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  • Uganda: North Korea’s African Ally

    10/31/2019 9:11:06 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 30, 2019 | R Maxwell Bone
    Following Uganda’s independence in 1962, the landlocked Central African country has suffered from multiple civil wars and guerrilla movements. One of those brought Idi Amin, a tyrannical dictator, into power in 1971. During his presidency, Uganda first developed relations with North Korea. The relations between the two countries have strengthened during the Ugandan presidencies succeeding Amin until today. The first high-level cooperation between Uganda and North Korea was recorded in April of 1972 when a high-level military delegation representing the Idi Amin government partook in military celebrations in Pyongyang. During this visit, three agreements were reached between Uganda and North...
  • Ugandan Poet imprisoned for eighteen months for poem insulting the Ugandan President and his mother

    08/08/2019 12:10:54 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 11 replies
    Mail & Guardian (South Africa) ^ | August 8 2019 | Simon Allison
    Stella Nyanzi, the Makerere University academic, was sentenced last week to 18 months in prison. She was convicted under the country’s cybercrime laws of “harassing” Yoweri Museveni, after the publication of her poem that attacked the president’s record in office in the most vulgar terms possible

    07/04/2019 7:50:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag ^ | 07/04/2019 | Ari Lieberman
    On July 4th, 1976, as America celebrated its Bicentennial, four Israeli Air Force C-130 Hercules planes carrying over 100 Jewish passengers, twelve Air France flight personnel, and their Israeli rescuers landed safely at Ben Gurion Airport. The safe landing of civilians and commandos marked the end of a week-long, nightmarish drama that gripped all of Israel. The saga began on June 27, when a Paris-bound Air France commercial airliner took off from Tel-Aviv. The plane was scheduled for a stopover in Athens. Lax security at Athens International Airport enabled four terrorists with forged passports – two from the notorious West...
  • American missionary, 35, hits back at African mothers suing her for treating starving babies

    06/24/2019 5:40:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 24, 2019 | Jennifer Smith
    An American missionary accused of contributing to African babies' deaths by treating them for malnutrition despite not being a doctor has hit back at the women suing her. Renee Bach, 35, is from Virginia but moved to Africa when she was a teenager to work as a missionary. In 2009, she set up the Serving His Children clinic in Masese to treat children and babies who were close to death because of malnutrition. In a lawsuit filed in January at the High Court in Jinja, mothers Gimbo Zubeda and Kakai Annet allege that she caused their babies deaths and the...
  • New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread

    06/12/2019 2:45:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | 6-12-19 | reuters/nbc
    Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Ugandan cases show the epidemic is entering a "truly frightening" phase and could kill many more people, one infectious disease specialist told Reuters. A five-year-old boy who had crossed into Uganda from Congo died late on Tuesday, said Uganda's health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, and his family were now being monitored in isolation. The two new victims were the boy's brother and grandmother, the Ugandan health...
  • Confirmation of case of ebola virus disease in Uganda

    06/11/2019 2:41:16 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    WHO ^ | 11 June 2019
    The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed a case of Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda. Although there have been numerous previous alerts, this is the first confirmed case in Uganda during the Ebola outbreak on-going in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo. The confirmed case is a 5-year-old child from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who travelled with his family on 9th June 2019. The child and his family entered the country through Bwera Border post and sought medical care at Kagando hospital where health workers identified Ebola as a possible cause of illness....
  • Ebola: Uganda at risk as Congo flares up

    05/05/2019 10:13:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | 05/04/2019 | JONATHAN KAMOGA
    Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is flaring up again, with a surge in violence that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. The attacks, which started on March 30 in Beni, North Kivu, have escalated in recent weeks and could get worse for people that remain trapped between the border of Uganda and an area of DRC that is terrorised by armed groups close to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed 1,000 lives, humanitarian agencies warned on Friday May 3. Over April alone, local health authorities in these areas report that over 60,000 people were displaced,...
  • American Tourist From Costa Mesa Held For Ransom In Uganda Released, Reported To Be Safe

    04/07/2019 12:52:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 04/07/2019
    Kim Endicott and her local driver were abducted last Tuesday in a wild park. Following their kidnapping, a ransom had been demanded for their release. On Sunday, the pair were reported to have been released and returned to Ishasha Wilderness Camp, an area owned by the Wild Frontiers Camp. A ransom was believed to have been paid for their release.
  • American Kim Sue Endicott, guide abducted in Uganda returned safely after ransom paid

    04/07/2019 12:13:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr. 7, 2019 | Morgan Winsor, Ian Pannell and Bill Hutchinson
    An American woman and her safari guide who were kidnapped in a Ugandan wilderness park and held five days by armed captors were returned unharmed on Sunday after a ransom was paid for their release, authorities said. Kim Sue Endicott of Southern California and her tour guide, Congolese national Jean-Paul Mirenge Remezo, were freed in a negotiated handover, officials said.
  • Armed men kidnap an American tourist in Uganda and demand a $500K ransom for her freedom

    04/03/2019 11:02:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed April 3, 2019 | Hilary McGann, Anna Cardovilis and Bukola Adebayo
    The American citizen -- a woman -- and a Ugandan driver were kidnapped at gunpoint at Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwest Uganda, while on a game drive on Tuesday evening, a statement released by the agencies said. Police have dispatched an "elite squad" from the Tourism Police to the park to actively pursue the gunmen and have closed all exit areas on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The American citizen was abducted alongside four people but the unnamed four were freed while the American and her driver were taken from the park, Ofwondo Opondo,...
  • Ex-Uber driver charged with rape held on $100K bail (Mass.)

    04/01/2019 5:04:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 1, 2019 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A judge told a former Uber driver accused of raping a passenger in his car near the iconic Hatch Shell to “please knock it off” when the widowered father of 12 began sobbing uncontrollably at his arraignment today. Mayanja Daudah, 37, of Waltham, whose lawyer said has 12 children, including three sets of twins, was ordered held on $100,000 bail by Boston Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinnott pending a May 1 pretrial hearing. Sinnott further ordered the Ugandan citizen to surrender his passport and be fitted with a GPS tracking bracelet in the event he’s released.
  • African Pro-Life Leader Exposes How America and Western Nations are Pushing Abortion on Africa

    03/15/2019 7:31:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies ^ | 03/11/19 | SPUC
    Much of the narrative about aid and Africa is about the need for “reproductive health services”, especially “safe abortion” across the continent. However, Ugandan MPs were left shocked at what Marie Stopes International is doing to women across Africa in the name of reproductive rights. Members of the Uganda Pro-Life Parliamentary Caucus invited Obianuju Ekeocha, the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa to put on a screening of her groundbreaking documentary, Strings Attached Tracing foreign aid money Strings Attached, which had its UK premiere at an event in the House of Commons hosted by the Society for the...

    03/01/2019 2:03:14 PM PST · by yoe · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 1, 2019 | as seen on Fox and Friends
    Jesse Watters said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's reported warning to her moderate colleagues could signal a looming "catastrophe" for the Democratic Party.After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party's progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were ("putting themselves on a list.") Ocasio-Cortez reportedly said she would help progressive activists unseat those moderates in their districts in the 2020 elections.
  • Ebola’s spread from Congo growing as WHO calls risk ‘very high’

    09/29/2018 12:48:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    N Y Post ^ | September 29, 2018 | 12:39pm
    The virus moved near the Uganda border after a woman who had participated in burials of Ebola victims refused a vaccination in Beni and disappeared, local officials have said. She died on Sept. 20 at a hospital in Tshomia on Lake Albert, which separates the countries. see also Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says The second confirmed Ebola case in Tshomia was the woman’s partner, WHO said. The U.N. refugee agency on Friday said it was “gravely concerned” for civilians’ safety in North Kivu, which has the highest number of displaced people in Congo with an...
  • Rebel Attack in Congo Ebola Zone Kills at Least 14 Civilians

    09/23/2018 10:40:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    VOA ^ | 09/23/2018
    GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area. The latest outbreak of the deadly disease has been focused in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which have been a tinder box of armed rebellion and ethnic killing since two civil wars in the late 1990s. Militants believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan Islamist group active in...
  • The Most Daring Rescue Attempt in History

    08/23/2018 7:13:06 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 27 replies
    It was a real honor to interview Dr. Iddo Netanyahu—notable historian and brother of the Israeli PM—for this podcast episode about one of the most inspiring chapters in Israel's modern history: "Operation Jonathan—The Most Daring Rescue Attempt in History."
  • Uganda's President Wants to Ban Oral Sex, Says the "Mouth is for Eating"

    04/19/2018 10:44:56 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 51 replies
    OkayAfrica ^ | 04/18/18 | Damola Durosomo
    Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has issued what he calls a "public warning" against oral sex. The president claims the practice has been pushed on Ugandans by "outsiders," and argues that the mouth is solely for eating. "Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders," he told the press during an address. "One of them is what they call oral sex. The mouth is for eating, not for sex. We know the address of sex, we know where sex is," he continued. According to the Daily...
  • Call to UN Secretary-General: Suspend Human Rights Commissioner

    03/20/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mordechai Sones
    Citizens from more than 30 countries around the world appealed to the UN Secretary-General to suspend UN Human Rights Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein after calling Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime", following the latest report he issued regarding the pace of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. "While tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered in Syria, and while women's rights are being disregarded in Iran, the Human Rights Commissioner is issuing a report on the settlement movement in Israel, which details construction information, calling it a war crime", mentioned the letter. "The Commissioner' s obsession with...
  • Researchers confirming AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa So Much For Bill Cosby

    01/17/2002 12:38:00 PM PST · by Outraged At FLA · 103 replies · 412+ views
    Here is some of what is posted on the page: Jan. 17 — The chimpanzee version of the AIDS virus appears to be extremely rare in wild chimps, which suggests the apes evolved a way to deal with the killer virus generations ago, researchers said on Thursday. The study also confirmed earlier theories that AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa, they said SCIENTISTS HAVE long known nonhuman primates carry their own version of the AIDS virus. But so far, it has been found only in captive chimpanzees. No one knows how prevalent or geographically or genetically diverse ...
  • Uganda's President Praises Trump for 'Speaking Frankly' After 'Sh**hole Countries' Remarks

    01/24/2018 12:36:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni praised President Trump for being “frank” following the president’s alleged remarks calling certain countries “sh**hole countries” in a meeting on immigration earlier this month."Donald Trump speaks to Africans frankly. Africans need to solve their problems," Museveni tweeted Tuesday. The third purpose for integration is strategic security. Donald Trump speaks to Africans frankly. Africans need to solve their problems. You can't survive if you are weak. It is the Africans' fault that they are weak. We are12 times the size of India, but why are we not strong?— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) January 23, 2018 He gave...