UGANDA – Fistfights and chair throwing have broken out in Uganda’s parliament ahead of a debate on whether to grant long-serving President Yoweri Museveni another term in office.
The move to extend his rule has met widespread opposition from civic rights activists, the political opposition, religious leaders and even some members of Mr Museveni’s own ruling party.
He has been in power for more than three decades.
Government and opposition politicians came to blows after the House Speaker allowed a ruling party legislator to introduce a motion to kick-start the process to remove an age cap from Uganda’s constitution, to allow Mr Musevenito to run for re-election.
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