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AGE LIMIT: The full story from in, and out of parliament

THE FULL STORY: Chaos reigns in and out of Uganda Parliament as expected debate on motion on age limit removal is deferred Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The much anticipated motion for MP Raphael Magyezi seeking leave of parliament to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend the constitution …

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Togo’s opposition boycotts constitutional reform vote

Lome, Togo | AFP | Togo’s opposition stayed away from parliament on Tuesday, blocking the passage of the government’s bill for political reform and forcing a referendum. The bill was published last week on the eve of protests calling for a revision of the constitution that developed into demands for President …

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Oulanyah calls for calm amid tensions over age limit bill

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has confirmed that he has received two notices of motion in relation to a constitution amendment. In his communication to the members, Oulanyah who chaired the Tuesday session said that he had received two motions. The first …

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THURSDAY: D-Day for Age Limit debate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has confirmed that he has received two notices of motion in relation to a constitution ammendment. Oulanyah told Parliament on Tuesday that the notices of motion will be discussed first with the relevant committee in a meeting Thursday …

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Togo panel approves controversial constitutional reform plan

Lome, Togo | AFP | A parliamentary panel in Togo on Friday approved a controversial bill to revamp the constitution and introduce a presidential term limit, after days of protests against the regime of Faure Gnassingbe, the scion of Africa’s oldest political dynasty. After a closed-door session, ten members of the …

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Museveni distances himself from NRM age limit proposal

Museveni distances himself from NRM members’ resolution on lifting presidential age limit Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  President Yoweri Museveni has distanced himself from a section of Members of Parliament (MPs) of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) that voted unanimously to table a private members bill in parliament to amend the constitution …

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VIDEO: Besigye speaks out on NRM’s age limit plans

Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA |  The former President of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Dr. Kizza Besigye says he is not surprised by the decision of a section of NRM MPs to back the move for a private members bill to amend the constitution and remove the Presidential Age limit. Opposition MPs …

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Uganda’s ‘Age Limit’ debate takes dramatic turn

Age Limit debate takes dramatic turn Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda presidency age limit debate took a new turn Tuesday morning when a meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) of the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) resolved to move a private members bill to change the constitution. Reports …

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Mobile internet off in Togo before opposition protests

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Mobile internet services were off in Togo on Thursday, where new opposition protests were planned after huge anti-government demonstrations across the country. On social media such as Facebook and Twitter, which were still accessible using intermittent Wi-Fi access in the capital, Lome, users called for …

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Massive protests in Togo for constitutional reform

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Hundreds of thousands of opposition supporters protested across Togo on Wednesday calling for constitutional reform, despite an apparent government concession to their demands. Amnesty International country head Aime Adi told AFP “at least 100,000” were in the capital, Lome, with similar demonstrations taking place in …

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