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Age Limit: Journalists, Broadcasters Protest Media Gagging

Reporters and broadcasters in Uganda have protested ban on live broadcasting and the harassment of journalists covering the controversial age limit removal motion that seeks to make three-decade president Yoweri Museveni rule for life. Communications regulator Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) recently banned live radio and TV coverage of the age limit

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Besigye: Museveni Regime will Surrender to People Power

Four-time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has told reporters at his home in Kasangati, Wakiso district that sustained pressure from the people will stop three-decade president Yoweri Museveni from extending his rule. “Mr Museveni will go. It may take a while but he will eventually be stopped,” Besigye said Tuesday morning. He

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Age Limit Protests: Lukwago Arrested

Police in Kampala has arrested Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago from his home in Wakaliga, Rubaga Division. The city head has been driven to a yet-to-be disclosed place. The operation was led by Old Kampala police boss  Grace Nyangoma. Lukwago had earlier been blocked from leaving his home. He had told reporters earlier on Tuesday:

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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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When MP Adeke Met State House Operative Mukiibi Who Beat UP MPs

National Female Youth MP Anna Adeke Ebaju has recounted her meeting with Hassan Mukiibi Sserunjogi, one of the State House operatives who Wednesday beat up and ejected 25 opposition MPs from parliament. A former member of the Poor Youth activists, Mukiibi now works with State House and (Special Forces Brigade (SFC)

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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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VIDEO: Big Fight As Bobi Wine, Sewanyana Are Forcefully Evicted Out of Parliament

A brawl ensued inside Uganda's parliament Wednesday afternoon as security personnel ejected  MPs opposed to the lifting of the age limit after Speaker Rebecca Kadaga suspended 24 members for fuelling Tuesday's chaotic scenes. Some of the members forcefully ejected included Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Allan Sewanyana, Latif Ssebagala, and M

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UCC Bans Live TV, Radio Coverage of Age Limit Motion, Protests

Communication regulator Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has warned media houses on relaying live footage on age limit motion. In a statement issued Tuesday, UCC executive director Godfrey Mutabazi said the live broadcasts were “inciting the public, discriminating, stirring up hatred and promoting a culture of violence amongst the viewers” and were

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Age Limit: Besigye Detained at CPS

Opposition kingpin Dr Kizza Besigye has been arrested hours after he eluded police, and sneaked out of his home in Kasangati, Wakiso district. Minutes to 10am local time, Police started surrounding Dr Besigye's home in Kasangati. Police suspected Besigye would take part in age limit protests in Kampala. Besigye was later intercepted b

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