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By Eddie Ssemakula Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) yesterday, June 27th, launched a Human Rights report themed “Human Rights and Elections in Uganda (2016): A Call for Action” at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala. The report presents the findings of an eight-month inquiry during the 2016 general election period and highlights matters related to the right to vote, freedoms of…
By Eddie Ssemakula. Africa Centre for media excellence (ACME) has today released its final election report comprehensively highlighting media coverage during the 2016 General election elections.Held at Kagera Hall, Hotel Africana, June 22nd the ACME final election report on media coverage presents cumulative findings and trends from the pre-election, campaign, and post-election period following a series of monthly reports between…
By Eddie Ssemakula Female aspirants from the 2016 General election have called upon Civil Society organizations to push for more Women spaces at stakeholder levels like Police, in order to increase the number of women running for public office. Speaking at the CCEDU-organized aspirant experience sharing session on Friday 17th June, women urged civil society organizations to push for more…
By Charity Ahimbisibwe Thomas Palulu, a former presiding officer, Gulu district said, Topowa boosted voter turn-out for the presidential elections, but after that it fizzled out and so people did not show up to the local council elections. “ CCEDU, should consider starting village meetings now that the elections are over, to restore hope to the people who lost during…
By: Crispy Kaheru, Coordinator, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU)=========================================================== Crispy Kaheru Three years ago, I co-authored a paper titled, “Towards reforming Uganda’s electoral commission; critical areas and reform options”. The paper highlighted the key issues pertaining to Uganda’s Electoral Commission that call for reform. It proposed legislative and constitutional reform options that must be urgently considered in…
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into force in September 2015, after the phase out of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that acted as a driver for global development since, 2000 to 2015. The SDGs are relatively comprehensive in terms of scope and seek to address issues of poverty, hunger, education, climate among others. It’s anticipated that by 2030, countries…

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