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US Freezes Aid To Uganda Over Anti-Deviance Laws

AFRICANGLOBE - The constant Western attack against Uganda for exercising its democratic and sovereign rights took a new twist last week, when US embassy officials in Kampala confirmed that Washington was reviewing its relations with Uganda, over an anti-homosexuality law that was passed to protect Ugandan children.

East Africa to Accept Regional Currencies

AFRICANGLOBE - Residents of Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi and Tanzania will now be able to travel with their respective national currencies in other East African Community (EAC) countries and make digital cross-border cash transactions in real time.

Uganda’s Sovereignty Vs. Western Aid

Criticism of Uganda typifies Western hypocrisy towards the African continent. Linking aid to some of these matters smacks of a dangerous attempt on the part of Western leaders to buy, cajole and compromise African leaders when it comes to the issue of gays and lesbians.

Keep Your Aid, Uganda Tells The West

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda yesterday shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-homosexuality law, saying it could do without Western aid. “The West can keep their ‘aid’ to Uganda over h*mos, we shall still develop without it,” government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said in a message on Twitter.

World Bank Freezes Loan To Uganda For Not Allowing Homosexuality

AFRICANGLOBE - The World Bank has suspended a planned $90m loan to Uganda meant to strengthen its health care system after its president signed into law a bill prescribing harsh jail terms for homosexual offences. The decision by the global lender comes days after homosexuality supporting countries such as Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway said they would also freeze or change aid programmes for Uganda because of the law.

Has Britain’s Promotion Of Homosexuality In Africa Backfired?

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda's president, Yowere Museveni, signed the country's anti-homosexuality bill this week, which will impose sentences of up to 14 years in prison for first-time offenders. It will come as no great surprise to many. Despite the tutting of the West, and the efforts of Uganda's small – and loud – homosexual community, the law has the backing of large numbers of Uganda's conservative churchmen, who are not exactly in the Lambeth Palace school of right-on thought.

Regional Interests Shaping South Sudan Conflict

AFRICANGLOBE - Renewed fighting between South Sudan’s army and rebels loyal to the country's former deputy president Riek Machar is making nonsense of the ceasefire agreement reached in Addis Ababa last month, as it threatens to drag in more regional players.

Israel Secretly Shipping African Refugees To Uganda

AFRICANGLOBE - Israel has begun to send African asylum seekers to Uganda, according to a senior government official who said that over the past month, dozens of asylum seekers have allegedly agreed to leave Israel for Uganda, and some have already left. The Population and Immigration Authority declined several requests to respond on the matter and no other official confirmation was forthcoming.

Young Ugandan Creates Business Management App For SMEs

AFRICANGLOBE - Ugandan Titus Mawano is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind Ffene, an award-winning business management platform for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that assists with accounting, customer and inventory management. After studying computer science in the US for three years, Mawano decided to cut short his university education in 2012 and return to Uganda to follow his passion.

Behind Yoweri Museveni’s Defiance Of The U.S. On South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - Besides Uganda’s security concerns, it has emerged that China’s economic interests in South Sudan is the main reason behind President Yoweri Museveni’s defiance of demands by the US and the Inter Governmental Authority on Development to withdraw his troops from the world’s youngest state.

Oil Companies Accept Uganda Government Blueprint

AFRICANGLOBE - The government of Uganda has sighed a memorandum of understanding with oil companies to support sustainable Development of the Discovered Petroleum Resources in the Albertine Graben.

Uganda Signs Agreements With Oil Companies

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the sustainable development of petroleum resources discovered in the country with licensed oil companies. The signing of the memorandum is seen as the first step in speeding efforts to start oil production, while offering a roadmap for the commercialisation of petroleum resources.

Uganda Ups The Ante For Rapid Response To Crises

AFRICANGLOBE - One reason Uganda was able to despatch an intervention force to South Sudan so quickly is the fact that the former is the only country in the region to have set up a rapid response centre. Uganda’s experience of intervening in conflict situations around the region over the years is said to have led to the building of the centre, with South Sudan becoming the first recipient of troops off the centre’s conveyor belt.

Uganda Moves Closer To Oil Production

AFRICANGLOBE - With China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), the only holder of an oil production license for the Kingfisher Discovery Area, expectations are that 2014 will likely be the year for the Ugandan government to issue more production licenses to other firms.

Ugandan Leader Warns of Regional Military Action Against Riek Machar Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda's president said on Monday that East African nations had agreed to unite to defeat South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar if he rejected a ceasefire offer, threatening a regional response to the outburst of fighting.

Ugandan Scientists Develop Anti-Malarial Beverage

AFRICANGLOBE - After four years of research, Uganda scientists have developed an anti-malarial beverage — Artavol —from avocado seed, Artemisia annua plant and lemon grass. The beverage helps in the prevention of malaria, frequent fevers, worm infestation, and provides the body with antioxidants through the removal of the oxygen radical known to cause diseases including cancer.
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