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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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