Uganda

By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 22nd, 2014
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Frank Mugisha Growing up in Uganda, homosexuality was not something we talked about much. I knew I was gay from a young age, and I came out to those close to me when I was a teenager in the early 90s. Some in my family accepted it, while others refused to acknowledge it. Homosexuality wasn’t [&...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 14th, 2014
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Beatings, harassment, unemployment, homelessness, fear—scenes from Nigeria’s anti-gay crackdown. —By Erika Eichelberger Around midnight on February 13, a young Nigerian man named Femi* was jolted out of his evening prayer by shouting outside his window. A crowd of some 40 people had gathered ar...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 6th, 2014
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Last week’s passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. Kampala has experienced widespread condemnation for its action, and funding from the World Bank and two European...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 16th, 2013
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In northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), rural radio stations are used to protect civilians from violence. Part of a growing network of high frequency (HF) shortwave radios that connects rural villages in remote parts of the DRC and neighboring Central African Republic (CAR), these radios ...
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Sep 17th, 2013
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Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the LRA’s involvement in ivory trade. This was sparked off by the Enough report ‘Kony’s ivory’ released in June, which described the LRA’s ivory activities in Garamba Park, North-Eastern DRC. The report was followed by a range of articles highlighting how...
By IndepthAfrica
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Sep 16th, 2013
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Opponents of gay rights in Africa often suggest that homosexuality is “un-African”. But over the past few years, scholars and activists have warned with growing urgency that it is the increasing pitch of homophobia on the continent that is really un-African, because it is literally being imported in ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Burundi
Aug 6th, 2013
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  The U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert, days before the 15th anniversary of al-Qaida’s bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania. Those two embassies targeted in the Aug. 7, 1998 attac...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 6th, 2013
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    Linah Keza was found with multiple stab wounds at her home. Photo/Facebook.       The Ugandan man who is said to have stabbed his wife to death in London has been charged with the murder and remanded in custody. David Nsubuga Kikaawa, 38, was arraigned before the Thames M...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 29th, 2013
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– By Rose Nakayi A recent workshop on “the politics of oil and gas in East Africa” run by Makerere (Uganda) and Leeds (UK) universities, following a research visit to Uganda’s Hoima District, has revealed much that makes me wonder if the oil discovery in the Albertine region is not a twisted fortune....
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 21st, 2013
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(WASHINGTON DC) – The following is an open memo to President Barack Obama on the eve of his second visit to Africa   Your Excellency,   Shortly, you and your family will board Air Force One and head to Africa, on a journey that will take you to Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa. Duri...