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Uganda

The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. Fifty-one percent of the population of the country lives slightly below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

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Westboro Baptist Church Ex-Member Nathan Phelps On Estranged Father Fred Phelps’ Death

By IBTimes AU

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelp’s estranged son has spoken up about his father’s death and what it means for the community. The 55-year-old gay rights activist left the controversial religion when he turned 18, and has been alienated from the family sin. (Mar 26)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION

Obama’s NASA Budget Calls for Jupiter Moon Mission, ‘Space Taxi’ Spending
U.S. Sending more Forces, Aircraft to Seek Uganda Warlord Kony - Report

By Reuters

The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: WHITE HOUSE, SUDAN, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CONGRESS

Malaria-carrying mosquitoes in Africa and India are becoming resistant to insecticides, putting millions of lives at greater risk and threatening eradication efforts, health experts said on Tuesday.
Global Warming Strengthens Growing Malaria Cases Worldwide, Africa, Asia, Central & Southern America at Risk

By IBTimes AU

A new study published in the Science journal has advised governments and health authorities as well as travelers wishing to visit Africa, Asia, Central and Southern America to up their proactive measures against the malaria-carrying mosquitoes as cas... (Mar 10)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, PAKISTAN, INDIA, MICHIGAN, ETHIOPIA, KENYA

Gays Face Life Imprisonment Under Uganda’s New Anti-Gay Law, Global Leaders Condemn New Decree

By IBTimes AU

Uganda risks losing cordial relations with the international community if President Yoweri Museveni does not repeal the anti-gay bill he signed into law on Monday. (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, ELECTIONS

Ugandan President Signs Anti-gay Bill, Defying the West
Ugandan President Signs Anti-gay Bill, Defying the West

By Reuters

Uganda's president signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality on Monday, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a U.S. warning that it will complicate relations. (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER, COURT, ELECTIONS, SOMALIA

Rima Kallingal with Aashiq Abu (Facebook/Rima Kallingal)
Malayalam Actress Rima Kallingal Stirs up Controversy with 'Sex on the Beach' Message

By IBTimes IN

Recently, popular Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal stirred up some controversy, by posting the message - "Sex on the beach" - on her Facebook page. (Feb 19)

MORE TOPICS: FACEBOOK, INDIA

President Barack Obama begins his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday
Obama Warns Uganda over Anti-gay Law

By Reuters

President Barack Obama warned Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday that enacting an anti-gay law would complicate U.S. relations with Uganda and would be a "step backward for all Ugandans. (Feb 17)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, CALIFORNIA, HUMAN RIGHTS, TWITTER

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the opening ceremony of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2014 file photo.
Ugandan President to Sign Anti-Homosexuality Bill that Imposes ‘Lifetime Jail’ to Gay People

By IBTimes IN

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to sign an anti-homosexuality bill that would impose a life sentence on anyone who engages into homosexual acts, a government spokesman has said. (Feb 15)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS

Congo
Congo Armed Groups Wielding Machetes Reportedly Execute 70: U.N.

By Reuters

Armed groups wielding machetes have reportedly executed 70 people in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo "to spread terror", the U.N. peacekeeping mission said on Thursday. (Feb 14)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, HUMAN RIGHTS, COPPER, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, RWANDA, DIAMONDS

Arvind Kejriwal (C)
AAP Wrap-Up Today: Arvind Kejriwal Meets Lt. Governor as 3 More Ugandans Seek FIR Against Minister Somnath Bharti

By IBTimes IN

Much of the clamour on Thursday surrounded the mounting pressure on Delhi Law minister to quit for his infamous raid that has increasingly being seen as a racist and sexiest act. (Jan 23)

MORE TOPICS: COURT, CONGRESS