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  • Ugandaís army loses billions to Ďghostí pilot

    08/30/2016 5:35:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    CCTV Africa ^ | August 29, 2016
    The Ugandan Ministry of Defence has lost more than 2.4 billion Ugandan shillings (around 711,528 US dollars) over the last 11 years through a suspected ďghostĒ Russian pilot on its payroll reports The Monitor. The government Ministry paid at least 618,000 dollars in monthly salaries and 120,000 dollars in gratuity to the ghost pilot cum instructor of the Mi17 and Mi24 helicopter gunships according to the Sunday Monitor. It further says, that on October 2005, the Defence Ministry of Uganda entered into a two year renewable contract with a Ďghostí Russian Air Force pilot Valeria Ketrisk mandated to work as...
  • Islamist Ugandan Group Hacks 51 to Death in Congo

    08/19/2016 8:03:26 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The Clarion Projest ^ | August 16, 2016
    At least 51 people have been murdered by an Islamist-linked militia in the Congo in a brutal massacre where militants hacked apart civilians with machetes. The army says the attack was carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces, a Islamist group originating from Uganda which merged with other disparate militias. The group has carried out an insurgency against the Ugandan and the Congolese governments since 1996. The group is based in the Democratic Republic of Congoís North Kivu province and is reported to have links with the Somalian Islamist terrorist group Al-Shabaab.
  • Obama toasts failed African socialist (as a role model)

    07/01/2013 2:56:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/1/2013 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama toasted the founding dictator of post-colonial Tanzania on Monday, who collectivized the nationís low-tech agricultural sector, established a one-party state and left that African nationís economy in ruins.ď[Y]ou might say an American child is my child.†We might say a Tanzanian child is my child,Ē Obama said after quoting the Tanzanian saying ďmy neighborís child is my child.ĒďIn this way, both of our nations will be looking after all of our children and weíll be living out the vision of President [Julius] Nyerere,Ē Obama continued. ďThe core values that he proclaimed for Tanzania also describe what both our...
  • Remembering Entebbe

    07/05/2016 7:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Jonathan Feldstein
    If you've never heard of Entebbe you've probably never heard of what makes Entebbe famous, or why that matters. As America celebrates July 4 as the anniversary of independence, Israel and those who support her celebrate the historic milestone and miracles connected to the rescue of hostages and heroic counter terrorism operation at Ugandaís capital also on July 4, 40 years ago. The celebrated operation was comprised of imagination on steroids, tremendous bravery and numerous miracles. On 27 June 1976, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by Arab and German terrorists, and flown to Entebbe, Ugandaís main...
  • Muslim states block 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meeting

    05/17/2016 1:06:44 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/17/2016 | Staff
    A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member general assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups. It did not give a reason in the letter, which Reuters has seen. Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, wrote to the general assembly president, Mogens Lykketoft, and said the groups appeared to have been...
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • South Sudan's President Undermines Peace Deal

    01/27/2016 2:00:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2016 | Aistin Bay
    South Sudan's civil war began on the night of December 15, 2013, when a firefight erupted between soldiers serving in the presidential garrison in the capital city, Juba. "Between" is an important word. The battle pitted soldiers from the Dinka tribe (largest in South Sudan) against soldiers in the Nuer tribe (second largest). The government, led by president Salva Kiir, a Dinka, and the rebels, led by Riek Machar, a Nuer, agreed to their first ceasefire on December 31. Fire and combat, however, never ceased. Instead, it spread. Every ceasefire and peace declaration since has failed to hold. Poor communication...
  • Little-Known Virus Challenges a Far-Flung Health System

    07/04/2007 10:00:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 481+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 3, 2007 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A little-known virus is causing a big fuss in Micronesia, the Pacific island nation partly managed by the United States. The Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes, produces an itchy rash, pinkeye, joint pain and fever. Since its discovery 60 years ago in an ill monkey in the Zika forest in Uganda, it has caused rare cases and outbreaks in Africa and Southeast Asia. There is no specific treatment or vaccine. Now Zika has made its first appearance in Micronesia, on the island of Yap, where health officials say there have been at least 42 confirmed cases and 65 probable ones....
  • Muslims Convert Africans: ‚ÄėI Bear Witness That Jesus Is The Slave of Allah And His Messenger‚Äô‚Ķ

    12/02/2015 7:14:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 2, 2015 | 3:49 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    Video footage of Muslim missionaries preaching and converting Africans in the Christian-majority states of Malawi and Uganda, show the Islamic leaders teaching the people to "bear witness" that Allah is god, his messenger is Muhammed, and "Jesus is the slave of Allah and his Messenger." Many of the people repeating the Islamic instructions are young but there are also many middle-aged and older people and, in one case, an apparently former Christian teen who is ordered to tear a crucifix from around his neck and "bear witness" to Allah. ...
  • Egyptian Sheikhs Lead Islamization Campaign in Africa: Jesus is the Slave of Allah and His Messenger

    11/29/2015 11:20:00 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 18 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 11/2015
    Egyptian cleric Wahid Abd Al-Salam Bali has led several Islamization delegations in Africa in recent years. The delegations, consisting mostly of Egyptian preachers, have toured the Islamic nations of Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ghana, and preached Islam to mostly Christian rural communities. According to Sheikh Bali's Facebook page, a 7-day campaign in Malawi in November 2015 yielded 4,379 new converts. It is noteworthy that the proselytizing sheikhs have modified the shahada recitation, in light of the mostly Christian target audience. To the customary "I attest that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger," they have...
  • The Uganda Martyrs Died Because They Refused to Engage in Sodomy with King Mwanga

    11/28/2015 1:57:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    Barnhardt Blog ^ | 11/25/15 | Ann Barnhardt
    The Uganda Martyrs Died Because They Refused to Engage in Sodomy with King Mwanga So Francis/Bergoglio has flown off to Africa and will be visiting Uganda on Friday, I think. †There is going to be great talk while he is there of the Uganda Martyrs, and it is widely suspected that since there were 13 Catholics and 11 Anglicans in the company of martyrs, it will all be lyingly cast as a great proof that ‚Äúthis Church is as good as that church‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúthe differences don‚Äôt matter‚ÄĚ blah blah blah.Please spread the TRUE STORY and REAL POINT of the...
  • Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

    03/21/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Paul Drissen
    Gina McCarthy, President Obamaís choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use ďdangerous manmade climate changeĒ to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. Sheís also been implicated in the agencyís practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities. These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters. Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Proís and Conís to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (itís higher for 2015). However Ė and I canít emphasize this enough Ė they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • Israeli exhibit revisits famed 1976 Entebbe rescue raid

    07/12/2015 8:29:21 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/12/15 | ARON HELLER
    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) ó It was perhaps the most daring Israeli military exploit ever ó a rescue raid in Africa that inspired Hollywood films and became etched in Israeli history. Nearly four decades later, a first-of-its-kind exhibit showcases the story behind the July 1976 freeing of hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda. The display includes a copy of the original order to launch the operation and the original combat vest worn by the lone casualty among the Israeli troops: Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, brother of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • St. Charles Lwanga, martyred by sexually deviant King (6/3)

    06/04/2015 7:31:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 6-3-15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today we might contemplate the various ways in which the State is encroaches in our lives and tries to force us to do things that are repugnant to nature and to Godís laws. Today is the feast†day of a saint, who died as a martyrs especially because he resisted a sodomite king, who was furious that he and many children he would kill wouldnít have homosexual sex with him. St. Charles Lwanga and many other martyrs died between 1885 and 1887†in†Uganda. They†were†beatified in 1920 and canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1964. In 1879 the White Fathers were working successfully...
  • Protection through pierced ears in Uganda [from child sacrifice]

    05/20/2015 8:13:34 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    World Vision ^ | March 25, 2014 | Kari Costanza
    In certain districts of Uganda, child sacrifice is a real danger. Today, Kari Costanza writes from Uganda about 3-year-old Sharon, whose ear piercing may protect her. Read how a World Vision-supported amber alert program is helping to recover children that have been taken. *** I didnít realize when I became a mother to a beautiful little girl that we would one day do battle. I thought sheíd eat the food I set before her. I thought sheíd wear the school clothes I laid out so carefully upon her bed. I never expected resistance. And I never expected a battle over...
  • South Sudan: US Military Aircraft Hit By Rebels

    12/21/2013 5:47:18 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 77 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | December 21, 2013
    Two US military aircraft have been fired at during an evacuation mission in South Sudan, wounding two service personnel. One is said to be in a critical condition, and it is thought at least one of the planes was damaged. South Sudan has blamed the attack on renegade troops. Officials said the aircraft were heading to Bor, the capital of the state of Jonglei and the scene of some of the country's worst violence in the past week. After being fired at the planes turned around and headed to Kampala in Uganda. From there the wounded service personnel were flown...
  • After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton Charity

    01/30/2008 6:55:36 PM PST · by mware · 76 replies · 11,540+ views
    New York Times ^ | 01/30/08 | Jo Becker & Don van Natta, jr.
  • Abbas To Sign Accords With Putin in Moscow

    04/11/2015 10:14:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 4/11/2015, 10:55 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday. ďThe two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,Ē the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP. There will also be ďan exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,Ē the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda. Ö
  • Obama Approves Funding for Pipeline

    02/26/2015 5:57:23 PM PST · by mission9 · 19 replies
    In 2014, the World Bank Group committed $5 billion in new technical and financial support for energy projects in six African countries, including Kenya, which have partnered with US president Barack Obamaís Power Africa initiative. Among the projects funded, is the world's longest heated pipeline, which will bring newly discovered Ugandan oil fields to market. The Japanese conglomerate, Toyota, is the major contractor. Much of the oil, is committed to Asian markets, like China. On February 24, 2015 President Barack Obama, vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline, which would be a big boost to mid American and Canadian oil production. When...
  • State Dept. Spokeswoman: 'Christian Militant Group' Among 'Extremist Threats We Face'

    02/18/2015 8:02:17 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | Feb 18 2015 | Susan Jones
    People talk a lot about Islamic extremism and ISIS/ISIL (the guys who behead Christians, among others), but what about Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army? "I don't remember people talking about that as much anymore, but that's a Christian militant group," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday. She was making the point that terrorism "is not just a threat in one place" -- and it's not just Islamic: "If you look at the Lord's Resistance Army and Kony, Joseph Kony -- I don't remember people talking about that as much anymore, but that's a...
  • Did Israel arm Rwanda during the 1994 genocide?

    01/25/2015 8:06:06 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Friday 16 January 2015 | Michal Zak
    "In our petition we rely, among other sources, on an Amnesty International report that was published in 1995... "There was tension in Rwanda as early as January of 1994. Several of the world's most powerful states imposed international arms control regulations and on May 17 1994 there was a UN embargo. Israel breached the embargo, as did Russia, Belgium, South Africa, France, Spain and others. Many of the planes that transported the shipments were British. The last license to export arms was issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in October 1993, about half a year before the massacres began....
  • Pro-Abortion Population Controllers are Targeting Tanzania and Uganda

    12/29/2014 6:10:58 PM PST · by Morgana
    life news ^ | 12/29/14 | Stephen Phelan
    Only an hour ago we had been lamenting yet another incredibly bad road. Here in the Ugandan outback, it is as pointless to complain about the roads as it is to complain about politicians in America, but railing against the unchangeable can lighten the mood. But on the way out of a small village in the Bukedea region of Uganda, we didnít feel the bumps. That was when our teamís defenses failed, and when the gravity of the assault on womenóperpetrated by the champions of ďwomenís healthĒ and ďempowermentĒóreally hit home. It may have been just me, but my guess...
  • Ugandan lawmakers draft new anti-gay bill

    11/20/2014 9:21:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 20, 2014 10:02 AM EST | Rodney Muhumuza
    Ugandan lawmakers have drafted a new anti-gay bill that could be introduced for debate in the countryís parliament before Christmas, a parliamentarian said Thursday. The new bill is in ďadvanced stagesĒ and will focus on punishing the promotion of homosexuality, said Ugandan lawmaker Latif Ssebaggala, a strong supporter of anti-gay legislation. ďWe believe that before Christmas we will be through with it. It is a strong bill,Ē he said. ďThe element of promotion was strengthened, putting in place measures against people who lure young people into these sex acts.Ē Ö
  • The Crucifixion of Pastor Scott Lively

    11/17/2014 6:36:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Matt Barber
    ďRemember what I told you: ĎA servant is not greater than his master.í If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.Ē Ė John 15:20 Christians, pastors, take heed. In case you havenít noticed, times are a-changiní. Whether at home or abroad, if you follow Godís command to speak biblical truth in all things, most especially, it seems, on matters of sex and sexuality, you will be persecuted. ďA servant is not greater than his master.Ē I donít presume to compare my friend Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries to...
  • Body of Ugandan Priest Found in Mexican Mass Grave

    11/14/2014 3:41:48 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 14, 2014
    IGUALA Mexico (Reuters) - The body of a Roman Catholic priest from Uganda who went missing in southwestern Mexico has been found in a mass grave as authorities search for the remains of 43 missing trainee teachers feared massacred, the local diocese said on Friday.The remains of the priest, identified as John Ssenyondo, were dug up about a week ago and identified by the recovered skull as well as dental records. He had been missing since May, the state attorney general's office said."It was found in a mass grave with six other bodies," said a spokesperson for the diocese of...
  • Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses

    10/31/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 people this month, using hatchets and machetes to kill their victims.
  • Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

    10/31/2014 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:05pm GMT
    BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 people this month, using hatchets and machetes to kill their victims. Witnesses said the man, who has not been identified, aroused suspicion on a bus when passengers discovered he could...
  • Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

    10/31/2014 1:42:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 31, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Rodney Muhumza
    President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Koreaís ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism. Kim Yong Nam, the president of the countryís parliament, is in Uganda as part of a rare tour of Africa, where North Korea has actively tried to cultivate potential allies like the long-serving, increasingly anti-West Museveni. The North Koreans are training Ugandan police in martial arts and Museveni hailed North Korea for helping to mechanize Ugandaís military over the years. North Korea is also training Ugandan military...
  • Like magic: A purifying powder can turn muddy water clear, and safe.

    01/07/2005 4:15:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,943+ views
    The Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 05, 2005 | Tom Avril
    They took a bucket of muddy, bacteria-laden water. Added a bit of white powder. Stirred. And within minutes, standing amid 100 refugees in war-torn Liberia, researchers from Johns Hopkins University had produced what seemed like a magic trick: Clear, drinkable water. "I couldn't believe it when I saw it," Hopkins researcher Shannon Doocy said of her work last year. "The people in Liberia couldn't believe it." The powder, developed by Procter & Gamble Co. with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now headed for its biggest test yet: the tsunami zone. Relief agencies, led by AmeriCares of...
  • Ugandan Health Worker Dies Of Marburg Virus, Ebola Relative

    10/08/2014 5:07:35 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    forbes.com ^ | October 5, 2014
    The Ugandan Ministry of Health is reporting today that a 30-year-old male health care worker died of Marburg hemorrhagic fever on September 30. The gentleman had been a radiographer, or X-ray technician, at the Mpigi Health Centre IV, but was recruited two months ago for a similar position at Mengo Hospital, about 20 miles (33 km) away. When he felt ill on September 17, he traveled back to Mpigi for treatment since ďhe felt more confortable with a facility that he had worked with for a long time.Ē Todayís statement from Elioda Tumwesigye, Minister of State for General Duties &...
  • 99 in Uganda quarantined after Marburg virus death

    10/08/2014 5:50:59 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/7/14 | Samson Ntale
    Three days after a fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed in Uganda, 99 people have been quarantined in four different locations across the East African country, as field epidemiologists and surveillance officers continue to closely monitor all people who got into contact with only victim. More than 60 health workers form the bulk of people under quarantine after they were identified as having contact with a 30-year old male health worker who died September 28 of Marburg -- an Ebola-like hemorrhagic fever. "As of today, a total of 99 contacts are under follow up. All the contacts are...
  • Uganda confirms Marburg hemorrhagic fever, which manifests like Ebola, killed a health worker

    10/06/2014 9:44:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KAMPALA, Uganda - A Ugandan health worker recently died of Marburg, a highly infectious disease that manifests as a viral hemorrhagic fever, Uganda's Ministry of Health confirmed Monday as health workers moved to quarantine a total of 80 people who had been in contact with the victim. Further tests Monday would prove whether another man who appeared to be having a hemorrhagic fever actually has Marburg, which belongs in the same family as the dreaded Ebola virus, said Dr. Issa Makumbi, an epidemiologist with Uganda's Ministry of Health....
  • Deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever breaks out in Uganda

    10/05/2014 3:40:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Shanghai Daily ^ | 10/6/2014 | Ronald Ssekandi, Samuel Egadu
    Uganda is grappling to contain the deadly Marburg hemorrhagic fever after confirmatory laboratory tests turned positive. The outbreak of the viral hemorrhagic fever which was announced here on Sunday by Elioda Tumwesigye, the minister of state for health, has left one person, the index case dead, one person in isolation and over 80 others being monitored both in central and western Uganda. "The Ministry of Health would like to inform the country of an outbreak of Marburg which has so far killed one person," Tumwesigye told reporters here at the ministry of health headquarters. According to the ministry of health,...
  • Marburg breaks out in Uganda... Developing...

    10/05/2014 8:57:05 AM PDT · by seeker41 · 104 replies
    Drudge | 10/05/2014
    Marburg breaks out in Uganda
  • Here's What It's Like To Be A Cannibal In Uganda

    09/24/2014 3:41:54 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2014 | Harrison Jacobs
    Harrison JacobsSeptember 24, 2014 Over the last year, there have been increasing reports of cannibalism in Uganda. Reports of cannibalism have been documented since at least 2011, when Dr. Heike Behrend, a professor at the University of Cologne, wrote a book on the practice, but the issue recieved a renewed focus after a particularly grisly incident in March. Vocativ recently sent Brooklyn-based filmmaker Matthew Goldman to Uganda to check out the situation. In Uganda, Goldman met Baboola, a self-professed cannibal, who told him about the situation in Uganda and why he eats human flesh. (snip)
  • Kenya Seen as Refuge From Ugandaís Anti-Gay Hostility

    08/05/2014 3:23:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    More and more Ugandans are seeking refuge in Kenya to escape extreme homophobia that has intensified in their own country since anti-gay legislation was passed earlier this year. But although prosecutions are rare in Kenya, discrimination is common there too. In February, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed off on legislation already passed by parliament to extend the scope of offences and impose tougher penalties for homosexuality up to a life sentence. On August 1, however, the Constitutional Court annulled the Anti-Homosexuality Act, ruling that parliament did not have the required quorum when members voted to pass it last December. It...
  • Ugandan Court Invalidates Anti-Gay Law

    08/01/2014 12:57:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog groups who called the measure draconian and wanted it repealed. The Constitutional Court declared the law illegal because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum. Activists erupted in cheers after the court ruled the law "null and void," but some cautioned that the fight was not over: The state could appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court and legislators might try to reintroduce new anti-gay measures. Also, a colonial-era law that criminalizes sex acts "against the order...
  • Uganda court to rule on legality of anti-gay law

    08/01/2014 2:02:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 1, 2014 3:30 AM EDT | Rodney Muhumuza
    A Ugandan court is expected to rule Friday on a petition by activists who say the East African countryís new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked quorum. If the panel of judges on Ugandaís Constitutional Court agrees, the whole law could be jettisoned. If no, then the judges will continue to hear the activistsí argument that the law is unconstitutional. Ö
  • Rice sets aside global crises, insists U.S. must be global leader in promoting gay rights

    06/24/2014 5:30:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-24-14 | Dave Boyer
    <p>White House national security adviser Susan E. Rice took time away from a variety of global security emergencies Tuesday to promote international gay rights, calling it ďamong the most challenging human rights issues we face.Ē</p> <p>The presidentís top national security aide told about 200 gay-rights activists that the Obama administration is fostering gay rights in the U.S. to serve as an example for the rest of the world. She said President Obama has ordered a diplomatic and financial effort to promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world.</p>
  • U.S. takes further actions against Uganda for anti-LGBT law

    06/19/2014 3:01:05 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    MetroWeekly ^ | 06/19/2014 | Justin Snow
    The Obama administration will take additional actions against Uganda for their enactment of an anti-LGBT law, including restricting entry to the U.S. by Uganda officials involved in anti-LGBT human rights abuses. National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden announced Thursday the additional measures, building upon a series of cuts in aid to the African nation announced earlier this year.
  • Ugandaís Minister for Ethics: white people are responsible for homosexuality

    05/25/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT · by equalator · 33 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 5-23-2014 | Rhuaridh Marr
    When asked why he believes homosexuality and use of pornography in Uganda is on the rise, Lokodo stated: ďBecause the whites brought this culture. People asked Ďif they can do this, why not me?íĒ ďLeave us alone, or let us relate. But do not colonize us again with your unacceptable culture.Ē
  • The disappearance of Americaís will

    04/26/2014 8:00:41 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    carolineglick.com ^ | April 18th, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    The most terrifying aspect of the collapse of US power worldwide is the USís indifferent response to it. In Europe, in Asia, in the Middle East and beyond, Americaís most dangerous foes are engaging in aggression and brinkmanship unseen in decades. As Gordon Chang noted at a symposium in Los Angeles last month hosted by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, since President Barack Obama entered office in 2009, the Chinese have responded to his overtures of goodwill and appeasement with intensified aggression against the USís Asian allies and against US warships. In 2012, China seized the Scarborough Shoal from the...
  • Man-eating, one-ton crocodile caught in Uganda

    04/10/2014 8:29:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | Chumley
    The giant reptile ó which at 2,204 pounds is only 103 pounds shy of the world record ó is blamed for eating four people in the Lake Victoria region.
  • Uganda police detain U.S.-funded health project staffer over gay law

    04/04/2014 1:24:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/4/2014 | Elias Biryabarema
    A U.S.-funded health project in Uganda has suspended operations after police arrested a staff member on suspicion of promoting homosexuality, highlighting the mounting legal risks confronting the gay community in the east African state. Uganda enacted legislation in February that strengthened punishments for anyone caught having gay sex, imposing jail terms of up to life for "aggravated homosexuality" - including sex with a minor or while HIV-positive. The United States, one of Uganda's major bilateral sources of aid, and other Western donors have halted or re-directed some $118 million in aid since President Yoweri Museveni signed the law, which also...
  • Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters?

    03/29/2014 7:15:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 44 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 03/28/2014 | Peter DŲrrie
    Governments from Uganda to Angola are investing billions in state-of-the-art combat aircraftóand itís not clear why Africaís air forces are on a buying spree. Flush with oil cash, many African states are investing heavily in modern multirole jet fighters, deadly helicopter gunship and even sophisticated air-defense systems with radars and surface-to-air missiles. The deals are worth hundreds of millions of dollars in countries still lacking many basic social services. So itís worth asking exactly what Uganda, Angola, Sudan and the like are planning to do with their new air forces. Some of the most interesting acquisitions involve modern, or modernized,...
  • WH: Sending U.S. Troops, Military Aircraft to Uganda Doesn't Change U.S. Advisory Role

    03/24/2014 5:28:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/24/14 | LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more special operations forces to Uganda to assist in the search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony. A senior U.S. military official confirmed Monday that the U.S. is sending at least four CV-22 Osprey aircraft about about 150 more Air Force special operations members and airmen to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The official confirmed the plans, first reported by The Washington Post, on condition of anonymity without authorization to discuss them on the record.
  • US sending more troops and aircraft to hunt Ugandan war lord Kony

    03/24/2014 6:11:25 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 49 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 3/24/14 | unknown
    <p>President Obama is committing more military resources, including aircraft and special operations forces, to the hunt for notorious African warlord Joseph Kony.</p> <p>Early Monday, the White House confirmed a Washington Post report that the U.S. was sending "associated support personnel," and a "limited number" of CV-22 Osprey aircraft to assist local forces in their long-running battle against Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. Obama sent about 100 U.S. troops to help the African forces in 2011.</p>
  • Biden links Russiaís anti-gay laws to incursion into Ukraine

    03/23/2014 6:09:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    <p>Speaking at a gala in Los Angeles for the gay rights group Human Rights Council, Biden suggested countries that donít respect the rights of gays, lesbians and transgender people also disregard borders.</p> <p>ďAs the great Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov said, ĎA country that does not respect the rights of its citizens will not respect the rights of its neighbors,í and we're seeing that today, we're seeing that today in Ukraine,Ē the vice president said.</p>
  • Obama trip to Europe, Saudi Arabia to be dominated by Crimea

    03/22/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 21, 2014 | BY LESLEY CLARK
    President Barack Obama had planned a week long trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia to highlight global progress in ridding the world of nuclear materials, soak up the positive publicity emanating from Pope Francis and reassure an anxious Gulf ally of the U.S. commitment to the region. Instead, the trip will be dominated by Russiaís military seizure of Crimea and Obamaís efforts to persuade European allies to step up sanctions on Russia, even as critics at home suggest Obama hasnít been as tough on Russian President Vladimir Putin as he needs to be. Obama, who arrives in the Netherlands on...