Led by Joyce Bagala Ntwatwa, the Mityana District Woman Representative and Shadow Minister for Information and Anti-Corruption, the opposition lawmakers have strongly opposed President Yoweri Museveni's directive.
In a press briefing, Ravina Shamdasani, the Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights pointed out on Friday from Geneva, Switzerland that human rights situation in the country poses challenges not only for voting day itself, but also for the post-electoral period.
In a statement issued this morning, Human Rights lawyer, Eron Kiiza calls for the immediate and unconditional release of the comedians, saying they have stayed under police custody beyond the mandatory 48 hours.
In a letter dated March 10 written to Serunkuma who’s also a PhD student at the Makerere University Institute of Social Research [Misr], Nawangwe says if he doesn’t desist from these writings, unspecified disciplinary measures will be brought against him.
“These electoral regulations are trying to dictate what should appear in the students constitution. And if you look at the entire regulations booklet, there are a number of provisions that are out rightly against the freedom of expression,” Mark Owiny, a 4th year Law student said
Ambassador Malac also called for a free and fair election, saying all eyes of the world will be in Uganda. She says unlike other countries, Uganda has the capacity to hold elections, and this should not be marred with irregularities.
The judges note that since Besigye argues that there is no validly elected government, it implies that there are no legally constituted courts of law and therefore they can’t grant him the remedies he is seeking.
The IPOD leadership rotates among subscribing the parties. The term of DP expired on September 20th, 2019. DP was expected to handover the IPOD leadership to FDC but this didn’t happen. DP said FDC hadn’t been committed to IPOD, which made it doubtful if they could take over and commit to its leadership.
Dr. Kamunyu vowed in an interview with URN never to cede to dishonesty as he returns to Makerere University, saying that academic freedoms and freedoms of expression that he was fighting for remain cardinal to him.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
Professor Melina Platas Izama, of the New York University-Abu Dhabi, says there are more active discussions and transparency discussions on people’s frustrations and grievances in Uganda compared to many countries in Africa. She says it is very important for people to express their views.
Mugaga was beaten by church members of Jerusalem Miracle Centre in West Division on Sunday when he went to cover a land wrangle between Jerusalem Miracle Centre led by Pastor, Dan Mubiru and Miracle Center in the same division.
Last week, UCC, the government body which regulates the broadcasting sector, stopped the live broadcast of parliamentary proceedings. A number of radio and television stations have also told of how unidentified persons have directed them not to host opposition politicians, particularly those opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limit.
The protest was blocked as the activists approached the American Embassy in Kampala where they were due to present a statement of dissent. Led by Barbara Alimadi, the group had successfully matched from Kabalagala, a Kampala Suburb to the embassy in Nsambya. They were however blocked as they approached the entrance to the US Embassy.