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The U.S. connection to Uganda's 'kill the gays' bill

The Day 24 Mar 2023
The global backlash to Uganda's new anti-LGBT law, approved by the East African nation's parliament Tuesday, has been scathing ... "If the bill is signed into law, it will render lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Uganda criminals simply for existing, for being who they are ... Uganda's drive toward punishing this minority has a long history.

Looking for a feminist horror western? Novelist Victor LaValle is your (highly evolved) man

The Los Angeles Times 24 Mar 2023
History is simple, but the past is complicated.” says a character in Victor LaValle’s new novel, “Lone Women.” In telling the story of single women who settled in early 20th century Montana, LaValle complicates traditional narratives of American frontier life ... His mother fled Uganda’s repression, arriving in Canada and then New York.

US Secretary of State Blinken denounces Uganda’s new ‘Kill the Gays’ bill

Raw Story 22 Mar 2023
Uganda, a far-right religious country has a long history of targeting and marginalizing its LGBTQ citizens, including passing a modified "Kill the Gays" bill that was signed into law in 2014, only to be overturned in court on a technicality.

US Secretary of State denounces Uganda’s new 'kill the gays' bill

Alternet 22 Mar 2023
Uganda, a far-right religious country has a long history of targeting and marginalizing its LGBTQ citizens, including passing a modified “Kill the Gays” bill that was signed into law in 2014, only to be overturned in court on a technicality.

Ugandan MPs pass bill imposing death penalty for homosexuality

The Observer 21 Mar 2023
MPs in Uganda have passed a controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill, which would make homosexual acts punishable by death, attracting strong condemnation from rights campaigners ... In Uganda, a largely conservative Christian country, homosexual sex was already punishable by life imprisonment ... “Today marks a tragic day in Uganda’s history.

Combat pilots skip reserve duty and Entebbe veterans join protests as Netanyahu government advances judicial reforms

The American Israelite 09 Mar 2023
Among the dozens of appeals against the reforms, a standout came from ten of the troops who joined Netanyahu’s older brother, Yonatan, in rescuing hostages held on a plane in Entebbe, Uganda, in 1976.

To Strengthen Women's Resilience to Disasters, Make the Wealthiest Pay Their fair share

Common Dreams 08 Mar 2023
She will be called Aya ... A miracle. Beside her, the rescuers found her mother, dead ... Like her, more than 50,000 people died in the earthquake ... One cannot accept that, as Oxfam reminds us, a man like Elon Musk, one of the wealthiest men in history, is taxed at 3.3%, while Aber Christine, a market trader in Uganda who sells rice, is taxed at 40% ... .

Ugandan, Ukrainian presidents hold first-ever discussion

Anadolu Agency 23 Feb 2023
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has held the first-ever conversation with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni ... “I was pleased to have the first conversation in the history of bilateral relations with President of Uganda @KagutaMuseveni.

Zelensky Has First-Ever Conversation With President Of Uganda

MENA FN 22 Feb 2023
(MENAFN - UkrinForm) For the first time in the history of bilateral relations, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky had a telephone conversation with President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni. –I was ... .

Islamist rebel attacks trigger rising mental health concerns in DR Congo

The New Humanitarian 21 Feb 2023
Interviewees said recent measures taken to combat the ADF – from a joint Uganda-DRC military intervention to the introduction of martial law – have failed to improve security for civilians ... The ADF formed in 1995 after members fled to DRC amid military pressure in Uganda ... Recent ADF raids have sought to undermine support for Uganda’s operations.

Uganda To Manufacture Anti-Tick Vaccines

MENA FN 18 Jan 2023
(MENAFN - African Press Organization) download logo The foot and mouth disease that has for long been a menace to farmers could soon be history as Uganda gets closer to producing its own ... .

Gloucester man raises thousands in memory of his wife: Ugandan royalty

Newburyport Daily News 10 Jan 2023
But it is her history of growing up in Uganda that amazes. According to Mike Mullen, his wife was the granddaughter of a Ugandan king — a reality that did not sit well with Uganda’s former dictator, Idi Amin. Mullen said Amin was responsible for the death of Juliet’s father, a well-known attorney in Uganda.

Q&A: Uganda’s Museveni on staying in power, rights abuses

Al Jazeera 23 Dec 2022
Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda since 1986, is currently serving his sixth term at the helm of affairs of the East African country ... How does Uganda benefit from this summit today? ... For us, we have been able to rebuild and consolidate Uganda with democracy from the very beginning so countries have different histories.

Exclusive: Biden administration pressed Uganda president on anti-LGBTQ record

The Grio 20 Dec 2022
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda meets Prime Minister Theresa May during the London Conference on Somalia at Lancaster House on May 11, 2017, in London ... The history of homophobia runs deep in Uganda, and in the years since Museveni signed the 2014 anti-gay law, homophobic rhetoric has continued to be espoused by Ugandan politicians.

Russian Patriarch's Exarch Ordains African Priests for First Time

Urdu Point 18 Dec 2022
... on Sunday for the first time in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church. The priests hailed from Uganda and the Central African Republic.

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