Stories about Uganda from December, 2009
Uganda's proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009 still awaits a final decision by the country's Parliament, but the country's Daily Monitor newspaper reported Wednesday that President Yoweri Museveni has "assured the US State Department of his willingness to block the Bill."
Great Lakes Peace and Security discusses concerns about election violence in the 2011 elections in Uganda.
Can the media force a country to mourn? This it the main question that the Ugandan journalist and blogger, Rosebell Kagumire, raised in a lively conversation that took place on her blog and Facebook page following local media coverage of the death of Uganda's Vice President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya’s son.
Could Rick Warren be the man to stop pending anti-gay legislation in Uganda?, asks Ethan Zuckerman after Pastor Warren has released a video condemning the Ugandan anti-gay legislation.
The impending anti- gay bill 2009 in Uganda that plans on criminalizing homosexuality and locking gays in prison or killing them has raised concerns all over the world. Chances that the bill will pass are very high.
Walkonby blogs about Ugandan Bloggers Happy Hour this Friday: “May I nkow whether you’re going to show up? Say Ay, if you are. Would you mind carrying your own drink, I can organize a couple of mixers. And the kitchen lovers, would you mind agreing who’ll prepare what?”
The Canadian government supposedly released an angry statement today, denouncing a spoof that supposedly made it as far as the Wall Street Journal, claiming that Canada had shifted its policy and would be agreeing to greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Should Buganda Kingdom in Uganda consider secession?: “In a short essay distributed on the Internet, long-term Boston, USA, resident Tendo Kaluma, says that Buganda should consider secession from Uganda as an option.”
The durability of this peace in Uganda depends on addressing political divisions at the heart of Uganda's history of violence.
December 10th is Human Rights Day, and this year's topic is Non Discrimination and today we bring you a small selection of some of the videos people have made and uploaded to sustain this Human Right.
Can election violence in Uganda be prevented?: “New human rights watch report on election violence in Uganda and how it should be prevented is out. I will update this post after a though reading but for now I have reservations.
Esther blogs about health crisis in Uganda and the politics around Global Fund: “To date the money has never been disbursed and Uganda has failed to qualify for Round 9 of the Global Fund causing a $20 million funding gap in HIV causing early deaths due to treatment interruptions”
Don discusses Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill: “Our government is so resolute in passing this legislation, that it has told donors to keep their aid if they will tamper with our pet project.”
Studio Edirisa's weekday news roundup for East Africa: “Not-so-serious weekday roundup of East African news and stories: Is Uganda running out of money – Museveni flies home in economy class, proving a point or winning votes?”
Gay Ugandan discusses Uganda's anti-gay bill: “So, if I get this terrible bill and present it to Rick Warren, and he then goes ahead to wash his hands of the bills author without any other action, I am disappointed. Of course, my disappointment is kind of a compliment. I realise...
25% of people participating in TED Fellowship Program represent the African continent, writes Erik.
Rebekah discusses anti-gay bill in Uganda: “I’ve been keeping shamefully silent on Ugandan MP David Bahati’s proposed anti-homosexuality bill, which would not only provide harsher penalties for gay and lesbian sex but would also criminalize blogging about homosexuality…”