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Uganda: Militants attack school killing over 40 people including pupils

Militants linked to Islamic State have attacked a school in western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 40 people including pupils. The terrorists also abducted six others in the attack on Lhubiriha secondary school in Mpondwe, the military said on Saturday in a statement. A further eight people remain in a critical condition… Read More
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Ugandan President denies death rumours

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has denied rumours about his death as he self- isolates after testing positive for Covid 19. The social media statement followed rumours that he had died after contracting Covid-19. President tested positive for the virus on 7 June and said the following day that he was taking “forced leave”. Rumours have emerged on Twitter over the… Read More
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Uganda’s Museveni defends anti-LGBTQ law amid aid cut threats

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has defended signing an anti-LGBTQ law that seeks to further restrict persons from the LGBTQ community. The law is one of the world’s harshest and allows for death penalty for persons considered serial offenders. It also imposes a life sentence for same-sex intercourse and a 20-year sentence for promotion of homosexuality. Museveni who was speaking for… Read More
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Floods from heavy rain kill over 100 in Rwanda and Uganda

Over hundred people have been killed by floods sparked by heavy rains that triggered landslides in western and northern Rwanda and parts of Uganda. The state-run broadcaster said on Wednesday that officials say at least 109 people, as search for survivors trapped in their homes continues. François Habitegeko, governor of Rwanda’s Western Province, was quoted by Reuters as saying that… Read More
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Uganda’s President to meet MPs over anti-LGBTQ law

As pressure mounts on Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign a recently passed anti-LGBTQ law, he is now due to meet MPs over the issue. Mr. Museveni will meet lawmakers from his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) on Thursday to discuss the law which was passed last month. The meeting will take place at State House in Entebbe, a… Read More
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Ugandan minister to be charged over iron sheets theft

Uganda’s Karamoja Affairs Minister Mary Goretti Kitutu is to be charged over the theft of iron sheets in the north-eastern region of the country. The Ugandan director of public prosecutions approved the corruption charges against the minister. Kitutu is not the only high profile public official mentioned in the iron sheets scandal. The speaker of parliament and some cabinet ministers… Read More
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US threatens Uganda with possible sanctions over anti-gay law

The US White House has warned Uganda of possible sanctions if the newly passed anti-gay bill becomes effective. Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday passed into law the stricter anti-gay bill which outlined harsher punishment for people who engage in same-sex activities. Penalties under the new legislation include a 10-year-jail term for anyone who engages in same-sex relationships or identifies as LGBTQ. There… Read More
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What you need to know about Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ law

The new law has been condemned by the international community including the United States, the UK and other European nations. US secretary of state said in a statement that “The Anti-Homosexuality Act passed by the Ugandan Parliament yesterday would undermine fundamental human rights of all Ugandans and could reverse gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS. – Advertisement – We urge… Read More
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Ugandan lawmakers vote to pass stricter anti-LGBTQ law

Ugandan lawmakers on Tuesday passed into law a stricter anti-gay bill which outlines harsher punishment for people who engage in same-sex activities. Penalties under the new legislation include a 10-year-jail term for anyone who engages in same-sex relationships or identifies as LGBTQ. There was very little opposition to the bill in parliament, which has majority of members backing the controversial legislation.… Read More
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Woman to refund $80k for not marrying lover who paid her fees

For refusing to marry her lover who had sponsored her education, a woman has now been ordered to refund shillings 9.4 million (about $80,000). A court in Uganda gave the order for Fortunate Kyarikunda to refund the money when she backed out of marrying Richard Tumwine who had paid her school fees. Kyarikunda is also expected to pay legal costs… Read More