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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


 Mara aims to transform the Zimbabwe banking industry through  money injected in BANCABC.
Zimbabwe's banking industry gets multi-million dollar cash injection

Friday 4 April 2014 20:15

Ugandan born billionaire, Ashish Thakkar, plans to pour more than 260 million dollars in the Southern African Institution, BANCABC.


Investors look beyond anti-gay law and stick with Uganda

Tuesday 1 April 2014 20:35

Fuzzy guidelines on ethical investing and donors' timid response to Uganda's new anti-gay law have reassured fund managers and private equity firms about continuing to invest.


Activists determined to overturn Uganda anti-gay law

Monday 31 March 2014 15:43

Gay rights activists in Uganda filed a legal petition against a new Anti-Homosexuality Act which calls for tougher penalties against gay persons.


 Up to 28% of all child deaths are associated with malnutrition.
Poor nutrition in Africa leads to catastrophic consequences: Report

Saturday 29 March 2014 07:29

Poor nutrition within the first two to three years of a child's life is leading to catastrophic consequences in Africa.


Police say that they estimate about 150 people were on the boat and that they expect no more survivors.
Boat accident death toll in western Uganda rises

Monday 24 March 2014 18:46

One hundred and seven people have died after a boat capsized in a lake along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan police said on Monday after recovering more bodies.


US sending more forces to find Uganda warlord Kony: report

Monday 24 March 2014 05:37

The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.


The Ebola disease has killed 59 people in Guinea
Guinea confirms fever is Ebola, has killed up to 59

Sunday 23 March 2014 06:40

Guinea has received confirmation that a mysterious disease that has killed 59 people in the West African country, and may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, is the haemorrhagic fever Ebola.


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