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

US Travel Ban Lifted – Are Sanctions Next?

[Radio Dabanga] Washington / Khartoum -The lifting of the US travel ban on Sudan has nothing to do with – as Sudanese government officials believe – the possible lifting of economic sanctions against the regime, an American advocacy organisation said.

[Radio Dabanga] Washington / Khartoum -The lifting of the US travel ban on Sudan has nothing to do with - as Sudanese government officials believe - the possible lifting of economic sanctions against the regime, an American advocacy organisation said.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Cop Receives International Female Police Peacekeeper Award

[This is Africa] Zimbabwe’s Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota was recently awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Today we take…

[This is Africa] Zimbabwe's Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota was recently awarded the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). Today we take great pride in celebrating the achievements of the remarkable African woman. Keep soaring, the continent celebrates with you.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe