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From A to Z: How they voted

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | How MPs voted Wednesday afternoon on the motion for the second reading of the report (317 YES, 97 NO ) on the Uganda Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the lifting of the term limits on the presidency, return of presidential term …

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Why suspended MPs dragged Kadaga to Court

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The six suspended MPs have petitioned the Kampala High Court Civil Division seeking to quash the decision of the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to stop them from participating in the ongoing debate intended to ammend the constitution. They want the Court to compel Kadaga …

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LIVE: ‘Police ready for Age Limit debate’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Police chief Gen. Kale Kayihura has vowed that his officers will ensure proceedings in parliament are not interrupted when the constitution amendment bill 2017 comes up for its second reading today. “We support the Parliament and there must be order at Parliament. We …

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Only 15% support removal of age limits, report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 15% of the voters support amendment of the constitution to remove presidential age limits. This is according to a report on citizens’ perception on the proposed amendment of article 102(b) of the constitution released on Dec.08 by the Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform (UGMP) an …

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Kadaga blocks access to Parliament from President’s Office

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has ordered security organs other than the police to vacate parliament as tension rises ahead of the second reading of the “Age Limit” consitution amendment bill 2017. Kadaga also asked police to seal off the hallway linking the President’s Office and parliament, …

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Police on high alert as Age Limit debate returns to parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police and “sister agencies” are on high alert as parliament resumes this week to receive and debate the constitutional amendment bill which intends to among many changes lift the age limit for the presidency. “We are aware of the opposition’s plan to stage violent …

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Bwanika goes to court to block age limit debate in parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three opposition leaders have petitioned court to block the “age limit” debate that is set to resume in parliament today. Dr. Abed Bwanika-People’s Development Party, Asuman Basalirwa- JEEMA and John Ken Lukyamuzi- Conservative Party petitioned the High Court in Kampala on Monday, seeking orders …

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