Uganda

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Mar 9th, 2014
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By Hannah McNeish, AFP As ongoing fighting in South Sudan shatters any pretence of a ceasefire between government troops and rebels, analysts fear the conflict could engulf the region, as former foes fight old wars in a new country. There are tensions between South Sudan’s northern neighbour an...
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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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Feb 27th, 2014
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Ethiopian Minister for Women, Children and Youth Affairs has claimed that a series of pro-gay tweets sent from her Twitter account after Uganda further criminalized homosexuality were posted by a hacker. ‘There is no place for hate, discrimination in my beloved Africa. It’s not Government’s business ...
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Feb 27th, 2014
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There’s confusion after Ethiopia’s Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs reportedly criticised Uganda’s President for passing his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill – only for her Twitter account to then be deleted. The Huffington Post reports Zenebu Tadesse tweeted on Monday: “There is no pla...
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Feb 6th, 2014
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by Judi Rever Joel Mutabazi, a former presidential bodyguard facing terrorism charges in Rwanda, is a shadow of his former self. “He’s like a skeleton,” said his emotionally frayed wife Gloria Kayitesi in an interview, commenting on pictures of him splashed on the Internet. Shackled and abased, Mutab...
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Jan 9th, 2014
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By Daniel Wagner and Giorgio Cafiero January 8, 2014 The turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war. If peace talks fail, a potential genocide may even result. Certainly, political risks for foreign investors and neighboring governments would increase un...
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Dec 9th, 2013
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Belayneh Abate Writing about a remarkable man who scarified his life for the well being of others is challenging since no words could describe him fully. At any rate, I feel a sense of responsibility to express gratitude to the everlasting- honorable teacher, Nelson Mandela. Our teacher Mandela has a...
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Nov 4th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain When you live in East Africa In the vicinity of Kenya; When you collate Books like IT’s OUR TURN TO EAT With what you see in flesh Where democratically elected MPs Pass draconian Bills Just to piss of those Who coveted their turn To gorge themselves; Then you know Kenya’s vibrancy I...
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Oct 24th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia where I was born and built my life until I had to abandon it in January 2007, had recently been cast in a bad light. Those who might be familiar with Addis including its blackouts that earned the state owned Electric Corporation a nickname “Power of ...
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Oct 17th, 2013
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By Nicholas Bariyo, The National Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan will hold discussions next week over the effect of a new billion-dollar hydro plant along the river Nile, which Egypt fears will hurt water supply to its 84 million people. The meeting will be the first since experts submitted their recommend...