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World leaders converge in Uganda for first Refugee Solidarity Summit

Uganda is hosting the first Refugee Solidarity Summit backed by the United Nations to find support for the over 1.3 million refugees in the country for the next four years. Opening on Thursday in Kampala, the two-day summit aims to raise $2 billion for the second largest refugee hosting country …

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Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda face US sanction after used clothes ban

The U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a complaint by U.S. interests about an East African ban on imports of used clothing. USTR said the “out-of-cycle” review was in response to …

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Ugandan Woman Claims She Gave Birth To A Python

A woman has cried out for help after some wildlife authorities stormed her house and attempted to take-away her son – a massive snake – which she says its one of her twin children. Nalongo Barbara Nvannungi, a woman in Nakawuka, Wakiso district in Uganda, keeps a python at her …

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Ugandan president orders halt to torture in letter to security chiefs

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni ordered his security chiefs on Tuesday to stop torture by their personnel after media images of a detained politician with septic wounds on his body stirred public outrage. Human rights activists said those images and other recent incidents where suspects have appeared in court with torture …

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Uganda: Gay rights activist arrested at Rwandan airport

A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist was arrested upon her arrival at the airport of the Rwandan capital Kigali on Friday on suspicion of “drunkenness and gross misconduct”, police said. Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera is known for her struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal. …

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Uganda: Police accused of torturing suspects in spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi murder

9 more suspects have been charged with the murder of Ugandan police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi who was killed in mid-March along with his driver and bodyguard. Thirteen suspects who were charged on April 21 and presented before court last Friday complained of starvation and torture in detention. Their complaints, …

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