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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…
(Athens, Brussels, Paris) FIDH condemns the deportations carried out today under the EU-Turkey deal struck on March 18, 2016 and urges the EU to immediately stop them. Under this agreement, all irregular migrants who travel from Turkey to the Greek islands as of 20 March 2016 are to be deported back to Turkey if they do not apply for asylum…
Article 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that everyone has the right to take part in the governance of their country by electing representatives and the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority to govern. However, when it came to the LC-III election of Walukuba West, Parish B in Jinja, this article…

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