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Uganda Elections: supreme court upholds Museveni’s victory

Uganda Elections: supreme court upholds Museveni’s victory

The Supreme Court of Uganda has dismissed a petition filed by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi seeking to nullify the re-election of the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in February’s controversial polls, which extended his 30 year stay in power in the East African state A Coram of nine justices of the Supreme Court unanimously agreed […]

Uganda: Supreme Court allows law dons to join election petition

Uganda: Supreme Court allows law dons to join election petition

The Supreme Court of Uganda has ruled on the amicus curiae application of nine law professors from Makerere University who sought to join an election petition filed by former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi who is challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in last month’s controversial polls. But the same court ruled against an application filed by […]

Uganda: election challenge opens in Supreme Court

Uganda: election challenge opens in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court in Uganda has began the process of hearing the petition challenging President Yoweri Museveni’s victory in the February 18 controversial poll. The proceeding however, dwelt on whether or not the court should allow the petitioner, Amama Mbabazi to file an amendment to his original petition adding more demands. After several hours of haggling between lawyers […]

Uganda: Museveni leading in poll results

Uganda: Museveni leading in poll results

Fourth Update of the Presidential Elections Results as of 3:30 pm at the Tally Centre, Namboole by the Electoral Commission Chairman, Engineer Badru Kiggundu. – Results from 12465 polling stations out of the total 28010 across the country. 1- Abed Bwanika 42270 votes representing 0.9% 2- John Patrick Amama Mbabazi 74127 votes representing 1.7% 3- […]

Uganda Decides: Museveni in early lead, poll overshadowed by social media blockade, Besigye arrest

Uganda Decides: Museveni in early lead, poll overshadowed by social media blockade, Besigye arrest

Counting votes is underway in the East African nation of Uganda in a crucial Presidential and Parliamentary election, characterized by late arrival of voting materials and ballot stuffing in some areas. In Provisional results announced by the Chairman of the Electoral Commission Engineer Badru Kiggundu shortly after midnight at the Tally Centre , Namboole, the […]

Uganda: 2 Dead, Scores Injured in Election Campaign violence

Uganda: 2 Dead, Scores Injured in Election Campaign violence

Tempers flared in the Ugandan capital Kampala, as Police and supporters of the country’s main opposition leader Dr Col Kizza Besigye clashed, in chaos that left two people dead and scores of others seriously injured. Police fired teargas canisters as it attempted to disperse thousands of Besigye supporters, sparking off a running battle in the […]

Zanzibar: Nine opposition parties to boycott election re- run

Eight more opposition parties in Zanzibar announced on Sunday that they plan to boycott the March 20, election re-run in protest of what they called ‘unfair voting’, a move likely to lead to the worst political crisis on Tanzania’s semi-autonomous Island. The parties now join Zanzibar’s main opposition party—CUF which declared earlier on that it will […]

Magufuli: Door for dialogue still open in Zanzibar

Magufuli: Door for dialogue still open in Zanzibar

Just weeks ahead of the Zanzibar’s second round of elections, Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said it is not too late for parties and leaders to forge on the political way forward in the East African Semi-autonomous island. Speaking to the members of the diplomatic corps Monday in Dar es Salaam, Magufuli told diplomats there’s […]

Former Tanzanian leader Mwinyi to lead EAC Elections Observer Mission to Uganda

Former Tanzanian leader Mwinyi to lead EAC Elections Observer Mission to Uganda

Former President of Tanzania Ali Hassan Mwinyi is expected to lead a 50-member East African Community election observer mission to Uganda as the country goes to polls on February 18th. The team is expected in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Tuesday next week. The Mission is in response to an invitation by the Uganda Electoral […]

US chides Zanzibar for rescheduling election re-run

US chides Zanzibar for rescheduling election re-run

The United States has deplored the decision by the Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC) to schedule the second round of elections without consensus from major political parties. The call from US comes barely three days after Zanzibar’s main Opposition party Civic United Front (CUF) announced it will boycott March 20th election run due to sharp disagreements […]

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