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Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial ‘coup’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a “coup” that stole democracy from the people. In an angry televised address, Kenyatta railed against “a coup in Kenya carried out by four people in the court.” …

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Ugandan students defy ban to protest over presidential age limit

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police on Thursday fired teargas at students who defied a police order banning protests as they demonstrated the proposed removal of presidential age limits that would allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021. Police on Wednesday had issued an order banning protests …

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Kenyan election delayed to October 26

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s electoral commission on Thursday postponed a re-run of the presidential vote to October 26, giving itself nine extra days to fix problems that had caused the first poll to be annulled. The decision came a day after the Supreme Court issued a detailed judgement lambasting …

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House adjourned, Age Limit motion for next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A chanting and choatic Parliament plenary was told Thursday that a proposed start to the process of changing the constitution to remove the age limit, dubbed the “Age Limit motion”, will be discussed next week. Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah told Parliament that their meeting with …

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UGANDA: US ambassador’s civil rights concerns misplaced

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Government spokesman has said US Ambassador Deborah Malac’s concerns over freedom of expression in the country are misplaced. The US Mission issued a statement on Thursday morning stating that “The UnitedStates is deeply concerned that recent arrests and raids stifle the Ugandan people’s right to free expression and …

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LIVE: Ugandan MPs set for Age Limit showdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan legislators have started arriving at parliament for Thursday’s session that is expected to discuss constitution ammendments, including the lifting of the age limit for the presidency. Most Kampala television stations were broadcasting live from parliament, and several other spots in the capital that is …

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Basena given another term as stand-in Cranes coach

UGANDA SENIOR TEAM (Uganda Cranes): Head coach: Moses Basena Assistant Coach: Mathias Lule Goalkeeping coach: Fred Kajoba *Ibrahim Ssekajja to join panel of coaches Kampala, Uganda| FUFA CO UG |  The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has maintained the Cranes technical team for the next World Cup qualifier against Ghana due October …

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Uganda Police raids Action Aid ahead of Age Limit debate

Uganda Police raids Action Aid ahead of Age Limit debate Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit, seen as a bid to pave the way for Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term …

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Uganda Police warns on planned Age Limit processions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police has halted any processions across the country related to the Age Limit debate that is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday. “Police has credible information that there are groups using the cover of processions, who intend to cause violence and …

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