has to suffer unnecessary hemorrhage of at least 30 billion shillings as MPs continue getting millage …

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Muntu scoffs at leaders pleading for Kayihura’s pardon

Kisoro, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party presidential candidate, Gregg Mugisha Muntu has scoffed at a section of Kisoro district leaders who are pleading for a pardon for the former Inspector General of Police, General Kale Edward Kayihura.     The group led by Kisoro District …

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Buyende fishermen cry out to Tumukunde over harassment by UPDF

Buyende, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Voters in Buyende district have appealed to Independent Presidential Candidate Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde to save them from the wrath of the Fisheries Protection Unit FPU. Gen. Tumukunde was speaking to residents of Buyende district on Thursday while on is campaign tour on Thursday. He …

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Mukula runs to arrow boys for Museveni’s vote

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Capt. Mike Mukula, the Eastern Region National Chairman for the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM Party has resorted to Arrow  boys groups  to mobilize support for the incumbent president, Yoweri Museveni in Teso.  Arrow Boys is a militia that was formed in Teso to fight …

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