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Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
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Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland

Updated Jun 13th 2021, 1:23 PM 85,037 Views 74 Comments

Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.

Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested during protest
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Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested during protest

Mar 15th 2021, 11:39 AM 6,916 Views 3 Comments

Wine has disputed the official results of January’s presidential election, which he says he won.

Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election

Jan 19th 2021, 4:29 PM 10,439 Views 6 Comments

Politician and former musician Bobi Wine lost Uganda’s presidential election but his party won at least 56 seats.

Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win
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Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win

Updated Jan 16th 2021, 4:45 PM 28,128 Views 10 Comments

The race was between Uganda’s incumbent and musician turned opposition candidate Bobi Wine.

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals
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Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals

Jul 5th 2019, 10:25 PM 5,070 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.

Mohamed Salah scores free-kick as Egypt maintain perfect Africa Cup of Nations record
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Mohamed Salah scores free-kick as Egypt maintain perfect Africa Cup of Nations record

Jun 30th 2019, 10:34 PM 5,653 Views 3 Comments

Pre-tournament favourites Egypt have booked their place in the knockout stages.

Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
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Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 8:44 PM 19,933 Views 35 Comments

The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.

Kanye West's trip to Uganda has given us yet another reason to dislike him
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# Uganda

Kanye West's trip to Uganda has given us yet another reason to dislike him

Oct 16th 2018, 2:41 PM 10,668 Views 2 Comments

Kanye gave the President of Uganda a pair of Yeezys.

At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide
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At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide

Oct 13th 2018, 7:22 AM 4,608 Views 0 Comments

An unknown number of people remain missing.

Toddler snatched and eaten by leopard in Uganda's national park
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Toddler snatched and eaten by leopard in Uganda's national park

May 9th 2018, 8:46 AM 50,329 Views 45 Comments

The child had followed the nanny outdoors.

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
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Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 19,791 Views 54 Comments

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor
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Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor

Mar 31st 2018, 9:15 AM 9,648 Views 3 Comments

Here’s how Irish donations have helped one family get back on their feet.

Uganda's war widows: The long fight to keep their family lands
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Uganda's war widows: The long fight to keep their family lands

Mar 25th 2018, 9:00 PM 11,244 Views 11 Comments

Women are often discriminated against in land disputes – but things are changing, slowly.

Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world
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Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world

Mar 11th 2018, 9:00 PM 14,360 Views 20 Comments

More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.

'I would do what it takes to survive': former child soldier tells of his time in Kony's army
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'I would do what it takes to survive': former child soldier tells of his time in Kony's army

Mar 6th 2018, 8:15 AM 19,623 Views 20 Comments

Denis Ojara was abducted at 14 years of age to serve in the LRA in Northern Uganda.

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
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Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

Nov 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 10,372 Views 16 Comments

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
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Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Sep 11th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,741 Views 6 Comments

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda
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Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda

Mar 25th 2016, 2:54 PM 9,621 Views 6 Comments

Some 95% of people with cancer there will never access treatment such as chemotherapy, radiology or oncology.

Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'
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Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'

Jan 21st 2016, 9:44 PM 27,720 Views 54 Comments

Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.

An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda
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An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda

Jun 22nd 2015, 8:53 AM 12,504 Views 10 Comments

Uganda represents a huge emerging market for oil exploration.

"If they're told to win a seat as an MP 'You must sacrifice a child', they'll do it"
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"If they're told to win a seat as an MP 'You must sacrifice a child', they'll do it"

Jun 15th 2015, 3:30 PM 9,969 Views 34 Comments

“Some of them will be so desperate that if they’re told to win a seat as an MP ‘You must sacrifice a child’, they’ll do it.”

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
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Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

Jun 1st 2015, 10:00 PM 64,864 Views 116 Comments

We have an awful lot of work to do…

Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine
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Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine

May 25th 2015, 10:09 AM 39,078 Views 55 Comments

Not AGAIN.

Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine
# Uganda Be Kidding Me
# Uganda Be Kidding Me

Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine

May 25th 2015, 9:58 AM 11,936 Views 13 Comments

Not AGAIN.

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video
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WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video

May 21st 2015, 11:31 PM 29,859 Views 34 Comments

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
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Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Dec 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 6,429 Views 3 Comments

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
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African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

Jul 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,702 Views 9 Comments

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV
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Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

Jun 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 15,250 Views 31 Comments

The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.

Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met
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Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met

May 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 662 Views 21 Comments

As an orphan in Uganda, I was faced with a lot of challenges growing up. But when I moved to Ireland my life changed: I felt safe.

Case Study: Being a gay woman in DRC and facing fears of 'punitive' rape
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Case Study: Being a gay woman in DRC and facing fears of 'punitive' rape

May 24th 2014, 9:15 AM 12,578 Views 35 Comments

“One day, in 2007, I was surrounded by boys who told me they were going to rape me to give me a taste for men, that whatever I did I was still a woman.”

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
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Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

Apr 24th 2014, 8:15 AM 17,185 Views 25 Comments

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on
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From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on

Apr 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,184 Views 7 Comments

Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
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Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

Mar 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 34 Views 22 Comments

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

Telecom giant Orange pull ads from Ugandan tabloid that outs LGBT people
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Telecom giant Orange pull ads from Ugandan tabloid that outs LGBT people

Mar 10th 2014, 11:41 AM 12,257 Views 227 Comments

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law subjects all gays and lesbians to life imprisonment.

'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws
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'Not appropriate' to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

Mar 6th 2014, 1:40 PM 7,814 Views 68 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people
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Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people

Feb 25th 2014, 12:21 PM 18,406 Views 114 Comments

The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law
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"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

Feb 24th 2014, 1:59 PM 10,807 Views 106 Comments

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda
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Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda

Feb 18th 2014, 5:48 PM 8,984 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights?
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Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights?

Jan 27th 2014, 9:18 AM 11,077 Views 147 Comments

We’ve given generously to countries that have outlawed homosexuality. But should aid ever come with conditions attached?

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa
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Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jan 18th 2014, 12:00 PM 77 Views 63 Comments

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

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