This video from the USA is called Is ‘The Family’ Behind Anti-Gay Bill That Includes Execution?
Death penalty for gays will be law soon, Ugandan lawmaker says: here.
Uganda Anti-Gay Bill to Become Law: here.
Ugandan paper ordered to stop outing homosexuals: here.
This is a Dutch TV video about homophobia in Uganda.
Frank Mugisha, chair of the NGO Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMU), is no stranger to receiving threats because of his sexual orientation, a November 5 Amnesty International statement said: here.
Uganda: US evangelicals spread homophobia: here.
Uganda: Army Harassing Us, Say Opposition: here.
Woman investigator detained by Ugandan authorities for helping human rights activist: here.
Ugandan miners hold sit-down strike
Last week nearly 400 miners at the Kilembe mine in Kasese held a one day sit-down strike. The mine produces copper, a material that has seen surging demand and prices in recent months.
The members of the Ugandan Mines Metal Allied Workers Union took the action over the failure of the company to conduct a wage and salary review last April. They were also protesting the actions of the general manager, who is accused of mistreatment and dismissing workers without good cause.
Kenyan union contests Del Monte sacking in court
The Kenya Union of Commercial, Food and Allied Workers (KUCFAW) has gone to the Industrial Court to contest sacking of 40 workers by the fruit processing company Del Monte.
Around 1,700 workers went on a week-long strike in October over unpaid allowances, the use of temporary work contracts and deteriorating conditions, which the union says led to the death of a worker.
Following the strike workers were locked out by the company. The lockout was only lifted following a court order. However, the company then pushed through the 40 dismissals of union activists, including all 17 shop stewards.
Wildlife groups condemn Ugandan golf course plan
By Elias Biryabarema
KAMPALA | Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:00am EST
KAMPALA (Reuters) – Environment groups have condemned President Yoweri Museveni’s order to allow an investor to build a golf course in Uganda’s biggest national park, saying it would disturb wildlife and hit tourism.
Museveni earlier this month told the state-run Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to allow the Madhvani Group to build the golf course and a swimming pool in Murchison Falls National Park, which straddles the River Nile.
Tourism is a major foreign exchange earner for the east African economy which attracted about 800,000 foreign tourists in 2009, data from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics shows.
“Uganda has laws that clearly describe what investment projects can be undertaken in nature reserves,” Frank Muramuzi, executive director of the National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE), told Reuters.
Museveni rejected UWA objections to the project, saying there was no evidence the facilities would harm the park’s ecosystem and they would draw more visitors to the park.
“These laws do not permit projects like golf courses. It is outrageous that a president should be violating the law in such a brazen manner,” Muramuzi said.
The 3,800 sq km park has populations of antelopes, chimpanzees, elephants, birds, lions and leopards.
UWA had argued large numbers of people in one area would scare animals and escalate poaching while the buildings and fences would disrupt natural movement patterns.
Muramuzi said NAPE would send a petition to Museveni to reverse the order and would sue the government if he ignored them. Kenneth Kakuru, executive director of Greenwatch Uganda, said Museveni’s order was illegal and should be fought in court.
The Madhvani Group was not able to provide an immediate response when contacted.
In 2006, plans by Madhvani for a golf course in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second biggest, provoked outrage and UWA stopped the plan.
(Editing by George Obulutsa and Janet Lawrence)
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