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Former Guantanamo detainee arrested in death of Uganda prosecutor
April 8, 2015
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee was arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of Ugandan Senior Principal State Attorney Joan Kagezi last month. Ugandan citizen Jamal Kiyemba was apprehended along with three others in the Ugandan Capital of Kampala by a joint operation of the Ugandan Police Fo....... [more]

Uganda government assures cooperation with ICC prosecution of rebel leader
February 2, 2015
Uganda's attorney general on Monday assured the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the government will cooperate in the trial of rebel commander Dominic Ongwen. The former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander made his first appearance before the ICC last week. Ongwen faces three counts of cr....... [more]

AI: Former LRA commander transferred to the ICC
January 19, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) on Sunday reported that the International Criminal Court (ICC) took legal custody of former commander of Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen in Central African Republic's capital Bangui last week. AI believes that transferring Ongwen to the ICC is a huge step to e....... [more]

Uganda rebel commander to be transferred to ICC
January 13, 2015
After days of discussions, the Ugandan military decided on Tuesday to send Dominic Ongwen, a rebel leader with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), to trial in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The ICC has sought to try Ongwen, who is thought to be the....... [more]

LRA leader surrenders to US forces, Uganda confirms
January 7, 2015
The Ugandan army on Wednesday confirmed that top Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander Dominic Ongwen is now in the custody of US forces. Ongwen, the second-in-command of the rebel militia group headed by alleged Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony, surrendered himself on Sunday in Central African Re....... [more]

Uganda lawmakers draft new anti-gay bill
November 20, 2014
Ugandan politicians have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support to be presented before parliament by the end of the year, according to Thursday media reports. The new legislation comes nearly a year after the Ugandan parliament passed the Anti-Homosexuality Act that would have se....... [more]

Gambia lawmakers pass bill punishing homosexual acts with life imprisonment
September 9, 2014
Gambia's National Assembly passed a bill on Monday that imposes life imprisonment for some homosexual acts. The bill amends the criminal code to bring life sentences for "aggravated homosexuality," which encompasses repeat offenders, those living with HIV/AIDS, and where a minor is involved. The bil....... [more]

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo
September 4, 2014
A group of East African and South Sudanese rights group submitted a petition Wednesday to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) calling for an immediate comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan. IGAD, which is made up of eight East African nations including Kenya, Ethiopia and Ugand....... [more]

Uganda AG appeals decision against anti-gay law
August 10, 2014
Ugandan Attorney General Peter Nyomb on Saturday filed an appeal against the recent constitutional court ruling that struck down the nation's Anti-Homosexuality law. Last week Uganda's Constitutional Court ruled that the Anti-Homosexuality law should be voided because it did not properly pass throu....... [more]

Uganda Constitutional Court strikes down anti-gay law
August 1, 2014
Uganda's Constitutional Court in Kampala on Friday ruled to overturn their internationally scrutinized Anti-Homosexuality Act. It is reported that the court's panel of five judges decided to strike down the anti-gay law because they believed it didn't properly pass through Parliament. The Anti-H....... [more]

Uganda rights activists challenge anti-gay law in court
March 11, 2014
A group of Uganda rights activists on Tuesday petitioned the country's Constitutional Court to overturn a recent law criminalizing the promotion and recognition of homosexual relations. President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law last month, which imposes life sentences for those convicted of....... [more]




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