Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a guard of honor shortly on her arrival, honoring an invitation from her Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni. The Tanzanian leader held talks with President Museveni ahead of the signing of a deal for the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline which passes through Tanzania. Hassan’s predecessor, the late John Magufuli was due in Kampala last month for the three-way signing of the…

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Africa 

Ugandans celebrate Museveni’s win

Positive reactions from Uganda following the declaration of the presidential result. The 76 years old Yoweri Museveni retained his seat at the president after defeating the pop star turned musician Bobi Wine. Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, extending his 35-year rule after an election which took place under heavy security and an internet blackout, and which his main rival said was marred by fraud and violence. The 76-year-old leader, who took power in 1986, is one of Africa’s longest serving presidents, and was accused of…

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East Africa Leaders 

Yoweri Museveni blasts Ugandan Politicians making money from COVID-19

ATLANTA, MaraviPost: It is morally reprehensible for MPs to give themselves money for personal use when the country is in such a crisis; totally unacceptable to me and the NRM. They have entered themselves into a trap and the best way out is to donate the money to the districts where they come from. I heard that some MPs went and bought things, you are not a purchasing officer of the state. This is public money, not personal money, if you spent it wrongly you will pay it back with…

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African groups call for the African Union to urgently respond to gender and sexuality rights violations in Africa, and particularly to anti-gay laws

President MuseveniAs African civil society organisations whose members live and work to improve the lives of all Africans, we condemn in the strongest terms, the disturbing increase in sexuality and gender-related rights violations and abuses, especially those aimed at women and gender non-conforming people, and people in same sex relations including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identifying African people.

Specifically, we condemn the signing of the Nigerian Same-Sex Marriage [Prohibition] Act and the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Act, both of which were passed into law this year by Presidents Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, respectively. We also strongly condemn the Anti-Pornography Law, which was passed in Uganda last year.

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