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Blanshe Musinguzi

Subscriber Staff reporter

Musinguzi Blanshe is a politics-cum-business journalist. He joined Uganda Radio Network in February 2017. Previously, he worked at Daily Monitor and Red Pepper Publications Limited. He is keenly interested in data journalism.

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Leonard Mulekwah: From Writing a District Register by Hand to EC Secretary 1 4

Mulekwah’s was electoral task wasn’t an easy: he was an electoral documentation officer for Pallisa district and his key assignment was coordination of compilation of a handwritten register for the Constituent Assembly elections as a part-timer recruited by the district returning officer.
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November 18th Remains a Dark Spot in Our History, Says Livingstone Sewanyana 1 3

Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana Founder and Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI), says the day will always remain a dark spot in Uganda’s history and it will be a day Ugandans will always look back and ask how did the nation arrive at a moment when soldiers would roam Kampala streets shooting people indiscriminately. The riots resulted into death of more than 50 people.
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How November Protests and Subsequent Abductions Ruined Four Young Men's Lives 1 4

As Uganda marks the first anniversary of the November 18th protests triggered by arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine during campaign season that resulted scores of deaths and hundreds of abductions, URN interviewed for young men on how the abduction and arrests impacted them.
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Facing Common Challenge of Imprisoned Husbands, Two Women Stick Together - at Home 1 3

Much as URN reporters asked questions focusing the difficulties they go together, the duo preferred to talk about how NUP is responsible for their plight. Both Naluuzi and Namatovu say NUP’s indifference in supporting families of its supporters still in prison is what has caused them hardships.
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Nov 18th Riots: UHRC Won’t Demand Reports, Remind President Compensation Promised To Victims 2 1 Top story

URN interviewed the Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) chairperson, Mariam Wangadya on whether the commission did any investigations, whether it has or can play any role in ensuring that riot victims (those who died or still in prison) get justice and whether it can urge the government to release investigation reports.
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“Is He Alive?” John Damulira’s Family Asks a Year After his Arrest 1 2

While Police earlier confirmed Ddamulira’s arrest to Daily Monitor, this time when asked about the state of the citizen they arrested a year ago, they didn't respond. A State Attorney also confirmed to court that the state had Ddamulira but did not say exactly where he was being held. Uganda Media Center didn't have any answer after checking around the security agencies either. Uganda Peoples Defence Forces -UPDF deputy spokesperson Lt. Col Ronald Kakurungu said they don't have anyone while Special Forces Command -SFC spokesperson Jimmy Omara in June also said they are not holding anyone.
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Has NUP Done Enough to Get Ugandan Political Prisoners Freed? 5 2

NUP Spokesman Joel Sssenyonyi says whenever they talk about Ssewanyana and Sseggiriinya, they are talking about political prisoners. But NUP’s strategy has left some families of people still in prison distraught. Relatives of three Bobi Wine supporters still detained at Kitalya complain that they are upset with NUP because its official went quiet and resumed their normal business after release of the Nubian Lee group in June.