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Rebels kill 26 in DRC machete attack as UN chief told to leave

Goma - Rebels killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the authorities in Kinshasa demanded the recall Thursday of the top UN human rights official in the country.

Uganda president warns of economic impact of anti-gay bill

Kampala - Uganda's president on Friday signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the east African nation needed to consider the impact on trade and economic growth.

Uganda says fight against AIDS affected by too small condoms

A Parliamentary Committee for HIV/AIDS in Uganda has issued urgent calls for larger sized condoms in the nation's fight against AIDS.

Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting 'imminent attack': US

Kampala - Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Uganda anti-gay law to be re-introduced in parliament: Speaker

Kampala - Ugandan lawmakers will vote on reinstating a severe anti-gay law just weeks after it was scrapped by the country's constitutional court, the parliamentary speaker said on Tuesday.

Uganda gay pride party after tough law overturned

Entebbe - Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed."This event is to bring us together.

Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament.

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

South Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pullout fails

Kampala - South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation left without meeting officials, the foreign minister said Tuesday.

Ugandan officer takes down 'aggressive' tortoise with gunshot

Reports of a police officer shooting a tortoise are circulating on environmental sites. This may herald an unexpected wave of focus on Ugandan animal abuses.

Clash between army, 'tribal gunmen' leaves 65 dead in Uganda

Kampala - At least 65 people have been killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and Ugandan government troops in the west of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday.

Uganda parliament piglet protest pair freed on bail: lawyer

Kampala - A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

New York - The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

Lord's Resistance Army chief Kony 'promotes son to deputy leader'

Kampala - Uganda's notorious rebel chief Joseph Kony has named his son as deputy of his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrila force infamous for its extreme savagery, the army said Sunday.

Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

Kampala - Uganda police raided a US-funded HIV project for "training youths in homosexuality", the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticised anti-homosexuality law.

251 Congolese perish in Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

Kinshasa - More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Kinshasa said Thursday.Government spokesman Lambert Mende also declared three days of national mourn...

U.S. sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

Washington - Washington is sending more elite commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive warlord accused of rape, murder and the kidnapping of children.

World Bank holds up Uganda loan over anti-gay law

Washington - The World Bank stalled a $90 million loan planned to help Uganda strengthen its health care system on Thursday after the country put in place a harsh anti-gay law."We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectiv...

Ugandan government shrugs off aid cuts over anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda shrugged off Thursday foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid."The West can keep their 'aid' to Uganda over homos, we shall still develop without it," government spokesma...

Ugandan president signs law punishing gays with life in prison Special

Kampala - A highly controversial bill punishing LGBT Ugandans with up to life in prison has been signed by the East African nation's Christian president.

Ugandan newspaper names 200 'homos' after anti-gay law signed

Kampala - A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the president called homosexuals 'mercenaries' and signing one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws."Exposed!" the headline of the Red Pepper tabloid read, beneath phot...

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law

Kampala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure, a government spokesman said.The Ugandan anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December aft...

Uganda vows to defend 'morals' with anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda's government on Tuesday defended its decision to push through tough anti-homosexuality laws, saying it was determined to protect the country's "morals" even if that meant losing international aid.Veteran President Yoweri Museveni has announced h...

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill

Kampala - Uganda President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life despite international pressure, a government spokesman said Monday."He will ascend the bill.

Ugandan president to sign bill punishing gays with life in prison

Kampala - Uganda's president has announced he will sign a controversial anti-gay bill that will punish people convicted of certain consensual adult sex acts with life imprisonment.

Uganda says wanted top LRA rebel 'may be dead'

Kampala - The wanted deputy of Uganda's murderous Lord's Resistance Army rebels, Okot Odhiambo, may have been killed in recent fighting, the Ugandan defence minister told AFP.Odhiambo was indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 alo...

Ugandan army winning hearts, minds and foreskins

Kampala - Ugandan troops have been marking national army week celebrations with a public health drive that includes distributing condoms and circumcising men as part of efforts to battle AIDS."There are several activities that we are doing.
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