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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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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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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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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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Ntagali, Mubaje, Lwanga, Four Other Top Clerics Reject Age Limit Removal

The Inter-religious Council of Uganda, a loose body of religions in Uganda has issued a statement on the ongoing debate on age limit amendment. Last week, a group of ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) Party MPs resolved to table a bill with the intention of removing the age limit clause that

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14 Activists Arrested in Age Limit Protest

At least 14 youth activists have been arrested in Kampala for protesting proposed amendments to remove the age limit from the country’s constitution to allow three-decade president Yoweri Museveni rule beyond the age of 75. The arrested youths belong to the ‘Jobless Brotherhood’ and they were arrested from down town Kampala

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Police Fires Bullets as Makerere Age Limit Debate Turns Rowdy

Police on Sunday fired bullets to disperse two rival factions that had gathered at Makerere University’s Mitchell Hall to discuss "The youth and Constitutional Affairs". As expected, the discussion drifted to the issue of the age limit, and the two camps disagreed. Police would then fire in the air, as the two

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Muntu Announces Three-Point Plan to Block Museveni Life Presidency Plot

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Maj Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu has rallied Ugandans to rise up and defend the constitution against what he called a plot by three-decade president Yoweri Museveni “to entrench himself in power”. In a statement issued Thursday, Muntu, a former army commander in Museveni’s government,

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Age Limit Removal Will Open Gates of War – Nsereko

Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko has warned that a move to delete the age limit clause to entrench the life presidency of Uganda’s three-decade leader Yoweri Museveni could open the floodgates of war. On Tuesday, Some 245 NRM MPs of the 246 who attended a ‘consultative meeting on age limit’ resolved

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NRM MPs to Table Museveni Life Presidency Bill before Parliament

It is now official that ruling NRM MPs are behind the move to have Uganda’s three-decade president rule for life after they passed a motion to push for the deletion of article 102b that bars all those above the age of 75 from contesting for president. Born in 1944 and in

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