Echoes of 1966 As Guns Return to Parliament Over Constitution

[East African] The Uganda government’s decision to surround Parliament with security forces ahead of debate over a planned motion to propose amendments to the Constitution to remove presidential age limits not only recalls unpleasant episodes from the …

[East African] The Uganda government's decision to surround Parliament with security forces ahead of debate over a planned motion to propose amendments to the Constitution to remove presidential age limits not only recalls unpleasant episodes from the country's troubled history that the 1995 Constitution sought to cure for good, but could also reinforce the view that guns, not the law, rule Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

MP Breaks Ranks, Seeks Return of Term Limit

[East African] In a new twist on the controversy surrounding machinations to change the Constitution to remove age limits — a move seen as designed to benefit long serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni — another member of his National Resistance …

[East African] In a new twist on the controversy surrounding machinations to change the Constitution to remove age limits -- a move seen as designed to benefit long serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni -- another member of his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has written to the Speaker of Parliament Rebbecca Kadaga seeking to introduce two new Bills for Museveni's retirement and return of term limits to the Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Clergy Call for a Referendum On Age Limit

[Independent (Kampala)] The clerics have called for a referendum on age limit. Speaking to journalists on Sept.18, the clerics – Uganda Muslim Supreme Council’s Mufti Shaban Mubajje , Rev. Stanley Ntagali of the church of Uganda, Arch. Jonah Lwanga of …

[Independent (Kampala)] The clerics have called for a referendum on age limit. Speaking to journalists on Sept.18, the clerics - Uganda Muslim Supreme Council's Mufti Shaban Mubajje , Rev. Stanley Ntagali of the church of Uganda, Arch. Jonah Lwanga of the orthodox Church, Pr. Daniel Matte of the Seventh Day Adventists union, Arch. Cyprian Kizito of the Kampala Archdiocese and Apostle Joseph Serwadda the leader of the born again faith agreed that it being a critical and sensitive subject the views of all Ugandans should be sought

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

A Peek at Ruling Party’s Plan to Keep Museveni in Office After 2021

[East African] The National Resistance Movement is working on a ten-point justification for revising the Constitution to remove the 75-year age cap and open the door for the leader, President Yoweri Museveni, to stay on after 2021.

[East African] The National Resistance Movement is working on a ten-point justification for revising the Constitution to remove the 75-year age cap and open the door for the leader, President Yoweri Museveni, to stay on after 2021.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Seek Army Intervention in Wakiso Women Murders

[Monitor] Kampala -After failing to stop women murders in Wakiso District, police have sought the intervention of the army to hunt killers in Katabi Town Council in Entebbe and Nansana Municipality.

[Monitor] Kampala -After failing to stop women murders in Wakiso District, police have sought the intervention of the army to hunt killers in Katabi Town Council in Entebbe and Nansana Municipality.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Court Official Suspended for Wearing ‘A Very Short, Tight Dress’

[News24Wire] A Ugandan court official has reportedly been suspended for wearing “a very short and tight dress” to work, breaching the country’s strict dress code for public sector workers.

[News24Wire] A Ugandan court official has reportedly been suspended for wearing "a very short and tight dress" to work, breaching the country's strict dress code for public sector workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nightmare At the Ugandan Embassy in Germany

[Monitor] “We know you are a 24 years old, but you are a minor,” “Call us back in five minutes,” “Call us in the afternoon”, ” The computer broke down”, “The system isn’t working,” “We have to call London and check”, “London did not respond”, “We will …

[Monitor] "We know you are a 24 years old, but you are a minor," "Call us back in five minutes," "Call us in the afternoon", " The computer broke down", "The system isn't working," "We have to call London and check", "London did not respond", "We will call you back".

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Neglected Northern Uganda Mustn’t Be Ignored Any Longer

[IRIN] London -Uganda received its one millionth refugee from South Sudan on 17 August. This influx of people, many of whom have fled terrible violence to seek sanctuary in northern Uganda, has put a significant financial strain on the country and in p…

[IRIN] London -Uganda received its one millionth refugee from South Sudan on 17 August. This influx of people, many of whom have fled terrible violence to seek sanctuary in northern Uganda, has put a significant financial strain on the country and in particular its northern region.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ugandan Police Shut Down Protests Over Presidential Age Limit Bill

[Deutsche Welle] Police in Uganda fired teargas at demonstrators protesting against a proposed law that could remove presidential age limits. The change is seen as an attempt by longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule.

[Deutsche Welle] Police in Uganda fired teargas at demonstrators protesting against a proposed law that could remove presidential age limits. The change is seen as an attempt by longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

We’ve Been Thrown in the Oil Shadows – Nwoya, Packwach, Nebbi District Leaders Speak Out

[Oil in Uganda] Got Apwoyo sub county is headquartered somewhere inside a tiny structure in Nwoya district, tucked behind the Gulu – Pakwach highway. Turning off at a trading centre is a small road that leads to the quiet two-roomed establishment.

[Oil in Uganda] Got Apwoyo sub county is headquartered somewhere inside a tiny structure in Nwoya district, tucked behind the Gulu - Pakwach highway. Turning off at a trading centre is a small road that leads to the quiet two-roomed establishment.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda