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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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Ugandans charged for presidential protest pop song

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Two Ugandan musicians were released on bail on Wednesday after being charged with disturbing the peace of veteran President Yoweri Museveni for a song suggesting he should retire, their lawyer said. Singer David Mugema and music producer John Muwanguzi were accused of having composed and disseminated …

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Museveni defends Age Limit amendment

Ugandans should have final say on who leads them – Museveni Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The presence of age limits for any elective office goes against Article 1 of the 1995 Constitution, the bedrock of that supreme law, which says “Power belongs to the people”, President Yoweri Museveni …

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Is UCC going rogue?

Parliament to probe communications regulator over its media cuts and bans Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | What, really, is the mandate of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)? On its face, UCC’s mandate appears clear; it is the country’s communications regulatory agency. It is supposed to promote and safeguard the interests …

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