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Uganda's incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni, said he was confident of a landslide win in yesterday's presidential election, after a campaign marred by allegations of bribery.

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A woman fighting deportation to Uganda on the grounds she is a lesbian won a last minute reprieve last night in her battle to stay in the UK. Her legal team won an injunction against deportation shortly before a plane was due to take off from Heathrow.

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Scuffles broke out between locals and friends of a murdered Ugandan gay activist at his funeral yesterday, after the pastor conducting the service berated gay people.

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Targeted by gay-hate paper, then murdered in his home

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Yesterday David Kato, a Ugandan gay rights activist, was beaten to death in his home. His murder came a few months after a tabloid had published an article exposing him and other people as homosexual, in what was a very modern witchhunt.

Media barred from outing gays in Uganda

Uganda's High Court has ruled that the media should not publish the names and photos of gay Ugandans following a vitriolic campaign in the east African country which urged citizens to hang those featured.

Crocodile kills expedition leader

An acclaimed South African outdoorsman who was leading an expedition from the source of the White Nile into Congo was presumed dead yesterday after being dragged from his kayak by a crocodile.

Licensing deal threatens cheap pharmaceuticals

Stella is four, and lives on HIV drugs. Next week, the EU may cut her supply.

Aids 2010: The state we're in

Today the world acknowledges the impact of a disease that has killed millions. Yet the news from around the world is not all bad
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