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By Eddie Ssemakula Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy (CCEDU) has successfully concluded a five district Observation mission for Districts Kakumiro, Kibaale, Kagadi, Rubanda and Omoro. CCEDU, an 850-member coalition, observed Election day activity in conformity with Ugandan laws and presented findings concerning the Election day process across the five districts. The new District elections were conducted on Aug 29 Findings…
Opposition political parties and civil society organisations involved in electoral law advocacy are using the imminent expiry of the term of most of the current members of Uganda’s Electoral Commission to amplify demands for a more open appointing process of commissioners. All but one of seven commissioners are due for retirement when their terms expire in November, without an option…
On August 30, Uganda handed Tullow Oil plc and Total E&P eight production licences in a move to pick up the pace in commercialising the vast petroleum reserves in the Albertine basin.But, observers say, while the issuance of licences is a major step forward, a lot still needs to be done to realise actual production. These processes, experts warn, may…
The Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) on Friday launched its countrywide post-election feedback forums. The inaugural forum attracted over 100 citizens from various political parties, security agencies, judiciary, parliament, local government and cultural institutions and the Electoral Commission.Representatives of civil society, religious leaders, media practitioners and members of the general public also attended. Eastern districts of Jinja,…
Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has extended its dominance both in Parliament and local governments after it swept Monday’s elections in five newly created districts. Early results indicate the ruling party will win the elections in all the five new districts of Rubanda, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kibale and Omoro. Created in 2015, the new districts boundary changes took effect…
By Lucy Peace Nantume With the High profile treason case of former presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye, many Ugandans are now aware that the penalty for a treason conviction is death. However, what many do not know is that Uganda has over 27 other offences that attract the death penalty including aggravated robbery, aggravated defilement, smuggling while armed and detention…

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