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Uganda’s top court upholds ruling on extending president’s rule

Uganda’s supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office.

Uganda’s ruling NRM endorses President Museveni for ‘2021 elections and beyond’

Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) lawmakers have endorsed President Yoweri Museveni to continue leading the party and the state.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the High Level Consultation Meetings of Heads of State and Government on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Uganda’s ruling party endorses Yoweri Museveni for sixth-term run

Uganda’s ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek a sixth term in office, a party resolution said Wednesday.

Kenya expels opposition firebrand again

An outspoken member of the opposition alliance was on Wednesday expelled from Kenya for the second time in two months, his lawyer told AFP.

Kenya charges opposition figure present at Raila Odinga ‘swearing in’ with treason

A Kenyan opposition politician was charged on Tuesday with treason and unlawful assembly for his involvement in the symbolic presidential “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Kenya opposition firebrand arrested in dawn raid

Kenyan police on Friday arrested an outspoken member of the opposition, Miguna Miguna, in a dawn raid on his Nairobi home, police and his party said.

Kenyan lawyer in trouble for attending Odinga’s ‘swearing in’

A Kenyan lawyer who attended the symbolic “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga, has been arrested.

Kenya shuts TV stations over Raila Odinga’s “swearing in” coverage

Three Kenyan television stations will remain off air until the government has completed investigations into the “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior minister said on Wednesday.

Riala Odinga’s movement an organised criminal group – Kenyan govt

The Kenyan government has declared the opposition coalition’s C’s wing, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), as an organised criminal group.

Kenya names opposition movement a criminal group

Kenya's government has outlawed the opposition's National Resistance Movement following its "swearing-in" of leader Raila Odinga in protest of President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term.

Uganda parliament adjourns debate on extension of presidential rule

Uganda’s parliament abruptly adjourned a debate over the extension of presidential rule on Tuesday amid uproar after a lawmaker alleged soldiers had entered the building.

Six Ugandan opposition legislators suspended over conduct during debate

The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has suspended six opposition legislators over their conduct during the debate on the vote to remove the presidential age limit.

Ugandan parliamentary committee approves age limit bill

A Ugandan parliamentary committee has approved changes aimed at scrapping presidential age limit.

Three dead as clashes mark Kenyan opposition leader’s return

Three people were shot dead Friday in Nairobi, an AFP reporter saw, as police dispersed thousands of opposition supporters welcoming home their leader Raila Odinga from an overseas trip.

Kenyan police fire in air to disperse opposition demonstrators

Kenyan police fired in the air on Friday to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters gathered outside the airport in the capital Nairobi, a Reuters witness said.

Kenya opposition supporters urged to boycott three companies

Kenya’s opposition coalition has asked supporters to boycott three big companies it says benefit from ties to the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who won last week’s repeat election after an opposition boycott.

Ugandan MP Abraham Abiriga fined $10 for urinating in public

A Ugandan lawmaker has been fined by a court for urinating in public. A court in the capital Kampala asked Abraham Abiriga to pay 40,000 Ugandan shillings (equivalent to $10) for creating a public nuisance by his action.

Uganda introduces bill to scrap presidential age limit

Uganda’s parliament on Wednesday took the first step towards scrapping the presidential age limit that would allow long-standing ruler Yoweri Museveni to stay in power.

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