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Thursday 12 May 2011
Parliament in Kampala appeared to have dropped plans to debate an anti-gay bill yesterday after a global outcry.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Uganda's parliament appeared to have dropped plans to debate a controversial anti-gay bill after a global outcry from US leaders, rights groups and an internet campaign.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Proponents of anti-gay legislation being introduced in Uganda look set to lose the battle to introduce the death sentence for what they describe as "aggravated homosexuality".
Monday 09 May 2011
A Ugandan parliament committee today held a second day of hearings on a controversial anti-gay bill that attracted international condemnation for its harsh penalties. Politicians indicated the bill could be voted on this week.
Saturday 30 April 2011
Soldiers and police fired at rioters who burned tyres in central Kampala yesterday, with at least one person killed as Uganda's growing protest movement reached the capital for the first time.
Friday 29 April 2011
The opposition leader Kizza Besigye was dragged from his car at gunpoint by police yesterday and thrown into a pick-up truck during a fifth round of protests against high food and fuel prices.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
A Ugandan MP behind an anti-gay Bill that has attracted worldwide condemnation said yesterday that the most controversial part of the legislation – the death penalty provision – was likely to be dropped.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
Heritage oil has been hit by a $313m (£193m) lawsuit by its former partner in Uganda, Tullow Oil. Tullow claims it is owed the money to cover taxes it paid on the oilfields it purchased from the Jersey-based company in 2010.
Friday 15 April 2011
Military police officers shot Uganda's top opposition politician yesterday and fired tear gas into a hospital during demonstrations against rising fuel and food prices.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Two leading Ugandan opposition figures and several members of parliament were arrested yesterday during a "walk to work" in protest at high fuel and food prices. Kizza Besigye and Norbert Mao, who were second and third behind President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election, were arrested in the capital, Kampala.
Thursday 24 March 2011
An international rights group says a secretive Ugandan police unit frequently operates outside the law, tortures people and in some cases kills suspects. Police deny the report, saying it is exaggerated.
Thursday 10 March 2011
Police in the capital, Kampala, used tear gas and fired shots in the air to disperse a crowd who were protesting against President Yoweri Museveni's election victory last month.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
ActionAid campaigner, Florence Apuri, talks about her experiences of being abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and how this traumatic experience led her to becoming a champion for women's rights in Uganda.
Saturday 05 March 2011
More than 50 African Union peacekeepers have died in fighting in Somalia since a major offensive against Islamist militants began two weeks ago, officials said yesterday.
Monday 21 February 2011
Uganda's long-serving President, Yoweri Museveni, has won another term in office, the country's election commission said yesterday, but the main opposition leader claimed the vote was fraudulent and vowed to reject the results.
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