Parliament Votes to Scrap Presidential Age-Limit

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Uganda have voted to scrap the presidential age-limit of 75 years. The decision could extend 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni’s rule after elections in 2021.

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Uganda have voted to scrap the presidential age-limit of 75 years. The decision could extend 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni's rule after elections in 2021.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Failure of Governance, Root Cause of the Libyan Slave Trade Debacle – Poll

[Guardian] The issue of the inability of the Nigerian government to tackle the seemingly intractable problem of unemployment has been fingered as the reason why Nigerian youths risk their lives through dangerous Sahara desert routes to Libya in their b…

[Guardian] The issue of the inability of the Nigerian government to tackle the seemingly intractable problem of unemployment has been fingered as the reason why Nigerian youths risk their lives through dangerous Sahara desert routes to Libya in their bid to reach mainland Europe via the Mediterranean Sea.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

What Buhari’s Longest Cabinet Meeting Discussed

[Premium Times] The longest meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a number of memos submitted by cabinet members.

[Premium Times] The longest meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a number of memos submitted by cabinet members.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

From A to Z – How They Voted in the Second Reading of the Age Limit Bill

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -How MPs voted Wednesday afternoon on the motion for the second reading of the report (317 YES, 97 NO ) on the Uganda Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the lifting of the term limits on the presidency,…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -How MPs voted Wednesday afternoon on the motion for the second reading of the report (317 YES, 97 NO ) on the Uganda Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, paving the way for the lifting of the term limits on the presidency, return of presidential term limits and extension of MPs terms to seven years.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

How Opposition Tactics Failed to Stop Magyezi Juggernaut

[Observer] It was always going to be an uphill task to stop the Raphael Magyezi bill in parliament this week given the opposition lawmakers’ inferior numbers; so, in the end a handful of them huffed and puffed in vain.

[Observer] It was always going to be an uphill task to stop the Raphael Magyezi bill in parliament this week given the opposition lawmakers' inferior numbers; so, in the end a handful of them huffed and puffed in vain.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Paying the Price for the Life Presidency

[Observer] Our country has so far paid nearly Shs 100 billion to promoters of the removal of the presidential age limit from the Constitution to allow Gen Yoweri Museveni seek reelection in 2021.

[Observer] Our country has so far paid nearly Shs 100 billion to promoters of the removal of the presidential age limit from the Constitution to allow Gen Yoweri Museveni seek reelection in 2021.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda