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Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People

KAMPALA – Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala’s city center, they arrested 120 people suspected to have been using narcotics. However, members of the LGBT community say it was a health meeting that police interrupted.

Patrick …

Uganda and DRC to Improve Infrastructure to Ease Business

ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo sign agreements to work on key road networks within 24 months, connecting the two countries to ease business. However, security concerns on the routes remain key for business.

Uganda and …

Cameroon set Feb 9, 2020 for legislative polls

YAOUNDE, Cameroon will hold its legislative and municipal elections on Feb 9, 2020, according to a presidential decree.

The last legislative polls was held in 2013 for five-year terms.

President Paul Biya who was re-elected in 2018 has twice postponed …

Zimbabwe suspends South African livestock imports after foot and mouth outbreak

HARARE, Zimbabwe has suspended imports of livestock and meat from South Africa for the second time this year after an outbreak of foot and mouth in the north of the country, the agriculture ministry said.

In January, Zimbabwe joined Botswana …

WFP: Floods in South Sudan Affecting Nearly 1 Million People

GENEVA – The World Food Program says nearly a million of South Sudan’s 11 million people have been affected by devastating floods and are in urgent need of life-saving assistance.

The government has declared a state of emergency in Bahr …

US Somali Election Winners Urge Women Back Home to Take Up Politics

Two Somali-American women who won local elections this week are calling for full participation of women in Somalia’s politics, peace and development efforts.

Voters on Tuesday elected Nadia Mohamed for an at-large seat in St. Louis Park, a western suburb …