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$8bn Rail Project: Uganda Looks To Oil As Alternative To Chinese...

AFRICANGLOBE - “Remember we have our oil, which we shall start harvesting in 2017, and that money will deal with these projects – railway and electricity … China or no China, we shall build that railway,” Yoweri Museveni was quoted as saying on Monday on the sidelines of an African investment conference in London.

Uganda Marks 52 Years Of Independence

AFRICANGLOBE - President Yoweri Museveni has said the entire Uganda is peaceful for the first time in 114 years. Museveni made the remarks at the 52nd Independence Day celebrations at Kololo.

Uganda To Seek US$8 Billion China Loan To Fund Railway

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda is hoping to secure a $8 billion loan from China to build a railway network to revamp the country’s transport infrastructure as it prepares to start oil production.

Coming Together: Uganda, DR Congo In Talks To Improve Relations

AFRICANGLOBE - Relations between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are entering a new era of proactive engagement that could bring stability to an insecurity-prone region that is on the cusp of a major oil boom. Top diplomats from the two countries met in Kinshasa from August 23-27 under the Joint Permanent Commission (JPC) set-up to discuss co-operation in politics, diplomacy and law; defence and security; and economics, finance and infrastructure development.

Ebola Outbreak: What Uganda Can Teach West Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Dr Jackson Amone, who has tackled several Ebola outbreaks in Uganda, volunteered to go to West Africa to help his counterparts with the growing crisis in the region. "Where duty calls you go," he told me from his small office packed with papers in the capital, Kampala, before he left.

Western Countries Pushing Population Control Agenda In Uganda

AFRICANGLOBE - A leading Ugandan commentator has denounced the promotion of IUD use and other long-acting reversible contraceptives in the nation as a colonialist form of population control. Programs to convince African women to use the IUD or other forms of contraception “are projects of multibillion international agencies distributing them under the guise of helping the poor countries to control birth rates.”

US Senators Want Uganda, Nigeria, Punished For Not Allowing Homosexuality

AFRICANGLOBE - Ten U.S. Senators, led by Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have called on President Obama to exclude Uganda and Nigeria from the African Growth and Opportunity Act program that allows duty-free exports of some products to the U.S. as punishment for restricting homosexuality in their respective countries.

Fresh Headache For Uganda As Ethiopian Army Enters Juba

AFRICANGLOBE - The first group of 90 Ethiopian peacekeepers have arrived in the South Sudan capital Juba, as the elements of Igad’s regional Protection and Deterrent Force begin to fall into place. Their arrival a fortnight ago, however, does not pave the way for the near-term withdrawal of Ugandan troops.

Prostitution – The Downside Of The UN Presence In Uganda

AFRICANGLOBE - Prostitution is rampant in Entebbe with UN personnel providing much of the demand and young Nigerian girls being the supply. But the root cause remains youth unemployment.

U.S. Attempting To Blackmail Uganda Over Gay Law

AFRICANGLOBE - Why is it that America is not targeting countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt, where homosexuals are given the death penalty? Why are African countries alone being targeted with sanctions and sabotage for not accepting homosexuality?

US Cuts Aid To Uganda Over Anti-Homosexuality Law

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States under Barack Hussein Obama II has cut aid to Uganda and cancelled a military exercise in response to a law that imposes penalties on homosexuality.

Rejecting The West: Uganda, Neoliberalism And The Anti-Homosexuality Bill

AFRICANGLOBE - Much has already been written about the stand-off between Uganda and the West on the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. It is also not particularly surprising that it was Uganda that made such a public break with this key pillar of the Western Block’s liberalism

Uganda: Doing Israel’s Dirty Work

AFRICANGLOBE - While contemplating potential locations for a Jewish homeland over a century ago, Theodor Herzl - the father of modern political Zionism - proposed Uganda as a temporary refuge for persecuted Jews. Ironically, Uganda is now on the receiving end of other persecuted peoples, this time African refugees who have sought asylum in Israel only to be imprisoned in detention facilities and then returned to the African continent.

Uganda, Kenya To Build World’s Longest Heated Oil Pipeline

AFRICANGLOBE - Should Uganda and Kenya finally build a crude oil export pipeline, it will be the longest heated such facility in the world. According to a report released last month by Tullow Oil Plc, both countries have agreed to build the pipeline and have commenced a comprehensive study on the pipeline.

Under Pressure From Donors, Uganda Compromises On Anti-Sodomy Law

AFRICANGLOBE - Enforcement of Uganda’s anti-sodomy law could run into hiccups after the country made a commitment to Western donors that it will give protection to homosexuals who come under threat from the public, and ensure that they get treatment under the national HIV prevention strategy without discrimination.

U.S. Sending Aircraft, More Troops To Uganda

AFRICANGLOBE - The Pentagon said Monday that it is stepping up the search for fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony in Central Africa, deploying 150 Air Force special operations troops and four tilt-rotor transport planes to Uganda to help with the manhunt.