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Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has extended its dominance both in Parliament and local governments after it swept Monday’s elections in five newly created districts. Early results indicate the ruling party will win the elections in all the five new districts of Rubanda, Kagadi, Kakumiro, Kibale and Omoro. Created in 2015, the new districts boundary changes took effect…
By Lucy Peace Nantume With the High profile treason case of former presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye, many Ugandans are now aware that the penalty for a treason conviction is death. However, what many do not know is that Uganda has over 27 other offences that attract the death penalty including aggravated robbery, aggravated defilement, smuggling while armed and detention…
asting a ballot on Election Day strikes many of us as a kind of civic obligation; neglecting to do so is not so serious as neglecting to hustle to put food on the table. After a month of campaigning, today, the people of Kibaale, Kakumiro, Kagadi, Rubanda and Omoro go to the polls to elect their leaders for the next…
With over 280 articles and more than five schedules, the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda remains one of the longest not just in Africa but world over. It is said to be 10 times longer than the American constitution and a couple of times lengthier than many Constitutions on the European and other continents. Since its promulgation, Uganda’s…
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…

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