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Blurred Lines: Six Countries That Totally Ignored Obama's Demands
It was a complete rebuff issued with blinding speed: Less than 24 hours after President Obama went on national television on Friday to warn Vladimir Putin that “there will be costs for any military intervention,” Russia’s military seized total control of Crimea. It’s embarrassing for...
Gays in Uganda 'At Risk' After Tabloid Publishes List
Gay individuals and those who were said to be gay in a Uganda tabloid report today could be "at risk in their local community," according to a human rights expert who has watched the anti-gay political movement in the country spread. The English-language tabloid Red Pepper published a list this
Obama: Uganda's Anti-Gay Legislation Is a 'Step Backward'
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — President Obama today criticized Uganda’s new anti-gay legislation, which Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he will sign. In a statement released by the White House, Obama said he is “deeply disappointed” that Uganda is poised to ban gay relationships, warning...
The Global Note: For Syria, No "Plan B"?…For Gulf Women, A Brief Olympiad…"Global Weirdness"
SYRIA -BIG PICTURE…It’s a sad day for anyone searching for silver linings or diplomatic hopes in Syria. Whatever one thinks – or thought – of U.N. envoy Kofi Annan and his mediation effort, the fact is that he’s done, and as many have said over...
Ebola Outbreak Prompts Ugandans to Stop Kissing
The president of Uganda is now calling on people in the East African country to avoid physical contact, including handshaking and kissing, to prevent the spread of the deadly and highly contagious Ebola virus. The disease is believed to have killed 14 people in the...
Uganda's President Wants Another Rap ... And Another Term
There's a new rap star in East Africa. He doesn't come from the club scene or the slums, but from a presidential palace. Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni , 65, has become the latest musical sensation with his hit " U Want Another Rap ?" It's a catchy song that mixes an African tune and local
Africa’s Culture War: The Fight Over Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill
ABC's Dana Hughes reports from Nairobi: A lot of attention has been paid to the proposed anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda. And rightfully so, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 would sentence HIV positive homosexuals to death for having sex, and severely...
Former U.S. Nurse's Aide Crowned King in Uganda
ABC's Dana Hughes reports from Nairobi: For more than 20 years Ugandan citizen Charles Wesley Mumbere lived and worked in the United States as a nurse’s aide, caring for the elderly and sick. But the people he encountered didn’t know...
African Countries Appeal to ICC
The trial of accused Democratic Republic of Congo war criminal Thomas Lubanga, which began this week, will be like no other. That's because he will be the first person tried in the International Criminal Court , an international court developed more than six years ago to try some of the world's