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Uganda NGO bill will be blow for LGBT rights | Letters The restrictive laws being imposed on NGOs, human rights organisations and campaign groups across the world hint at a rising tide of authoritarianism (Report, 27 August). This also raises serious concerns about the protection of free speech and expression
The Guardian | 13 hours, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Whitaker Urges Lawmakers to Speak Out for Young People Oscar-winning actor and U.N. goodwill ambassador Forest Whitaker urged world lawmakers on Monday to speak out to help former child soldiers in Uganda, South Sudan and Myanmar, gang members in Mexico and the United States, and orphans in Syria and other co
Voice of America | 21 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The girls aiming to change Africa: young activists speak out | Alon Mwesigwa Five activists from countries across Africa talk about the issues that affect their lives, from disability rights to gender equality and FGM Last month, 30 girls rights activists aged between 13 and 19 from six African countries Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, N
The Guardian | Sep 1, 2015 06:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Montana Dental Outreach heads home; Sheridan dentist mentors students abroad AMSTERDAM -- Ten days after arriving in Uganda, our group returned to Entebbe international Airport on the night of Saturday, Aug. 22, where we boarded our first of several flights back to th…
Helena Independent Record | Aug 29, 2015 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Helena, Montana
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Uganda Faces Uphill Battle Reining in Traffickers A recent report by the U.S. State Department highlighted the problems Uganda continues to have with human trafficking. While efforts are being made to stop the practice, realities such as social media and rampant underemployment are getting in the way. Hu
Voice of America | Aug 28, 2015 5:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ugandan Kayakers Overcome Obstacles, Reach World Championships Uganda's kayaking community celebrated last November when four of its members qualified to compete in the International Canoe Federation's World Freestyle Kayak Championships. But getting to the competition, set for August 30 to September 5 on Canada's Ot
Voice of America | Aug 26, 2015 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Sufi Sect Leaders in East Africa Pledge to Fight Extremism About 300 Muslim scholars and imams from eastern African countries said they would join their respective governments in combating terrorism. The scholars, from the Sufi sect of Islam from Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and the Democratic Repub
Voice of America | Aug 26, 2015 4:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Uganda central bank trims GDP growth forecast By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's aggressive interest rate increases have led the central bank to trim its forecast for economic growth this fiscal year, saying there had to be a trade-off between output and fighting inflation, its go
Yahoo! News | Aug 26, 2015 09:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Uganda coffee exports and earnings up in July Uganda's coffee exports rose 28 percent year-on-year in July, while earnings rose slightly, industry regulator Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said on Tuesday. UCDA said in its monthly report the east African country shipped a total of 403,381
Yahoo! News | Aug 25, 2015 09:27 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Framing Perceptions: stories of empowered lives and the impact of exclusion The Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson travelled with Sightsavers, the international development organisation, to social inclusion projects in Uganda, east Africa, and Rajasthan, northern India. An exhibition of his photographs aims to bring to life t
The Guardian | Aug 25, 2015 06:45 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend