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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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Why Sheema Muslims are Not Mourning Rurangaranga

As the country mourns the death of veteran politician Maj (Rtd) Edward Rurangaranga, a section of muslims in his home district of Sheema in western Uganda are not grieving. The muslims in the areas of Itendero, Kiziba, Rwengando and Kaninga in Kagango Subcounty have remember Rurangaranga with sad memories. In his book,

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Museveni Speaks Out on Age Limit Removal: Don’t Waste Your Time

President Yoweri Museveni has spoken out on the controversial age limit amendment debate, calling it wastage of time. Born in 1944, Museveni will not be eligible for reelection unless article 102b of Uganda’s constitution is removed. The article bars anyone below age 35 and over 75 to stand for president. By 2021,

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NRM Members Resolve to Remove Presidential Age Limit, to Start Popularising Museveni 2021 Candidature Immediately

A section of ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party members has unanimously agreed to officially push for the removal of article 102b of the Constitution to allow Uganda’s three-decade president Yoweri Museveni stand for reelection in 2021. President Museveni will be ineligible for reelection in 2021 if the age limit in

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PHOTOS: Bobi Wine, Barbie Meet US Ambassador

Kyadondo East MP-elect Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, aka Bobi Wine, and wife Barbra Itungo have met US ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac. Bobi Wine met Malac and other dignitaries, including Premier Ruhakana Rugunda, at the celebration of the US 241st Independence anniversary at an event held in Kampala on July 05. July 04

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Speaker Kadaga Rallies MPs to Speak Out against Child Abuse

The Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has asked MPs to speak out against issues relating to children. Kadaga spoke on Tuesday at the Kampala Serena Hotel while officiating at #UgMPs4Children dialogue held to bolster efforts to fight violence against children. The Speaker said she had no problem with calling a special

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Museveni: Yes, I will Leave Power But it’s not Opposition Politicians to Decide

The question of the retirement of Uganda’s three-decade leader Yoweri Museveni has dominated the heckles at two national functions that happened within 36 hours in the capital Kampala. Museveni delivered the state of the Nation Address on Tuesday and appeared at the same venue – Kampala Serena Hotel – for the

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2017-18 Budget: Winners and Losers, Cuts and Boosts

Parliament has approved Uganda’s 2017-18 national budget totalling to Shs 29 trillion. This followed the discussion of a report by the Budget Committee. Today, finance minister Matia Kasaija will read the budget at Kampala Serena Hotel. WINNERS But a look at the allocations reveals that nine dockets have received a boost in their budgets

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