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A pregnant woman in eastern Uganda receives the sort of prenatal care that UNICEF says can prove crucial to a newborn's chances of survival

Doctors in Uganda Protest Plan to Import ‘Slave Doctors’ from Cuba

The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) and the nation’s National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) both issued statements this week protesting the African government’s plan to import 200 doctors from Cuba, taking jobs that would go to domestic Ugandan doctors and enriching the communist Castro regime.

TO GO WITH AFP BY HABIBOU BANGRE Clients surf the internet at an internet cafe on February 25, 2015 in Kinshasa. Sales are down and business is slow -- small entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo are bearing the brunt of an official clampdown on mobile Internet services and …

Tanzania Charges Bloggers $930 Annual Fee in Free Speech Crackdown

Tanzania’s new suite of Internet regulations includes a $930 annual fee for anyone who runs a blog, coupled with extensive registration paperwork that includes a bizarre amount of financial information about the applicant, comparable to the business plan that would be submitted to secure a commercial loan from a bank.

African illegal migrants carry their belongings following their release from the Holot Detention Centre in Israel's Negev desert, on August 25, 2015. Israel began releasing hundreds of African migrants from the detention centre after a court order, but the asylum-seekers were barred from entering two cities. A recent court decision …

Israel Nears Mass Deportations of Illegal Infiltrators

The Knesset on Monday voted to extend tough restrictions on illegal migrants and shutter the Holot detention facilities in southern Israel in three months’ time, underlining the government’s commitment to planned mass deportations of African migrants to Rwanda and Uganda.

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Saudi Arabia Kicks Off Islamic Counter-Terrorism Summit

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia gathered officials from 40 Muslim countries on Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance, a move Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman declared a “clear signal” to extremism.

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Ugandan Archbishop Urges Women to Stop Beating Their Husbands

In an odd twist, the Catholic Archbishop of Kampala, Uganda, has admonished women to refrain from beating their husbands, saying they “should love and respect them” rather than take out their frustrations physically upon them.

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President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Push Gay Rights Fights Overseas

Some gay activists overseas are urging President Barack Obama to back off his aggressive push for American-style global gay rights, which has made their cause more difficult in their countries, and, in some cases, even led to increased violence.

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Report: Netanyahu and Somali President Secretly Meet In Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV – In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with the president of Somalia, a Muslim country that does not recognize the State of Israel, a source close to the Somali leader told The Times of Israel.

WATCH – Netanyahu: Entebbe Operation Proves Jews ‘Powerless No More’

TEL AVIV – Entebbe marked a turning point for the Jewish state, proving to the world that Jews were “powerless no more,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a ceremony marking 40 years since Israel stunned the world in a daring operation to save over 100 hostages from terrorists held in Uganda’s international airport.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1976 hostage rescue in Entebbe on July 4, 2016.

WATCH: In Entebbe, PM Says Legendary Rescue Proved Jews ‘Were Powerless no More’

Israel’s 1976 operation to rescue over 100 hostages from terrorist hijackers in Entebbe proved to the world that Jews were “powerless no more,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday, speaking at the Ugandan airfield where his brother Yonatan was killed during the legendary raid 40 years ago.