Ugandan Farmers Emerge Victorious After Monthlong Occupation of UN Office

The occupiers began their trek from Apaa to Gulu on July 10, a journey that took over 20 hours on foot and by truck, due to bad roads and mechanical breakdowns. They arrived, silently, at 7 a.m. outside the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, or OHCHR, with a petition on behalf of over 26,000 Apaa residents.

After 37 days of occupying a United Nations office in Gulu, Uganda, 234 farmers, youth, mothers with young babies and elderly men packed their gear into trucks and returned to their homes in Apaa — an area of rich farmland and forest in the north of the country. Far from being a quiet and somber event, their departure was marked by an explosion of

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Unable to Win, Saudi Coalition Courts Uganda to Fight its War in Yemen

The Saudi coalition, which already relies heavily on troops from Sudan to fight in Yemen, is looking to another African nation to shore up its ground presence in a bid to protect its failing adventure.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni meets with Saudi officials in the kingdom. December, 2015. (Photo: Twitter/@KagutaMuseveni)

Sudan again came under pressure last week to withdraw troops from Yemen when pictures depicting yet another failure surfaced on social media. Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees — who control most of Yemen’s northern provinces — ambushed and killed dozens of invading Sudanese troops. The United Arab Emirates reportedly reached out to Uganda this

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Ugandan Lawmakers In Campaign To Revive Anti-Gay Law

Since the bill was first enacted, the U.S. halted or redirected funding from Ugandan institutions accused of rights violations, and imposed visa bans on unnamed Ugandan officials.

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay measure and hope to have it passed within weeks, a lawmaker said Wednesday. About 150 lawmakers have promised to vote in support of the bill when parliament emerges from a recess later this month, said parliamentarian Latif

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Report: Promoting Refugees’ Self-Reliance Offers New Model For Aid

Refugees have vibrant economies that “thrive below the radar.” They aren’t necessarily the aid-reliant burden popular myth would make them out to be.

Refugees

LOS ANGELES --- Most of the more than 65,500 refugees in the camps of the Adjumani district of northern Uganda survive on two bowls of porridge a day and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has reported severe shortages of water, sanitation and health services. “Life here is not easy,” David Aliar, a Red Cross volunteer from

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The US’s Invasion Of Africa That Nobody Knows About

The Obama administration has been slowly – and very quietly – peppering the U.S. military throughout the continent and putting hundreds of millions of dollars into the pockets of government contractors to build the necessary infrastructure for a permanent U.S. military presence.

Enduring Freedom

The U.S. is assembling the rudiments of imperial infrastructure throughout Africa, and hardly anybody knows about it. Hardly anybody knows about it because the government and military refuse to divulge much of U.S. foreign policy towards Africa. You see, U.S. foreign policy is really none of our business. The Obama administration has been slowly

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This Graphic Shows How Much Money Homophobia Is Costing Uganda

As worldwide governments pull foreign aid in response to its anti-gay law, Uganda is losing millions.

  Since Uganda passed its harsh anti-gay law, the global community has struck back, cutting much-needed foreign aid. The law, signed by President Yoweri Museveni, says perpetrators of “aggravated homosexuality” will face life in prison. It also says that anyone “aiding homosexuality” could be imprisoned as well, which could be used

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