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The Roadmap to 2016

The Observer | Envoys Ask Government to Free Dr Besigye

A group of foreign envoys have this afternoon called upon the Police force to release Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential contender Dr Kizza Besigye from endless detentions and house arrests. The envoys included; the...


Opinion | President Yoweri Museveni’s Article on Uganda’s Elections – Full Text.

President Museveni’s article on Uganda’s Elections National Resistance Movement Office of the National Chairperson Plot 10 Kyadondo Road The NRM has always been a revolutionary organization, aiming at four principle...



Uganda Decides | UN Concerned About The Tense Post-Election Situation In Uganda And Arrests of Opposition Leaders

GENEVA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR)has expressed concern about the tense post-electoral situation in Uganda with reports of at least two people killed and an unknown number of people inj...



Uganda Decides | Al Jazeera’s The Stream speaks with young Ugandans about the election results

The Stream speaks to young Ugandans about the election results and how they’ll shape their future. On February 18th 2016, Uganda’s veteran President, Yoweri Museveni, secured another victory in the country’s general elect...


Daily Monitor | Over 1,700 Untallied Polling Stations Were Opposition Strongholds

The presidential election results, which were not tallied by the Electoral Commission (EC) when it declared President Museveni winner at the weekend, were for polling stations mainly from Opposition strongholds where the runner...



Daily Nation | Uhuru’s Congratulatory Message to Uganda Leader Criticised on Social Media

It was the first time President Kenyatta had been that quick in acknowledging election results, even as other leaders in the region kept off Ugandan politics. Some Kenyans were quick to point out that Mr Kenyatta was quick to p...



Uganda Decides | Post-Election Statement From Dr. Kizza Besigye – FDC

Democracy is on trial in Uganda. KIZZA BESIGYE·SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016 Press Statement Message: The results of the presidential elections must be rejected Kampala, Uganda 20 February 2016 Citizens of Uganda My Fellow Afric...


Uganda Decides | President Museveni Secures Another Term Extends 30 year-rule!

President Yoweri Museveni has secured another five year term in office, after emerging winner of the 2016 presidential elections. Dr Badru Kiggundu, the Electoral Commission chairperson, declared Museveni the newly-elected pre...



Uganda Decides | VOA’s Dr. Shaka Ssali — Presidential Debate Was Scripted And The Moderator Prevented From Asking The President Any Questions

The Uganda Decides — The Talk Show  Ronnie Mayanja and Charles Odongtho interview Voice of America’s Straight Talk Africa host Dr. Shaka Ssali as he gives an insight to the inside politics that surrounded the Ugand...


US State Department Press Statement On Presidential Elections in Uganda

Press Release — As Uganda nears its national elections on February 18, the United States supports the call by many Ugandans, including thousands of youth, for a peaceful, transparent and credible electoral process, before...



The Observer | One Fatality As Presidential Candidate Kizza Besigye Is Arrested

Police arrested Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye following a disagreement over a route to use to his campaign venue in the Kampala Central Business District. Police accused Besigye of disrega...



The Debate | Presidential candidates dare EC on free and fair elections

All opposition candidates in the presidential race say the Electoral Commission’s actions will be the main determinant if the February 18 general election is violence-free or not. There is glaring concerns among the general p...


Opinion | Here’s Why Peace Must Prevail In This Election Written By Crispy Kaheru

A couple of days ago, a colleague reminded me that even the 1996 general election, which is remembered to have been relatively peaceful, had streaks of violent incidents. One of the presidential candidates then, Paul Kawanga Ss...



Uganda Presidential Debate | Moderators Confirmed Dr. Shaka Ssali, Dr. Joel Kibazo, Dr. Suzie Muwanga

Debate Moderators have been Confirmed Dr. Shaka Ssali, Dr Joel Kibazo and Dr. Suzie Muwanga will moderate Saturday’s Presidential Debate, organizers reveal. Mr Shaka Ssali is the long-time host of VOA’s Straight Ta...



The Independent | Election Fears – Kayihura, Lumumba Reveal NRM’s 2016 Plan

Just days to the Feb.18 general election, tension and fear of election-related violence is rising across the country. Pressure has gone up over recent statements by the top leaders of the army, police, and the ruling NRM party ...


NBS TV | Uganda Decides 2016 – The Live Political Talk Show | A Preamble to the Next Presidential Debate

On Saturday February 13th 2016 the Elders Forum of Uganda and the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda will host their second Presidential Debate at Kampala Serena Hotel in Kampala. This will be a follow up to the first debate tha...



Daily Monitor | Election Report 2016 | The Three-Horse Race — By Timothy Kalyegira

This week we start the first of two reports looking back at the 2015-2016 general election campaign season. Most of the national and international attention, obviously, was focused on the presidential race. The stakes are high...


Daily Monitor | Army Boss Gen. Katumba Wamala Warns On Election Chaos

IN SUMMARY — Warning. Gen Katumba Wamala’s comments come in the wake of cross-shoulder bellicose exchanges by rival political camps, accusing each other of enlisting militia groups as the campaigns enter the home stret...



The New York Times | Dissident Ugandan General Arrested Ahead of Elections

KAMPALA, Uganda — A military general who opposes Uganda’s longtime president was arrested ahead of presidential elections next month, his lawyer said Sunday. The home of Gen. David Sejusa, who has called President Yower...



The Observer Editorial | Rethink ‘election crime preventers

Several organisations have called for the removal of crime preventers from the 2016 elections process, largely because they cannot be trusted to act in a fair and non-partisan manner. Besides the political opposition, the lates...


The Observer | It would be illegal to use national IDs to identify 2016 voters — By Prof. George Kanyeihamba

  Article 59 of the Constitution provides that every Ugandan citizen of eighteen years or above has a right to vote and register as a voter for public elections and referenda. Section 19 (1) of the Electoral Commission Act...






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