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Besigye | Uganda opposition threatens election pullout

KAMPALA (AFP) – Uganda’s main opposition group has threatened to pull out of next month’s general elections over rigging suspicions. “If it is clear to us that this election is a completely hopeless process,...


Thousands vote in Southern Sudan as violence flares in disputed region

Juba, Sudan (CNN) — Thousands more people streamed to polling places in a historic referendum on independence for Southern Sudan on Monday even as violence flared in a disputed region between north and south. Former U.S. ...



Ugandan History | Henry Morton Stanley and Uganda ‘Pearl of Africa’

By Jonathan Musere | The original reference to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa” seems to have began being strongly attributed to Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill during the past three to four decades in Uganda. In r...



Photos: George Clooney in Southern Sudan, An Advocate

Global Post | George Clooney is the most persuasive voice for the independence of South Sudan. He recently visited southern Sudan to draw attention to the dangers that the area could return to war over the issue of the independ...


George Clooney, MTV Team Up To Help Monitor Sudan Vote

Actor/activist George Clooney has been telling the world about the dire situation in the Sudan for years. And now, as the citizens of the northeast African nation line up for a crucial week-long vote that could determine whethe...



SUDAN: Visceral leishmaniasis outbreak adds to returnees’ woes

SUDAN (IRIN) | The influx of returnees from the north to Southern Sudan ahead of an independence referendum scheduled for 9 January 2011 is raising fears of a more widespread outbreak of visceral leishmaniasis, a disease which ...



Eastern Congo, DRC: Drumming for deliverance, Therapy

BUKAVU (IRIN) | Slapped into submission by a child soldier, a man thanks the gunmen who have just raped his wife and daughter, now bedraggled and whimpering. Dozens of women in a large circle observe the harrowing scene. But th...


Choosing Destiny, Sudan referendum with Roba Sharamo

  Sudan is holding a referendum on Sunday, which could lead to the secession of Southern Sudan, making it the 193rd country in the world. To discuss this I am now joined by Roba Sharamo, Head of African Conflict Prevention...



United Nations (UN) | Southern Sudanese head back home

(CNN) | Southern Sudanese have been steadily trickling back home from their country's northern region ahead of next week's historic election, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.


Atlantan helps empower women in Uganda

By Bo Emerson | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | “Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives.” Bryce Courtenay ~ For Brittany Merrill, the seed that would grow into a life’s work was a 10-...



Uganda aims to temper the rise of its ‘gutter press’

By Ioannis Gatsiounis | CS Monitor | Kampala, Uganda In order to temper the media sensationalism and obscenity it says has run rampant, Uganda's Ethics Ministry has introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of pornogr...



Doctors Without Borders | Women raped in mass attack in Congo

(CNN) | Dozens of women were raped in a coordinated attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo on New Year's Day, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday.


Museveni gets extra cash a month before Presidential election

Yahoo News | KAMPALA (AFP) – Uganda’s parliament, dominated by ruling party loyalists, has granted the President’s office extra emergency funds one month ahead of a presidential election, opposition lawmakers said...



Uganda shilling rangebound versus the dollar

The Ugandan shilling recouped early losses on Wednesday to trade rangebound against the dollar with interbank demand for the dollar pressing the local currency. At 0800 GMT commercial banks quoted the local currency at 2,320/2,...



Family planning helps women … and slows climate change

UK | By Jotham Musinguzi | Regional Africa director of Partners in Population and Development | The Guardian | With women empowered to plan their pregnancies, the world’s population will grow more slowly, as will carbon e...


Infant Hydrocephalus, Seasonal and Linked to Farm Animals in Uganda

Science Daily | Penn State | Hydrocephalus is a build of fluid in the brain and causes cranial swelling ~ Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal, linked to farm animals and in part, caused ...



Will independence vote bring war or peace to south Sudan?

By Peter Martell, BBC News, Juba | It is a common message plastered on posters and banners here in the southern capital, Juba, as the war-damaged region prepares for a historic vote due on 9 January 2011. Excitement is high, wi...


Referendum | Sudan’s Bashir Pledges to Aid South If it Secedes

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he is prepared to assist southern Sudan if the region votes for independence on Sunday as expected. In a rare visit to the southern capital of Juba Tuesday, Bashir said his government want...



Dr. Rugunda’s last Press Conference at the UN Security Council

Press conference by H.E. Mr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, to brief correspondents upon completion of Uganda’s two-year term in the Security Council.    



Uganda Plans Public-Private Partnership Oil Refinery – President

KAMPALA, Uganda (Dow Jones) | The Ugandan government is planning to develop an oil refinery on a public-private partnership basis when oil production commences in the next couple of years, the Ugandan president said late Saturd...


Uganda’s Inflation Rate Rises to 3.1% in December as Food Costs Increase

Uganda’s annual inflation rate rose to 3.1 percent in December as prices of some food items increased, the country’s statistics agency said. Inflation accelerated from 1.4 percent in November, the Uganda Bureau of Statistic...






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