Women activists Miria Matembe condemns police's action to besiege Daily Monitor premises in Namuwongo saying the action in total violation of the freedoms of press.

"Museveni and his men should know why he went to the bush. For us we shall not go to the bush but we shall fight for ourselves to survive," Matembo told Daily Monitor staff at the premises in Namuwongo.

In ten years, the newspaper for, the second time since 2002, surrounded by gun wielding policemen with an order to search the place for, as they claimed, Gen David Sejusa's letter.

Following the raid by the Uganda Police Force on the Monitor Publications Offices today at 10:00am, we the human rights defenders condem in the strongest terms persistent acts of harrasment of the media. We express the solidality with the Monitor and KFM for the current unwarranted transgressions on their offices.

According to the Executive director Foundation for Human Rights Initiative, Mr. Livingstone Sewanyana, he demanded the immediate withdraw of police and security diployment at Monitor publications offices offices and asks Police to have respect for media freedom in uganda.

A group of Members of Parliament across the political divide have drafted a Bill to re- introduce presidential term limits into the national constitution.

The MPs Wednesday met the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga in her office at Parliament and notified her about their intention to move a motion, seeking leave of Parliament to introduce a private member's Bill for restoration of presidential term limits, and other related matters.

They asked her to grant them space on the order paper to present the motion on the floor of Parliament.

The movers contend that there is need to restore term limits into the constitution saying they "help leadership and authority rotate amongst people and improves on the system of checks and balances and counteract the primordial mentality of holding power in perpetuity and eventually eliminates the prospects of a life presidency."

The contentious Marriage and Divorce Bill might never see the light of day after the NRM caucus decided this evening to withdraw the polarizing piece of legislation from parliament.

The Bill that was first tabled in parliament in 1964 and has since changed names numerous times has faced spirited opposition from different sections of society, each calling for its withdrawal or 'severe' amendment.

In a caucus meeting attended by party chairman, President Yoweri Museveni, MPs stopped short of questioning the rationale of the Bill, citing the existing legal framework on marriage as equal to the task.

Uhuru Kenyatta - President of Kenya
Uhuru Kenyatta is set to be sworn in today (9th/April/2013) as Kenya's new president, following his victory in March against Raila Odinga. Tens of thousands of people have packed a stadium in the capital, Nairobi, to witness his inauguration. The crowd, waving Kenyan flags, gave him a rapturous welcome when he entered the stadium.

According to official results, Mr Kenyatta beat Mr Odinga by 50.07% to 43.28% in March, avoiding a run-off by just 8,100 votes. Mr Odinga challenged the result, but said he would respect the Supreme Court ruling in Mr Kenyatta's favour. Mr Kenyatta's victory was upheld by the Supreme Court, despite Mr Odinga's attempt to overturn the result.


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