Feb 24, 2011

Mayoral Elections in Kampala Results in Violence

AUTHOR:New VisonSOURCE:New Vision

Kampala residents and cities all over the country went to the polls yesterday to elect new Mayors. Unfortunately in Kampala, 29 people were injured and new polls will have to be taken. Yesterday was a public holdiay and all offices were closed. This meant that Life For Mothers work was limited yet I was able to conduct interviews for our Program Manager as well meet with our IT people at Makerere University. Rigging of the votes was claimed by the opposition party candiate. The NRM candidate  (Musceveni's party) was accused of ballot stuffing. Here is the full article:http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/747433

Did you know?

In Africa and South Asia, complications during pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for women of childbearing age.

Source:United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 2010

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