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Vol 58 No 21

Published 20th October 2017


Uganda

The seven ages of Museveni

The President's campaign to change the law to stay in office, yet again, is stirring revolt and causing him to dig deep to keep his loyalists in line

President Yoweri Museveni's deployment of soldiers in parliament on 27 September is but a small part of his multi-pronged effort to extend his presidency. Embarrassingly for him, security men fought legislators with fists and furniture as they tried to evict opponents of the bill to eliminate the current age limit of 75 on presidential candidates. The opposition is making sure that the legislation receives plenty of attention at home and abroad.

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