Age limit for presidency scrapped in Uganda

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni is set for life presidency after a constitutional court ruling. This was after a court upheld a constitutional amendment scrapping presidential age limits. Previously the law required presidential contenders to be under the age of 75 and would have blocked Museveni, from seeking re-election in polls due in 2021. But a bill removing the limit was introduced in parliament in September and signed into law in December. A majority of the constitutional court judges, ruled in favour of lifting the age cap for presidential contenders.