Tullow Oil shares fell by almost 16% after the company warned of a likely $1.5bn (€1.3bn) financial hit to its 2019 figures due to a lower oil price forecast and a reduction in reserves at one of its flagship fields offshore Ghana.
Kenya’s deputy president has said there is “no room” for homosexuality in Kenyan society, the latest comments from an African government to anger activists and likely also to annoy Western donors who say gay people are targeted on the continent.
A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to “cleanse” their neighbourhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists in Nigeria said today.
Listening to Colm O’Gorman and Mary McAleese dominating the airwaves last week on the subject of anti-homosexuality in places as diverse as the Catholic Church and Uganda, I would say what any Catholic could have told RTÉ: the Church’s condemnation of Uganda’s new anti-gay legislation is in no way a departure from the Church’s established position.
The defence minister of Uganda says he is mediating talks between Congolese officials and representatives of M23, the rebel group that last week took control of the eastern Congolese city of Goma and threatens to topple the government of President Joseph Kabila.
Uganda's government does not support a politician's decision to reintroduce a Bill that originally proposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts, the government said in responding to renewed criticism by rights activists who oppose the Bill.