Uganda breakthrough
  • Africa
  • August 5, 2014, 01:00

Although the decision was based largely on procedural failings, Friday’s welcome ruling by Uganda’s supreme court throwing out the country’s controver(...)

Gay and lesbian activists attend a gay pride parade in Kampala. The Ugandan law struck down yesterday banned the “promotion of homosexuality” and enabled life sentences to be imposed for various same-sex acts, including touching in public or living in a same-sex marriage. Photograph: EPA/Rachel Adams

Gay rights activists in Uganda and around the world are celebrating a decision by the country’s constitutional court to strike down a widely condem(...)

Between 2009 and 2012, Tullow had drilling successes in Africa, opening up new basins in Uganda (above), Ghana and Kenya

Another week, another dry well for Tullow Oil, which on Monday announced it is abandoning its Lupus-1 prospect off the coast of Norway. For two yea(...)

Ushers carry a distraught woman out of Amahoro Stadium during the 20th anniversary commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Kigali. Photograph: Getty Images

Twenty years ago an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in just 100 days. The killings were planned and methodical, carried out by neighbours, b(...)

A participant holding a poster reading ‘To all Ugandan Queers: I Love You. God’ takes part in a parade through the streets during the annual gay pride march in Cape Town, South Africa, earlier this month. South African gays and lesbians marched in solidarity with the people of Uganda. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

With a World Bank scholarship and top grades in the first year of her masters degree in agriculture, 27-year-old Cleo Kambugu should be well on(...)

A controversial bill that introduces lengthy prison sentences for people who engage in homosexual acts was signed into law by Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni earlier this week. Photograph: Ronald Kabuubi/EPA

The World Bank has halted a $90 million (€65 million) loan to Uganda over its anti-gay law that has drawn widespread criticism from Western gov(...)

Criminalising gays
  • Africa
  • February 26, 2014, 07:46

The signing on Monday by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni of draconian anti-gay legislation has pitched the once widely admired president fir(...)

Children displaced by the unrest in Bor county play around boats in the port of Minkaman. 
Up to 10,000 people are believed to have been killed in 
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the 
violence
 in South Sudan
, aid sources and analysts estimate. It has also displaced 413,000, 
according to

according to 
the UN
.  Photograph: Andreea Campeanu/Reuters

More than 200 women and children drowned when their overloaded boat capsized on the Nile as they scrambled to escape fighting in South Sudan, offic(...)

Ugandan entrepreneurs Cedric Babu and his wife Alison, from Northern Ireland, with their children in Kampala. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

In many ways, Ugandan Cedric Babu and his wife Alison epitomise Africa’s new generation of entrepreneurs. They met while studying business in the US: (...)

A South Sudan army soldier stands next to a machine gun mounted on a truck in Malakal, a town 500km northeast of the country’s capital Juba. Photogaph James Akena/Reuters

The US special envoy to South Sudan has said the country’s warring factions have agreed to attend peace talks in Ethiopia. Donald Booth told reporters(...)