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Electoral Commission Announces Stringent Election Laws, Bans Political Rallies Ahead Of 2021 Elections

Electoral Commission Announces Stringent Election Laws, Bans Political Rallies Ahead Of 2021 Elections

FEATURED, NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Electoral Commission on Tuesday announced stringent regulations that will be followed by all politicians and voters in the forthcoming 2021 elections. The regulations enshrined in the E.C Revised Roadmap for 2020/2021 General Elections, which were announced  the E.C Chairperson Simon Byabakama,  include among others conditions that will ensure that all voters are protected from contracting the deadly Coronavirus. The guidelines also include abolishment of political rallies, which have been replaced by online campaigns, specific dates on which candidates for various positions will be nominated and voted.  Below is Justice Byabakama’s full detailed speech about the E.C Revised 2021 General Elections Roadmap;   Dear esteemed members...
Retired URA Commissioner Kateshumbwa Joins Politics, Vows To Oust  Tumwesigye From Sheema

Retired URA Commissioner Kateshumbwa Joins Politics, Vows To Oust Tumwesigye From Sheema

FEATURED, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza Former Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Commissioner  for Customs, Dicksons Kateshumbwa, has caught ‘political fever’ and as you read this, he is warming up for the 2021 General elections, with intent to oust Elioda Tumwesigye from the Sheema Municipality Member of Parliament seat. Our Moles reveal that Kateshumbwa strategically resigned his position at URA a few weeks ago, such that he could prepare ahead of time for the elections. We are told he is currently doing ‘Digital Kakuyege’ rallying  all his friends, OBs, colleagues, former workmates and all people from Sheema through social media platforms to vote for him when the time comes, since he believes he has the potential. Currently, posters and flyers bearing Kateshumbwa as an aspiring candidate for She...
Maria Sharapova Hangs The Racket, Quits Tennis

Maria Sharapova Hangs The Racket, Quits Tennis

Politics, SPORTS
By Elite Reporter Maria Sharapova, a celebrated lawn tennis player, has thrown in the towel after she decided to retire from the game. Sharapova, who retired Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at age 32, was a star on and off the tennis court, reaching No. 1 in the rankings, winning five Grand Slam titles and making millions of dollars in endorsement deals. Here is a look at her Grand Slam singles Titles: 2004 Upset two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final to win her first Grand Slam title at 17. Sharapova became the third-youngest winner at a tournament that began in the 1870s. Sharapova in action 2006 Won the U.S. Open for her second major title, beating Justine Henin 6-4, 6-4 in the final. 2008 Won the Australian Open for th...
Gen. Tumukunde’s  2021 Presidential Bid Sparks Off Tension In UPDF, Museveni Withdraws His Bodyguards

Gen. Tumukunde’s 2021 Presidential Bid Sparks Off Tension In UPDF, Museveni Withdraws His Bodyguards

NEWS, Politics
By Elite Reporter Lt. Gen. Henry Tumukunde has sparked off internal strife within the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) ranks after President Yoweri Museveni, as Commander In Chief, ordered the withdrawal his army bodyguards, after word leaked that the  former Security minister wants to contest for Presidency in 2021. Sources reveal that Tumukunde's security details  at his Kololo and Rukungiri homes were given marching orders early this week, since he is no longer a serving officer under the UPDF. Close sources to the retired General confirmed the development and revealed  that an order to withdraw guards was issued last weekend when  Tumukunde was upcountry. Some of the National Resistance Army Bush War historicals "It is true all the guards have been recalled  to Bom...
Bobi Wine Pleads With Electoral Commission Over Blocked Presidential Consultations, Threatens To Use Plan B

Bobi Wine Pleads With Electoral Commission Over Blocked Presidential Consultations, Threatens To Use Plan B

NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, the People Power pressure group leader and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, has petitioned the Electoral Commission (EC) over the continued blockage of his presidential consultations by police, ahead of the 2021 general elections. In his petition filed on Monday, Bobi Wine pleads with the Electoral Commission to intervene and help him resume his consultation meetings on his 2021 presidential bid, saying police have become a stumbling block. On February 18, when Bobi Wine wrote to police requesting for a meeting, they told him to first write to EC showing what he would like police to do for him to allow his consultations. So in his petition dated February 21, 2020, Bobi Wine wrote to the EC indicating the 10 issues he want...
Salva Kirr Appoints Rebel Leader  Dr Machar As South Sudan Vice  President

Salva Kirr Appoints Rebel Leader Dr Machar As South Sudan Vice President

NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza The world is set to see a new era in South Sudan after President Salva Kiir appointed former rebel leader Dr Riek Machar as his first vice president, just a day after the two men agreed to form a government of national unity. Oil-rich South Sudan secured independence from its northern neighbour Sudan in 2011 but plunged into civil war two years later. The fighting claimed an estimated 400,000 lives and sparked off the biggest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwanda genocide. The conflict was triggered by Kiir’s sacking of his then-deputy Machar, who proceeded to form a rebel faction against the government. “I President Salva Kiir Mayardit, president of South Sudan, do hereby issue a decree for the appointment of Dr Riek Machar Teny as first vice president of S...
S. Sudan President Kirr, Rebel Leader Machar Finally Agrees To Form Unity Government

S. Sudan President Kirr, Rebel Leader Machar Finally Agrees To Form Unity Government

NEWS, Politics
By Elite Reporter South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed on Thursday to form a unity government, a long-delayed step towards ending six years of war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people. Kiir said the new government will be formed on Saturday and he will appoint Machar as his first vice president, or top deputy, on Friday. The president said security arrangements, one crucial issue, will be resolved after the government's formation. He said the protection of Machar and others with the opposition will be under his responsibility. "We have agreed to form the government in two days on 22nd February. We are still discussing other things and I am hopeful we will resolve them all," Machar said after a meeting between the two.  South Sud...
‘Trade Wars Undermine Existence Of East African Community’- Experts

‘Trade Wars Undermine Existence Of East African Community’- Experts

NEWS, Politics
Trade wars among East African Community members have put in doubt the 21st Ordinary EAC Heads of State Summit slated for February 2020, according to economics experts. By Elite Reporter A cloud of uncertainty now hangs over the summit that was supposed to be held in November last year but was called off at the last minute under unclear circumstances. “A date has so far not yet been set for the Heads of State Summit. However, we expect that it will either be held in late February or March,” said Simon Peter Owaka, head of communications at the EAC Secretariat. He added that “The summit is responsible for setting its own date and agenda, which are shared at least one week in advance with various stakeholders.” However, Kenya’s EAC and Regional Development Cabinet Secretary Ad...
PoliceTight-Lipped About Bobi Wine 2021 Presidential Consultations

PoliceTight-Lipped About Bobi Wine 2021 Presidential Consultations

NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Police have remained tight-lipped about whether or not they will allow People Power pressure group leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, to resume presidential consultations ahead of the 2021 General Election. This comes after the Electoral Commission (EC) early  this week cleared Bobi Wine, who is also the Kyandondo East Member of Parliament (MP) to go ahead with his planned consultation meetings. The EC informed the Uganda police about the new developments and noted that the Force is expected to give maximum security to all presidential candidates. The revelation was made by the EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama on Tuesday, who revealed that several other presidential candidates had been okayed to conduct nationwide consultati...
Museveni Frees 13 Rwandan Spies,  Min Kutesa Hands Them Over To Embassy

Museveni Frees 13 Rwandan Spies, Min Kutesa Hands Them Over To Embassy

NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Museveni has Tuesday, February 2020 ordered the release of over 13 Rwandan nationals, who were handed over to the Rwandan Embassy in Uganda by Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa. During the handover in Kampala, Minister Kutesa told journalists that the release of the Rwandans is aimed; "to clear the way to normalise relations" and that it doesn’t mean they did not commit the crimes for which they had been arrested. The released Rwandans waiting to be transferred to Kigali  Many of the released had been arrested over various charges that included espionage, illegal entry and stay into Uganda, among others. Kutesa revealed that some of those who were released are; Nturishwa Maboko, JohnBosco Abomugisha, Okigwiriza Nassis, &n...
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