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Photo: Kenyan Presidential Elections August 10, 2017The Carter Center commends the people of Kenya for the remarkable patience and resolve they demonstrated during the Aug. 8 elections for president, governors, senators, the national assembly, women’s representatives, and county assemblies. In an impressive display of their commitment to the democratic process, Kenyans were undeterred by long lines and cast their ballots…
Speak for me my beloved….. I am native though minority but a true Ugandan, With a unique lifestyle as a hunter, gatherer, forest dweller, and pastoralist, In different parts of the Country, Using traditional methods in all that I do Yes I am unique but not recognized by many… Discriminated against and stereotyped as “savage wild and uncivilized”, Owing to…
photo: Numbi Connie Samantha, Project Officer Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) Indigenous people also known as “aborigines” are those who have retained their social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. There is however no rigid definition of what makes a group indigenous, but a few characteristics that…
Crispin Kaheru May 9, 1996, is one of those dates that has stuck in my head till today. I was just about 13; an enthused and curious student of ‘political education’ then. My inquisitive character combined with my childhood passion for ‘current affairs’ never let a political moment pass without interrogation. It was the first time Uganda was holding multiparty…
At two public rallies in Masaka on July 21, opposition MPs launched their countrywide campaign against two proposed amendments; one aims to change Article 26 to allow government compulsorily take possession of private land and another yet-to-be tabled, aims to remove age limits for presidential candidates.Several truckloads of policemen and soldiers surrounded the two rally venues in Mpugwe in Bukoto…
I will address two issues: the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that government has already tabled before parliament and the current public debate about the potential of amending the Constitution to remove age limitations for presidential candidates.Let me begin with the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017. In my simple understanding, the bill seeks to permit government to take over private property before…

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