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Monday 29 November 2010
Saturday 20 November 2010
Thursday 11 November 2010
He is 65, has been President for more than two decades and is Uganda's newest rap star.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Friday 22 October 2010
Prejudice against gay people in Africa is a serious problem. Four people in Uganda have been attacked after being named on the front page of a newspaper as being among the country's 100 "top homos". It is only the latest example of anti-gay violence in the continent. And it comes on the anniversary of a bill introduced in Uganda last year calling for the death penalty for people who have gay sex while infected with HIV. The proposed legislation would have outlawed the words "gay rights" and made it a crime not to report a gay person to the police.
Friday 22 October 2010
Gay Ugandans have faced a fortnight of attacks and intimidation, say human rights campaigners, after a local newspaper published a list of the country's "top 100 homosexuals". As well as naming gay Ugandans – complete with photographs and addresses – Rolling Stone newspaper also claimed that a deadly disease was attacking homosexuals in Uganda, and said that gays were recruiting one million children by raiding schools.
Friday 01 October 2010
Gramsci's famous remark about the old dying, the new not yet being born and a variety of "morbid symptoms" declaring themselves in the interval is a bit too often quoted these days. All the same, it is uncannily prophetic of the period in British history covered by the rise and fall of Edward Heath's government, a time when the consequences of having won the Second World War but lost the peace that followed had become dramatically apparent to everyone but the losers.
Friday 01 October 2010
Widespread government corruption and theft of anti-malarial drugs is preventing the poorest people in Uganda from receiving treatment for a preventable disease that kills 300 people in the country every day, an investigation has revealed.
Friday 10 September 2010
VS Naipaul always arouses intense loathing or unbounded exaltation, and smugly watches what he unleashes: to him, a sign he is invincible and a transcendent truth-teller. But time has taken its toll; his hands are shaky, his words no longer perfectly sculpted. The power over readers is dissipating, and a very good thing too.
Thursday 26 August 2010
Tullow Oil was the FTSE 100's second-biggest faller yesterday after the company admitted its deal to buy a stake in a key Ugandan oil field is being held up by a tax dispute between the seller, Heritage, and the government in Kampala.
Friday 13 August 2010
One of Africa's most feared militias, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), has carried out a campaign of mass abductions on both sides of the remote border between the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a human rights monitor.
Tuesday 03 August 2010
The BBC Trust has rejected a complaint about a headline on the World Service website that asked, "Should homosexuals face execution?", it was announced today.
Sunday 01 August 2010
Friday 30 July 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
African leaders condemned Somalia's al-Shabaab rebels yesterday at a Kampala summit. Officials said they will beef up an African force fighting the group behind attacks that killed 76 people in Uganda this month.
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