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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Besigye’s army of rage

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT| These are the top stories in this week’s The Independent. THE LAST WORD Are Ugandans docile?: Why last week’s scuffles in parliament excited the public but did not lead to popular protests COVER STORY The angry Ugandans: Why Besigye’s army of rage is defeating Museveni. …

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TABLED: First reading of Constitution Ammendment Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  MP Raphael Magyezi (Igara West -NRM) has today tabled the Constitution (Ammendment) Bill 2017 for its first reading. Magyezi last week got leave of parlaiment to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend Articles 102 (b), 108(3a) and 108(4) of the constitution. It has …

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Blasts rock MP Bobi Wine’s residence

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Explosive devices, thought to be grenades, were thrown early Tuesday at the homes of two prominent Ugandan MPs who have spoken out against plans to remove presidential age limits in the constitution. Musician-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine — real name Robert Kyagulanyi — and fellow opposition MP Allan …

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Uganda’s Parliament hails ‘bold, wise’ Speaker Kadaga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT|  Uganda’s Parliament has hailed Speaker Rebecca Kadaga for her wisdom and firm stand in handling the House this week. A day after a brawl left many parts of the House damaged, State Minister for Urban development Isaac Musumba moved an Appreciation Motion thanking Kadaga for …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Age-limit Bill scandal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT| These are the top stories in this week’s The Independent. COVER STORY Age-limit Bill scandal: The 4 fights frustrating Museveni THE LAST WORD: Inside Museveni’s life presidency: Why the removal of age limits may be the best way to get a peaceful succession in Uganda …

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FULL VIDEO: Fist fights, tears in Uganda Parliament

VIDEO: Fist fights and tears in Parliament as 25 suspended Kampala, Uganda | NTV |  VIDEO – The  Uganda Parlaiment Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday September 27 suspended 25 legislators for misconduct ahead of the tabling of the “Age Limit” motion to pave way for constitutional changes including removing the age …

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VIDEO: Opposition MPs condemn arrest of colleagues

VIDEO: Opposition MPs condemn arrest of colleagues Kampala, Uganda | NTV | The Leader of Opposition Winnie Kiiza has revealed that her colleagues plan to boycott Parliament until their colleagues are unconditionally released. She was addressing a news conference at Parliament shortly after a brawl broke out between opposition lawmakers and …

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Magyezi tables ‘Age Limit’ motion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  MP Raphael Magyezi (Igara West -NRM) has moved the motion seeking leave to introduce a Private Members Bill to ammend the constitution. After order was restored Wednesday following a chaotic start to the day’s parliamentary session, Magyezi presented  a motion seeking leave of parliament to …

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LIVE: Suspended MPs thrown out of parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The “Age Limit” motion was finally tabled in parliament after another chaotic day in Uganda’s parliament. Speaker Rebecca Kadaga started Wednesday’s session of parliament by suspending 25 MPs for unruly behaviour on Tuesday, triggering chaos in the house. Fighting ensued as plain-clothes security operatives …

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AGE LIMIT: Parliament disrupted a second time

THE FULL STORY:  MPs chant Uganda National anthem, force Kadaga to adjourn Parliament  Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga was Tuesday forced to adjourn the afternoon sitting of parliament after members from the opposition blocked Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi from moving a motion that would lead to …

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