Ugandan politicians went to war for 2 days straight in a WWE tag team style brawl over the country’s presidential age limit.
Reuters — Lawmakers brawled in Uganda’s parliament for a second day running on Wednesday over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni run for re-election after age 75.
MPs exchanged blows and kicks, with some using microphone stands as crude weapons in the melee, and at least two female lawmakers were carried out of the chamber after collapsing, a Reuters journalist on the scene said.
At least 25 MPs opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment to prolong Museveni’s tenure were forcibly ejected on orders of the speaker for involvement in fighting on Tuesday. All other like-minded MPs then walked out.
After calm returned, ruling party MP Raphael Magyezi introduced the contested motion authorizing parliament to draft and present a bill that would lift the constitution’s age cap on presidential candidates.
Under the existing constitution, eligibility to stand as a presidential candidate in the East African country has an age ceiling of 75.
That makes Museveni, 73, in power since 1986 and increasingly accused of authoritarianism and a failure to curb corruption, unqualified to seek re-election at the next polls in 2021. Removing the age cap would erase that barrier.
Smh, clearly the US isn’t the only country that has ahem… “president probs.”
It’s really shameful that politicians and lawmakers can’t seem to come together and do their jobs without pure hellfire and brimstone unleashing. It’s unfortunate that they don’t seem as concerned about helping the people as they do “flexing their power” among each other, meanwhile WE THE PEOPLE are casualties of the war.
The devastation left behind by Hurricane Maria has paralyzed the Caribbean islands, in particular the US Commonwealth island, Puerto Rico. But help has been slow to come to communities where the devastation is described as “apocalyptic.”
Various Atlanta area businesses and charity outreach organizations are collecting donations to assist with aid to Puerto Rico and its citizens.
If you would like to donate you can do so at one of these drop-off locations:
- Marietta’s New Theatre In The Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta, Ga.
- Prep Atlanta, 3300 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, Ga.
- Buen Provecho Restaurant, 2468 Windy Hill Road. Marietta, Ga.
- Porch Light Latin Kitchen, 300 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna, Ga.
Some of the items needed include:
1. Bottled water (there is no drinking water on the island)
2. Insect repellent (this is critical!!)
3. Ziploc bag with travel-sized toiletries
4. Canned goods (preferably those with a pull…
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Sadly another rapper has been the target of a brazen broad daylight shooting over some rap/street beef shenanigans.
Rapper Young Dolph was shot in Hollywood on Tuesday. At around 1:12 p.m. PT, shots were fired in the valet parking area of a Loews hotel in the city’s Hollywood & Highland shopping district.
Not long afterwards, the LAPD confirmed that Dolph was the target of the shooting, that he had been hit multiple times, and he was taken to a nearby hospital.
TMZ also reported on the shooting, and said that Dolph’s injuries appeared to be “non-life threatening.” Complex has reached out to a rep for Dolph, but they could not provide any information as yet. The shooter drove away in a gold Escalade (found empty not far from the scene) and is still at large. One person, who police have confirmed is not the shooter, has been detained.
Complex spoke to the LAPD’s Public Information office. They said only that there was “a victim of a shooting” who “ran into a business, suffering from a gunshot wound.”
Dolph was the target of another shooting back in February, in North Carolina.
TMZ is already fingering Memphis rapper Yo Gotti as the orchestrator of the Hollywood hit. Read that story here.
The two Tennessee MCs have had a long standing beef for some time, trading both verbal shots over wax and literal ‘shots.’
Earlier this year Dolph’s luxury Mercedes Benz tour bus was shot over 100 times during the music CIAA Awards in Charlotte. Catch up on that backstory here.
SMH! I really hope the violence stops before someone gets seriously hurt.
We’ve seen it happen over and over and over. It seems like Hip Hop is the only music genre where the artists are determined to imitate art and the line between art and real life become obscured. Unfortunately once bullets start flying it never ends well.
Check out Young Dolph’s video “PREACH” which put him on the Hip Hop map. Get well Dolph.
Somebody tell Cardi B the streets ain’t safe!
“They wanna know where I shop, I tell em pray and ask God.. “
*praying hands emoji*
Follow the actor & producer of these gutt busting skits Christianee Porter on her journey to becoming the next big star. I can’t believe nobody has signed her yet…. Can’t you see her in a Madea play or movie?… Her style is unique and I love how she plays different characters but Shirleen will always be my favorite. Give this girl a multimillion dollar deal!!! (Hint: Tyler Perry, Oprah…)
This young lady is brilliant. I appreciate her sharing gift through the gift of laughter. I can’t get enough of her!