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LGBTI in Uganda is still considered a western concept however NGO are working to educate the public on homosexual issues.
LGBTI NGOs stigmatised in Uganda

Tuesday 23 August 2016 20:30

Vice President of the foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) Sheila Muwanga says the issue around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex (LGBTI) in Uganda is intolerance.


The current AU Chairperson Dr. Nkosozana Dlamini- Zuma is not seeking re-election after one term.
AU re-opens nomination process for new Chairperson

Wednesday 10 August 2016 14:39

The African Union has reopened the nomination process for the next Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and eight Commissioners of the African Union (AU) Commission.


Putting the baby on the breast immediately after birth provides the best start for the baby and saves lives: Ntabadde Makumbi.
Uganda could save over 800,000 babies through breastfeeding

Tuesday 2 August 2016 08:38

The United National Children’s Fund says over 77 million new-born babies globally are deprived of their essential nutrients.


South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (R) and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir exchange signed peace agreement documents in Addis Ababa.
South Sudan's president replaces his rival Machar as deputy

Tuesday 26 July 2016 05:58

The move by President Salva Kiir to replace rival Riek Machar from vice presidency could undermine a peace deal agreed on last year.


Anti-HIV drugs drastically reduce infections: Study

Tuesday 19 July 2016 15:47

A daily dose of anti-HIV medication almost eradicates the risk of infection for people in a relationship with an HIV positive partner, a study showed on Tuesday.


The beatings took place on July 12 and 13 as hundreds of FDC supporters lined the roads to cheer Kizza Besigye - the FDC’s presidential candidate in the February elections - after he was granted bail.
Amnesty calls for investigation into Uganda police beatings

Saturday 16 July 2016 14:25

Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the police beating of hundreds of opposition Forum for Democratic Change supporters in the Uganda this week.


Kenyan civil society activists protest against the extrajudicial killing of a human rights lawyer and his client. Restrictions against NGOs have intensified.
Kenya's clampdown on civil society is against its self-interest

Tuesday 12 July 2016 09:22

In the three years since Uhuru Kenyatta became president of Kenya, relations between his government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been repeatedly strained.


Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Kenya, Israel: Turning over a new leaf one step at a time

Tuesday 5 July 2016 16:39

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Israel to re-establish its observer status at the AU terming the country a critical partner in Africa's fight against extremism.


Staff members of the Teaching Hospital receive the first vaccination treatment for yellow fever.
Congo declares yellow fever epidemic, 1,000 suspected cases

Tuesday 21 June 2016 14:08

The global stockpile of vaccines has already been depleted twice this year to immunize people in Angola, Uganda and Congo.


Uganda economy to grow 5.9% in fiscal 2016/2017: World Bank

Monday 6 June 2016 11:41

Uganda's economy will grow by 5.9% in the 2016/2017 (July-June) fiscal year, up almost a percentage point from the levels estimated for the previous 12 months.


President Park says African countries need to support international efforts to stop North Korea’s nuclear programme
South Korean President visits Uganda as part of African tour

Sunday 29 May 2016 20:05

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in Uganda as part of her Africa tour. President Park has pledged military support for Uganda


13 men face terrorism charges over the July 2010 bombings which took place in Kampala, Uganda.
8 people found guilty over Kampala 2010 bombings

Thursday 26 May 2016 20:04

A judge in Uganda has found eight people guilty of two bomb attacks at venues screening the final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir was in Kampala to attend the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni.
Museveni slams ICC over Al-Bashir arrest

Thursday 12 May 2016 19:54

Amnesty International says Al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for genocide and Uganda must face up to its international obligations.


Zuma in Uganda for Museveni's inauguration

Thursday 12 May 2016 12:26

President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday attend the inauguration of his host Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni who won a fifth consecutive term in office.


SA: Most attractive destination to do business in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wednesday 11 May 2016 16:05

South Africa still remains the most attractive destination to do business in Sub-Saharan Africa despite its recent economic slowdown.


Angola has had 2 267 suspected cases and 293 deaths.
Vaccines put brakes on yellow fever outbreaks: WHO

Tuesday 10 May 2016 20:26

A major yellow fever outbreak in Angola and two smaller flare-ups in Uganda and Congo are largely under control but countries have been warned to be vigilant in case the disease pops up elsewhere.


Uganda has banned the media from giving live coverage of protests planned for the swearing-in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni next week.
Uganda bans live media coverage of opposition protests

Thursday 5 May 2016 20:33

Information Minister in Uganda told journalists that broadcasters giving live coverage of the protests would risk getting their licences revoked.


Violence near Uganda-DRC border claims more lives

Monday 4 April 2016 14:05

Ugandan police and soldiers are on high alert in Kasese, near Uganda’s western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


The number of super rich on the continent is growing fast.
African governments aren’t taxing the rich. Why they should

Sunday 3 April 2016 19:01

A great deal of attention has been paid to the obstacles African governments face in effectively taxing the profits of transnational corporations.


Uganda's Health Ministry Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye is taking a tough stance with a new law that requires parents to vaccinate their children or face a six month jail sentence.
Uganda to jail parents who don’t vaccinate children

Saturday 26 March 2016 07:12

Uganda's Health Ministry Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye says parents will parents face up to six months in jail if they don't comply.


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