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Bobi Wine: I Will Never Sing for Museveni

Ugandan singer and legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has said he not bow down to pressure to sing praises for three-decade president Yoweri Museveni.   Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East MP, was responding to a police ban of his music concerts for reportedly inciting his fans by preaching against the age

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Judiciary Dragged into Museveni-Kadaga Age Limit Romance

The age limit controversy has left the two arms of Uganda’s government locked together in a handshake that is going beyond the elbow. With Speaker Rebecca Kadaga reportedly meeting State House “officials” before she suspended 24 MPs opposed to the lifting of the age limit, and “allowing” Special Forces Command

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Panic in NRM as Mbabazi Men Petition Court to Block Magyezi Age Limit Bill

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s supporters and legal team have rushed to court to block the controversial Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Bill, 2017 by Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magyezi. In a Tuesday sitting boycotted by opposition MPs, Magyezi tabled the controversial bill that, among other things, seeks to delete

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Age Limit: Makerere Law Professors Condemn Kadaga for Favouring Museveni

Law lecturers at Uganda’s premier university have weighed in on the controversial age limit bill that seeks to allow three-decade president Yoweri Museveni rule for life. Magyezi and majority of ruling NRM party MPs seek to delete the upper age limit clause in article 102b that bars anyone from standing for

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UPDF Officer Arrested for Conniving with Poachers

Police in Fort Portal municipality, Kabarole District, with help from Natural Resource Conservation Network (NRCN) has arrested eight people, including a UPDF officer, over illegal poaching and possession of 20.5 kilogrammes of Elephant tusks worth Shs 8.2m. Alex Mugenyi, 27, a UPDF soldier attached to 29 brigade, stationed at Kavera under

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Uganda’s Mwotta, Akongo in Global Innovation Contest

Two Ugandan innovators have made it to final contest list of 25 Under 25 innovators Using the Internet to Make a Difference in Communities. Bazil Mwotta Biddemu, a former Makerere University guild presidential candidate, and Mary Helda Akongo are two of the seven Africans that made it to the top 25.

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Raila Odinga Rejects IEBC Election Date, Proposes New Date

Kenya Opposition coalition National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has rejected a date set by the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the new election. The Kenya Supreme Court last week nullified the reelection of incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities and illegalities on the side of IEBC. With

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Why the Makers of Uganda’s Constitution Included a Presidential Age Limit

There has been debate about the age limit provided for in article 102b of Uganda’s constitution, with focus being on whether to remove or maintain the limit. The age limit clause bars everyone below the age of 35 and all those over age 75 from standing for president. The debate on age

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Museveni: I am The One Who Owns Uganda’s Money

Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni has said he is the owner of the country’s resources, a statement once said by dictator Idi Amin Dada. Interestingly, Museveni made the statement while campaigning for Amin’s grandson in Kiryandongo district. Taban Amin, son to Shaban Amin (Idi Amin’s son) is standing in a by-election in

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Why Museveni Hated Rurangaranga

The relationship between Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and fallen former Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party national chairman Maj (Rtd) Edward Rurangaranga could well be described as “cat and mouse”. The disagreement between the two was not necessarily because Museveni belonged to the Democratic Party and Rurangaranga to the UPC. It was rather

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