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Members to table names of missing persons

Members to table names of missing persons

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, NUP, POLITICS, UGANDA
Kampala-Uganda: Legislators will on Thursday, 4 March 2021 table their ‘lists’ of missing persons alleged to have been abducted by the security agencies. The green light was given by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga during the Tuesday, 2 March 2021 sitting. It follows the continued delay by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen. Jeje Odongo, to lay the lists from the Police and the army before Parliament. According to Kadaga, there have been numerous complaints about abductions of Ugandans with the President Yoweri Museveni directing the agencies to make public the lists to enable their next of kin to trace them. “In absence of that, I want to ask those Members who have missing people to produce a list and present it here and then we ask the Government to account for those people,” said Ka...
Former presidential candidate and NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu runs to High court over his vehicle

Former presidential candidate and NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu runs to High court over his vehicle

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, NRM, NUP, POLITICS, UGANDA
Former presidential candidate and NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has run to the High court seeking a permanent injunction against  the continued threats by the commissioner General of the Uganda Revenue Atihority from impounding  and re-examing his recently acquired  motorvehicle;  a Toyata Land cruiser ( UBJ  667F). Kyagulanyi contends the acts of the commissioner General in  threatening to impound his vehicle are  an infringement of his guaranteed  constitutional rights to quietly enjoy and possess his property. Kyagulanyi  claims  that  since his participation as a candidate in the recently concluded presidential election where NRM’s Tibahaburwa was declared winner , he has been a target by security and other government agencies thus forcing him to start  wearing  bullet ...
Opposition figure Bobi Wine has withdrawn his petition challenging Yoweri Museveni’s victory from the Supreme Court, saying the courts are not independent. “The people of Uganda are going to have the final say in their destiny,” he says.

Opposition figure Bobi Wine has withdrawn his petition challenging Yoweri Museveni’s victory from the Supreme Court, saying the courts are not independent. “The people of Uganda are going to have the final say in their destiny,” he says.

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, NRM, NUP, POLITICS, UGANDA
Bobi wine- since we petitioned the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice has met Kaguta Museveni about 3 times. Imagine this is an arbitrator meeting a respondent in a case. In one of the meetings, the Chief Justice presented a budget to Museveni. Bobi wine cites precedent of Amama Mbabazi election petition where the court accepted an amendment. "It shocked us and the entire world that the Supreme Court rejected our application to file an amendment to the petition" Bobi wine - We are convinced that the Supreme Court has a predetermined mind to reject our petition on grounds that we didn't have enough evidence. But this is the same court wc has refused to take our evidence. Part of the evidence is a video from Kalundi Serumaga Bobi wine - the evidence also had DR forms from Kiruhura wh...
Electoral Commission added 440,000 more voters on register, two months to election

Electoral Commission added 440,000 more voters on register, two months to election

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FDC, NRM, NUP, POLITICS, UGANDA
Kampala Uganda- The Electoral Commission added 445, 076 voters to the national voters register two months to the January 14 general elections. In a statement issued last year on September 17, the EC indicated that there were 17,658,527 registered voters eligible to participate in this year's general elections.      However, this number increased to 18,103,603 voters by November, a difference of 445,076 voters. The Commission didn’t communicate the change in the number of voters. The addition of the voters on the national register came almost a year after the completion of the national voters register update exercise. The process of registration of new voters and the transfer of voter location stopped on December 11, 2019.  The EC chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi says the...
NRM party looking into reasons for its poor performance in Buganda – Lumumba

NRM party looking into reasons for its poor performance in Buganda – Lumumba

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, NRM, NUP, Parliament, POLITICS
The NRM Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba has regretted the party's declining performance in Buganda but said this should not worry NRM supporters since the party gained more support in other regions NRM Supporters celebrate at their headquarters in Kampala,Uganda.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. NRM Supporters celebrate at their headquarters in Kampala,Uganda.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Speaking at the party headquarters yesterday Ms Lumumba said even in Buganda where they didn't perform well there were no polling stations where President Yoweri Museveni the party presidential flag bearer scored zero. A bus decorated with a portrait of Uganda's President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was declared winner for the 6th term.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/K...
ELECTORAL COMMISSION BEGINS ACCREDITATION OF OBSERVERS FOR 2020/2021 ELECTIONS

ELECTORAL COMMISSION BEGINS ACCREDITATION OF OBSERVERS FOR 2020/2021 ELECTIONS

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NUP, POLITICS, UGANDA, WORLD
 Kampala,UgandaThe Electoral Commission has started accrediting national and international Election Observers for the 2021 General Elections.According to the Chairperson of the Accreditation Committee, who is also Deputy Chairperson, Electoral Commission, Hajat Aisha Lubega, the EC Accreditation Centre, based at Serena Kampala Hotel, was officially opened on 22nd December 2020, and will receive and process approved applications up to Monday 11th January 2021.Section 16 (1) (a) of the Electoral Commission Act, gives the Commission powers to accredit representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, media and any other duly registered institutions to observe electoral activities.At least forty-nine (49) national and international organisations, diplomatic missions and regio...
Uganda’s Electoral Commission receives another batch of electoral materials from Germany

Uganda’s Electoral Commission receives another batch of electoral materials from Germany

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, NRM, NUP, UGANDA
Electoral Materials are seen arriving in the Country. Electoral Materials are seen arriving in the Country Electoral Materials are seen arriving in the Country Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama talks to Journalists at Entebbe Airport 11th Nov,2020. Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama talks to Journalists at Entebbe Airport 11th Nov,2020.