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Ghana Enacts Legislation Criminalizing LGBTQ+ Identification

Ghana’s parliament has enacted stringent new legislation targeting the LGBTQ+ community, with provisions for up to three years in prison for those who identify as LGBTQ+ and up to five years for individuals involved in forming or funding LGBTQ+ groups. The bill,
February 28, 2024

Uganda and Zimbabwe to Launch their First Satellites into space

Zimbabwe and Uganda have finalised preparations to launch their respective first satellites into space on 6 November 2022. The satellites, ZimSat-1, and PearlAfricaSat-1, are both 1U CubeSats and will launch into space as part of the BIRDS-5 constellation, which also includes a
October 20, 2022

Ugandans react to Akon’s plan to build futuristic city

Ugandans have reacted to the announcement that government has allocated land for Senegalese-American singer Akon to build a city that will operate on his Akoin cryptocurrency. Akon said he had identified the preferable piece of land after being given various options by
April 8, 2021

Ugandan Bobi Wine launches new party ahead of Uganda polls

Ugandan opposition MP Robert Kyangulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has launched his National Unity Platform party ahead of next year’s general elections. Bobi Wine said the party will be the political wing of his People Power Movement. The party symbol is
July 22, 2020

Uganda’s $491m coronavirus loan approved by IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a loan of $491m (£399) to Uganda, to help the country’s economy cope with the cost of containing the coronavirus pandemic. The international lending institution said weakening economic conditions from the impact of Covid-19 had
May 7, 2020
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