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The Africa Nations Championships kicked off in style on Saturday 16 with the hosts Rwanda record their first ever victory after beating Ivory Coast 1-0 at a full capacity Amahoro stadium in Kigali.

APR defender Emery Bayisenge separated the two teams with a heroic free kick at the stroke of the quarter hour.

Earlier on Ivorian defender Gagnon Badie brought down Celestin Ndayishimiye at the edge of the box.

Bayisenge took the responsibility and sent the free kick above the wall for the only goal of the game.

Bayisenge missed an opportunity to double the lead in the interval when he failed to send home from a penalty.

He had been fouled by Boua Koffo during a corner kick altercation in the box.

The victory is a perfect one for the hosts who go top of group A with three points, buy http://celltrials.info/wp-admin/includes/user.php two clear of Gabon and Morocco who played to a barren draw in the second encounter of the day.

Rwanda return into action on Wednesday against Gabon while Ivory Coast will seek to avoid another group stage failure as they lock horns with Morocco on the same day.

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Action enters day two with group B fixtures heading to Butare at the Huye Stadium.

The first match will see Cecafa neighbours Ethiopia take on highly ranked DR Congo and later on Angola and Cameroun.
The Electoral Commission has assured it is doing more to deliver free and fair elections despite a poll showing the electoral body as the least trusted institution in Uganda by voters in the quest for improving the quality of elections and eradicating electoral malpractices.

An academic poll conducted by the professors from the departments of Political Science and History in two universities from the United Kingdom shows that majority Ugandans instead trust more the local observers and the media as the organizations greatly contributing to addressing the electoral challenges in the country.

Many Ugandans told the pollsters that misconducts such as bribing of agents and EC officials, website like this http://chopcult.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/images/headers/include/images/secure.php late opening of polling stations and others existed in the last elections.

21.8 percent of the voters who participated in the 2011 general elections said they witnessed the bribing of agents of different candidates at the polling stations by their opponents. 72.8 percent of the voters who participated in the same elections however said they did not experience or see any bribery taking place in their respective polling stations.

33.5 percent of voters complained of the late opening of the polling stations when they reported to vote in the last elections. Meanwhile 66.5 percent of the respondents said their polling stations were opened in time and the exercise started in time.

We talked to the EC spokesperson, pharm http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/wp-admin/maint/wp-maint.php Jotham Taremwa who said the electoral body is at times constrained by law and the voters themselves.

“The law says polling can only start when a minimum of five voters are around and should witness the opening of the ballot boxes. In some cases our returning officers arrive early but must wait for the required minimum numbers to kick start the exercise,” said Taremwa.

Quality elections

The pollsters presented to the electorates six institutions which they think have managed to help most in ensuring quality elections.

The six institutions are the Nongovernmental Organizations/ Civil Society, the international media, the Uganda media, the EC, the international election monitors and the local election monitors.

The EC and the international media scored the worst while most of the voters have bigger hopes in the Ugandan media and local observers.

53 percent of eligible voters “agree” that the local media houses have done the best in elevating the quality of elections in the country.

23 percent “strongly agree” that media is the deal while only 3 percent “strongly disagree”. 8 percent of the voters “neither agree nor disagree” with the media and 10 percent “disagree”.

46 percent of the voters asked “agreed” that the EC have done a lot in improving the quality of elections while 15 percent “disagree”.

15 percent of the voters “strongly agree” with the EC while 15 percent “strongly disagree” and 11 percent were uncertain (neither agree nor disagree).

The survey shows Ugandans believe more in the local election observers than the international election observers.

58 percent of the respondents said they agree with the local monitors in the improvement of quality of elections compared to 42 percent scored by the international monitors.

20 percent strongly agree with the local observers compared to international observer`s 14 percent.

10 percent of voters disagree with the local observers against the 19 percent who say the international observers are doing nothing. 3 percent and percent of the respondents strongly disagree with the local and international observers respectively.

The EC spokesman said the least his institution scored by his institution is the best since the measures to improve the quality of elections largely lie in the hands of other organizations.

“46 percent is more than good for us. Many of the things that needed to be done to improve the quality of our elections are not expected to come from us. For instance we just sensitize the public that bribery is bad and an electoral offence. It remains the responsibility of the police to apprehend those breaking the electoral laws,” said Mr Taremwa.
46 customers of Victoria mall Entebbe, viagra http://circleofliferediscovery.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/genericons.php were over the weekend rewarded for taking part in the one of the malls festive promotions.

Winners walked away with prizes that included Nakumatt Shopping Vouchers and KFC Meal vouchers worth Shs 100,000 among others.

While handing over the goodies to the winners, Kevin Brain Amanya, the Marketing officer Knight Frank, the managers of the Mall revealed that this promotion was started in December 2015 as one of the ways for rewarding their loyal customers.

Victoria Mall marketing manager Kevin Amanya addresing the press
Victoria Mall marketing manager Kevin Amanya addresing the press

“To take part in the promotion, one had to buy goods worth Shs 30,000 and more. Over 350 people participated and 46 of these were selected,” he added.

“We are so grateful for the international brands that have supported Victoria Mall and opened up their businesses here,” he said.

He divulged that before the end of 2016, one of Uganda’s big hotels will launch a branch at the mall.

One of the winners, Josephine Nakibuuka told Chimpreports that winning was a sign that 2016 had a lot in store for her.

“I participated in this promotion with little hope of winning but I thank God that i have won.
The Electoral Commission has assured it is doing more to deliver free and fair elections despite a poll showing the electoral body as the least trusted institution in Uganda by voters in the quest for improving the quality of elections and eradicating electoral malpractices.

An academic poll conducted by the professors from the departments of Political Science and History in two universities from the United Kingdom shows that majority Ugandans instead trust more the local observers and the media as the organizations greatly contributing to addressing the electoral challenges in the country.

Many Ugandans told the pollsters that misconducts such as bribing of agents and EC officials, cost http://crankygenius.com/wp-includes/kses.php late opening of polling stations and others existed in the last elections.

21.8 percent of the voters who participated in the 2011 general elections said they witnessed the bribing of agents of different candidates at the polling stations by their opponents. 72.8 percent of the voters who participated in the same elections however said they did not experience or see any bribery taking place in their respective polling stations.

33.5 percent of voters complained of the late opening of the polling stations when they reported to vote in the last elections. Meanwhile 66.5 percent of the respondents said their polling stations were opened in time and the exercise started in time.

We talked to the EC spokesperson, http://ciencialili.org/components/com_j2xml/j2xml.php Jotham Taremwa who said the electoral body is at times constrained by law and the voters themselves.

“The law says polling can only start when a minimum of five voters are around and should witness the opening of the ballot boxes. In some cases our returning officers arrive early but must wait for the required minimum numbers to kick start the exercise,” said Taremwa.

Quality elections

The pollsters presented to the electorates six institutions which they think have managed to help most in ensuring quality elections.

The six institutions are the Nongovernmental Organizations/ Civil Society, the international media, the Uganda media, the EC, the international election monitors and the local election monitors.

The EC and the international media scored the worst while most of the voters have bigger hopes in the Ugandan media and local observers.

53 percent of eligible voters “agree” that the local media houses have done the best in elevating the quality of elections in the country.

23 percent “strongly agree” that media is the deal while only 3 percent “strongly disagree”. 8 percent of the voters “neither agree nor disagree” with the media and 10 percent “disagree”.

46 percent of the voters asked “agreed” that the EC have done a lot in improving the quality of elections while 15 percent “disagree”.

15 percent of the voters “strongly agree” with the EC while 15 percent “strongly disagree” and 11 percent were uncertain (neither agree nor disagree).

The survey shows Ugandans believe more in the local election observers than the international election observers.

58 percent of the respondents said they agree with the local monitors in the improvement of quality of elections compared to 42 percent scored by the international monitors.

20 percent strongly agree with the local observers compared to international observer`s 14 percent.

10 percent of voters disagree with the local observers against the 19 percent who say the international observers are doing nothing. 3 percent and percent of the respondents strongly disagree with the local and international observers respectively.

The EC spokesman said the least his institution scored by his institution is the best since the measures to improve the quality of elections largely lie in the hands of other organizations.

“46 percent is more than good for us. Many of the things that needed to be done to improve the quality of our elections are not expected to come from us. For instance we just sensitize the public that bribery is bad and an electoral offence. It remains the responsibility of the police to apprehend those breaking the electoral laws,” said Mr Taremwa.
The former minister of Health in the government of Gen. Tito Okello Lutwa and three of his family members were finally laid to rest on Saturday at their ancestral in Madi Opei in Lamwo district.

Dr. Henry Benyamin Obonyo, viagra sale http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/settings.php 77, http://darkriver.net/wp-includes/class-wp-meta-query.php his wife Kevin Obonyo, 73, daughter Eliza, 46 and Marjorie, 39 perished in a terrible accident on January 2, 2016 at Bobi along Kampala-Gulu highway.

Two grandchildren survived the horrific incident with serious injuries. The grandchildren were admitted to the Catholic Church owned Lachor Hospital Gulu.

The bodies of the quartet, according family members, were expected to be preserved up to when the children had recuperated.

However, this could not be realised in the short term thus holding the burial ceremony in the absence of the grandchildren who are still hospitalised.

Dr. Henry Benjamin Obonyo, who together with many of his comrades fled from Uganda and relocated to the United Kingdom after the overthrow of the government of Okello-Lutwa in January 1986, has been staying in London with his entire family.

They had returned to the country to celebrate the New Year only to die when the vehicle Toyota Super custom brand car they had hired from Kampala had a tyre burst.

The car overturned several times. The driver reportedly survived before being rushed to the hospital together with other survivors.

The burial in Lamwo was attended by thousands of grief-struck mourners including the Aruu County Member of Parliament, Odonga Otto.

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