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  • Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law that halted Western aid

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences and was condemned by Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid in protest.
  • U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results

    U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results
    The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian...

    Game of thrones: Afghan leadership vacuum raises summit questions

    KABUL (Reuters) - Who, if anyone, will represent Afghanistan at next month's NATO summit is becoming an increasingly pressing and awkward question for the alliance, as it seeks to withdraw most of its troops and bring a long and deadly engagement closer...

    Ivorian revival feeds on troubles in Ghana cocoa sector

    ENCHI Ghana (Reuters) - Three years ago, when James joined Ghana's anti-smuggling task force, his job was to intercept illicit cocoa shipments from neighboring Ivory Coast to preserve the superior quality of his country's beans. Now he has to stop it...

    Sweden resumes aid to Uganda after suspending it over anti-gay law

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Sweden has resumed financial aid to Uganda after suspending some assistance in March over a law widely condemned by donor nations that increases punishment for homosexuals. Uganda relies on aid to fund about 20 percent of its annual...