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Minister Obiga Kania's Rival Appeals Against Election Ruling academic documents 2

The appeal against Kania is among the 12 appeals so far filed before the Court of Appeal challenging the decisions arising from various High Court circuits that heard the 155 petitions arising from the parliamentary and local government elections held in 2021.
16:27
16:27

Battered Journalist Ashraf Kasirye Withdraws Case Against Government Ghetto TV 2

The case which Kasirye has withdrawn today was filed by on 3rd December 2020, challenging the decision by the police to forcefully remove him from National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu's car, pepper spray before assaulting when he was doing his journalistic duties during the election campaigns.
13:16
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EC Conducting a 2021 Election Low Voter Turnout Survey elections in uganda 2

Urban districts have always registered a low voter turnout. For instance, in the January 2021 presidential election, Kampala had a 43 percent voter turnout. In 2016, it polled 51.48 percent, 41.52 per cent in 2011, 58.7 per cent in 2006.
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Nov 18th Riot Victims: Relatives Missing Irreplaceable Lives Lost, Financial Support 2020 November riots 5 1 Top story

According to Namatovu, because of her hearing impairment, her deceased son was a vital part of her life matrix since he served as her interpreter. Representing people with disabilities at Kawempe Division Council, she has already tested the perils of her son’s demise. “Now, the people I represent quarrel because they call and no one picks, they say I am not working,” she said.
18:48
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Makindye Candidates Opt for Social Media, SMS to mobilise Voters

Perusi Munaaba, the only female candidate contesting against 10 men for the mayoral seat said that it was important to mobilise voters through WhatsApp and Short Message Services because many had no idea about today's polls. Munaana tapped into youths, business and women social media groups in various parishes, where she sent messages.
15:35
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DP Pleased with Performance in Parliamentary Elections Democratic Party 2

The DP Spokesperson, Enock Opio Okoler said that given the challenges the party faced before the general elections, the performance of the party lays a good foundation to revive the party.
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EC Directs UBC to Offer Presidential Candidates Free Media Space media freedom 5

The Electoral Commission (EC) acting as provided for by the Presidential Elections Act (Amended 2020), under article 24 must see to it that the national broadcaster provides equal but free air space to all contending presidential candidates in an election.
13:54
13:54

NRM Unhappy with Suspension of Campaigns in 20 Districts 2 1 Top story

Yesterday, the EC chairperson Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon suspended campaigns in 20 districts including; Jinja, Jinja City, Kabale, Kalungu, Masaka, Masaka City, Tororo, Kampala, Luwero, Wakiso, Mukono, Buikwe, Buvuma, Kayunga, Mbarara, Mbarara City, Kabalore, Fort Portal City, Kasese and Kazo.
09:51
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Presidential Candidates Decry Police Deployments During Campaigns political rights 5

They say that a number of their activities have been blocked, and sometimes they are barred from using certain roads to reach their campaign venues on time while oftentimes, their team members are beaten, arrested, or injured during running battles with security personnel.
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Crowded Parliamentary Races: Some Candidates Are Unknown to Voters 4 1 Top story

Alex Katoora, a resident of Ntinda in Nakawa Division West told URN that he only knows three out of the 14 nominated parliamentary candidates in his area.
14:48
14:48

NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba Tests Positive for COVID-19 covid 19 2 1

NRM National Treasurer Rose Namayanja says that Lumumba is asymptomatic and is currently in self-isolation while she gets medication and her condition is not worrying as she is able to work online.
13:18
13:18

Opposition Parties Fighting to Take One Another’s Parliamentary Seats 2021 elections

The four parties share among themselves 60 MPs with FDC having the lion’s share with 37 MPs, 15 for DP, seven for UPC and one for Jeema. However, for most of those 60 positions, not only is the NRM fronting candidates to try and capture them, but even other opposition parties want to capture the same seats.
18:01
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How Parliament and District Aspirants Spent a Trillion Before Campaigns Kicked Off 2

The survey which was conducted in 29 districts, 70 constituencies and 14,169 villages across the country, targeted 939 aspirants. Of these, 615 were aspirants interested in becoming directly elected Members of Parliament, 151 district women representative aspirants, 116 district aspirants and 57 persons aspiring for mayorship.
17:29
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Museveni Wonders Why Anybody Would Oppose Him 1

Speaking to NRM youths from the Bugisu sub-region in Mbale, Museveni only conceded corruption as the only ground that anybody can challenge him, but even on this, he said, he was working towards fixing it.
12:29
12:29

2021 Presidential Camps Speak Out on Their Security Priorities 5

The presidential candidates and members in their campaigns teams have raised matters of human resource empowerment, welfare, corruption, financing, tools and skills of the security sector. The candidates also emphasize proper planning for internal security threats as opposed to the external that government has always planned for and financed.
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Kantinti Vows to Reclaim Kyadondo East Seat 1 2

Kantinti said he wants to complete his term that was interrupted by Kyagulanyi. He says wherever he has gone people are receptive to the idea of sending him back to parliament.
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Virtual Campaigns: NRM Dominates Twitter with Aid of Suspected Bots NUP 3 4 Top story

Using Botometer, a social media observatory tool created at Indiana University which can detect suspected bot accounts, URN reporters found out that five of the top ten accounts tweeting about NRM manifesto messages and events are suspected bot accounts. Botometer places the likelihood of the accounts in question to be bots above 72 percent.
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Presidential Candidates Fail to Declare Wealth, Sources of Funding 3

According to Paul Bukenya, the EC Manager Media and Public Relations, as of Tuesday 17, 2020 when the 14 days elapsed after presidential candidates were nominated and campaigns started, the commission did not receive a record from any of the presidential candidates.
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