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Sabiiti: I did not apologize for not supporting age-limit

Rubanda, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  State Minister for Finance David Bahati and Rubanda West MP Denis Sabiiti have clashed over an alleged apology for voting against a constitutional amendment that lifted the cap on the presidential age limit. The drama started when Bahati named Sabiiti as one of the legislators …

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Attorney General tasked to justify need for Age Limit removal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Judges of the Supreme Court have put the government team to task to justify the need to lift the cap on the presidential age, 23 years after the promulgation of the constitution. The question was specifically raised by Justice Jotham Tumwesigye as a team …

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Petitioners ask Supreme Court to nullify Age Limit law

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Petitioners in the consolidated Age Limit Appeal have asked the Supreme Court to restore the age limit clauses in the Ugandan constitution, saying they were illegally removed. They are Male Mabirizi, six opposition members of parliament and Uganda Law Society. They ran to …

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Supreme Court prepares for Age Limit hearing

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Supreme Court has set November 7th as the conferencing date for appeals filed challenging the Age limit ruling by the Constitutional Court. The Court will be hearing appeals filed by Male Mabirizi, six Members of Parliament and Uganda Law Society. According to …

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ANALYSIS: Courts of fear

Behind Constitutional Court decision to remove age limit, annul 7 year term Kampala, Uganda | AGATHER ATUHAIRE | Two days before the July 26 decision of the Constitutional Court to uphold the constitutional amendment by parliament to remove the Presidential age limit and quash the amendment for a seven-year term for …

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THIS WEEK: Kadaga off the hook in age limit petition

THIS WEEK: Kadaga off the hook in age limit petition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale district declined to issue summons to Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of Parliament for the ongoing the age limit petition hearing. The petition is challenging the passing of the law …

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AGE LIMIT: The final submissions at Constitutional Court in Mbale

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The hearing of submissions in the petition into the constitutionality of the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018 drew to the close on Thursday. The Attorney General’s chambers and petitioner’s lawyers spent the entire day summing out their submissions at the court sitting in Mbale. The …

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Uganda’s Constitutional Court concludes hearing age limit petition

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Constitutional Court sitting in Mbale Thursday concluded the hearing of the consolidated petition challenging the Constitutional Amendment removing the age limit from the Constitution and other changes to Uganda’s Constitution Parliament made last year. Deputy Chief Justice Owiny Dollo who chaired the panel of …

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MABIRIZI: Museveni was not guided on Age Limit Bill

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One of the petitioners challenging the 2017 Constitutional Amendment Act says President Yoweri Museveni was not guided before he signed the bill into law in December last year. Male Mabiriizi Kiwanuka, in his submission to the Constitutional Court hearing in Mbale district on Wednesday …

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