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How 37 Forgotten EALA Losers Performed: Five Candidates Got No Vote

When Uganda’s Parliament picked the nation’s nine representatives to regional assembly, the East African Legislative Assembly, all the eyes were on the winners and one loser: opposition strongwoman Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe. The winners were: former internal affairs minister Rose Akol; former Kakuuto County MP Mathias Kasamba; policy analyst Paulo Mwasa Musamali,

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CRISPY KAHERU: Beti Kamya, Please Stop, Think, & Remember the Wananchi before it’s Late

First, I will take this opportunity to publically congratulate you Beti Kamya on your appointment as Minister for Kampala Capital City Authority. I remember the last time I passed my congratulations to you was a day after you had been named part of the cabinet that would drive this, my

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INGRID TURINAWE: Uganda’s Parliament Needs Reform

On February 28, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe lost in the race to become one of Uganda’s nine representatives to regional assembly EALA. There were well over 40 approved contestants. However, what makes Turinawe’s loss interesting is the hostility members of ruling NRM party

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CHRIS OBORE on “Speaker’s Helicopter’: Civil Society are Trading Lies, Preaching Water but Taking Wine

The proposal to buy a helicopter for the Parliamentary Commission is now the focus of sections of civil society actors. Recently, the executive director of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Ms Cissy Kagaba; the coordinator of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group,  Julius Mukunda; and the programs officer of Uganda Debt Network, Ms  Imelda Namagga,

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Uganda to open three more camps for South Sudan Refugees

As more South Sudan refugees continue to flee the conflict-ravaged world’s youngest nation, the Ugandan government will soon open up new settlement camps to cater for those seeking refuge in her territory. Through the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and United Nations High commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Uganda will establish

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Magufuli, Museveni Pour Cold Water on EPA Trade Deal, Propose more Projects

Tanzanian President John Magufuli and visiting Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday addressed a joint press conference at State in Dar es Salaam at the end of the latter’s two-day state visit, pouring cold water on proposed Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with European Union (EU) and discussing more infrastructure projects. The

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