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KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan court backs age law benefiting longtime president

KAMPALA, Uganda  — A court in Uganda has validated a law that removed an age limit for the country’s presidents and cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power. Three of five judges on the panel rejected a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment that jettisoned a clause preventing anyone 75 and … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan court backs age law benefiting longtime president

KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

KAMPALA, Uganda— Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organized … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent