Uganda: Age Limit Bill Goes Through First Reading, Sent to Committee

[East African] The controversial Constitution Amendment Bill targeting to remove age limitations on the presidency and open the Constitution for President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021 went through the first reading in parliament on Tuesday during a sitting of only the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs.

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Ethiopia: Attorney General Charges Two Suspects in Grand Corruption Case

[Addis Fortune] Two officials from Sugar Corporation were charged for on a corruption case today September 4, 2017. The officials were arrested by the Federal Police Commission a month ago along with government officials, brokers and business people.

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Sudan: Newspapers Seized in Sudan, Press Corps Boycott Parliament

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Monday, agents of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated the print-run of Akhir Lahza newspaper without giving any reasons. This is the second confiscation of this type this week. The print-run of El Sayha newspaper was seized on Sunday.

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