Africa

Ugandan Bill Targeting Civic Groups Raises Alarm

In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Kenyan officials display some of more than 1,600 pieces of illegal ivory found hidden inside bags of sesame seeds in freight traveling from Uganda, in Kenya's major port city of Mombasa, Kenya. A Kenyan court sentenced a Chinese man Tang Yong Jian on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 to seven years in jail, or a fine of about US$230,000, for ivory smuggling in the first case since the country passed a stringent new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products. (AP Photo)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 file photo, Kenyan officials display some of more than 1,600 pieces of illegal ivory found hidden inside bags of sesame seeds in freight traveling from Uganda, in Kenya's major port city of Mombasa, Kenya. A Kenyan court sentenced a Chinese man Tang Yong Jian on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 to seven years in jail, or a fine of about US$230,000, for ivory smuggling in the first case since the country passed a stringent new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products. (AP Photo)

KAMPALA, Uganda—Activists say a bill seeking to regulate the operations of civic groups in Uganda will hamper their operations and could be used to target...




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