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Besigye wants damages for breach of UBC contract

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Former FDC party presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye has finally testified against the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) for refusing to run his 2011 presidential campaign adverts. Besigye and his witness Dan Wandera Ogalo, an advocate of the High court, testified before Justice Magret Oguli-Oumo but …

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THIS WEEK: Muntu puts party campaigns on hold

THIS WEEK: Muntu puts party campaigns on hold Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party Gen. Mugisha Muntu announced on Sept.25 that he is putting his campaigns to seek another term as party president on hold to join his colleagues in …

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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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LIVE: Ugandan MPs set for Age Limit showdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan legislators have started arriving at parliament for Thursday’s session that is expected to discuss constitution ammendments, including the lifting of the age limit for the presidency. Most Kampala television stations were broadcasting live from parliament, and several other spots in the capital that is …

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Uganda Police warns on planned Age Limit processions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police has halted any processions across the country related to the Age Limit debate that is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday. “Police has credible information that there are groups using the cover of processions, who intend to cause violence and …

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TERM LIMITS: Matembe goes to Constitutional Court

Matembe wants the Constitutional Court to pronounce itself on presidential term limits Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Former Ethics and Integrity Minister Dr. Miria Matembe has taken Members of the 10th Parliament to the Constitutional Court, accusing them of unlawfully removing presidential term limits during the constitutional amendment of 2005. Matembe …

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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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Electoral Commission dragged to court over lining in LC 1 polls

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Seven youth from a new opposition pressure group dubbed “The Alternative”, have dragged the Uganda Electoral Commission (EC) and Attorney General to the Kampala High Court, seeking orders suspending the forthcoming Local Council (LC) elections on grounds that the purported mode of conducting it is a threat to …

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