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Burundi to hold referendum to extend Nkurunziza rule

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundians on Thursday will vote in a referendum on sweeping constitutional reforms that would shore up the power of President Pierre Nkurunziza and enable him to rule until 2034. With opponents cowed, beaten, killed or living in exile, there seems little doubt the amendments will …

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Chad lawmakers to vote on new constitution

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Chadian lawmakers vote Monday on a controversial change to the constitution that will bolster President Idriss Deby’s powers and which opposition groups warn will damage democracy in the landlocked African state. The text, which received the green light from the government earlier this month, must …

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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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Should Museveni relinquish Office on clocking 75?

Mbale, Uganda | URN | A debate on whether the incumbent President should vacate Office when he clocks 75 years mid-term has emerged as the Constitutional Court hears a petition against the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017. Male Kiwanuka Mabirizi who is representing himself in the petition has threw another spanner …

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Age Limit petitioners query Sh29m share to MPs

Petitioners lawyers say Parliament breached article 93 of the Constitution by drawing money from the consolidated fund for Rapheal Magyezi Bill. Mbale, Uganda | URN | Funds spent on consultations for the removal of the Presidential age limit from the constitution have been raised as a matter of contention at …

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MABIRIIZI: Uganda has no Constitution

Mbale, Uganda | URN | One of the petitioners challenging the 2017 constitutional Amendment Act says Parliament replaced the 1995 constitution. Hassan Male Mabiriizi Kiwanuka, in his submission on the second day of the Constitutional Court hearing in Mbale district, said the country now has no constitution. He submitted that …

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Constitutional Court names five justices for age limit petition hearing

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The panel that will hear the contentious Age Limit Petition at Mbale High Court has been named. Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny Ddolo Tuesday  listed Justices; Remmy Kasule, Kenneth Kakuru, Elizabeth Musoke and  Cheborion Barishaki as the ones he is going to work with. The date has however …

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Chad mulls presidential terms but opposition sceptical

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | Chad on Monday was due to start discussing sweeping constitutional reforms including presidential term limits in a country ruled with an iron fist by Idriss Deby since a 1996 coup. A so-called “national forum” comprising some 700 participants, including ruling party figures, members of civil society …

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