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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.

Ugandan soldier kills 9 people, himself

2014-04-13 14:30

Nine people have been shot dead and 12 injured by a drunken soldier in a brawl over a woman in western Uganda, officials say.

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.

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Ban tells Rwandans 'never again'

2014-04-08 09:39

The UN chief has told a packed stadium of sombre and weeping Rwandans the world would “never again” let genocide tear their nation apart.

Ugandan MPs refused pay rise

2014-04-03 19:55

Ugandan MPs have seen their controversial demand for higher salaries rejected by the finance ministry after it decided the country had more important priorities, officials say.

Investors look beyond Uganda's anti-gay laws

2014-04-01 16:42

Fuzzy guidelines on ethical investing and aid donors' timid response to Uganda's new anti-gay law have reassured fund managers and private equity firms.

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.

Boat disaster: Uganda recovers 107 bodies

2014-03-25 14:23

Uganda says it has recovered 107 bodies, including 57 children, after a boat capsized at the weekend on Lake Albert, on the border with DRC.

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.

19 killed in Uganda boat accident

2014-03-22 18:56

At least 19 people have been killed and dozens of others were missing after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized in a lake that runs along the border of Uganda and the DRC.

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: 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.

'Greedy' West wants to re-colonise Africa – Museveni

2014-03-19 11:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged African governments to be strong enough to prevent Western countries from intervening in their national and continental affairs.

Uganda warns of Somali Shabaab attacks

2014-03-18 13:22

Uganda has warned that Somalia’s al-Qaeda linked Shabaab insurgents are planning to use fuel tankers as bombs, one day after Kenya thwarted a “massive” car bomb attack.

EU backs sanctions on Uganda, Nigeria

2014-03-13 22:24
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The European Parliament has backed sanctions on Uganda and Nigeria in protest at their recent passing of anti-gay laws.

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.

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.

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
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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.

Worst place in the world to be gay?

2014-03-04 17:00

Can you imagine living in a place where the newspaper headlines read Top 200 homos exposed? That's just the tip of the unbelievable laws in Uganda.

Worst place to be gay?

2014-03-04 10:05

Uganda's unbelievable anti-gay laws.

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

 

Ugandan nurse accused of spreading HIV

2014-04-14 07:52

A Ugandan nurse has been dubbed “the killer nurse” after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a 2-year-old patient.

UK man walks length of Nile

2014-04-11 22:32

Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveller have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

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.

Uganda: Cops raid US project that assists gays

2014-04-04 15:47

A Ugandan government spokesperson says police have raided the offices of a United State funded project known to offer Aids services to homosexuals.

Uganda MPs in controversial pay rise demand

2014-04-03 07:41

Members of Uganda’s parliament have caused a storm after it emerged they have demanded a massive raise in their salaries, already 60 times higher than most state employees.

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.

251 Congolese die in boat disaster

2014-03-27 14:53

More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the DRC and Uganda, Kinshasa says.

Hundred dead in Uganda boat accident

2014-03-24 20:38

Ugandan police say the Lake Albert boat accident death toll has risen to 107, mostly women.

Death toll rises in Uganda boat accident

2014-03-23 20:53

Thirty-four people have drowned after an overloaded boat capsized on a Ugandan lake, officials say.

Ugandan official: US cuts millions in aid

2014-03-21 18:19

Uganda's health minister says the government has lost up to $6m in annual US government support over the East African country's new 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.

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.

'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.

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.

US journo dies in Ugandan jungle

2014-03-12 17:05

The magazine Men's Journal says an American outdoors writer has died of an apparent heatstroke while on an assignment in a Ugandan jungle.

Orange pulls ads from Uganda anti-gay paper

2014-03-11 07:35

The global telecom company Orange has withdrawn advertising from a Ugandan tabloid that printed the names of 200 suspected homosexuals after a severe anti-gay law was enacted last month.

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.

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

Worst place in the world to be gay?

2014-03-04 10:03

Can you imagine living in a place where the newspaper headlines read Top 200 homos exposed? That's just the tip of the unbelievable laws in Uganda.

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.

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