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Diplomat East Africa - - Immunities & Impunities -

‘My peo­ple made ho­tel book­ings for me, but ho­mo­sex­u­als blocked it. I said tell those peo­ple who in­vited me here to find me a place to sleep. I am not dy­ing to come to Texas. Our party (NRM) will han­dle is­sues of ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity,’ Pres­i­dent Yow­eri Mu­sev­eni after he was de­nied ac­com­mo­da­tion by a ho­tel in Texas over his anti-gay stand. He was in USA on a diplo­matic mis­sion.

‘ When they talk of di­a­logue, does par­lia­ment support di­a­logue? We are the only in­sti­tu­tion that is pro­mot­ing di­a­logue with other in­sti­tu­tions. We are the only in­sti­tu­tion that is trans­form­ing and the only one that has de­clared war on cor­rup­tion. Some even call me ‘Chief In­jus­tice’. We will not be cowed by con­stant threats,’ Chief Jus­tice Willy Mu­tunga re­act­ing to ut­ter­ances from a sec­tion of politi­cians aligned to the rul­ing Ju­bilee Al­liance.

‘Our head of the in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity, Jim Clap­per, has ac­knowl­edged that, I think, they un­der­es­ti­mated what had been tak­ing place in Syria,’ Pres­i­dent Bar­rack Obama ac­knowl­edg­ing that the United States had un­der­es­ti­mated the rise of the Is­lamic State mil­i­tant group, which has seized con­trol of a broad swath of ter­ri­tory in the Mid­dle East.

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