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HRW report says women with disabilities are increasingly susceptible to violence but are often ignored when it comes to prevention programmes
Disabled women susceptible to sexual violence: HRW

Friday 6 March 2015 20:11

Human Rights Watch says women with disabilities are three times more likely to be raped, physically abused or sexually assaulted.

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Ugandan President Museveni replaces finance, security ministers

Sunday 1 March 2015 19:42

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni replaced his finance, security and transport ministers in a reshuffle on Sunday.

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More than 10 000 people have died since the war broke out in South Sudan in December 2013
S Sudan conflict could cost $53bn: Report

Thursday 15 January 2015 15:06

A report indicates the South Sudan conflict could cost the region up to $53 billion if it prolongs to five years.

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U.S. troops transfer captured LRA commander to Ugandan forces

Wednesday 14 January 2015 20:35

A senior Lord's Resistance Army chief who surrendered to U.S. troops in the Central African Republic has been transferred to Ugandan forces and will be handed over to ICC.

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The LRA are known for abducting young girls and using them as sex slaves.
Uganda army confirms rebel LRA commander surrendered

Wednesday 7 January 2015 15:14

Uganda's army confirmed on Wednesday that US and African forces in the Central African Republic were holding a senior commander from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Uganda first discovered crude deposits in the Albertine rift basin along its border with Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006 and reserves are estimated by the government at 3.5 billion barrels.
Uganda to announce oil refinery investor in July

Thursday 13 March 2014 14:29

Uganda will announce the lead investor and operator for its planned oil refinery in July and expects to conduct a licensing round for its vacant petroleum exploration acreage next year.

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Cyril Ramaphosa undertook the visit to South Sudan to familiarise himself with the unfolding events.
Ramaphosa concludes fact finding mission in South Sudan

Wednesday 12 March 2014 20:25

The Special Envoy to South Sudan, Cyril Ramaphosa concluded his visit to South Sudan and some countries that are part of the IGAD.

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