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Tension as Besigye, Muntu are arrested

Police besieged and arrested FDC leaders from their party headquaters in Kampala. Besigye is understood to be at his home amid tight security

Tension has risen in Kampala in the past couple of hours following the arrest of leading opposition FDC party leaders Dr. Kizza Besigye and  Gen. Mugisha Muntu. Dr. Besigye is among the seven people who are challenging President Yoweri Museveni in yesterday’s yet-to-be concluded presidential elections. According to our reporter Gabriel Buule who was this …

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With quarter of results in, Museveni still leads

EC chairman Dr. Badru Kiggundu (right) with his deputy Joseph Biribonwa and Secretary Sam Rwakoojo at the National Tally Centre in Namboole stadium announcing the 2nd batch of results

Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has registered a commanding early lead from yesterday’s presidential poll compared to his closest rival FDC’s Dr. Kizza Besigye. The Electoral Commission this morning released the second batch of results from 6448 polling stations (representing 23%) out of the total expected 28010 polling stations in the country. The results …

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Voting in Kampala & Wakiso extended to 7PM

Voters braved the hot sun to cast their votes despite delays in most parts of Kampala and Wakiso

Following delays in the delivery of voting materials to most polling stations in Kampala and Wakiso, the Electoral Commission has extended voting from 4PM to 7PM to allow more time for those that were disadvantaged by the delays. The chairman of the Electoral Commission Dr. Badru Kiggundu appealed for calm from among voters and regretted …

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Ministry of Health deploys ambulances to cater for election-related emergencies

A fleet of ambulances are at the disposal of Ugandans during the current elections

The possibility of health emergency situations arising from the tense electoral period have forced the Ministry of Health to deploy ambulances to dispatch patients to hospitals. A statement released by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Dr. Asuman Lukwago said his ministry had deployed nine ambulances across Kampala to ease safety and referral of persons …

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NRM accused of stifling critical media

NRM Chairman Yoweri Museveni

The ruling NRM party has once again come under criticism for trying to stifle critical and independent media, especially as the country prepares to go for general elections on  February 18, 2016. The complaint comes after the ruling party filed a complaint with the statutory Media Council against the Daily Monitor newspaper for publishing a …

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Campaigns of crowds, promises, deception

President Musveni has pulled unbelievable crowds in Northern Uganda

Passing through the middle of rain-drenched and forested Hoima District, we came across a convoy of military vehicles stuck somewhere in a muddy-soaked road along villages that clearly were still seriously backward. President Yoweri Museveni was visiting the district on one of his exploits of getting every Ugandan into the middle-income bracket within score years. …

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