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Nairobi, July 6, 2016) – Activists from across Africa clarify misconceptions about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and highlight the need for African governments to support the court in a video released today by 21 African and international nongovernmental organizations.In January 2016, the African Union (AU) gave its Open-Ended Committee of African Ministers on the ICC a mandate to develop…
By Eddie SsemakulaCitizen Election Observers Network, (CEON-U) yesterday June 30th, 2016 launched its final report under the theme “Uganda General Elections 2016: Revisiting the Democracy Construct” at Nile hall, Hotel Africana. Funded by Democratic Governance Facility and USAID through National Democratic Institute, the 14-chapter report highlighted pre-election, Election Day and post election concerns with a chapter devoted to special interest…
By Eddie Ssemakula. Uganda Media Women’s Association yesterday 28th June launched their election survey titled “Gender Media and elections” highlighting women portrayal trends during the 2016 general election at Hotel Africana. The study, aimed at generating data to increase the willingness of print media to promote gender equality, analysed election related stories in five newspapers between December 2015 and February…
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…

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