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Democratic Republic of Congo military. ©Reuters/Kenny Katombe
UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo
US slaps sanctions on Uganda for 'vile' anti-gay laws
US slaps sanctions on Uganda for 'vile' anti-gay laws

The United States Thursday slapped sanctions on Uganda -- cancelling a military air exercise, imposing visa bans and freezing some aid -- amid deep US anger at "vile" Ugandan anti-gay laws.

US slaps sanctions on Uganda for 'vile' anti-gay laws
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'Super' banana to face first human trial

A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels, Australian researchers said.

'Super' banana to face first human trial
Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war
Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war

US Secretary of State John Kerry left late Tuesday on his first major tour of Africa focused on some of the continent's most brutal wars including the bloodshed in South Sudan.

Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war
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Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure.

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law
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Uganda president blocks anti-gay bill: report

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would see homosexuals jailed for life, saying there were better ways to cure the "abnormality", a report said Friday.

Uganda president blocks anti-gay bill: report
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UN rights body urges Uganda leader to shun anti-gay bill

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called on Uganda's president not to sign a harsh anti-gay draft law that sailed through parliament last week.

UN rights body urges Uganda leader to shun anti-gay bill
US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill
US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill

The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draconian anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda's parliament.

US 'concern' over Uganda anti-gay bill
Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill
Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill

Uganda's parliament on Friday adopted an anti-homosexuality bill that will see repeat offenders jailed for life, sparking an international outcry as lawmakers hailed it as a victory against "evil".

Uganda adopts tough anti-gay bill
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African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks

African ministers and experts meet next week in Botswana to chart ways to stamp out a spike in elephant killings fuelled by a growing demand for ivory in Asia.

African elephant survival tops agenda at Botswana talks
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Daily-dose HIV prevention fails for African women: study

Daily doses of drugs or vaginal gels have proven ineffective at preventing HIV infections in southern Africa, a study out Monday revealed, saying most of the women failed to use them as directed.

Daily-dose HIV prevention fails for African women: study
Mobile phones help bolster Uganda's fight against HIV
Mobile phones help bolster Uganda's fight against HIV

Stella Nayiga clutches her mobile phone as she describes the messages that she received punctually every morning and evening for over a year, reminding her to take her antiretroviral (ARV) drugs regularly.

Mobile phones help bolster Uganda's fight against HIV

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