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Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers found in Mayuge District

Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers found in Mayuge District

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Two boxes containing pre-ticked ballot papers have been seized by police in Mayuge District. The boxes were found St Mulumba polling station in Mayuge Town Council and at Kabukye polling station in Bukatube Sub-county. Busoga Region Election Officer, Mr Emmanuel Masiko confirmed the seizure of the boxes. He said that the pre-ticked ballot papers were in favour of Mr Omar Bongo, the National Resistance Movement flag bearer, who is the current district chairman.  Reports say that they have been taken to Mayuge Central Police Station. Others in the race are; Mr Robert Kanusu (National Resistance Movement), Mr Peter Okocha Kasolo (National Unity Platform), Mr Frank Nabwiso (Forum for Democratic Change), Mr Ivan Tibenkana (Democratic Party), Mr Julius Zziwa (Independen...
Uganda elections 2021: Falana drags Museveni to UN over Bobi Wine’s detention

Uganda elections 2021: Falana drags Museveni to UN over Bobi Wine’s detention

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, EAST AFRICA, Entertainment, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, WORLD
Nigerian human rights lawyer Femi Falana files a complaint on behalf of Robert Kyagulanyi Aka.Bobi wine to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Arrest. Nigerian human rights lawyer Femi Falana Femi Falana is challenging the continued illegal confinement of Robert Kyagulanyi Aka.Bobi wine by the Ugandan police and the military!
NRM’s Daniel Kazibwe(Ragga Dee) casts his ballot at Kizungu meeting point polling station in Makindye kampala.

NRM’s Daniel Kazibwe(Ragga Dee) casts his ballot at Kizungu meeting point polling station in Makindye kampala.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Kazibwe says he has come to perform a facelift of the capital city. Ragga Dee holds the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Kampala Mayoral Flag 2021-2026. Ragga Dee, born Daniel Kazibwe, is a Ugandan musician and politician. He contested for mayor of Kampala in the 2016 general elections. Early life and Music Dee was born in 1968 to George William Kyeyune. He started his music career in 1988. His music is an amalgamation of do reggae, ragga, hip-hop, and Lingala.He was Ragga Artist of the Year at the Pearl of Africa Music Awards in 2004 and 2005 and won best video in 2006. He has 18 albums. He gained fame in the early 1990s with hits like Bamusakata and Mukwano while part of a group called Da Hommies. He has won the Pearl of Africa Music Award for best Ragga artiste of...
Uganda elections 2021:Missing NUP supporter found dead

Uganda elections 2021:Missing NUP supporter found dead

AFRICA, CRIME, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Rogers Ssemakula, one of the National Unity Platform-NUP supporters and resident of Kabembe in Kyampisi Sub County in Mukono district who went missing on the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections has been found dead.  His body was recovered from Kiyunga forest by a team of NUP supporters following days of searching. Ssemakula,’s widow, Zarupha Nampijja says her husband did not return home on the eve of the presidential and parliamentary elections.  According to Nampijja, she had cautioned the deceased against moving at the night during campaigns due to the rampant kidnap of NUP supporters in the area. Asadu Jjemba, a resident of Kabembe says the deceased is among several NUP supporters who were kidnapped by people driving in a white numberless van during in t...
Uganda elections 2021: National Unity Platform (NUP) party flag bearer for the city mayoral position, Naggayi Nabila Ssempala casting her vote at katuuso church of Uganda polling station.

Uganda elections 2021: National Unity Platform (NUP) party flag bearer for the city mayoral position, Naggayi Nabila Ssempala casting her vote at katuuso church of Uganda polling station.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
The Kampala Central Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi Sempala on the National Unity Platform (NUP) Kampala mayoral candidate. Nabilah Naggayi Sempala is a Ugandan politician. She is the incumbent Member of Parliament representing the Kampala Women Parliamentary Constituency in the 10th Ugandan Parliament (2016 to 2021). Naggayi began her political career as a Councilor in Wakiso District Local Government in 2001, serving in that capacity until 2005. She, with others, including Muhammad Nsereko, the incumbent member of Parliament for Kampala Central Division, established the Social Democratic Party (SDP). She actively campaigned for the re-opening of the political space to multi-party democracy during the 2005 referendum. It was not until the run-up to the 2006 general elections, that she for...
UGANDA ELECTIONS 2021:  Bobi Wine has killed all my dreams-Chief Whip Nankabirwa

UGANDA ELECTIONS 2021: Bobi Wine has killed all my dreams-Chief Whip Nankabirwa

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Nankabirwa had turned the Kiboga seat her lifetime job and it is claimed that she could not even allow anyone to rise and challenge her for the slot. She has been the Woman MP for Kiboga District for 26 years un interrupted. The controversial Nankabirwa is remembered for having told the opposition Members of parliament to buy their coffins before trying to block the change of the age limit that later allowed President Museveni to stand for another term. Sources close to her say she is not in perfect shape. The outspoken regime darling is said to be crying since she learnt that she had lost the polls. Her relatives say she has for the past days cursed NUP and its leader Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert aka Bobi Wine for killing all her dreams of being the speaker of the next parliament. “She ...
Mrs. Barbie wasn’t denied exit from and to her home. We granted her that passage and again she gave us a condition that for her to move to go to a supermarket she needs to move with the husband-Fred Enanga

Mrs. Barbie wasn’t denied exit from and to her home. We granted her that passage and again she gave us a condition that for her to move to go to a supermarket she needs to move with the husband-Fred Enanga

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Human rights activists and legal officers in Uganda are calling for the release of Robert Kyangulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, who has been under house arrest since the completion of voting in last week's election.
Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programme

AFRICA, Business, DUBAI, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UAE, UGANDA, WORLD
Dubai, UAE, 18 January 2021: The Emirates Group on January 18th, rolled out a COVID-19 vaccination programme for its substantial UAE based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention. The inoculation drive began yester morning, with priority being placed on its frontline aviation workforce, including Cabin Crew, Flight Deck and other operationally focused roles. The airline, along with dnata, are among the first transport and air services organisations in the world to offer employees the option to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Over the course of the pandemic, Emirates and dnata have implemented multiple layers of safety measures, to ensure the health and safety of customers, employees and the communities served...
Kenya is determined to conclude trade deal with the US, President Kenyatta says

Kenya is determined to conclude trade deal with the US, President Kenyatta says

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NAIROBI, 19 January 2021 President Uhuru Kenyatta has reiterated Kenya’s determination to conclude ongoing negotiations with the United States of America and sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).  President Kenyatta with outgoing US Ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter,Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua and Foreign Affairs CS Amb Raychelle Omamo at State House, Nairobi. The President gave the assurance Tuesday afternoon when he bade farewell to outgoing US Ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter who paid him a courtesy visit at State House, Nairobi. The Head of State said the FTA will build on the successes achieved under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) by ushering in better and bigger trade opportunities and prospects for Kenya. President Kenyatta with outgoing U...
Standard Chartered Bank calls upon the general public to disregard recruitment posts / communications that don’t originate directly from them

Standard Chartered Bank calls upon the general public to disregard recruitment posts / communications that don’t originate directly from them

AFRICA, Banking World, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, Housing Finance Bank, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Standard Chartered Bank, UGANDA, United Bank For Africa
Kampala – 19 January 2021: Our attention has been drawn to another group of unscrupulous persons hiring for the post of “Data Entry” job openings at Standard Chartered Bank and requiring candidates to pay monies for Covid 19 tests which are apparently sent to the recruiting persons. While we intermittently advertise several employment and development opportunities within Standard Chartered as and when they fall vacant, the alleged placements are not one of them. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer with a robust recruitment and resourcing policy and approach. This is to therefore inform the general public that such employment communications that circulate on social media or through other forums or platforms, not owned or originating from Standard Chartered Bank’...
UGANDA ELECTIONS 2021: Incumbent Lyomoki Defeated as workers vote parliamentary representatives

UGANDA ELECTIONS 2021: Incumbent Lyomoki Defeated as workers vote parliamentary representatives

AFRICA, POLITICS, UGANDA
Incumbent Worker’s MP Dr Sam Lyomoki has been voted out of parliament in a higly contested race for the slot. Lyomoki who is one of the longest serving legislators in the August House representing worker has lost his seat to Byakatonda Abdulhu who gurnered 174 votes at the concluded workers member of parliament elections held on Monday at Kibuli Secondary School in Kampala. The race also had Dr Obuku Ekwaro, a former chairperson of Uganda Medical Association trounced. He was running as an independent candidate and has had run-ins with government during the industrial actions by doctors and other medical workers. The polls saw NRM’s Arinaitwe Rwakajara, former Minister of Sports Charles Bakabulindi (NRM) emerge winners of the night, taking home two of the five slots. The other ...
Uganda elections 2021: President Yoweri Museveni’s main Challenger;38-Year old Influential Pop Star,Firebrand Legislator and Bold Activist Robert Kyagulanyi-Bobi Wine casts his Vote at Magere, says this is the beginning of a new Uganda.{pictorial}

Uganda elections 2021: President Yoweri Museveni’s main Challenger;38-Year old Influential Pop Star,Firebrand Legislator and Bold Activist Robert Kyagulanyi-Bobi Wine casts his Vote at Magere, says this is the beginning of a new Uganda.{pictorial}

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Uganda's Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Musician turned Politician casts his Vote at his Polling Station at Magere,a Kampala Suburb in Uganda 14th Jan,2020. Kyagulanyi is an outgoing legislator.KMA Photo/Ronald Kabuubi. Uganda's Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Musician turned Politician casts his Vote at his Polling Station at Magere,a Kampala Suburb in Uganda 14th Jan,2020. Kyagulanyi is an outgoing legislator.KMA Photo/Ronald Kabuubi. Uganda's Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Musician turned Politician prepares to cast his Vote at his Polling Station at Magere,a Kampala Suburb in Uganda 14th Jan,2020. Kyagulanyi is an outgoing legislator.KMA Photo/Ronald Kabuubi. Babara Itungo,wife to Uganda's Pres...