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MP Beatrice Anywar Seeks Shs 14m for Treatment in India

Doctors have referred Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar to India for further treatment about a month since she was involved in an accident at Patiko in Lamwo district. MP Anywar has been receiving treatment at Case Clinic in Kampala but doctors have recommended that the specialised medics in India

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Govt: Uganda Is Not About To Quit ICC

Attorney General William Byaruhanga on Tuesday presented a statement on the position of Uganda regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the stinging criticism of the court by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and others top officials like deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah. During his inaguarual speech as he swore in for his

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MPs Demand VIP Security

The Leader of Op­po­si­tion in Par­lia­ment and Kasese Woman MP Win­nie Ki­iza has reminded gov­ern­ment of its promise to tighten the security of the legislators following the murder, last month in Kulambiro-Kisaasi, Kampala, of hitherto Uganda Police publicist AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his driver and body guard. During Parliamentary plenary on

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Parliament Approves Shs 28tn Budget

Uganda’s Parliament has approved the 2017/​2018 fi­nan­cial year budget totalling to Shs  28.9 tn. On Tuesday, State Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, David Ba­hati, had earlier pre­sented the estimates and moved a mo­tion to have the budget considered. The approved figure indicates an increment of about Shs 3tn from Shs 26tn in the current

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Besigye: Scrapping Presidential Age Limit will Sink Museveni Gov’t

Uganda’s four-time presidential candidate has warned Parliament againsts scraping the presidential age limit to allow three-decade leader Yoweri Museveni eligible for reelection in 2021, terming such an attempt as treasonous. Museveni, 72, will need the help of parliament if he is to extend his rule since the constitution bars anyone above

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INGRID TURINAWE: Uganda’s Parliament Needs Reform

On February 28, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe lost in the race to become one of Uganda’s nine representatives to regional assembly EALA. There were well over 40 approved contestants. However, what makes Turinawe’s loss interesting is the hostility members of ruling NRM party

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CHRIS OBORE on “Speaker’s Helicopter’: Civil Society are Trading Lies, Preaching Water but Taking Wine

The proposal to buy a helicopter for the Parliamentary Commission is now the focus of sections of civil society actors. Recently, the executive director of the Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda, Ms Cissy Kagaba; the coordinator of the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group,  Julius Mukunda; and the programs officer of Uganda Debt Network, Ms  Imelda Namagga,

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Gambia scraps age limits for president, deputy and judges

BANJUL The Gambian parliament on Tuesday scrapped the constitutional age limit on presidential election candidates, deputy president and judges after new President Adama Barrow faced questions over his deputy's eligibility due to her age. Anyone over 65 has been barred from running for The Gambia's highest office under a constitutional amendment that

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