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Kenyans stage a rare protest against Uganda’s tough stance on homosexuality. Ben Curtis/AP

200-year-old text sheds light on Uganda’s homophobic bill

In Uganda, the President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill which will punish same-sex relations with fourteen years’ imprisonment. Next to this, Vladimir Putin’s support of the 2013 Russian legislation…
Ugandan troops being trained by US Army instructors in 2008. US Dept of Defense

Ugandan intervention holds little hope for South Sudan conflict

As the rival factions in the current conflict in South Sudan are about to sign a ceasefire deal in Addis Ababa, concerns remain that Uganda’s military intervention in the South Sudanese civil war continue…
Can President Museveni be persuaded to veto the bill? UK department of International Development

Homophobic bill a festive gift for Uganda’s Pentecostal churches

The passing of the anti-homosexuality bill (AHB) has been dubbed a surprise Christmas present to Uganda’s large and powerful Pentecostal-charismatic community, but last week’s law banning homosexuality…
A former child soldier following his rescue from the LRA. Inmediahk

Joseph Kony peace talks may be just another tactic

The government of the Central African Republic claims to be in talks with one of the world’s most enigmatic African guerrilla leaders, Joseph Kony. But Kony has entered talks before with no intention of…
A US$5 million bounty has been offered for information leading to Joseph Kony (right)‘s arrest, but the African Union has stopped looking for him. EPA/STR

The hunt may be off, but a $5 million pledge might bring Kony to justice

Earlier this week, the new US Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced a US$5 million reward for information leading to the arrest, transfer and conviction of notorious African warlord Joseph Kony. On…
Kony 2012’s “Cover the Night” Flickr/Susrutac

Cover the Night and the missed opportunities of Kony 2012

The latest instalment of the saga of the Kony 2012 movement, “Cover the Night”, launches this evening. Comedian Aamer Rahman summed up the rise and implosion of the Kony2012 campaign when he said people…

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