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The Republic of Benin becomes the eighth AU Member State to deposit the Declaration under Article 34 (6) of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Right to allow Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and individuals to directly access the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.…
One of the presidential candidates for 2016 general elections Hon.Amaama Mbabazi has petitioned the Supreme Court challenging the results. According to his laywers Muwema and co. advocates there was need to challenge the just concluded elections basing on the evidence they gathered during elections. At 5:07pm the lawyers filed the petition at the Supreme Court that was received by the…
Gen Kale Kayihura has found himself shoved to the centre of the controversy surrounding the project to keep President Museveni in power, never mind that Mr Museveni worked personally hard to win the declaration by the Electoral Commission on February 20 to earn the title President-elect 2016-2021 while still holding the belt of reigning President. On Thursday, the police chief…
Mr Museveni’s closest challenger, Dr Kizza Besigye, who garnered 3.5 million votes, rejected the results and has indicated that he is considering petitioning the Supreme Court. Observer missions also punched holes in the credibility of Mr Museveni’s victory, citing late delivery of materials in Opposition strongholds, intimidation and voter bribery as some of the factors that tilted the scales in…
Civil society organizations Foundation for Human rights Initiative (FHRI) and Women Leadership Development (WLEDE), on Thursday 18th February 2016 observed the 2016 general elections particularly assessing women participation and overall electoral administration. Highlighted in their findings was the fact that more women participated as electoral staff and polling agents at a rate of 97 females: 76 males. There was also…
In October 2015, Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) and Women Leadership Development (WLEDE) set to observe the electoral processes of Uganda’s 2016 general elections which include observation of pre-election, Election Day and Post-Election activities of this election. Download full Report Here 

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