When Magyezi, MPs Opposed Last Year’s Motion On Age Limit

[Observer] In the last two weeks, parliament has been gripped by passionate exchanges triggered by a proposed amendment to the Constitution to remove the age cap for presidential candidates.

[Observer] In the last two weeks, parliament has been gripped by passionate exchanges triggered by a proposed amendment to the Constitution to remove the age cap for presidential candidates.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

MP Nsamba Outlines Tactics to Fight Moves On Age Limit

[Observer] PATRICK NSAMBA OSHABE (Kassanda North) was the second NRM MP, after Igara West’s Rapheal Magyezi, to propose a constitutional amendment. Although he spoke second, his motion was lodged with the speaker of parliament’s office first, pre-empti…

[Observer] PATRICK NSAMBA OSHABE (Kassanda North) was the second NRM MP, after Igara West's Rapheal Magyezi, to propose a constitutional amendment. Although he spoke second, his motion was lodged with the speaker of parliament's office first, pre-empting and disrupting the Magyezi group.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Former Leaders Nsibambi, Bukenya Say Museveni Should Retire

[Observer] Three former top leaders in government have thrown their weight behind the campaign to secure the last constitutional barrier to President Museveni’s continued stay in power after he clocks the 75-year age cap.

[Observer] Three former top leaders in government have thrown their weight behind the campaign to secure the last constitutional barrier to President Museveni's continued stay in power after he clocks the 75-year age cap.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

How Parliament Came to Blows

[Observer] Punches, flying chairs and shouting dominated yesterday’s plenary sitting at Parliament as the ruling NRM unsuccessfully tried to muscle through its draft bill to amend Article 102(b) and remove the upper presidential age limit.

[Observer] Punches, flying chairs and shouting dominated yesterday's plenary sitting at Parliament as the ruling NRM unsuccessfully tried to muscle through its draft bill to amend Article 102(b) and remove the upper presidential age limit.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Panic Buying, Fuel Queues Resurface

[GroundUp] “I can´t take a chance – 2008 is back! These are the last tins of fish inside this shop,” says a mother of two pushing a shopping trolley with at least 80 tins of mackerel fish in a giant supermarket in central Harare. “The shop manager, a friend, phoned me to come and hoard the fish and stock it in my bedroom because by Monday the shelves will be empty,” says Vera [not her real name].

[GroundUp] "I can´t take a chance - 2008 is back! These are the last tins of fish inside this shop," says a mother of two pushing a shopping trolley with at least 80 tins of mackerel fish in a giant supermarket in central Harare. "The shop manager, a friend, phoned me to come and hoard the fish and stock it in my bedroom because by Monday the shelves will be empty," says Vera [not her real name].

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

It’s Good for the Age Limit to Be Removed At Gun Point

[Monitor] Last week in these pages, Makerere University law don Joe Oloka-Onyango writing about the military siege of the Uganda Parliament ahead of an expected move to amend the Constitution and remove the age limit for president noted: “Not since the…

[Monitor] Last week in these pages, Makerere University law don Joe Oloka-Onyango writing about the military siege of the Uganda Parliament ahead of an expected move to amend the Constitution and remove the age limit for president noted: "Not since the enactment of the 'Pigeon Hole' Constitution in 1966 have we seen government troops amassed at the Legislative Assembly in a bid to intimidate and force through a constitutional change...

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

I Love President Museveni and Want to See Him Retire

[Monitor] Recently, MP Robert Kyagulanyi used social media to call upon Ugandans to rise and defend the Constitution. Shortly after, a counter message from unknown author appeared ridiculing Mr Kyagulanyi’s appeal as mere words, which cannot change Pre…

[Monitor] Recently, MP Robert Kyagulanyi used social media to call upon Ugandans to rise and defend the Constitution. Shortly after, a counter message from unknown author appeared ridiculing Mr Kyagulanyi's appeal as mere words, which cannot change President Museveni's stance. In short, the author alludes to violence as the only language that Mr Museveni understands. I disagree with the author. God forbid that Uganda should ever again plunge into bloodshed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda