Survey: NUP’s Teddy Nambooze leading with 51% in Mpigi Woman MP race

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Survey: NUP’s Teddy Nambooze leading with 51% in Mpigi Woman MP race

National Unity Platform (NUP) party flag bearer for Mpigi district Woman MP seat Nambooze Teddy is set to defeat NRM.

According to the opinion polls conducted in the entire district, Ms Nambooze is leading with 51% and National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer Nakawunde Sarah is in the second position with 30%.

Survey: Zaake Francis Butebi leading Mityana Municipality with 80%

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2021 Polls: Zaake Francis Butebi leading Mityana Municipality with 80%. Whisper Eye News

Mityana Municipality MP Zaake Francis Butebi is poised to retain his parliamentary seat with a landslide victory.

According to the opinion polls conducted in the constituency, MP Zaake is leading with 80% in the race followed by Democratic Party (DP) pro Museveni candidate Abraham Luzzi with 12%.

Big Story: Panic as over 20 NUP, DP campaign Agents, supporters in Kyotera go missing

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National Unity Platform -NUP and Democratic Party-DP officials in Kyotera are living in fear following the arrest of their campaign agents, strategists and supporters by unidentified operatives. They include among others Sam Kiwanuka Lukyamuzi, Vincent Musajja, Sulaiti Kyambadde, Ronald Muwonge and Andrew Kawuma.

The others have only been identified as Lusembo, Kasiita, Luyobya among others.  The party officials say their members were picked up from their respective homes by unidentified security personnel on Friday, Saturday, Sunday last week and Monday this week.

Security takes over rooftops of Major arcades across Kampala

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A team of the Military Police commanded by Col Keith Katungi is taking over rooftops of major arcades across Kampala as part of the polling day deployment plan.

Col Katungi and Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Moses Kafeero informed traders about the deployment plan in a meeting held at the Kampala Central Police Station- CPS boardroom this afternoon.

The security chiefs told traders’ representatives led by the by the Chairman Kampala City Traders Association – KACITA Everest Kayondo, that ringleaders of the November 18 protests camped on rooftops, which the forces will now take over to avert any possible use of the commanding heights by wrong elements. 

Exclusive: Man abandons Bodaboda job to preach Bobi Wine presidential bid fulltime

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Sadat Kobye, a bodaboda rider from Mafubira ward in Jinja city has long abandoned his job of ferrying passengers and instead resorted to traversing different villages while rallying masses to vote for National Unity Platform’s-NUP presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi during tomorrow’s general election. 

The father of three currently runs his family on tips from well wishers who feel impressed with his message. “People give me tangible items like posho, beans, rice and at times money which I use to buy fuel and reserve part of it for my children’s daily upkeep when I am away,” he says.

UGPOLL: Vote rigging tricks shown to polling agents in Wakiso

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Candidates and their agents in the election activities that have identified a number of ways through which they allege that rigging may be done.

In a training for some polling agents for Wakiso district, the chief facilitator Godfrey Mpagi said that the ways through which the voting exercise is rigged include ballot stuffing, and giving out ballot papers to voters not registered at a particular polling station.

Italy ‘Ndrangheta group: Biggest mafia trial in decades opens

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The 355 suspected mobsters and corrupt officials were charged following a long inquiry into the ‘Ndrangheta group.

More than 900 witnesses are expected to give evidence, and the charge sheet includes murder, drug trafficking, extortion and money laundering.

The trial began on Wednesday and is expected to last more than two years.

Big Story: EC Disqualifies NRM Candidate from Kitagwenda LC V Chairperson Race

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Electoral Commission has cancelled the nomination of Robert Mugabe for the Kitagwenda district LC V chairperson race due to lack of academic qualifications. Mugabe, who is currently serving as the Interim LC V chairperson, was nominated on the National Resistance Movement – NRM party ticket.   

His rival is Ismail Mushemeza, an independent candidate. Mugabe’s trouble started in December last year when Kenneth Tumwebaze, a concerned voter petitioned Uganda National Examination Board – UNEB, accusing the candidate of forging his Primary Leaving Examinations – PLE result slip.  

Lisa Montgomery – female inmate on federal death row in the US – has been executed for murder.

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She received a lethal injection at a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, after a last-minute stay of execution was lifted by the US Supreme Court.

The case attracted attention because her lawyers argued she was mentally ill and suffered serious abuse as a child.

The 52-year-old strangled a pregnant woman before cutting out and kidnapping her baby in Missouri in 2004.

Her victim, 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett, bled to death.

Montgomery is the first female federal inmate to be put to death by the US government in 67 years.

Archbishop Kazimba condemns Gov’t decision to ban Social Media

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The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stephen Samuel Kazimba Mugalu has condemned government’s decision to switch off social media saying it is a vital medium used for many things.

The Archbishop made his remarks today during a press meeting at the Inter-Religious Council of Uganda. His remarks come following government’s decision to switch off social media yesterday afternoon. While addressing the country ahead of tomorrow’s polls, President Yoweri Museveni said the internet was switched off in retaliation to Facebook’s decision to close accounts of some National Resistance Movement-NRM supporters.

Survey: Climate activist Mugerwa leading with 42%, Sewungu on 32% for Kalungu West MP race

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Survey: Climate activist Mugerwa leading with 42%, Sewungu on 32% for Kalungu West MP race

Environment activist Mugerwa Timothy is leading with 42% in Kalungu West MP race.

Mr Mugerwa is an independent candidate which has given him the advantage of aligning people from all political parties to work with him for the good of Kalungu.

Submission of Entries Opens for Andrei Stenin Contest 2021

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Submission of Entries Opens for Andrei Stenin Contest 2021

The seventh Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest kicks off in Moscow. As per tradition, the submission of young photographers’ entries opens on the birthday of Rossiya Segodnya’s special photo correspondent Andrei Stenin, who died while on assignment after whom the contest was named.

Survey: Ssewayana Allan 50%, Farouq 40% in Makindye West seat

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Survey: Sewayana Allan 50%, Farouq 40% in Makindye West seat

Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanya “Omusajja wa Bwino” is set to retain his seat according to opinion polls conducted in the constituency.

Opinion polls shows that hon Ssewanyana is leading the race with 50% followed by haji Faruq Ntege with 40%.