An Ugandan asylum seeker who was staying with the nuns of Missionaries of Charity in Amsterdam, was not allowed to return to the shelter after she revealed that she is a lesbian and helped with the Canal Pride Parade. RozeLinks, the GroenLinks branch focused on LGBTQ rights, is organizing a 'lesbian kissing-in' on August 8th, Savanna Koolen of Rozelinks said to Het Parool.
The Uganda Media Council banned the screening of Dutch film De Eetclub at the Euro-Uganda Film Festival and anywhere else in the country because it "glorifies homosexuality", and features scenes of smoking, drinking and sexual intercourse. The embassy of the Netherlands in Kampala posted the Uganda Media Council's objections on their Facebook page.
A team of Dutch investigators is heading to Uganda on Monday to search for Amsterdam medical student Sophia Koetsier, who went missing in the African country in October last year. Her parents raised the money necessary for this investigation.
An increasing number of African countries wants to impose a ban on second-hand Dutch clothing, in an effort to boost their own textile industry. But according to nonprofit organization Sympany, all this will do is help China flood the African market with cheap clothing
A university student studying medicine was reported missing over two days ago in Uganda. The 21-year-old reportedly went missing in Murchison Falls National Park while near the bank of the Nile River.
The governing coalition in the Netherlands is split on a new proposal to extend the mandate of the International Criminal Court, housed in Den Haag. Joost Taverne, a member of parliament for the conservative VVD party, called into question the mandate’s definition of a “crime of aggression,” calling it unfocused and vague.
The Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen arrived at The Hague Airport last night. He has to appear in the International Criminal Court in The Hague to answer for war crimes.
American president Barack Obama has ordered a renewal of military action in Uganda, to try and put an end to the ongoing hunt for warlord Joseph Kony. He is wanted for trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
During the lottery for 'Gay pride' contenders, Sunday evening, it was determined that this year's Gay Pride parade in Amsterdam on August 2nd will feature a Jewish, an American, and a Moroccan boat for the first time. 120 boats entered the lottery.
The Netherlands has pledged €1 million for assistance to people who have fled the disturbances in the South Sudan, Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation has announced.
State Secretary of Finance Minister Frans Weekers said the government is assessing its double taxation treaties with developing countries to decide if they are inequitable and if they need revisions on the terms.