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Gov’t blocks three Constitutional amendment bills by private members

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs has asked Parliament to reject three proposed legislation’s seeking to amend the Constitution. The three private member’s bills include one tabled by Jinja Municipality East MP Paul Mwiru, another by Kibanda South MP Jack Odur Lutanywa and the …

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MPs disagree on removal of army representatives from parliament

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament sitting on the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee have urged the House to reject a proposal by the Opposition to remove the army from being represented in parliament. The army is among the special interest groups currently represented in Parliament. The others …

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Putin clears path to staying in power

  Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin laid out a path Tuesday to staying in power beyond 2024, as lawmakers approved sweeping reforms to the constitution. In a surprise address to the lower house State Duma, Putin said there could be a presidential “reset” allowing him to …

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Tunisia: towards a parliament riven by divisions

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tunisia’s parliamentary elections held on Sunday appear to have failed to forge a clear path to forming a government. Closed door negotiations are already underway, even ahead of official preliminary results due on Wednesday and a two-man presidential run-off set for Sunday. Here is a brief …

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Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule to 2030

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, began Tuesday a session to vote on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030. The proposed amendments were initially introduced in February by a parliamentary bloc supportive …

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Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States — guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution — with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released Tuesday. While Trump asserts that …

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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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