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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Chaos spreads over suspected cases of rigging in Kampala, Wakiso

vehicle seen with pre ticked votes in Makindye was shattered by angry voters

Police has fired tear gas and live bullets in Makindye to stop an angry mob from lynching a man who was allegedly caught with pre-ticked ballot papers. Our reporter Musisi Lwanga who reached the scene located along the road towards Makindye military barracks said that the angry residents captured the …

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Election observers call for peaceful and transparent poll

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is heading the Commonwealth Election Observer group for the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda

As Commonwealth election observers began deploying across Uganda, > the group’s Chair, Olusegun Obasanjo, expressed his hope that the country’s people will enjoy a peaceful and credible election on 18 February. The Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, who led Nigeria as President between 1999 and 2007, joined the team …

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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 …

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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 …

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