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Minister Musumba Campaigns for Wife’s Challenger

State Minister for Urban Development Isaac Isanga Musumba has asked in Kamuli Municipality to vote his wife’s rival in a by-election for the constituency’s MP seat. Candidate Hajat Rehema Watongola is the candidate  for the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate -  to which Isaac Musumba belongs. But his wife is a

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Besigye Blocked from Accessing Stella Nyanzi

Opposition chief and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has visited Kira Divisional police headquarters where Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi is being detained over 48 hours since she was arrested. Alongside Besigye were former leader of opposition in Parliament Philip Wafula Oguttu, Kampala mayor Erias Lukwago, Buhweju MP

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Lucy Achiro Wins Aruu North By-election, Retains Seat

Independent candidate Lucy Achiro Otim was Thursday night declared the winner of the Aruu North Parliamentary by-election. Achiro, who is an opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) leaning member, polled 16,608 votes (63.36 percent) ahead of closest challenger National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate Nabinson Kidega who garnered 8,450 votes (32.75 percent). Democratic

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Ministers, MPs Advised to Find Time and Exercise

The deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has advised MPs to find time for engaging in physical exercises for better health. Oulanyah gave the advice while officiating at the opening event of the Health Camp aimed at testing ministers and members of parliament for non-communicable diseases at Parliament on Wednesday. Over

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Govt Dares Besigye to Publish Names of UPDF Officers who “Back” Him

Government has told opposition chief and four-time presidential candidate DR Kizza Besigye to publish names of soldiers who support him. Ofwono Opondo, the government spokesperson, told journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala on Wednesday said that Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate in the 2016 presidential polls has

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Museveni Says the Opposition Wants to Fail His Govt

President Yoweri Museveni told a campaign rally at Pajule Primary School in Lapul Sub-county, Pader District on Tuesday that opposition politicians wanted his government to fail by pressurising him to do many things at once. “These people… Opposition, they don’t want planning, they want okutomera [crash] , they want us [government]

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FULL STATEMENT: Gov’t Dismisses Museveni-Besigye Dialogue Reports

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has said termed claims that president Yoweri Museveni had okayed dialogue and the audit of last year’s presidential poll results as “false... drama and comedy”. Dr Besigye has been quoted by sections of the media as confirming that there were plans for him and Museveni to have

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MP Beatrice Anywar Seeks Shs 14m for Treatment in India

Doctors have referred Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar to India for further treatment about a month since she was involved in an accident at Patiko in Lamwo district. MP Anywar has been receiving treatment at Case Clinic in Kampala but doctors have recommended that the specialised medics in India

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Govt: Uganda Is Not About To Quit ICC

Attorney General William Byaruhanga on Tuesday presented a statement on the position of Uganda regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the stinging criticism of the court by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and others top officials like deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah. During his inaguarual speech as he swore in for his

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