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Rwanda: President Kagame says he’s unlikely to seek a fourth term
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Politics and Society Rwanda: President Kagame says he’s unlikely to seek a fourth term

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said he is unlikely to contest for a fourth term. If President Kagame who won 98 percent of the vote in the 2017 presidential polls decides against contesting the next elections, the decision could significantly shake Rwanda’s political landscape, which has been dominated by the ruling party.

Uganda adamant to pass death penalty bill for homosexuality
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Politics and Society Uganda adamant to pass death penalty bill for homosexuality

The Ugandan government is re-introducing the ‘Kill the Gays’ bill. The punitive bill that was nullified in 2014 by the country’s Constitutional Court imposes the death penalty for persons found in breach. A government official said the ‘current penal law is limited’ and ‘those that do grave acts’ should be ‘given the death sentence’.