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By Eddie Ssemakula It was all fanfare at Eureka Place Hotel Ntinda as civil society organisations Women leadership Development (WLEDE) and Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) marked the close out of their election observation mission for the 2016 Uganda election. The occasion featured the recognition of the efforts of FHRI and WLEDE’S 27 Long-Term Observers who had been deployed…
FIDH Press Release What it really is? FIDH exposes the ugly truth behind cynical EU-Turkey deal Ankara, Athens, Brussels, Paris, 18 April 2016 - On 18 April 2015, a vessel capsized off the Libyan coast with around 850 migrants aboard, only 28 are known to have survived. If this shipwreck is the deadliest the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) has recorded…
On 18th April, 2016 the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) held a breakfast meeting at the Serena Hotel to take stock of the “Topowa” campaign through receiving feedback from the media and general public. The meeting was attended by over 80 participants from the Civil Society, development partners, public, and the media. On realizing the increased voter…
Until now nude pictures of Dr. Stella Nyanzi, a Makerere don are trending in the news and on social media. Dr. Nyanzi a prolific researcher at Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) expressed her dissatisfaction after what she termed as unfair dismissal from office by her boss Prof. Mahmood Mamdan. Dr. Nyanzi’s frustrations started as soon as MISR was restructured…
BY LUCY PEACE NANTUME On 25th March, as Christians worldwide commemorated the most important event in Christianity – The death of Jesus Christ, some families were grieving for their relatives who were executed on the same day. In Japan Yasutoshi Kamata (a 75 year old) and Ms. Junko Yoshida (whose request for a retrial was rejected) were executed. Although I…
Just recently President Museveni condemned the post-election violence in Bundibugyo, and in his own words as head of state he said, “I am going to deploy security in all areas to ensure that peace prevails in the area. Criminals threatening to cause violence are going to be dealt with”. However, we have seen violence prevailing in the region even in…

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