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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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