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U.S, Global leaders pile pressure on Museveni to release Bobi Wine

Leading personalities in the global community have widely condemned the brutal abuse of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, a.k.a. Bobi Wine, Uganda’s popular Member of Parliament and leading musician at the hands of Gen. Yoweri Museveni. The 76-year old seems frightened by the recent developments in other African countries where “People Power” …

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Makerere University boss beaten by military police, hospitalized

Dr Ronald Luwangula a senior lecturer at Makerere University’s School of Social Sciences in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration is nursing serious injuries after he was allegedly beaten by military police. Luwangula who is currently receiving treatment at Mengo Hospital in Kampala says that he was beaten …

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DR Congo new president Tshisekedi reportedly poisoned on his inauguration day

Written by AFP DR Congo’s new President Felix Tshisekedi fell ill briefly as he was delivering his inauguration speech on Thursday following the country’s first peaceful handover of power. Tshisekedi, 55, returned to the microphone after 12 minutes, saying: “A famous president of our country said in his time: ‘understand …

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Electoral Commission boss killed in DR Congo over vote rigging

By AFP The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday began a tense wait for the results of a volatile presidential election which could see the first peaceful transfer of power in decades. Sunday’s elections went ahead in “relative calm”, according to the country’s influential Catholic Bishop Council, after two years …

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Kabila in hot seat as DR Congo presidential election postponed for the second time

The electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it is delaying Sunday’s presidential election in three of the country’s cities until March due to insecurity and the outbreak of the Ebola virus. The decision effectively nullifies the voting in those areas as the new president is due to …

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Tension in DR Congo as Electoral Commission head office is torched down

A fire broke out in an electoral commission building in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, officials said, 10 days before presidential elections that have been foreshadowed by violence. The blaze destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the election, a …

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Showdown loom as parliament plans to amend the constitution again

A parliamentary Committee on Public Service and Local Government has proposed minimum education standards for District, Municipal and Division Councilors, as well as Chairpersons of the Sub-County. The committee have suggested to government a minimum education qualification of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) or O’level for all councilors. In their …

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