ARTICLES RELATING TO YOWERI MUSEVENI

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.

US should cut security aid to Uganda – HRW

2014-03-20 15:15

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Museveni defends Africa stance on gay love

2014-03-19 12:54

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni says attempts are being made to attack core African values. He said this while defending Africa’s stance on gay love, according to a report.

'Anti-homosexuals apartheid' in Cameroon

2014-03-16 11:02

Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the country where same-sex relations carry a jail term.

Ugandans lose jobs as US cuts aid over gay law

2014-03-13 10:17

More than 80 Ugandans have reportedly lost their jobs after the US government, in an expression of its displeasure over an anti-gay law, suspended financing for a project employing them.

Uganda: No to public displays of gay love

2014-03-07 18:24

Uganda has reportedly defended its toughened law on gays at the main UN rights forum, saying the new legislation is aimed at “protecting” youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.

Gay law: Aid suspensions rattle Uganda shilling

2014-03-06 08:57

Aid suspensions have rattled the Ugandan shilling, prompting the central bank to intervene and sell dollars to the market on three occasions after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay law.

Is homosexuality really a 'white' thing?

2014-03-04 12:00

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

Gay law: Uganda church warns of Anglican split

2014-03-03 21:17

The Anglican Church of Uganda says it may consider breaking away from their mother church in England if it puts Uganda under pressure over a tough new anti-homosexuality law.

Mugabe: Gay rights are not human rights

2014-03-03 10:46
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly thrown his weight behind Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni who signed a "draconian" anti-gay law last week.

Anti-gay law: Uganda accuses World Bank of 'blackmail'

2014-03-01 08:01
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Uganda has accused the World Bank of blackmail after the lender stalled a $90m loan over the east African nation’s draconian anti-gay law.

Anti-gay law: Ugandan activist urges US help

2014-02-28 07:48

A leading Ugandan gay rights activist has met with top state department officials to call for help in protecting gays after a tough new law was adopted in his country.

You can keep your aid, Uganda tells West

2014-02-27 12:00
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Ugandans have shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.

 

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.

Museveni: African culture promotes social identity

2014-03-19 14:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged the country’s youth to exploit local economic opportunities to create jobs instead of copying Western cultures.

We can’t westernise our values for aid - ACP

2014-03-18 14:25

ACP says it will discourage African heads of State from attending the EU-Africa summit scheduled for May should Western nations impose sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria over anti-gay laws, according to a report.

Zim cops storm gay meeting, 2 arrested

2014-03-13 11:25

Police in Harare have reportedly arrested two officials at a city hotel room where Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (Galz) were conducting a training workshop.

Ugandans challenge anti-gay law in court

2014-03-11 22:27

Ugandan gay rights activists and politicians have filed a challenge in court to a tough new anti-gay law that has sparked international outrage and drawn foreign aid cuts.

Anti-gay laws: After Uganda, Kenya could be next

2014-03-06 13:07

Kenya could be gearing up for a debate on gay rights as lawmakers are reportedly planning to introduce a motion in parliament to compel authorities to enforce the country’s anti-homosexual laws.

Anti-gay law: Sweden freezes Uganda aid

2014-03-05 14:27

Sweden says it would stop development aid payments to Uganda "because of the anti-gay legislation" passed late in February.

Uganda anti-gay bill author speaks out

2014-03-04 06:15

The author of Uganda’s new anti-gay bill says aid cuts imposed by disapproving Western donors are a price worth paying to protect the east African nation’s moral values.

Is homosexuality really a 'white' thing?

2014-03-03 12:14

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

DRC: UN strikes hit Ugandan Muslim rebels

2014-03-02 12:27

UN gunships have targeted a base of the Ugandan Muslim rebel group ADF-Nalu in the eastern DR Congo for the first time, says the UN.

World Banks stalls $90m Uganda loan

2014-02-28 08:51

The World Bank has stalled a $90m loan planned to help Uganda strengthen its health care system following the country’s enactment of a tough anti-gay law.

SA must condemn Uganda gay law - SAHRC

2014-02-27 19:29
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South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the SA Human Rights Commission says.

Kerry likens Ugandan gay law to anti-Semitism

2014-02-27 10:58

US Secretary of State John Kerry has likened new anti-gay legislation in Uganda that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality to anti-Semitic laws in Nazi Germany or apartheid South Africa.

 
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