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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni slaps taxes on social media users

Faced with an increasingly critical citizenry, the Ugandan government has slapped new taxes on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber to stop what President Yoweri Museveni has called lugambo (gossip).

Uganda shuts 23 radio stations for allegedly promoting witchcraft

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended licenses of 23 radio stations for allegedly promoting witchcraft.

Uganda orders a freeze on sale of new SIM cards

Uganda has stopped the sale of new SIM cards until telcos install card readers that will electronically validate national identity cards.

Uganda bans live coverage of parliament

Radio and television stations that have been relaying live proceedings of Parliament debating Constitutional amendments on Wednesday halted the broadcasts following a directive by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), the sector regulator.

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.

Ugandan lawmakers fight in parliament for second day

Fighting broke out in Uganda's parliament for a second day between lawmakers pushing for a change in laws to remove age limits for presidential candidates and those opposing it, a Reuters witness said.

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