Corruption in Uganda: Minister Sam Kutesa and Company May Yet Survive Their Latest Scandal

America's Department of Justice statement of November 2017, naming Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa as a recipient of a bribe in exchange for oil concessions and other contracts may or may not constitute a change of policy among Uganda's development partners. The United States has known about and tolerated the most glaring instances of corruption for much of the thirty-year life-span of the National Resistance Movement government.

Diplomats try to smooth over Trump’s remarks

By JOSH LEDERMAN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON - American diplomats scrambled Friday to salvage their nation's bonds with Africa, Haiti and even the celebrated "special relationship" with Britain after President Donald Trump, in the span of a few hours, deeply offended much of the world with the most undiplomatic of remarks.

Federal judge partially lifts Trump’s latest refugee restrictions

International passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport after the U.S. Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put its travel ban into effect later in the week pending further judicial review, in Dulles, Virginia, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan A federal judge in Seattle partially blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's newest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday, the latest legal defeat for his efforts to curtail immigration and travel to the United States.

Libya slave trade: Joint military to patrol illegal routes

A joint military taskforce from various African countries will soon patrol the high waters in the Mediterranean as well as the travel paths on land in a bid to monitor and report on cases of human trafficking and slave trade, Dr Admore Kambudzi, Acting Director for AU Peace and Security Department, has said. According to him, this would complement the efforts of European navy and patrol agencies.

Nigeria:When Women Rule – Nigerian Lawmaker Fears Violence Is Scaring Women Away From Politics

The first daughter of a pilot from Abia State in southeast Nigeria, Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje never faced disadvantages for being a woman until she entered politics 10 years ago. In her three terms as member of parliament for Bende constituency in Abia, she has experienced discrimination, sexual innuendoes, physical threats and insubordination, mainly from male colleagues.

.com | Sudan hopes US travel ban won’t harm sanctions bid

Sudan expressed hopes on Tuesday that a US court's decision to partially reinstate a travel ban that includes its citizens will not harm its bid to have American sanctions lifted. The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban imposing restrictions on citizens from Sudan, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Syria.

Federal judge partially lifts Trumpa s latest refugee restrictions

A federal judge in Seattle partially blocked U.S. President Donald Trump's newest restrictions on refugee admissions on Saturday, the latest legal defeat for his efforts to curtail immigration and travel to the United States. The decision by U.S. District Judge James Robart is the first judicial curb on rules the Trump administration put into place in late October that have contributed significantly to a precipitous drop in the number of refugees being admitted into the country.

US children remain ‘undesirable’

Ruthie Longley's children have fallen behind with their schooling and she has had to send her older daughter to the US to study because they have been branded illegal immigrants. The Department of Home Affairs' computer system reflects that the children were declared undesirable, even though they were told three months ago the undesirability status had been lifted.