Kampala

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...
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In Central Africa
Apr 16th, 2013
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KAMPALA, Uganda, (UNHCR) – Few customers come to the simply named Beauty Salon in Kampala’s Kisenyi slum, but for refugee owner Rosette Wabenga, it is still a dream come true. “I am a very lucky woman to have this shop,” Wabenga says. “Words cannot express how grateful I am to...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 15th, 2013
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By Allan Brian Ssenyonga, opinion First of all, let me start by pointing out that I have not received a cheque from Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to promote tourism in Rwanda much as I would not refuse it if it came my way. But this actually gives me a chance to prove that RDB should […]...
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Mar 1st, 2013
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By Robele Ababya  I write in full support of the outstanding article titled “The London Debretsion Church” written by Yilma Bekele. His enlightening article has touched me to the depth of my soul having experienced a series of obnoxious acts of rudeness displayed at the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Ch...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 19th, 2013
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Uganda has granted asylum to the 15 players from the Eritrea football team and the team doctor who absconded in the country in December during the 2012 Cecafa Tusker Senior Challenge Cup. Apollo David Kazungu, the Commissioner for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister in Uganda, said on Monday...
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In East Africa
Feb 12th, 2013
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Uganda has deported a British theatre producer who last year staged a play about homosexuality, which is illegal in Uganda, the British High Commission said Tuesday. David Cecil was arrested in September on charges of disobeying orders to cancel the staging of a play whose main character was a gay ma...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Jan 27th, 2013
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KAMPALA (Reuters) – Leading opposition politician Kizza Besigye was arrested for planning anti-government riots in the Ugandan capital Kampala, police said on Saturday. Besigye has led protests for years aimed at toppling President Yoweri Museveni, to whom he lost a presidential election in Feb...
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Jan 16th, 2013
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Khartoum — A number of Sudanese opposition party leaders are in custody following the signing of an accord, dubbed the ‘New Dawn Charter’, under which they agreed to overthrow the government of President Omar al-Bashir and institute a federal system of government based on democracy, plura...
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In Somali
Jan 15th, 2013
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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has today opened a two week capacity building training for Somalia Civil Servants in Bujumbura bringing together 120 protocol officers, secretaries and administrators from various ministries of the Federal Government. Opening the workshop, the Minister of...
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In DR Congo
Jan 3rd, 2013
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A spokesman for Uganda’s government says talks between the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the M23 group are scheduled to resume Friday, despite threats by the rebels to pull out. The talks would be held in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. Spokesman Fred Opolot says Uganda’s defens...