‘Ugandan lawmakers have postponed a bill to extend President Yoweri Museveni’s rule after protesters clashed with police in Kampala.
Addressing a raucous session in parliament on Thursday, Speaker Jacob Oulanyah said the legislation was “bringing tension” and would come back on another, unspecified date.
Police on Thursday used tear gas and arrested dozens of people who had gathered at Makerere University in the capital Kampala to stage a protest march against the controversial bill.
Ugandan police had warned on Wednesday that no protests would be allowed, either for or against the bill.
On Thursday, they besieged the offices of two organizations which are allegedly orchestrating anti-government protests, searching the offices for incriminating evidence, police spokesman Asan Kasingye said.’