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The ICC has initiated a parallel process to indict Omar al-Bashir, pictured, for alleged commission of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide against civilians in Darfur.
Al-Bashir saga: There is more than meets the eye

Thursday 25 June 2015 10:42

Members of the International Crimes Court (ICC) are good people in their own eyes, trying to reign in war criminals, regardless of their status in society, writes Tula Dlamini.


Criminalisation does little to change behaviour, while actively contributing to increased stigma.
Why criminalising homosexuality is a public health hazard

Wednesday 10 June 2015 08:08

Homosexuality remains illegal in 38 of 55 African nations. Such a stance against homosexuality is concerning from ethical and human rights perspectives.


Ramaphosa part of S Sudan mediators

Monday 1 June 2015 18:14

Mediators for talks on South Sudan have agreed to merge two parallel peace processes in a bid to speed up the peace initiative.


South Sudan's problems not over yet: NGO

Thursday 28 May 2015 09:30

It was in 2011 when South Sudan was created as an independent state after being separated from Sudan.


SANDF refutes claims of stranded soldiers in Uganda

Wednesday 27 May 2015 09:52

South African Defence Force has refuted claims that about 850 South African soldiers stranded in Uganda.


ICC, African leaders not seeing eye-to-eye

Friday 22 May 2015 20:15

The relationship between the ICC and the African continent is a complicated one, with many leaders across Africa saying the court has an agenda against the continent.


Uganda's capital blazes a trail in cutting child deaths, charity says.

Wednesday 6 May 2015 18:03

Child deaths in Kampala have fallen faster than in any other African city, despite a large influx of refugees from neighboring states facing conflict, according to Save the Children.


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
Ugandan president blasts UN’s lack of reform

Monday 4 May 2015 20:30

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blasted the lack of reform at the United Nations and blamed a Security Council decision that allowed military action in Libya.


Aids researchers cannot adopt a business as usual attitude

Friday 17 April 2015 16:16

Aids researchers cannot adopt a business as usual attitude if they want to escalate the fight against the disease, say world's leading HIV/Aids scientists.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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)


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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