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Day: June 19, 2020

New Era As Court Allows Ugandans In Diaspora To Vote

New Era As Court Allows Ugandans In Diaspora To Vote

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By Elite News Reporter Ugandans living and working in the Diaspora are for the first time going to get chance to participate in the forthcoming 2021 General Election. This comes after  the High Court on Thursday issued an order allowing all Ugandans living outside the country who are fully registered with the Electoral Commission to vote, unlike past years when it was not allowed. The order was issued by Justice Lydia Mugambe, on the basis of a petition filed two years ago by lawyer Stephen Kalali. In his application, Kalali sought declarations and orders that Prisoners and Ugandans in the Diaspora, possess the fundamental and inalienable right to be registered as voters. He argued that the omission and exclusion of prisoners and Ugandans in the Diaspora from the votin...
‘Mafias Want Me Dead For Fighting Illegal Gold Mining ’-Min. Opendi Cries Out Before Parliament

‘Mafias Want Me Dead For Fighting Illegal Gold Mining ’-Min. Opendi Cries Out Before Parliament

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By Elite News Reporter The Mafias that forced Tamale Mirundi from NBS TV are back again, this time hunting for the head of Sarah Opendi, the State Minister for Mineral Resources…. Hon. Opendi told Parliament on Thursday that she continues to receive death threats from anonymous people who she described as mafias promoting illegal gold mining in Uganda. The Minister said that ever since she was appointed to the docket in January, after serving as a State Minister for Health in charge of General Duties, said that her mission was to clean the mining industry, but there are some people who are trying to frustrate her efforts. She noted however that the threats will not frustrate her efforts against illegal mining activities and the violation of rights of other players. Opendi t