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AGE LIMIT: The full story from in, and out of parliament

THE FULL STORY: Chaos reigns in and out of Uganda Parliament as expected debate on motion on age limit removal is deferred Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The much anticipated motion for MP Raphael Magyezi seeking leave of parliament to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend the constitution …

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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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Oulanyah calls for calm amid tensions over age limit bill

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has confirmed that he has received two notices of motion in relation to a constitution amendment. In his communication to the members, Oulanyah who chaired the Tuesday session said that he had received two motions. The first …

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TERM LIMITS: Matembe goes to Constitutional Court

Matembe wants the Constitutional Court to pronounce itself on presidential term limits Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Former Ethics and Integrity Minister Dr. Miria Matembe has taken Members of the 10th Parliament to the Constitutional Court, accusing them of unlawfully removing presidential term limits during the constitutional amendment of 2005. Matembe …

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Museveni distances himself from NRM age limit proposal

Museveni distances himself from NRM members’ resolution on lifting presidential age limit Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  President Yoweri Museveni has distanced himself from a section of Members of Parliament (MPs) of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) that voted unanimously to table a private members bill in parliament to amend the constitution …

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VIDEO: Besigye speaks out on NRM’s age limit plans

Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA |  The former President of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Dr. Kizza Besigye says he is not surprised by the decision of a section of NRM MPs to back the move for a private members bill to amend the constitution and remove the Presidential Age limit. Opposition MPs …

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Uganda’s ‘Age Limit’ debate takes dramatic turn

Age Limit debate takes dramatic turn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda presidency age limit debate took a new turn Tuesday morning when a meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) of the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) resolved to move a private members bill to change the constitution. Reports …

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VIDEO: NRM CEC members dismiss age limit debate

VIDEO: NRM CEC members dismiss age limit debate Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Some members of the ruling NRM party’s Central Executive Committee have scoffed at lawmakers and other individuals pushing for the removal of the 75-year age limit for presidential candidates in the constitution The CEC members who addressed …

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THIS WEEK: Museveni speaks out on age limit

THIS WEEK: Museveni speaks out on age limit For the first time since debate surrounding amendment of the constitution to lift presidential term limit started, president Museveni commented on the topic following a question by a journalist. Museveni who was rather cynical in his response told a news conference held …

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