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Uganda's Museveni says ICC unfair

2014-12-12 18:32

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on African nations to drop out of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.

Ugandans won't let me retire, says Museveni

2014-12-08 15:25

Uganda’s veteran President Yoweri Museveni says people don’t want him to retire but that he doesn’t "need power", ahead of a highly anticipated ruling party conference next week.

Ugandan anti-gay bill may be ready by Christmas

2014-11-21 08:47

Ugandan lawmakers say they have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support, and hope to present it before parliament by the end of the year.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

2014-11-06 21:31

East African leaders have met in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

Ugandan muso guilty of porn

2014-11-03 21:41

A Ugandan musician has become the first to be convicted under a tough new anti-pornography law over a music video featuring a singer writhing in her underwear.

Uganda 'gay' trial dimissed for lack of evidence

2014-10-22 16:04

A Ugandan judge has dismissed the case of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer says.

Ugandan leader sacks PM seen as rival

2014-09-19 12:55

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, the government says, removing a former ally who some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.

Doctors Without Borders hostage freed in DRC

2014-09-01 05:46

An employee of Doctors Without Borders held hostage for more than a year in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been freed, the medical aid group says.

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

2014-08-18 05:59

Ugandan gays who have fled to Kenya still feel in danger, despite court striking down anti-gay laws.

Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law

2014-08-12 16:04

Uganda's President Museveni wants to issue a watered-down version of a divisive anti-gay law, stripping out tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker says.

Uganda parliament set to re-introduce anti-gay law

2014-08-06 13:11

Uganda's parliament will try to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality law that was thrown out by a court, a lawmaker leading the effort says, a move that could once again damage relations with the West.

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

2014-07-31 14:00

Ugandan state lawyers have sought to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Uganda lifts TV station's 'sleeping president' ban

2014-07-17 09:49

Uganda’s government says it is lifting a ban on a TV station’s coverage of presidential events imposed after the media outlet aired images it said showed President Yoweri Museveni asleep in parliament.

Museveni: Guerrillas tried to take barracks

2014-07-08 15:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says gunmen carried out 13 co-ordinated attacks against security forces near the country’s border with DRC but were repulsed.

Uganda Parly piglet protest pair freed on bail

2014-07-04 16:12

A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.

Torture by Uganda cops ongoing despite new law

2014-06-27 08:53

Incidents of torture by Uganda’s police continue to be reported despite the introduction of a 2012 law banning the practice, the country’s human rights commission says.

We can’t force US to give us money – Uganda

2014-06-20 12:30

Uganda's government says US sanctions slapped on the country for tough anti-gay laws would have little impact and rejected rights groups’ reports that the legislation had led to a rise in assault.

Is homosexuality really a 'white' thing?

2014-06-06 10:30

Tauriq Moosa gives his opinion on the controversial anti-gay bill signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Anti-gay law: Violations surge in Uganda

2014-05-15 12:35

Uganda's tough new anti-gay law has sparked a "surge in human rights violations", including arrest, job loss, eviction and the killing of at least one transgender person, campaign groups say.

Museveni praises N Korea security training

2014-04-17 19:48

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports say, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and special forces.

Zuma's stance on Uganda's anti-gay law an insult - DA

2014-04-09 15:57
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DA says President Jacob Zuma's failure to condemn Uganda's anti-gay laws is an insult to the Constitution and former president Nelson Mandela's views on human rights.

Museveni leads rally for new anti-gay laws

2014-03-31 18:16

Thousands of Ugandans led by President Yoweri Museveni have held a rally celebrating tough new anti-gay laws, praising the bill despite international criticism and donor aid cuts.

Uganda counts costs after anti-gay law fury

2014-03-31 07:46

Uganda is facing a heavy diplomatic and economic fallout following its approval last month of a tough new anti-gay law which prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors.

Uganda probes alleged atrocities in LRA rebel war

2014-03-26 16:40

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered investigations into alleged atrocities committed by the army during 20 years of war against LRA rebels, officials say.

 

More killings follow DRC massacre

2014-12-09 20:13

More civilians have been slain in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo days after the massacre of 36 people by suspected Ugandan rebels.

Uganda MPs ready new anti-gay bill as 'Christmas gift'

2014-12-05 12:45

Ugandan lawmakers drafting new anti-gay legislation say they will submit it to parliament as a "Christmas gift" to the people.

Uganda draws up new anti-gay law - activists

2014-11-08 16:06
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Uganda's ruling party has drawn up a new anti-gay law and could push it through parliament before the end of the year, rights activists say.

Army clashes with 'rebels' blamed for DRC massacres

2014-11-04 13:27

The Congolese army clashed Monday with suspected Ugandan rebels blamed for two massacres in the town of Beni in the volatile east of Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior official said.

Top N Korean leader in Uganda to boost security ties

2014-10-29 14:33

North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam, is set to visit Uganda with the aim of sealing deals to strengthen security ties, the presidency in Kampala says.

Anti-gay law: Uganda leader warns of economic impact

2014-10-03 14:23

Uganda's president has signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the impoverished east African nation needs to consider the impact of trade and economic growth.

Zimbabwe says Uganda's JLOS is Africa's best

2014-09-04 12:17

Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.

S Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

2014-08-22 12:46

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesperson says.

Uganda president not keen on rushing anti-gay law

2014-08-12 18:05

A lawmaker with Uganda's ruling party says President Yoweri Museveni is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law.

Ugandan anti-gay law overturn win for president

2014-08-07 11:26

Uganda's overturning of anti-gay laws is a win not a defeat for President Yoweri Museveni, analysts say, with the veteran leader thawing donor relations while burnishing a strongman image at home.

Uganda to rule on legality of anti-gay law

2014-08-01 10:40

A Ugandan court is expected to rule on a petition by activists who say the country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

Uganda activists launch bid to overturn anti-gay law

2014-07-30 14:52

Ugandan activists have opened a petition at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Uganda leader blames attacks on tribal rivalry

2014-07-09 04:00

Uganda's president says deadly attacks on its security forces near its new oil fields in the west have been sparked by a power tussle between local tribes.

Uganda says anti-gay bill misunderstood

2014-07-08 05:00

International donors who withheld aid over Uganda's anti-gay bill 'misinterpreted' the law whose main focus was to stop promotion of homosexuality to children and others.

Africa doesn't need 'sinful' Western aid - Museveni

2014-07-03 11:40

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged Africans to avoid “sinful” Western aid after donors cut funding over anti-gay laws enacted in his country.

Uganda probes 'terror piglets'

2014-06-21 16:10

Police in Uganda are testing two piglets for "terrorism related material" after they were sneaked into the country's parliament by two anti-corruption protesters.

2 held over piglets in Ugandan Parly

2014-06-19 17:10

Two men have been detained for smuggling piglets into the Ugandan parliament in an anti-corruption protest, police say.

Uganda: opposition must wait 40 years

2014-05-20 18:21

The government of Uganda has told the country's opposition that it will have to wait until 2056 before it stands any chance of winning an election.

1st Uganda 'gay sex' trial since tough new law

2014-05-08 13:22

Uganda court has begun hearing the case against two men accused of engaging in gay sex – the first trial of homosexuals in the country since a severe law was passed in February.

Pupil held for giving letter to Museveni - report

2014-04-23 13:32

Ugandan police are reportedly holding a 6-year-old pupil and her mother after the young girl sneaked through President Yoweri Museveni’s security and handed him a letter.

Fear drives gays out of Africa - report

2014-04-10 14:17

Fear is reportedly driving African gays to seek asylum in the United States after countries like Nigeria and Uganda recently enacted draconian anti-gay laws.

Ugandan capital's mayor returns to office

2014-03-31 12:41

Key Ugandan opposition leader and mayor of the capital Erias Lukwago has resumed office five months after being ousted in a power struggle with the ruling party, reports say.

Anti-gay law: Uganda, EU hold talks

2014-03-28 10:36

Ugandan officials are reportedly holding talks with the European Union over a controversial anti-gay bill signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni last month.

US sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

2014-03-24 07:49

Washington is sending more special commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, a report says.

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