[East African] As Uganda’s Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee readies itself to scrutinise the Bill to remove presidential age limits, its composition, the time allotted to it, and the prevailing public mood all seem likely to make the journey ahead anything but pleasant, especially for its proponents.
[VOA] Militants ambushed a group of about 30 civilians in northeastern Congo and killed many of them before fighting a fierce battle with the army, politicians said on Sunday.
[Nation] Struggling Nakumatt Supermarket has announced the closure of its Westgate branch, as the retailer’s troubles persist.
[East African] Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged the people to spend more time working, not praying.
[Monitor] Police have deployed in Kampala and surrounding areas including Dr Kizza Besigye’s home in Kasangati, Wakiso District ahead of his planned walk to work protest today.
[Observer] For the second time in less than seven days, plenary was adjourned prematurely thanks to the filibustering of MPs opposed to lifting of the age limit.
[HRW] “Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.
[Deutsche Welle] Gas-rich Tanzania hosts a two-day congress aimed at bringing together policymakers and experts in the oil and gas industry. But the country needs to pick its strategic partners carefully, says analyst Anaclet Rwegayura.
[Monitor] Budaka -Police in Budaka District on Monday arrested three Members of Parliament who reportedly staged a demonstration over the sorry state of Mbale-Tirinyi-Nakalama road.
[African Arguments] Burundi needs international peacekeeping missions to keep its troops paid and happy. Peacekeeping missions need Burundian troops. But for how long?