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Age Limit Debate

The Observer | Government Sued Over Age Limit Law

Even before President Museveni assents to the controversial age limit law passed by Parliament on Wednesday, a private citizen has today petitioned the Constitutional court challenging everything therein. The attorney general i...


Article 102b | Uganda Parliament Passes Age Limit Bill

Parliament has this afternoon approved a motion for the continuity of the controversial ‘age limit’ bill, which seeks to lift the cap on the Presidential age from the constitution.  A total of 317 MPs voted in ...



Age limit Debate | Tension, drama as MPs debate age limit Bill – The Observer

Tension, tempers, drama, insults and disorder dominated today’s plenary as an unprecedented number of legislators debated the controversial ‘presidential age limit’ Bill. The Bill presented to parliament by Ig...



The Observer | Age limit – NRM MPs blocked from leaving country, Kampala

The ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) has blocked its members from leaving the country and Kampala city until after the age limit bill has been passed in Parliament. The largely unpopular bill seeks to have Artic...


Age Limit Referenda | Bwanika to go to court over electronic signatures

People’s Development Party president Abed Bwanika wants court to compel the Electoral Commission (EC) to grant him permission to collect electronic signatures calling for a referendum on presidential age limits. “We have wh...



President Museveni | 5-year term is too short – The Observer

The Observer — During the ruling NRM’s National Executive Council meeting at State House Entebbe on Friday, President Museveni suggested that a five-year presidential term is too short for a head of state to deliver. In...



Q&A | Museveni should use remaining four years to facilitate transition – Prof. Apolo Nsibambi

By Charles Bichachi — You were part of the CA delegates as a nominator. It was perhaps the most transparent Constitution-making process we have had. In light of the current attempts to change a very critical part of ...


Flashback | When The Proposed Bill on Age Limits was First Raised in 2016

Preamble — The article below was first published in The East African edition of Sunday September 18th 2016 when the issue of the proposed bill to remove the age limit was first raised. On September 14, 2016 parliament rej...



Denver Dispatch | Ugandans in Colorado Protest the Age Limit Removal From Uganda’s Constitution

Denver — The Ugandan Community in Denver, Colorado met on Sunday 7th October joining the many Ugandan diaspora communities in protest to the removal of article 102b from Uganda’s constitution — the final act t...


Opinion | It’s good for the age limit to be removed at gun point By Charles Onyango-Obbo

By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO — 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 th...



Age Limit Debate | Opposition MPs decry ‘rape’ on Parliament

Opposition leaning Members of Parliament have condemned the ugly scenes at the floor of parliament on Wednesday afternoon after several legislators fought. Nile Post — Following a decision by the speaker Rebecca Kadaga to...



The Observer | Presidential guards take over Uganda Parliament, arrest 27 MPs

The Observer — A joint force of presidential guards, the elite Special Forces Command (SFC) soldiers and police officers attached to parliament forcibly pulled out several legislators opposed to lifting the age limit from...


Age Limit Debate | Chaotic MPs force Kadaga to postpone sitting – Daily Monitor

By Agencies — Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has adjourned the House sitting to 2 pm on Wednesday after Opposition legislators disrupted Igara West MP Raphael Magezi from moving a motion on removing the presidential age limit. Fo...



Daily Monitor | Brawl Over Age Limit Removal is a bit like Two Bald Men Fighting for a Comb – By Daniel Kalinaki

By Daniel Kalinaki — A proposal to remove presidential age limit from the Constitution has left the population sharply divided, Parliament under heavy armed guard, and Uganda on the edge of a political crisis. A country w...




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