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Don Wanyama: Uganda’s Constitution is Not Cast in Stone

A fallacy is generally defined as “a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments” or simply put, “it is faulty reasoning.” In the debate over the amendment of Article 102 (b), which sets the minimum age of the President at 35 and maximum at 75, the Opposition that is

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Of Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o Missing Nobel Literature Prize, Again

On the day the Nobel Committee was to announce the winner of the Literature prize in 2010, I sat at our home in Limuru with two journalists from Spain, watching the live streaming of the announcement. My father, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, was considered by many bookies to be the favourite

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Sejusa Warns Museveni on Age Limit, Life Presidency

Opinion: David Sejusa The country is witnessing a lot of violence, disruption of social life and general apprehension of the people of Uganda. The population is beginning to feel unsure about the future and generally insecure. This is a complete reversal of the feeling and belief, which our people had when they

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Why Social Media Anger Alone Can’t Stop Museveni Life Presidency

Finally, after a brief scuffle, opposition MPs were suspended from parliament for three sittings by the speaker, then physically overwhelmed and picked out of the parliamentary chamber like chicken thieves - exactly as I had predicted. I am still intrigued President Yoweri Museveni did not use uniformed soldiers with automatic

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‘Opposition MPs are not Hooligans but Liberators’

To my President HE YK Museveni: I am heart broken by events of this week which many writers and your objective comrades have likened to the 1966 constitutional crisis and the events that motivated you and fallen comrades to opt for war. There is something small I want to bring to your

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Mao on Age Limit: Why Kadaga Must Resign Immediately

Today is a sad day in the history of Uganda. This is the first time that the chamber of parliament has been invaded by members of the armed forces dressed in civilian clothes. We condemn in the strongest terms the invasion of parliament by the military in a manner most undignified.

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MP Alex Ruhunda: Why I Rejected NRM Caucus Plot to Remove Age Limit

By Alex Ruhunda I have been reflecting on the future of my beloved Country Uganda, the pearl of Africa especially after an emotionally heated atmosphere in Parliament on Thursday. I hope God will touch the heart of President Yoweri Museveni to avoid the temptation of listening to short term opportunistic individuals that

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Andrew Mwenda: Why Age Limit Should Be Removed

I want to ask all these bellicose MPs and opposition activists opposing the amendment of the constitution to remove age limits: what is wrong with a person of 75 years and above running for president? Do you really believe Amama Mbabazi or Ruhakana Rugunda should be blocked from running for

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102 Reasons Why Age Limit (Article 102b) Should Not Be Removed

1. Uganda should let the 1995 Constitution’s safeguards for transition be tested. 2. The Constitution of Uganda should be a durable document. 3. Job security and tenure of public officials cannot be guaranteed under life presidency. 4. Uganda should establish a culture of constitutional rule by following the established rules. 5. The National Resistance

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Besigye’s Sister Attacks Rugunda Over Age Limit, Lectures Him on Age and Intellect

Dr Olive C Kobusingye, a younger sister to Uganda’s opposition kingpin Dr Kizza Besigye, has taken on Prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda for his support of the age limit. A medical practitioner, Kobusingye has poked holes into Rugunda’s statement that there was no scientific evidence that old age affected the performance

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