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LIVE: Suspended MPs thrown out of parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The “Age Limit” motion was finally tabled in parliament after another chaotic day in Uganda’s parliament. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga started Wednesday’s session of parliament by suspending 25 MPs for unruly behaviour on Tuesday, triggering chaos in the house. Fighting ensued as plain-clothes security operatives …

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UCC warns on live broadcasts after parliment brawl

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Communications Communication (UCC) has accused Ugandan radio and televisions of relaying live broadcasts they say “are inciting the public, discriminating, stirring up hatred, promoting a culture of violence among viewers and are likely to create public insecurity and violence.” UCC  directed broadcasters to stop …

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AGE LIMIT: Parliament disrupted a second time

THE FULL STORY:  MPs chant Uganda National anthem, force Kadaga to adjourn Parliament  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga was Tuesday forced to adjourn the afternoon sitting of parliament after members from the opposition blocked Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi from moving a motion that would lead to …

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MUSEVENI: The Chinese are always focused on our priorities

President hails China for support to Africa Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the People’s Republic of China for the great contribution towards Africa’s realization and attainment of independence even when China was still under developed. “Our gaining of freedom was because of three things; resistance of …

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Kenya police fire tear gas to disperse election protesters

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan police on Tuesday used tear gas to disperse opposition protesters outside the headquarters of the election commission a month before a scheduled re-run of the annulled presidential poll. Opposition leader Raila Odinga is insisting on widespread reforms of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission …

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LIVE: Age Limit on Order Paper, but brawl mars sitting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A motion seeking leave of parliament to introduce an omnibus Private Member’s Bill to amend the Uganda constitutution was put on the order paper Tuesday, but fist fights followed and chairs were thrown as MPs alleged NRM MP Ronald Kibuule had got into the house …

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RwandAir to host Africa airlines assembly

  November event expected to attract 500 high profile delegates | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda’s national flag carrier, RwandAir, has finalised preparations to host the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) and Summit of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) this November. The three-day event from Nov.12 to 14 will be held …

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ABIRIGA: I was badly off

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga has confirmed photographs of him that have been circulating on social media are indeed genuine. The photographs showed him easing himself on a Kampala city road. He told NBS TV that the picture “is hopeless”, and wondered why people are spreading the picture …

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Focus back on Parliament as ‘Age Limit’ debate rages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Focus is back on Uganda’s Parliament when MPs return to The House Tuesday at 2pm to continue business that was pushed forward from last week. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is chairing today’s session that is expected to set in motion proposals to change the constitution to …

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