Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 06:59
Uganda’s shilling slumped to the lowest level in 15 months after the U.S. government said it was cutting aid to the East African nation over a February law that toughened punishment for homosexual acts.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 07:11
Minister Kutesa told DW that the Ugandan government would find resources elsewhere to fill the gap. “It is assistance, we need it, but if someone chooses to take it away, it their decision,” he said.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 13:42

This week the U.S. imposed sanctions on Uganda for their enactment of the "Anti-Homosexual Act" and the U.N. announced that they will be deploying drones in Mali. Read more on these stories and other news highlights from the African region below. 

Friday, June 20, 2014 - 06:38
The United States on Thursday cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions and canceled a regional military exercise in response to a Ugandan law that imposes harsh penalties on homosexuality.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 06:35
The US has imposed sanctions on Uganda for anti-gay laws it says are "counter to universal human rights".
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 07:02
With a July 20 deadline approaching that will end an interim deal on Iran’s program, negotiators seem likely to ask for more time. That will force Democrats to either start a fight with the White House by pushing forward with sanctions or to back off again and risk losing leverage with Iran.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 07:15
Prosecutors have presented enough evidence to justify putting on trial a Congolese militia leader accused of rape, murder and enlisting child soldiers, judges at the International Criminal Court said on Monday.
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 06:01
A unit of Fokker Technologies of the Netherlands, a leading aerospace company and Pentagon contractor, has agreed to pay $21 million in penalties to settle accusations that it repeatedly violated American sanctions on sales of aircraft parts to Iran and Sudan, the United States government announced Thursday.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 11:10
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., tells Al-Monitor that he wants to look at "all the facts" as the House and Senate schedule hearings this month on Iran's compliance with its nuclear obligations.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 07:05
Charles Chucky Taylor, son of imprisoned ex-Liberian President Charles G. Taylor, has apologized from a US prison to families, children, friends, partisans and Liberians for his wrongs.