New York — Uganda on Thursday announced plans for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, following plans announced by Brunei earlier this year to do the same. Same-sex relations are illegal in at least 68 countries around the world, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
COPENHAGEN, Oct 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Young activists demonstrating across the world are driving cities to step up action on climate change, not least because politicians keep coming face-to-face with them while going about their business, mayors at a climate conference heard Friday. As activists from Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg to “Extinction Rebellion” movement
THE annual headline inflation rates for Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda for the month of September, 2019 dropped compared to the corresponding period in August, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. Addressing a press conference in Dodoma, NBS Acting Director of Population, Census and Social Statistics Ruth Davison said Tanzania’s annual headline inflation rate
NAIROBI, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Uganda’s shilling was seen weakening next week while traders said the Tanzanian and Zambian currencies would likely hold their ground. UGANDA The Ugandan shilling will likely weaken further next week, undermined by negative sentiment after the central bank trimmed its policy rate by 100 basis points on Monday, traders said.
NAIROBI, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The World Bank on Wednesday cut its economic growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa for 2019 to 2021 by 0.2 percentage points from its earlier projection, citing a slowdown in fixed investment and policy uncertainty in the global economy. The bank said the region’s economy was expected to grow 2.6% this
KAMPALA, UGANDA – As China continues to face criticism for pressuring Hong Kong on the ongoing democracy protests, Beijing received an odd voice of support from Uganda, where analysts say Kampala is backing Beijing as a gesture to China due to Kampala’s growing economic reliance on the Asian giant. Uganda’s Foreign Ministry last week issued
Joshua Cheptegei expectedly closed Uganda’s show in style by landing the 10000m title as the IAAF World Athletics Championships climaxed in the Qatari capital on Sunday night. He yet again created new heights for the East African nation in long-distance track athletics after he delivered a strong finish to wade off Ethiopian foe Yomif Kejelcha
President Yoweri Museveni has warned leaders against eroding God’s trust by engaging in corruption, which he said has caused instabilities in the past. Museveni said while the African continent is taking its place in economic growth amidst the decline of powerful economies, such growth comes with temptations for leaders, who he said could ruin their
The President of the Pan African Parliament, Hon. Roger Nkodo, has condemned the recent xenophobic attacks in which persons were killed and property destroyed in South Africa. Nkodo, who was speaking at the start of the 3rd Ordinary Session of the 5th Parliament, said no one should take the life of another and commended the
Murchison Falls National Park is one of the biggest conservation areas in Uganda. Its picturesque views has made it one of the biggest draws for tourists to the region. Now Ugandans have become embroiled in a controversial debate over whether the government should allow a foreign investor to construct a 360 megawatt (MW) hydropower dam close