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Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye charged with treason

He was arrested after staging his own swearing-in ceremony ahead of the official ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni who was elected to a fifth term.

He was arrested after staging his own swearing-in ceremony ahead of the official ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni who was elected to a fifth term.

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Police arrest Uganda's main opposition candidate...again

Police have arrested Uganda’s main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye for the third time this week as early results from the country’s presidential

Police have arrested Uganda’s main opposition candidate Kizza Besigye for the third time this week as early results from the country’s presidential

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Opposition leader detained on Uganda election day

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly detained on polling day in Uganda as the government shut down social media sites, reportedly due to

Opposition leader Kizza Besigye was briefly detained on polling day in Uganda as the government shut down social media sites, reportedly due to

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Ugandans vote for president in closest contest for decades

People in Uganda are voting in a presidential election in which all sides accuse each other of stoking tensions, violence and fraud. The incumbent

People in Uganda are voting in a presidential election in which all sides accuse each other of stoking tensions, violence and fraud. The incumbent

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Pope Francis attracts huge crowds in Uganda

Thousands line the streets to grab a glimpse of Pope Francis who is in Uganda as part of a three-stop tour of Africa. The Pope made a tour of a

Thousands line the streets to grab a glimpse of Pope Francis who is in Uganda as part of a three-stop tour of Africa. The Pope made a tour of a

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Pope Francis celebrates mass with Ugandan faithful

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out to greet Pope Francis in Uganda. He stopped off in Namugongo, near the capital Kampala, on the

Hundreds of thousands of people have turned out to greet Pope Francis in Uganda. He stopped off in Namugongo, near the capital Kampala, on the

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Pope Francis praises Ugandan authorities for taking in refugees

Pope Francis opens the second leg of his African tour with praise for the Ugandan authorities and trips to some of the capital's holiest sites.

Pope Francis opens the second leg of his African tour with praise for the Ugandan authorities and trips to some of the capital's holiest sites.

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Pope Francis arrives in Uganda

Pope Francis has arrived in Uganda on the second leg of his three-nation African tour. Tens of thousands of people lined his route into the Ugandan

Pope Francis has arrived in Uganda on the second leg of his three-nation African tour. Tens of thousands of people lined his route into the Ugandan

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Education projects in Egypt and Uganda win 2015 Wise Awards

Egypt-based Nafham and the Educate! project in Uganda have been named WISE Awards winners at this year's World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha. This edition of Learning World looks into what t

Egypt-based Nafham and the Educate! project in Uganda have been named WISE Awards winners at this year's World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha. This edition of Learning World looks into what t

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Pope Francis heads to Africa with a message of religious tolerance

Pope Francis is on his way to Africa for his first papal visit to the continent. First trip in Africa for Pope Francis has begun! AZ4000 has taken

Pope Francis is on his way to Africa for his first papal visit to the continent. First trip in Africa for Pope Francis has begun! AZ4000 has taken

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Uganda: gay pride parade

Ugandan activists have taken part in a gay pride rally, a year since a law requiring homosexuals to be jailed for life was overturned.

Ugandan activists have taken part in a gay pride rally, a year since a law requiring homosexuals to be jailed for life was overturned.

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'Exorcist' priest wows Warsaw with 'Jesus at the Stadium' show

Self-proclaimed exorcist and faith healer Father John Bashobora wowed Warsaw with his ‘Jesus at the Stadium event’ on Saturday. Tens of thousands of

Self-proclaimed exorcist and faith healer Father John Bashobora wowed Warsaw with his ‘Jesus at the Stadium event’ on Saturday. Tens of thousands of

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Five of the world's most-wanted for crimes against humanity

They are accused of some of the most horrific crimes imaginable, including genocide, murder and forcing children to be sex slaves. Yet despite

They are accused of some of the most horrific crimes imaginable, including genocide, murder and forcing children to be sex slaves. Yet despite

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US issues terror alert against possible attacks in Kampala

The United States has warned of possible terror attacks in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The US embassy there issued the alert after receiving

The United States has warned of possible terror attacks in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The US embassy there issued the alert after receiving

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Uganda war crimes suspect Dominic Ongwen on way to Hague

A senior Ugandan rebel commander wanted for war crimes has been flown out of the country on his way to The Hague to stand trial. Dominic Ongwen

A senior Ugandan rebel commander wanted for war crimes has been flown out of the country on his way to The Hague to stand trial. Dominic Ongwen

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Ugandan doctor with ebola being treated in Germany

A man from Africa suffering from the ebola virus has arrived in the German city of Frankfurt for treatment. The patient is a Ugandan doctor who was

A man from Africa suffering from the ebola virus has arrived in the German city of Frankfurt for treatment. The patient is a Ugandan doctor who was

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Don't back 'state-sponsored homophobia', urges Amnesty

Gambia’s president should step back from endorsing “state-sponsored homophobia”, a human rights group has urged. The country’s national assembly

Gambia’s president should step back from endorsing “state-sponsored homophobia”, a human rights group has urged. The country’s national assembly

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Uganda: First pride parade since anti-gay law overturned

Scores of Ugandan LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people and supporters marched through sprawling botanical gardens in the lakeside

Scores of Ugandan LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people and supporters marched through sprawling botanical gardens in the lakeside

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Uganda court strikes out anti-homosexual laws

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has annulled a law that punishes gay sex with long prison sentences. The ruling was struck down after activists

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has annulled a law that punishes gay sex with long prison sentences. The ruling was struck down after activists

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UN elects Ugandan foreign minister as next assembly president

The UN General Assembly has elected Uganda’s foreign minister to be its next president amid protests against his country’s treatment of gay

The UN General Assembly has elected Uganda’s foreign minister to be its next president amid protests against his country’s treatment of gay

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Uganda celebrates anti-gay crackdown

Thanksgiving rallies have been held in Uganda by anti-gay supporters as, together with the country’s president, they defied international

Thanksgiving rallies have been held in Uganda by anti-gay supporters as, together with the country’s president, they defied international

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Uganda: Anti-gay laws 'violate basic human rights'

A mixed group of Ugandans and NGOs have filed a petition against the country’s controversial anti-homosexuality law, saying it is unconstitutional

A mixed group of Ugandans and NGOs have filed a petition against the country’s controversial anti-homosexuality law, saying it is unconstitutional

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Kenyan author Wainaina hits out at Ugandan anti-gay bill

Uganda’s decision to impose tougher penalties on homosexuality has been widely condemned by Western donors. President Yoweri Museveni has signed

Uganda’s decision to impose tougher penalties on homosexuality has been widely condemned by Western donors. President Yoweri Museveni has signed

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Uganda imposes harsh penalties for homosexuals

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law imposing harsh punishment for homosexuals, despite warnings it will complicate relations with

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has signed a law imposing harsh punishment for homosexuals, despite warnings it will complicate relations with

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Ugandan president to sign tough anti-gay laws

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has announced he will sign a new law that makes homosexuality punishable by life in prison. The U-turn comes as

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has announced he will sign a new law that makes homosexuality punishable by life in prison. The U-turn comes as