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Uganda throws a party to celebrate passing of anti-gay law

At a stadium in Kampala, 30,000 Ugandans gathered to give thanks to the president, Yoweri Museveni, for passing the anti-homosexuality act. Monday's event combined the fanfare of a mass political meeting with the party atmosphere of a cultural festival.<p>“There is a fundamental misunderstanding …

European Investment Bank accused of suppressing Zambian mining report

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has been accused of engaging in a hypocritical "cover-up" of its report into allegations of tax avoidance by a Zambian mining firm largely owned by the Swiss commodity trader Glencore Xstrata.<p>In 2005, the bank – which is owned by EU member states – loaned Mopani …

Rwanda, 20 years on: how a country is rebuilding itself

On 6 April 1994, with the world's media focused on the election of Nelson Mandela, a plane was shot downin Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. It had been carrying Rwanda's president, Juvénal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, the Hutu president of Burundi. The double assassination triggered the …

US seeks to foster development innovation with $1bn-a-year lab

Inspired by such epochal breakthroughs as the "green revolution", not to mention the advent of humbler technologies including the cow manure-powered fridge, the US agency for international development (USAid) is to sink almost $1bn (£602m) a year into a new global development laboratory. The scheme …

Genocide in Rwanda was a fork in the road not just for Africa but the world

'Rwanda is our nightmare, South Africa is our dream," wrote the Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, reflecting on the events of April 1994 – the most momentous month in Africa's post-independence history. Even as South Africans formed endless human chains to vote for Nelson Mandela as their first black …

The Media's Enormous Gender Problem, In One Chart

By now, it should be obvious that women are drastically underrepresented in the news media. But a new study by the Women's Media Center shows just how pervasive the media's gender gap is across all kinds of news outlets.<p>The center issued an update to its annual State of the Media report on …