“Donald Trump is a gift to all tin-pot dictators on the African continent. He is giving currency and legitimacy to rigging because if it can exist in America, it can exist anywhere,” said an opposition leader in Zimbabwe.
Clashes have erupted once again between supporters of Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye and security forces in Kampala after Besigye was arrested for the third time in a week amid a general election overshadowed by allegations of government vote-rigging.
Washington (AFP) – The United States Thursday slapped sanctions on Uganda — cancelling a military air exercise, imposing visa bans and freezing some aid — amid deep U.S. anger at “vile” Ugandan anti-gay laws. The legislation “runs counter to universal human rights and complicates our bilateral relationship,” the White House said, renewing calls for the […]
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa, who is set to take over the presidency of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, has a decades-long legacy of corruption, military aggression and human-rights abuses, according to opponents of his selection as ceremonial head of the world body. The 65-year-old career […]
By David S. Cloud, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Monday that it is stepping up the search for fugitive rebel leader Joseph Kony in Central Africa, deploying 150 Air Force special operations troops and four tilt-rotor transport planes to Uganda to help with the manhunt. The aircraft — V-22 Ospreys that can […]
By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — Human rights groups and Western leaders condemned harsh anti-gay legislation signed into law Monday by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, calling it draconian, offensive and an affront to basic rights. But Ugandan officials and parliamentarians, including David Bahati, who introduced the law in parliament, celebrated the move. Bahati […]
Kampala (AFP) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni views gays as “sick” but does not believe they should be jailed or executed and will block a push by parliament to impose tough penalties, his spokesman said on Friday. “He does not approve of homosexuality but he believes that these people have a right to exist,” presidential […]
One of Michele Bachmann’s top Evangelical organizers that helped her cruise to victory in Ames on Saturday was arrested for arms dealing in Uganda right before elections there in 2006: Peter E. Waldron spent 37 days in the Luriza Prison outside Kampala, where he says he was tortured, after being arrested along with six Congolese […]