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Uganda’s Museveni signs the highly controversial age limit bill into law

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has signed the Constitutional amendment bill 2017 into law, a week after it was passed by parliament, Reuters reports. Popularly known as the Age limit bill, the amendment extends the MPs term of office to 7 years, brings back term limits into the constitution, and allows individuals above the age of […]

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Uganda People’s Defence Forces kills 100 rebels in DR Congo

Uganda People’s Defence Forces kills 100 rebels in DR Congo

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Congolese Army (FARC) have killed over 100 Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) combatants in eight camps that were recently struck by joint airstrikes, local media reports. According to Brigadier Richard Karemire, UPDF spokesperson, the operation dubbed ‘TUUGO’ which started on Friday December 22, has so far been a […]

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DRC: Attackers torch President Kabila’s property in North Kivu

A house belonging to President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has been attacked and set ablaze by unknown men, U.N. sponsored radio, Okapi reported. According to the radio, the main house on the farm, located near the village of Musienene in North Kivu province in the east of the country, was gutted […]

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Togo, only African country to back US position over Jerusalem

Togo, a tiny West African nation, is the only country on the African continent to have voted in favor of President Donald Trump’s political move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The UN General Assembly repelled Trump’s decision in a resolution adopted by an overwhelming majority last week. The resolution in effect condemned President Trump’s […]

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Uganda: Parliament vote extends presidential age limit

After 30 years in power, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will likely run for re-election in 2021 as lawmakers in the East African nation, late on Wednesday passed a contentious text amending a legislation that prevented anyone younger than 35 or older than 75 from holding the presidency. Although Museveni has won elections – most recently […]

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US government halts aid to Somalia’s military over graft

The United States on Thursday, said it is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns. The US government suspension came after the Somali military repeatedly failed to account for food and fuel aid. During recent discussions between the United States and the Federal Government of Somalia, both sides […]

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Uganda starts pulling out troops from Somalia

Uganda has begun the withdrawal of its troops serving in the African Union mission (Amisom) in Somalia. The withdrawal of 281 army personnel comes as part of a UN plan that will see African Union (AU) soldiers’ numbers reduced by 1,000 by the end of this year, military officials in Kampala said. Uganda provides the […]

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DR Congo: M23 Fighters helped Kabila to crush protesters – HRW

Human Rights Watch in a report released on Monday said senior security force officers in the Democratic Republic of Congo mobilized over 200 former M23 rebel fighters from neighboring Uganda and Rwanda to quash protests against President Joseph Kabila at the end of his constitutionally mandated term limit in December 2016. The 69-page report titled […]

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Uganda: Three Journalists charged with treason

Three journalists, who work for the Red Pepper newspaper in Uganda, are facing treason charges after the publication of a story alleging that President Yoweri Museveni was planning to overthrow Paul Kagame’s government in Rwanda. The three journalists, Ben Byarabaha (Managing Editor), Richard Kintu (News Editor) and Francis Tumusiime (also News Editor) are also charged […]

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Tanzania, Uganda condemn ICC Burundi investigation

Tanzania and Uganda have opposed a plan by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Burundi, a statement from the office of Tanzanian President John Magufuli said. According to the two leaders, who are both members of the East African Community (EAC), the Hague-based court’s decision “compromises efforts” of an […]

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