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April 22, 2018 (JUBA) - A sexual minority activist has fled South Sudan after facing threats from the country's national security operatives. JPEG - 39 kb. Asan Juma ... Most of the organization's staff members, Asan further disclosed, have since fled to Uganda, Sudan and Egypt for fear of being killed. AfA is ... activists
Ugandans have been lured by the promise of well-paid work, to support family back home and fund an education. But widespread claims of exploitation and abuse prompted Uganda to ban its citizens from working in Jordan and Saudi Arabia in January 2016. Now the Ugandan government says ... Gulf

Human rights activists begged to differ, and some took to social media to criticise the proposal. "It's part of a wider attempt to curtail freedoms of expression," Rosebell Kagumire, a Human rights activist and blogger, said. Of Uganda's 41 million people, 23.6 million are mobile phone subscribers and ... tax rights
Human rights activists begged to differ, and some took to social media to criticise the proposal. "It's part of a wider attempt to curtail freedoms of expression," Rosebell Kagumire, a Human rights activist and blogger, said. Of Uganda's 41 million people, 23.6 million are mobile phone subscribers and ... tax repression
The Ugandan government will begin charging citizens a daily tax for their social media usage starting in July, reports Reuters. Cell phone owners who ... Activists are calling the plan another attempt by Museveni, who's been in power for over 30 years, to control freedom of expression. Uganda's ...
The combination of anti-deportation rallies across Israel and around the world, activists and journalists (+972 Magazine included) working to expose how both Rwanda and Uganda refuse to actually absorb the refugees deported by Israel, public and international on the Rwandan government, and ... protest
In June of last year, when Kyagulanyi unexpectedly won a seat in Uganda's Parliament, the anti-establishment pop star instantly became a political hero to his fans, and a target for the ... His grandfather fought during Uganda's civil war and his father was a political activist who often spent time in jail.
This year, the theme for the Mar.08 events rotated around what activists are doing to transform lives of women living under different settings. Ritah Aciro is one of the top players of women rights activism in the country. She has touched many lives through an organization – Uganda Women Network ...
LGBT rights activists are warily making plans to celebrate Pride this year despite the raids and arrests that foiled the country's last two Pride events. ... Isaac Mugisha, co-ordinator of Pride Uganda, is determined and optimistic that Ugandan LGBTs will hold a Pride event in Kampala later this year, without it ...
Living conditions for LGBTQ+ people are reportedly getting slightly better in the country, with activists reporting fewer people being “arrested, put in police cells and tortured”. Activist Isaac Mugisha, from Uganda, told The Daily Beast that he and other LGBTQ+ activists were now trying to work with straight ...
Nobel laureate Sir Richard Roberts: Uganda will remain trapped by food poverty if its leaders bow to anti-biotech activists ... would rather argue against sound science and allow Ugandans to become malnourished and possibly starve instead of allowing these crop-improving technologies to succeed.
An energy activist group has said non-renewal of the UMEMEs concession as electricity distributor will not end what it calls endemic corruption and mismanagement of the electricity sector. While Africa Institute for Energy Governance AFIEGO welcomes President Musevenis directive against renewal of ...
As fake products continue making their way into the Ugandan market, the Anti-Counterfeit (ACN) Network has started a sensitisation campaign to educate people ... Samuel Kuloba Watasa of the Uganda Consumer's protection Association said Ugandans have chosen to be ignorant making it hard to fight ...
The Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda (ACCU) has backed the Inspector General of Government, Justice Irene Mulyagonja's probe into the operations of ... Mutebile reshuffled Bank of Uganda senior staff on February 7, but some staff, including Justine Bagyenda, the executive director for commercial banks ...
The Anti-Corruption Coalition of Uganda has lauded the Inspectorate of Government for it's decision to probe the operations of Bank of Uganda. The Civil Society organization also revealed that the Governor of the Bank of Uganda Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile and the Bank of Uganda are not immune to ...

We are now witnessing the arrival of a fully-fledged political artiste, and indefatigable multi-talented activist. His decision to treat ... Surely, not a single soul in the present Ugandan political space has so cogently rhymed with the masses, and in a media so powerfully appropriate. At this rate, this ongoing ...
Kenya opposition MP TJ Kajwang', who led the “swearing-in” of Nasa leader Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park Tuesday has been arrested. The MP was arrested Wednesday afternoon by plainclothed police officers outside the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi. Where he had appeared before a high court judge to represent MPs ...
KAMPALA - As Uganda grapples with a shortage of blood in health facilities, healthcare activists think efforts should be focused on educating people on the ... with The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG), Abii Clinic, Barefoot Law, International Medical Foundation and Chapter Four, as well as Uganda Blood ...
Colin Stewart, new president of the St. Paul's Foundation, meets with Ugandan LGBTI rights activist Clare Byarugaba during her visit to Los Angeles in ... The Erasing 76 Crimes blog (http://76crimes.com) was an outgrowth of the foundation's work in assembling a team of 26 LGBTI activists from many of the ...
For instance, in 2014, a Ugandan delegation met President Yoweri Museveni and in that particular meeting, he pledged for the consular office to be opened the subsequent 2015/16 financial year, unfortunately to-date, this has not been realised. Such services are a necessity for the Ugandans in the ...
Museveni has been in power for more than three decades. Uganda's parliament removed presidential term limits in 2005, paving the way for him to be president for life. In 2016, he was elected for a fifth consecutive term after elections in which the opposition leader was jailed. Opposition activists have ...
This is what majority of menstruating girls in rural Ugandan schools face every month. A girl who misses ... Last year, gender activist and Makerere University researcher, Dr Stella Nyanzi, started the Pads4GirlsUg campaign to advocate for school-going girls to be given free sanitary towels. She used her ...
"There are many instances, some of them of course are outside Uganda,of people who were executed and later it turns out that they were innocent," Ndifuna said. "What Museveni is talking about is a retrogressive step," he added. According to the Ugandan law, there are 28 offenses that are punishable ...
Mandela, now 81 and an activist, was among the hundreds of women arrested while demonstrating against the injustices of the apartheid era and, according to ... Meanwhile, Nawangwe urged Ugandans to pick up interest in the Chinese language, as Makerere graduated the first ever group of students that ...
By the close of the year 2017, at least 25 Ugandans were facing trial in different courts over charges related to use of the internet to express themselves, a report by the Unwanted Witness, a digital rights NGO has indicated. In a statement issued on January 18, the World Internet Freedom day, Dorothy ...
Dariya Kasmamytova and other members of Devochki-Acktivisti — or Girl Activists, a group of teen girls fighting for gender equality in the traditionally ... For Wonder Girls, she traveled widely, meeting and photographing girls in such countries as India, Uganda, Myanmar, Tanzania, and the United States.
KAMPALA - Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni may resume signing off on death sentences after a long hiatus to help stem a wave of crime, he said on Twitter in comments that were quickly denounced by rights activists opposed to capital punishment. Death remains the maximum sentence in Uganda for a ...
Viewpoint: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni should trust country's scientists—not activists—on GMO safety ... scientists and above all, the need to give scientists a legal and regulatory direction as they continue with new and emerging endeavors such as biotechnology for the benefit of all Ugandans.
In fact, she has embraced the strategies of "radical rudeness" that Ugandan activists developed under colonial rule. ... a robust following on social media (including appreciative #PairOfButtocks jokes when she's in the news), a reputation as a fearless activist, and shout-outs from the likes of Trevor Noah.
Activists have praised Uganda's decision to stop genetically modified crops, just like Kenya five years ago. President Yoweri ... The Environment and Food Sovereignty, a local lobby, say the Ugandan law, in its current form, will eliminate the indigenous plants, animals and birds. “If it had become law, all the ...
The migrants were told they had three months to leave, drawing condemnation by activists who said the Israeli's government move would endanger people's lives. Israel did not specify where the asylum seekers should go, but local media and rights groups have previously said that Rwanda and Uganda ...
According to the health rights activists, if passed into law, the Bill will promote freedom of patients whose rights have been violated by some health ... The organisations include Action Group for Health Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Uganda, Reproductive Health Uganda, Health Action Group, Joyce Fertility ...
The petitioners say that contrary to principles established in the Constitution, Leadership Code of Conduct, values and aspirations of Ugandans, Kutesa ... We are concerned that Uganda is now viewed as a country of greedy and egocentric people with no political will to fight corruption,” he added.
The activists from Environment and Food Sovereignty, a consortium of environmentalists and food rights activists, argued that the Biosafety Bill in its current form sought to abolish the local plants, animals and birds that have supported the population for ages. “We appreciate the President (Museveni)'s ...
Uganda has denied partnering with Israel to host thousands of African migrants who have been ordered to leave the Middle East country within 90 days. ... Civil society activists have backed President Museveni for rejecting to assent to the Biosafety Bill 2017, saying the move saved the country's indigenous species and the ...
Israel tacitly recognises that the Sudanese and Eritreans cannot be returned to their dangerous homelands, so it has signed deals with Rwanda and Uganda, which agree to accept departing migrants on condition they consent to the arrangement, activists say. Migrants started coming in large numbers ...
Kampala — Uganda has denied partnering with Israel to host thousands of African migrants who have been ordered to leave the Middle East country within 90 ... Dr Sewanyana, a human rights activist observed that Uganda as a host country would be in fulfilment of her international obligations to accord ...
KAMPALA - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law that scraps a 75-year age cap for presidential candidates, a spokesperson for parliament said on Tuesday, a move critics say will allow him to remain in power indefinitely. Museveni, 73, has ruled Uganda for 31 years and could now stand ...
28 automatic seats for women MPs was best idea – Activist ... Kaliya said Malawi should have learned from countries like South Africa, Mozambique and Uganda, where similar provisions have helped increase the number of ... Gender activists say they are attempting to have the provision reconsidered.
Uganda's opposition plans to challenge a new amendment to the constitution to remove the presidential age limit in court, Kenya's Daily Nation reports. ... However, opposition activists countered that it's a ploy by the leader of the East African country to stay in power despite the president years ago ...
QueerKIFF was one of the few remaining spaces for LGBTQ people in Uganda to organize after a series of attacks on the community in recent years. The country's Pride festival was cancelled for the second consecutive year in June after Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo threatened to organize ...
By then, he will be 77 — two years past the age limit for a president set by Uganda's 1995 Constitution. A majority of lawmakers supported the bill, which passed 315 to 62 late Wednesday night, but a majority of Ugandans opposed it. A September poll by Afrobarometer found that 75 percent of respondents ...
(Nairobi, December 15, 2017) – Ugandan police raided and forcibly closed the Queer Kampala International Film Festival on December 9, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The festival ... “Ugandans should be able to watch educational films about LGBT people without having to fear the police.”.
According to the human rights activists in the country, Uganda lacks a legal regime to protect proponents and defenders of human rights issues. ... human rights initiative (FHRI) attacked human rights organizations in Uganda saying they were not doing enough to protect and fight for the rights of Ugandans.
Kampala — Robert Kirenga, the Executive Director National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Uganda spoke to the Independent's Flavia Nassaka about his perspective on the international human rights defenders day and general human rights situation in the country. You launched in 2013.
Leaders from the frontlines of mining struggles in the Philippines, Colombia and Uganda travelled to the UK this November to expose the true costs of the UK's extensive ties to the global mining ... Maria Camila Mendez is an organiser with COSAJUCA, a youth-led activist group in Cajamarca, Colombia.
Other countries in which Citizen Lab found infected devices included Egypt, Ethiopia itself, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda. The OMN in the U.S. was targeted as recently as November 22, Citizen Lab said. Jawar Mohammad, executive director of OMN and a highly visible Oromo activist, was ...
Human rights activists have reacted angrily to President Museveni's intent to enforce the death penalty, more than two decades after the last execution. ... Ndifuna was speaking during a joint press conference by civil society organisation (CSOs) at the Uganda National NGO forum offices at Kabalagala on ...


 

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