analysisBy Stephen KafeeroUgandans will have to wait longer to elect their Local Council leaders after a High Court decision halted a process that would have commenced last week, on November 14, with the election of Village Women Committees. High Courts in Kampala and Jinja ruled in favour of petitioners challenging the holding of the exercise at a time when secondary school students, some of whom are eligible to take part in the polls were doing their exams.
High Courts in Kampala and Jinja ruled in favour of petitioners challenging the holding of the exercise at a time when secondary school students, some of whom are eligible to take part in the polls were doing their exams. One of the petitioners was a ruling NRM member, James Tweheyo, and the court decision was the latest in many moves that have stood in the way of Ugandans electing their local representatives.
Kampala. More Ugandans were afraid of crime in the home or had something stolen from them this past year than was the case 10 years ago, results of a countrywide survey have shown. The survey by the research firm Afrobarometer, however, shows that the number of respondents who say they were physically attacked by criminals has been cut in almost half, from 21 per cent in 2008 to 11 per cent in 2017.
Which Ugandans? I am Ugandan and not celebrating him and not because he is 75 but because he is a suspected criminal. Uganda's case is different. You have someone who will have ruled for more than 35 years wanting to stay on after 75 years. That is what we oppose! https://t.co/BPygmiyHzm
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".