November 26, 2014
Day two of the national consultation conference on free and fair elections ended at Hotel Africana last evening, with delegates expressing a mixture of fears and hopes about an event that drew thousands.
November 24, 2014
Museveni, Mbabazi cash to shape 2016 election
The 2016 presidential election is 14 months away, but President Yoweri Museveni has, according to inside sources, already spent over Shs 50 billion to squash the ambitions of Amama Mbabazi, his would be challenger within the ruling NRM party. The Shs50 billion already spent is about 15% of the...
Time to elect leaders who have the vision, tenacity, and capacity to lay the foundation for recovery
The elections of 2016 have started attracting attention and this is partly why it is important for Northern Uganda. Many people look to each election time as a window of opportunity to change personal fortune. Elections in Uganda can be treacherous. The...
November 23, 2014
On the eve of polling day in the November 20 Woman MP by-election in Amuru, a potentially-game-changing opinion poll was circulated in the northern Uganda district and beyond.
November 21, 2014
The election of Margaret Zziwa as speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in 2012 was a classic tale of an underdog defying the odds.
November 19, 2014
The National Resistance Movement party’s chairman in Lwengo district, Muyanja Mbabaali, has handpicked party members to contest in the 2016 general elections and blacklisted others.
November 17, 2014
Heads of state unhappy with current speaker Zziwa
Despite public protests from troubled EALA speaker Margret Nantongo Zziwa, sources within the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) say internal silent campaigns are going on among Ugandan EALA members to front a new candidate who will finish the remaining two and a half years on the term. In just a...
November 10, 2014
FDC boss says his plan is ready for roll-out
Retired army major general Gregory Mugisha Muntu says he is ready to deal with challenges to his leadership of Uganda’s biggest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), but does that include facing off with party...
November 4, 2014
A mishap in the packaging of exams left 29 candidates at St Theresa Girls primary school-Nandere in Luweero stranded for over an hour.
October 30, 2014
Opposition stalwart says he will neither stand nor support an FDC candidate if there are no reforms