Tag: Uganda

An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

An African leading light dims as Ali Mazrui passes

| October 20, 2014

(GIN)–Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where he headed up the Institute for Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Professor Mazrui had an illustrious scholarly life. He authored […]

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Ugandan gays rejoice at pride rally after court rejects oppressive law

Ugandan gays rejoice at pride rally after court rejects oppressive law

| August 14, 2014

(GIN)—At a gay pride rally on the shores of Lake Victoria, over 100 members of Uganda’s oppressed sexual minority led a party of music, dancing and laughter. The event marked the “unbanning” of the gay community by an act of the Supreme Court which found a draconian anti-homosexual ordinance to be unconstitutional. Festival-goers wore Pride-themed […]

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Odds weigh against survival for Ugandan woman with cancer

Odds weigh against survival for Ugandan woman with cancer

| February 13, 2014

A decade ago, Dr. Jackson Orem was the sole oncologist serving 39 million Ugandans at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Today, he works with a small team of specialists.

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New billions pledged for Somalia in distress

| September 20, 2013

(GIN)—European donors opened their wallets again to pledge some $2.4 billion for the reconstruction of Somalia. The money throws the Horn of Africa nation another lifeline as it attempts to end more than two decades of conflict. The money has been called a “New Deal” for what is widely regarded as a failed state. European Union (EU) […]

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