Ugandan leader signs bill removing presidential age limit

2018-01-02 18:56

Ugandan media report that President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill that removes a presidential age limit from the constitution and allows him to run for election again.

Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail

2017-12-20 06:00

A Ugandan court has released eight editors and directors of one of the country's most popular newspapers, who were charged with treason last month, effectively stalling the tabloid's operations.

Top Africa stories: Bona Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, Museveni

2017-12-07 08:30

Work on the multi-million-dollar home of Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona has stalled after her father's fall from power, and President Yoweri Museveni has signalled support for a legislation that seeks to extend his long rule.

Ugandans charged for presidential protest pop song

2017-12-06 17:06

Two Ugandan musicians were released on bail after being charged with disturbing the peace of veteran President Yoweri Museveni for a song suggesting he should retire, their lawyer has said.

After Mugabe, Africa's other longtime leaders feel a chill

2017-11-28 14:32

After the stunning fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, attention has turned to other longtime African leaders accused of trying to extend their rule.

Ugandan tabloid editors detained over 'fake' story

2017-11-22 20:06

The editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspapers have been detained over what authorities called a fake news story about a political plot implicating the president.

Sudan's president, wanted by the ICC, visits Uganda

2017-11-13 20:17

Sudan's president, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, has arrived in Uganda on a two-day official visit

Uganda opposition leader charged, released

2017-10-25 18:07

Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye and five others have been charged with inciting violence and freed from jail after six nights in detention.

Uganda bans protests over presidential age limit bill

2017-10-18 16:41

Ugandan police have banned what it termed illegal demonstrations over plans to remove presidential age limits, seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni to serve a sixth term in office.

Uganda introduces bill to scrap presidential age limit

2017-09-27 19:08

Uganda's parliament has taken the first step towards scrapping the presidential age limit that would allow long-standing ruler Yoweri Museveni to stay in power.


Uganda lawmakers pass contentious 'life presidency' bill

2017-12-21 08:35

One of Africa's longest-serving leaders could rule until 2031 after Ugandan lawmakers passed contentious legislation that many in the east African nation saw as an attempt by the president to rule until the grave.

6 Ugandan lawmakers suspended over 'life presidency' bill

2017-12-18 21:32

Six Ugandan opposition lawmakers have been suspended from the legislature amid heated debate over a bill to abolish the presidential age limit.

Uganda's leader supports removing presidential age limit

2017-12-06 21:29

Uganda's president is signaling support for legislation that seeks to extend his long rule by removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.

After Mugabe, all eyes are on Museveni: how long can he cling to power?

2017-11-30 19:35

On 21 November, Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned as president under intense pressure from the military, his own party, and mass protests... All eyes are now on Uganda's Ypweri Museveni, writes The Conversation.

Eight Uganda tabloid staff members charged with treason

2017-11-23 21:30

Eight editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspaper groups have been charged with "treason" over an article implicating President Yoweri Museveni in a plot to overthrow his Rwandan counterpart, a defence lawyer has said

Ugandan civil society seeks arrest of visiting al-Bashir

2017-11-16 09:08

Ugandan civil society will be approaching the country's courts to have Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, arrested.

Sudan's ICC-wanted president is set to visit Uganda

2017-11-10 17:08

Sudan's president, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, is expected to visit Uganda on Sunday at the invitation of Uganda's government.

Police kill 2 at Uganda rally against president's long rule

2017-10-18 18:53

A Uganda opposition official says police have shot dead two people while seeking to foil a political rally in a remote part of the country.

2 Ugandan opposition lawmakers' homes hit by grenade attacks

2017-10-03 14:29

2 Ugandan opposition legislators say their residences have been attacked by people who lobbed explosive devices

Uganda ejects lawmakers opposed to President Museveni's long rule

2017-09-27 15:55

Uganda's parliamentary speaker has ordered the eviction of 25 lawmakers who are opposed to legislation that seeks to extend the decades-long rule of President Yoweri Museveni.

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