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Amnesty International: Ugandan Minister Raids Gay Rights Workshop

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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An international human rights group says a Ugandan governmnent minister has raided a homosexual rights workshop, just days after a controversial new anti-homosexuality bill was re-introduced to parliament. Amnesty International says Uganda’s Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, broke up the meeting that was being held in a hotel in Entebbe on Tuesday. The […]

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Uganda Government Voices Opposition to Anti-Gay Bill

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Ugandan government says it does not support a controversial anti-homosexuality bill that was re-introduced to parliament this week. A government statement released late Wednesday said neither the prime minister nor the cabinet support the bill, and that it is not part of the government’s legislative agenda. But it added that lawmakers have the constitutional […]

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Uganda Government Voices Opposition to Anti-Gay Bill

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Ugandan government says it does not support a controversial anti-homosexuality bill that was re-introduced to parliament last week. A government statement released late Wednesday said neither the prime minister nor the cabinet support the bill, and that it is not part of the government’s legislative agenda. But it added that lawmakers have the constitutional […]

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Rwanda Journalist Killed in Uganda

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 8:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda say a Rwandan journalist has been shot and killed at a bar in Kampala. Police say Charles Ingabire, the editor of the online publication Inyenyeri News, was killed in the early hours of Thursday by an unknown assailant. Officials say Ingabire had fled from Rwanda to Uganda for political reasons. He was […]

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East Africa Leaders See ‘Historic’ Opportunity in Somalia

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Three East African leaders say the fight against al-Shabab militants presents a “historic opportunity” to restore peace and stability in Somalia. Kenya’s president Mwai Kibaki, Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni, and Somalia’s Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed met in Nairobi Wednesday. They say they are confident the Kenyan and Somali military action against the insurgents could end 20 […]

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East Africa Leaders See ‘Historic’ Opportunity in Somalia

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Three east African leaders say the fight against al-Shabab militants presents a “historic opportunity” to restore peace and stability in Somalia. The presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Somalia met in Nairobi Tuesday. Afterward, they expressed confidence that the ongoing offensive by Kenya and Somalia against the insurgents could end 20 years of lawlessness in Somalia. […]

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US Concerned About Uganda’s Human Rights Record

Posted November 2nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has voiced concern about Uganda’s human rights record, saying Kampala has failed to respect freedom of speech, assembly and media. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland on Wednesday urged Uganda’s government to respect the rights of its citizens, including minority groups. Nuland accused Ugandan authorities of killing civilians while trying to disrupt protests, […]

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Uganda Police Arrest Opposition Leader

Posted October 31st, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police have detained a top opposition leader for the second time this month, as he tried to lead protests over rising food and fuel costs. Authorities arrested Kizza Besigye Monday near his home outside the capital, Kampala, as he led about 20 supporters in a so-called “walk to work” demonstration. Besigye has been arrested […]

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Uganda Police Break Up Protests, Detain Opposition Leader

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police fired tear gas at rock-throwing protesters and briefly detained a top opposition leader Tuesday during renewed demonstrations over rising food and fuel prices. Authorities arrested Kizza Besigye after he left his home outside the capital, Kampala to take part in the so-called “walk to work” demonstrations. Besigye was later released and driven back […]

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Ugandan Women Freed from Malaysian-Based Prostitution Ring

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Malaysian police say they have rescued 21 Ugandan women who were lured to the country on false pretenses and forced into prostitution. Investigators say the women, aged from 19 to 42, were freed last week from four apartment units on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The women came to Malaysia via China, leaving their native […]

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