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Friday, 08-01-14, 13:01Constitutional Court Strikes Down Anti-Homosexuality Law[Deutsche Welle]Uganda's top court has reversed a law that criminalizes homosexuality. The country's parliament passed the bill in February, prompting international outcry and sanctions from the United States. read more...
Friday, 08-01-14, 5:43Cattle Disease Hits 25 Districts[Observer]The government has banned movement of cattle across 25 districts hit by foot-and-mouth disease in eastern and north-eastern Uganda. read more...
Friday, 08-01-14, 5:43Anti-Gay Petition - Court Rules Today[Observer]The Constitutional court is today expected to rule whether to strike down or uphold the Anti-Homosexuality Act, derided by the West but hugely popular in Uganda. read more...
Thursday, 07-31-14, 11:03We'll Have Anti-Gay Law Struck Down At the Constitutional Court, Lawyer[RFI]Ugandan activists began their fight on Wednesday at the constitutional court in Kampala to have the country's controversial anti-gay laws overturned. Besides the right to be free from discrimination, one of the key arguments of the petitioners is that the law was passed without the necessary quorum of MPs in parliament. read more...
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 7:24CAA Blocks Five More Airlines[Observer]Uganda's aviation reputation has been left in tatters, after it emerged that the present airline crisis cuts deeper than Air Uganda. It now turns out that what the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) initially touted as a problem affecting only three airlines has grounded every single airline registered in Uganda. read more...
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 14:42Top Officials Turn Down Invitation to Independence Celebrations in Uganda[Sudan Tribune]Kampala -A South Sudanese student union in Uganda belatedly marked their country's third anniversary since independence on Saturday amid claims several senior officials in the capital, Juba, turned down invitations to attend the event. read more...
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 12:28Tuskys Kampala Store Closed Over Sale of Bad Meat[The Star]KENYAN based regional retailer Tuskys Supermarkets is in trouble with Ugandan health authorities for allegedly selling expired and rotting food products leading to closure of one of its Kampala branches in Kampala. read more...
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 10:08'We Have to Fight the Anti-Gay Law'[ThinkAfricaPress]Despite legislative and societal hostility, Uganda's gay rights activists refuse to take a step back. read more...
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 10:08'We Have to Fight the Law' - LGBTI Activism After the Anti-Gay Bill[ThinkAfricaPress]Despite legislative and societal hostility, Uganda's gay rights activists refuse to take a step back. read more...
Monday, 07-28-14, 16:26Change of Guard As Consolata Missionaries Usher in New Leadership[CISA]Nairobi -On July 22, newly elected regional leaders of Consolata Missionaries (Kenya, Uganda Region) took oath of office to among other things "uphold confidentiality, work for the will of God, strive to move and work for the common good, and ensure what is right is protected... " read more...

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