Besigye asks Ugandans to attack 317 MPs who voted for Age Limit removal

Besigye asks Ugandans to attack 317 MPs who voted for Age Limit removal

Opposition kingpin and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has announced plans to swear in the members of his ‘People’s government’ as one of the activities to disable the ruling regime after the presidential age limit was passed into an Act of Parliament by President Museveni. Besigye said opposition will continue to call on the […]

Parliament resumes; Mayor Lukwago, GMO Bill on agenda

Parliament resumes; Mayor Lukwago, GMO Bill on agenda

Parliament is expected to handle 22 bills and 28 petitions currently before the house as it resumes on Tuesday January 9th. The House took a Christmas break on December 20 shortly after the passing of the Constitutional (Amendment) Act 2017 which, among others, removed presidential age limits, reinstated term limits and extended the term of […]

High Court ‘lacks jurisdiction’ to hear Age Limit case against Kadaga

High Court ‘lacks jurisdiction’ to hear Age Limit case against Kadaga

Chaotic scenes erupted as protesters besieged the High Court to express support for Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Wednesday. This happened as High Court Judge Margaret Oguli Oumo heard the case of six MPs who are challenging their suspension from Parliament by Ms.  Kadaga during the AgeLimit debate last month. The youth were carrying placards written […]

Museveni signs controversial Age Limit bill into law in ‘rush job’

Museveni signs controversial Age Limit bill into law in ‘rush job’

In the end, Yoweri Museveni’s top achievement since being reelected as president in 2016– amending the Uganda Constitution to be able to contest in the 2021 general election – was finalized in a “rush job” of an affair. And that was OK with him. On Tuesday, January 02, 2018, Mr. Museveni signed into law the […]

‘Koboko people told me not only to touch the constitution, but squeeze it’ MP Evelyn Anite says

‘Koboko people told me not only to touch the constitution, but squeeze it’ MP Evelyn Anite says

The Privatization Minister Evelyn Anite has today Parliament that the peace and stability enjoyed in Northern Uganda is attributed to President Museveni, who cannot be blocked from standing for President. Ms. Anite was speaking on Wednesday as legislators debating findings of the report by the Legal and Parliamentary affairs committee which endorsed the proposals initially […]

Incarcerated Red Pepper editors and directors in fresh bail hearing

Incarcerated Red Pepper editors and directors in fresh bail hearing

The five directors and three editors who have been incarcerated for almost a month have arrived in court today (December 19), to have their bail application reconsidered by Buganda Road chief magistrate James Ereemye Mawanda. The Red Pepper editors and directors were at the notorious Nalufenya detention for more than a week before being remanded […]

Opposition calls for ejection of Age Limit Bill

Opposition calls for ejection of Age Limit Bill

Opposition legislators who had earlier walked out of parliament amid controversy on a report from consultations on a proposal to lift the cap on the presidential age has now called for its ejection. Opposition and campaigners are opposed to the bill, arguing that the move by the ruling NRM is intended to allow incumbent President […]

PROFILED: Kayihura fires jailbird Joel Aguma in latest reshuffle

PROFILED: Kayihura fires jailbird Joel Aguma in latest reshuffle

Notorious Joel Aguma who was the commandant of the Police Standards Unit (PSU) has been dropped by the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura. In a Friday reshuffle, Aguma who is currently remanded in Luzira has been replaced as PSU boss by with Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Good Mwesigwa. Aguma is being investigated […]

Presidential age removal from the constitution ‘done deal’

Presidential age removal from the constitution ‘done deal’

The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament has endorsed a proposal to lift the limits on the presidential age from the constitution. The recommendations are based on outcomes of the consultation process on a private members bill presented in September by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi. The bill sought to among others; amend Article […]

Lwengo NGO Joy for Humanity launches in the UK

Lwengo NGO Joy for Humanity launches in the UK

Joy For Humanity (JFH) a non-profit organisation launched in the UK on November 3rd to advance education of children in Lwengo District and to make provisions for the financial and other material support of those who would otherwise be prevented from or have limited opportunity to benefit from education. JFH UK branch is spearheaded by […]