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Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay

A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Gay/Lesbian, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Daily Monitor

Phillip Mangeni had a big heart

People are remembered for many things. For those who were close to Mangeni, his name was often synonymous with generosity Always jovial, Phillip Were Mangeni liked engaging in community events where he always extended his generosity.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Kibaale Youths Get Coffee Boost

Up to 100 coffee farmers from Kibaale district are set to benefit from two organisations in an initiative that could spark off the growth of one of Uganda's widely-exported cash crops in the district.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Agriculture, Science

The Daily Beast

Uganda Ruling Good for Everyone But GaysBy Jay Michaelson

A court overturned Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill, giving a convenient out to the African and American leaders.

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Dear Kitty

Ugandan court scraps anti-LGBTQ law

Homosexual acts were already illegal, but the new law allowed for life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality" and banned the "promotion of homosexuality".

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Prison, Africa, World News

Newsday

Ugandan court invalidates anti-gay law

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KAUZ

Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them.

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Korean News

Kim Jong Un Sends Reply Messages to Syrian, Ugandan Presidents

Supreme leader Kim Jong Un sent messages to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in reply to their messages on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

New Vision

45 years after Pope Paul VI's visit to Uganda...

It is exactly 45 years today since Pope Paul VI visited Uganda, a trip that came five years after he had canonized the Uganda Martyrs in Rome on October 18, 1964.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Pope Benedict XVI, Malawi, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Anglican,

Daily Monitor

Trade barriers hurting Uganda's competitiveness in EAC market

Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde has said non-tariff barriers are greatly affecting Uganda's competitiveness in the East African market.

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Advocate

Could Uganda's Constitutional Court Overturn 'Jail the Gays' Law?

Following two days of argument before Uganda's Constitutional Court, LGBT activists and attorneys in the east African nation are cautiously optimistic that the court may strike down the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act on a procedural technicality.

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New Vision

No Ebola in Uganda - Govt

ALTHOUGH no Ebola case has been confirmed in Uganda, Government has intensified screening of travelers coming into the country at Entebbe Airport and other border posts.

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The Raw Story

Ugandan state lawyers seek to dismiss legal bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian.

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Daily Monitor

KFC opens new branch at Victoria Mall in Entebbe

Popular fast food joint Kentucky Fried Chicken has opened its third branch in Entebbe at Victoria Mall today.

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Advocate

40 Under 40: Frank Mugisha Risks Everything For Ugandans Who Can't Speak Out

No one would question LGBT Ugandans for leading quiet lives. In the months since Uganda enacted its "Jail The Gays" law, activists there report a 10-fold increase in dangers ranging from mob justice, assault, kidnapping, eviction and even murder.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Activism, Gay/Lesbian, Kennedy, CA

New Vision

Ugandan Catholic Bishops elected to AMECEA committee

Two Ugandan Catholic bishops Joseph Anthony Zziwa of Kiyinda-Mityana and Sabino Ocan Odoki of Arua have been elected to the Committee of Bishops .

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Star Online

Abuse and poverty are driving children to Uganda's streets

Kids living on the streets in Ugandan towns are forced to eat leftovers and scavenge for things to survive.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: North Wants IDPs Trained to Make Own Money

Leaders from Acholi want the focus of government aid given to the sub-region to change to training them on how they can sustain themselves instead of being 'beggars'.

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Towleroad

Uganda Court Hears Challenge to Anti-gay Law, Could Rule As Early As Tomorrow

The Constitutional Court of Uganda opened arguments today on a challenge to the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act that was passed by the country's parliament late last year and signed by President YoweriMuseveni in February.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Gay/Lesbian, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

News24

.com | Uganda activists launch bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan activists opened a petition on Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

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