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Background ========================================================================================== In August last year (2015), government approved the creation of four new districts. Kakumiro and Kagadi curved out of Kibaale district; Rubanda curved out of present day Kabale district and Omoro curved out of present day Gulu district. The creation took effect on 1 July 2016. The exercise resulted into new elective vacancies, which the Electoral Commission (EC)…
By Crispy Kaheru Coordinator, Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) ============================================================================================ s the appointment of the new EC looms over the political horizon, there is a general consensus on having an election management body that fits into the current political context of the country – the prevailing modus operandi or aspirations of a multi-party democratic political dispensation.At the…
By Lucy Peace Nantume – A human rights lawyer working with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI). During the passing out ceremony of prison staff on 15th August 2016, in his speech,the president responding to a call to abolish the death penalty stated that “ I believe in the law of Moses; an eye for an eye, tooth for…
When retired Col. Kizza Besigye lodged a complaint in court after the 2011 elections, he was dissatisfied with the elections because polling materials that were delivered to polling stations were not properly sealed, some polling stations had short deliveries of ballot papers; ballot stuffing and multiple voting had happened in some polling station; there was tampering and alteration of results,…
Human rights defenders have said the raid on Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court by a mob, protesting the criminal trial of Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura, highlights the selective application of the law. A pro-Kayihura mob last Wednesday stormed Makindye court protesting the police chief’s appearance to answer charges of torture against civilians. Gen Kayihura was expected to appear…
On August 5th 2016, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the IGAD-Plus held its Second Extra – Ordinary Summit meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and deliberated on the prevailing situation in the Republic of South Sudan. This was one of the high level meetings purposefully convened to discuss the South Sudan question ever since fighting broke out…

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