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2 hrs ago | This is Derbyshire

Pupils receive safety tips for Ugandan trip

A CONSTRUCTION firm has been helping a group of students from a Derby school prepare for a trip to Uganda, where they will help build a new orphanage.

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6 hrs ago | New Vision

Nurses' body wants nursing assistants phased out

The Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council has called for the immediate phasing out of nursing assistants with UNMC vice chairperson, Sister Stella Josephine, impugning their relevance in light of thousands of unemployed qualified nurses.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Washington Blade

Zimbabwe president threatens to expel pro-LGBT diplomats

"We did not fight for this Zimbabwe so it can be a homosexual territory," said Mugabe in a speech that marked his country's independence from the U.K. in 1980 as the New Zimbabwe newspaper reported.

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Daily Monitor

'Rebel' MPs castigate Museveni over NRM cash

PARLIAMENT. "Rebel" NRM MPs have accused President Museveni of diverting the country's resources to finance NRM party activities in a bid to promote President Museveni's life presidency bid at the expense of poor Ugandans.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Trust Micro-Finance Agencies

President Yoweri Museveni has called on entrepreneurs to take advantage of the enabling environment created by the NRM government to fully explore the available business opportunities and advance themselves economically.

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The Guardian

Mengestu offers different take on immigrant tale in novel 'All Our Names'

Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu says he wanted his new novel "All Our Names" to break from the traditional immigrant tale.

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Dear Kitty

Life imprisonment for Ugandan gay people?

"The right-wing women's group Concerned Women for America expressed outrage on Sunday that President Barack Obama condemned a Ugandan anti-LGBT bill that would punish homosexual behavior with lifetime imprisonment.

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

New Vision

Uganda woos American, Canadian tourists

Tourism promoters are on a charm offensive wooing travel agents and tourists from North America to enable them get the actual on-ground reality about Uganda as a peaceful and beautiful travel destination.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Using education to fight disease

Kasirye is in charge of keeping residents healthy, following flu trends and providing outreach to communities on health matters.

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New Vision

Kabaka wishes Ugandans a happy Easter

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has wished his subjects and the people of Ugandans a happy and peaceful Easter festive season.

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New Vision

Kotido Diocese needs sh378m to prepare for Uganda Martyrs Day

The Catholic Diocese of Kotido needs over sh378m to prepare for the Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations due on June 3, 2014 at Namugongo shrines.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Uganda: Citadel Capital Takes Over RVR

Citadel Capital, a subsidiary of Africa Railways, has purchased an additional 34 per cent equity in Rift Valley Railways from Safari Rail Company Ltd. Safari is a subsidiary of the Nairobi Security Exchange-listed Infrastructure firm Trans Century.

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CTV

UN peacekeepers open fire on mob to protect S. Sudan refugees

Refugees who fled the recent violence in South Sudan and crossed the border into Uganda sit with their belongings as they await transportation from a transit center in the town of Koboko to a nearby settlement in Arua District, in northern Uganda, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan,

Advocate

Activists Seek Funds to Flee Violent Homophobia in Uganda

While some prominent LGBT activists in Uganda are pledging to stay and fight the increasingly violent and homophobic atmosphere bolstered by the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act, better known as the "Jail the Gays" law, others are looking to flee to more accepting climates.

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New Vision

Uganda recovers to finish in 8th place

UGANDA could only finish 8th overall despite earning four valuable points in the last round at the Africa Zone 6 golf championship at the Devonvale Golf and Wine Estate Club, Cape Town on Thursday.

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New Vision

Use farmers' organisations to fight corruption

By Gideon Shambire The Agency for Transformation with support from USAID's Governance, Accountability, Participation and Performance Programme is carrying out activities aimed at strengthening oversight role of farmers and private sector to improve budget integrity and reduce cost of doing business in Mityana and Mubende Districts.

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New Vision

URA says car claimed by Bobi Wine is for Red Cross

The Toyota Tundra pick-up which investigators had impounded from former Uganda Red Cross Society secretary General, Richard Nataka's home in Munyonyo belongs to Red Cross.

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New Vision

NEMA warns of severe disasters at the peak of rain season

The National Environment Management Authority has warned of likely severe disasters like landslides, lightning and floods ahead of the peak of the current rain season.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

New Vision

Sh15b for student loan scheme next fiscal year

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi revealed that the recently announced student loan scheme of sh5b will increase to sh15b next financial year targeting students in the science field.

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Towleroad

Ugandan Gay Group Seeking Monetary Aid to Help HIV Volunteer Flee Country

The Gender-Equality and Health Organisation Uganda has issued an urgent plea for financial aid in assisting a Ugandan HIV/AIDS volunteer flee to Canada.

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