Anti-gay activists vow to fight on as court nullifies gay law

Ugandan anti-homosexuality legislators vow to fight on until gay law is restored in the country.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa in Kampala – Uganda The Ugandan Constitutional Court has nullified the anti-homosexuality law on grounds of a lack quorum in parliament during its passing. Passed as a ‘Christmas Gift to the Ugandan citizens as argued by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga the law has been facing a lot of critics by the international community, civil society organization and many human rights advocates since then. A panel of five judges led by the acting Chief Justice who also plays the role of the deputy chief justice Steven Kavuma,  observed that the speaker never followed parliamentary rule of procedure as required by quorum .The judges, Justice Augustine … Continue reading

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Matsanga urges America to ‘stop silly interventions’ in Africa

Dr David Nyekorach Matsanga: "CIA

By Jessica A Badebye The United States of America has been called upon to stop what has been described as “silly interventions” in Africa. The call has been made by the Chairman of the Pan African Forum, Dr David Nyekorach Matsanga prior to the forthcoming African Leaders Summit in the USA next week. In a press release issued to The London Evening Post this week, Matsanga encouraged the Heads of State and Government to confidently talk about the worrying events currently taking place in Libya even when CIA operatives are assigned to snoop on their conversations and meetings in their rooms. He reiterated that events in the North African country … Continue reading

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US surveillance programmes restricting press freedom – Report

A rally against mass surveillance last year. (Photo by Rena Schild)

By Hamish Boland-Rudder U.S. government surveillance programmes are scaring away sources, making journalists feel like criminals and spies, and impacting the public’s access to quality news reporting, according to a new report released today. The 130-page With Liberty to Monitor All report by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union was based on 92 interviews with journalists, lawyers, and former and current U.S. government officials, many of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity. Within the context of recent revelations of widespread surveillance by US authorities, including by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the report seeks to document how government spying has affected not just the work of … Continue reading

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Museveni and Kayihura implicated in Bundibugyo killings

Some of the suspects held after the Bundibugyo attacks early this month.

By Staff Writer An opposition group led by Gen David Sejusa is claiming that the recent killing of civilians in Bundibugyo, Kasese and Ntoroko Districts in Western Uganda were carried out on the orders of the Ugandan leader Gen Yoweri Museveni, and his police chief Gen Kalekyezi Kayihura. In a statement issued this evening, the Coalition of Liberation Forces (CLF) whose Chairman is Gen Sejusa said it has credible information which it says it will provide at a later date, that President Museveni and Gen Kayihura were responsible for the murders of innocent Ugandans killed after military and police posts in these districts were attacked by forces opposed to the … Continue reading

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Call for US to disinvite Museveni from the US-AFRICA summit

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By Milton Allimadi As African leaders prepare their private jets to take them for a meeting with the world’s most powerful leader, there are very many reasons why US President Barack Obama should dis-invite Uganda’s dictator of 28 years now, Gen Yoweri Museveni from the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit that kicks off from August 4 to 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. In 2009, when he addressed Ghana’s Parliament in Accra, but essentially spoke to the entire continent, the US leader declared: “Africa doesn’t need strongmen, it needs strong institutions.” Gen Museveni epitomizes destructive tyranny in Africa. His militarism has ruined Uganda and much of the East and Central Africa region. Here … Continue reading

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