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IPOD summit set for Friday, FDC not attending

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Heads of Political Parties organized under the Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue-IPOD are set to conduct their 3rd Summit on March 5th at the Kololo Independence ground. IPOD brings together parties with representation in Parliament to dialogue on issues affecting the country and political players in …

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Kyagulanyi rallies families of abduction victims for support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The former Presidential Candidate of the National Unity Platform-NUP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi wine has called upon the families of abducted victims to be ready and join him anytime once he rises to demand freedom of their relatives. Kyagulanyi  made the remarks  during a …

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MPs react to Kyagulanyi’s withdrawal of petition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The decision to petition and to withdraw may be the petitioner’s alone, but it is of concern to all citizens as it seeks to overturn the results of the general election that determined who will lead their country for the next five years beginning mid …

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Museveni, EC, AG lawyers find supreme court registry closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Counsel for President Yoweri Museveni, the Attorney General and Electoral Commission have this morning found the Supreme Court registry closed.  Last week, the Supreme Court issued strict timelines for hearing the presidential election petition by the National Unity Platform-NUP President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.  The petition …

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NRM loss in Wakiso attributed to unfulfilled pledges, party wrangles

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Unfulfilled pledges by President Yoweri Museveni and internal party wrangles cost the National Resistance Movement support in Wakiso district. In the just-concluded elections, the NRM party lost in all the eight constituencies in Wakiso District.  They include Entebbe Municipality, Busiro South, Busiro North, Nansana Municipality, …

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Internet shutdown facilitated free and fair election – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  President Yoweri Museveni has defended his government’s decision to shut down the internet, days before the January 14 general election. This is in an affidavit filed in response to a petition by Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu, his main challenger in the just concluded elections. In his …

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Two arrested for circulating leaflets against Museveni’s 35-year rule

Masaka, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | Police in Masaka have arrested two people for allegedly circulating leaflets with messages that are demeaning the person of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.     The pink-coloured leaflets with Museveni’s cross-stroked-picture started circulating last week in Masaka City and nearby communities. They are inscribed with messages branding …

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Ambassador Kinobe attributes NRM loss in Luwero to poor service delivery

Luwero, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda’s Ambassador to Sudan James William Kinobe has blamed the National Resistance Movement loss in Luwero district on poor service delivery and internal conflicts among party leaders.  Luwero District has been a haven for National Resistance Movement candidates and President Yoweri Museveni since 1981-1986 when …

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BYABAKAMA: I had no power to stop arrest of Kyagulanyi campaign team

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  | The Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, has said although his Commission was fully in charge of organizing last month’s elections, he had no power to intervene when campaign agents of National Unity Platform-NUP former presidential candidates were arrested. In his response to the …

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