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2017-09-25 'There Is No Need for Referendum On Age Limit'
[Monitor] Former Democratic Party leader Paul Ssemogerere speaks...

2017-09-25 Refugees Riot Over Food
[Monitor] Adjumani -South Sudanese refugees at Nyumanzi settlement camp on Saturday evening turned rowdy as they protested against food rationing. The refugee agencies had reportedly cut food supplies by half of what is usually given to them.

2017-09-25 Kadaga Stuck With Seven New Age-Limit Motions
[Observer] Twelve years after they were scrapped, presidential term limit is back on the national stage, being dangled as trade-off for the removal of presidential age limits, in multiple motions lodged with Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga.

2017-09-25 Rwanda Again in Top 10 Investment Nations
[Independent (Kampala)] Rwanda has re-entered the Top 10 list after having just missed it the past two years, according to Rand Merchant Bank's latest 'Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018', released on Sept.18.

2017-09-25 Kayunga Hospital Renovation Delays
[Monitor] Kayunga -Anger is building up in both medical workers and patients seeking treatment at Kayunga Hospital over a delay by the government to renovate the health facility.

2017-09-25 We Are Not UN Employees, Museveni Tells AMISOM
[Shabelle] President Museveni has told countries contributing troops to the peace keeping mission in Somalia that they are not United Nations (UN) employees but allies offering pan-Africanism services.

2017-09-25 Former Presidential Aide Says Time Up for Museveni
[Observer] Morrison Rwakakamba, a former presidential aide (research) and vociferous supporter of the ruling NRM, has said the country risks disintegrating if Parliament amends Article 102(b) of the Constitution and removes the upper 75-year age cap for presidential candidates.

2017-09-25 For How Long Will We Pretend That Uganda Is a Democracy?
[Observer] There was drama ahead of the aborted tabling of a private member's bill in support of lifting the 75-year presidential age limit from the Constitution last Thursday.

2017-09-25 Singer-Turned-Politician Bobi Wine Latest Victim of Police Crackdown
[Nation] Uganda's top musician turned politician Robert Kyangulayi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, is the latest in a list of high profile politicians in the country to be arrested by the police.

2017-09-25 Top Kenyan Singer, Comedian to Perform in Kampala
[Independent (Kampala)] On Sept. 28 two Kenyan entertainment celebrities, David Mathenge [alias Nameless] and comedian Eric Omondi are set to perform at Comedy Store in Kampala at Diners Lounge in Bukoto, a few kilometers from the city centre.

2017-09-25 Inside Bobi Wine's Campaign to Rally the Ugandan Youth
[Monitor] After several attempts, I finally catch up with Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu, alias Bobi Wine, at One Love Beach in Busabala, a Kampala suburb.

2017-09-24 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.

2017-09-24 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.

2017-09-24 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 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.

2017-09-24 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 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.

2017-09-23 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.

2017-09-24 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 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

2017-09-22 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 particular its northern region.

2017-09-22 Heavy Police Presence as Age Limit Debate Flops
[East African] A much anticipated Private Member's Bill to remove age limits in Uganda's Constitution did not make it to the House on a day characterised by chaos in and outside the National Assembly.

2017-09-23 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 call you back".

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