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  • Uganda ‘gay’ trial dismissed due to lack of evidence

    KAMPALA, October 22- A Ugandan judge dismissed the case Wednesday of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer said. Kim Mukisa and Jackson Mukasa, who have rejected all the accusations since their arrest in January,... Read more

  • East African leaders in South Sudan to push for peace

    ETHIOPIA, October 22- East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and... Read more

  • ICC releases four DR Congo war crimes suspect aides

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct 22 - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday ordered the interim release of four suspects in former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba's case to avoid their pre-trial detention becoming "disproportionate". The four men are accused... Read more

  • Two cured in US, Spain, as Ebola crisis widens

    WASHINGTON, United States, Oct 22 - A US photojournalist joined a Spanish nurse in being declared free of Ebola on Tuesday, as the United States tightened restrictions on travelers from the West African countries at the epicenter of the outbreak. And in West Africa, medical... Read more

  • Uganda says no fresh cases of Ebola like Marburg virus

    KAMPALA, October 21- Ugandan health officials said Tuesday that all suspected cases of the Ebola like Marburg virus had tested negative and those held in isolation released. A 30 year old medical technician died from Marburg on September 28, 11 days after falling ill in... Read more