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African leaders give DRC rebels an ultimatum

Friday 15 August 2014 07:30

Leaders in the Great Lakes Region have given the last remaining rebel group in the Congo - FDLR that includes perpetrators of the 1994 genocide of Tutsis six months to disarm or face military action.


Uganda holds key interest rate, says inflation on target

Thursday 14 August 2014 15:50

Uganda's central bank kept its main lending rate at 11 percent on Thursday, saying inflation was within its target and the economy was on track to grow 6 percent this fiscal year.


Uganda's Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law

Tuesday 12 August 2014 14:02

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants to issue a watered-down version of a divisive anti-gay law, stripping out tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker said on Tuesday.


Mauritania fire coach after Nations Cup exit

Wednesday 6 August 2014 20:19

Patrice Neveu became the third coaching casualty since last weekend's African Nations Cup qualifiers after he was fired by Mauritania on Wednesday.


UNAids welcomes Uganda anti-gay law ban

Saturday 2 August 2014 08:34

The joint UNAids welcomes the decision of Uganda's Constitutional Court to strike down a law banning the promotion of homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment.


Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law

Saturday 2 August 2014 06:37

Uganda's Constitutional Court on Friday overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences and was condemned by Western and other donors.


Ugandan shilling gains after court strikes down anti-homosexuality law

Friday 1 August 2014 14:50

The Ugandan shilling gained on Friday against the dollar after the country's constitutional court struck down an anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences, traders said.


Top lifestyle stories of the week: 22 July 2014
Arts & Entertainment Wrap: 22 July

Tuesday 22 July 2014 17:15

In case you missed some big lifestyle stories in and around South Africa this week, here's this week's Arts & Entertainment wrap.


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to meet South Sudan rebels.
South Sudanese rebels to meet Museveni

Tuesday 22 July 2014 06:30

A South Sudanese rebel delegation was due to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Tuesday.


Uganda says anti-gay bill misunderstood by donors who halted aid

Monday 7 July 2014 18:47

International donors who withheld aid over Uganda's anti-gay bill "misinterpreted" the law whose main focus was to stop promotion of homosexuality to children and others.


United States warns of threat to Uganda's Entebbe airport on Thursday

Thursday 3 July 2014 15:14

The United States warned its citizens in Uganda on Thursday about a "specific threat" of an attack on Entebbe International Airport.


Kenya attacks undermine plans for east African trade hub

Friday 20 June 2014 14:17

The latest in a string of militant attacks on Kenya's coast has dealt a fresh blow to the economy.


US to step up measures against Uganda for anti-gay law - officials

Thursday 19 June 2014 20:46

The United States is set to announce additional measures against Uganda in response to a law that imposes harsh penalties for homosexuality.


Kutesa’s suitability questioned

Thursday 12 June 2014 05:24

The President-elect of the 69th Session of the General Assembly has faced a barrage of questions regarding his suitability for the position.


Sam Kutesa met Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow in May.
Outcry over choice for 69th President of UN General Assembly

Wednesday 11 June 2014 07:45

A Ugandan journalist based in New York is leading the fight to have the credentials of the next United Nations General Assembly President revoked.


Four groups bid to build Uganda's first oil refinery

Wednesday 4 June 2014 16:04

Companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Russia have submitted bids to finance, build and operate Uganda's first oil refinery, the energy ministry said on Wednesday.


Djibouti's Interior Ministry investigating latest suicide bombing

Sunday 25 May 2014 15:05

Djibouti's Interior Ministry said on Sunday that two Somalis are suspected of having carried out a suicide bombing at a restaurant filled with Western military personnel on Saturday.


Kenya's Equity Bank looks to telecoms to boost growth

Thursday 17 April 2014 15:23

Equity Bank of Kenya will launch a telecoms services arm in a bid to grow its market share in the fast-growing mobile phone-based financial services market, it said on Thursday.


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill allowing for repeat homosexual "offenders" to be jailed for life in February
SA respects Uganda's anti-gay laws: Zuma

Wednesday 9 April 2014 07:45

South Africa respects Uganda's anti-homosexual laws, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.


Uganda arrests US funded health project staffer over gay law

Saturday 5 April 2014 07:15

A United States (US) funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality


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