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Entire town lives underground to avoid extreme heat

Like out of a science fiction story the small Australian town named Coober Pedy lives underground to avoid desert dust storms and extreme heat.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 3 comments

South Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pullout fails

Kampala - South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation left without meeting officials, the foreign minister said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Ugandan officer takes down 'aggressive' tortoise with gunshot

Reports of a police officer shooting a tortoise are circulating on environmental sites. This may herald an unexpected wave of focus on Ugandan animal abuses.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Clash between army, 'tribal gunmen' leaves 65 dead in Uganda

Kampala - At least 65 people have been killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and Ugandan government troops in the west of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday.
In the Media by Grace Matsiko (AFP)

Uganda parliament piglet protest pair freed on bail: lawyer

Kampala - A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Pope Francis the most influential world figure on Twitter

Geneva - Pope Francis has less than one-third the Twitter followers of President Obama, but what the Pontiff lacks in bare Twitter numbers, he more than makes up for when it comes to retweets.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Lord's Resistance Army chief Kony 'promotes son to deputy leader'

Kampala - Uganda's notorious rebel chief Joseph Kony has named his son as deputy of his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrila force infamous for its extreme savagery, the army said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Uganda parliament opens athletics sex abuse probe

Kampala - Uganda's parliament has opened a probe into the alleged sex abuse of elite female runners from the national team by a top coach, calling the affair a "national shame".
In the Media by AFP

Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

Kampala - Uganda police raided a US-funded HIV project for "training youths in homosexuality", the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticised anti-homosexuality law.
In the Media by AFP

World Bank holds back $90m loan to Uganda over anti-gay law

The World Bank has halted a $90 million loan to Uganda, for now, over its anti-gay law that has drawn worldwide criticism from governments, the UN and civil rights groups.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 4 comments

Ugandan government shrugs off aid cuts over anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda shrugged off Thursday foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid."The West can keep their 'aid' to Uganda over homos, we shall still develop without it," government spokesma...
In the Media by AFP

Ugandan president signs law punishing gays with life in prison Special

Kampala - A highly controversial bill punishing LGBT Ugandans with up to life in prison has been signed by the East African nation's Christian president.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Ugandan newspaper names 200 'homos' after anti-gay law signed

Kampala - A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 people it accused of being gay, a day after the president called homosexuals 'mercenaries' and signing one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws."Exposed!" the headline of the Red Pepper tabloid read, beneath phot...
In the Media by Grace Matsiko (AFP) - 1 comment

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill into law

Kampala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law Monday a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, despite international pressure, a government spokesman said.The Ugandan anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December aft...
In the Media by AFP

Uganda vows to defend 'morals' with anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda's government on Tuesday defended its decision to push through tough anti-homosexuality laws, saying it was determined to protect the country's "morals" even if that meant losing international aid.Veteran President Yoweri Museveni has announced h...
In the Media by Grace Matsiko (AFP)

Uganda president to sign anti-gay bill

Kampala - Uganda President Yoweri Museveni will sign into law a controversial bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life despite international pressure, a government spokesman said Monday."He will ascend the bill.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Ugandan president to sign bill punishing gays with life in prison

Kampala - Uganda's president has announced he will sign a controversial anti-gay bill that will punish people convicted of certain consensual adult sex acts with life imprisonment.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Uganda says wanted top LRA rebel 'may be dead'

Kampala - The wanted deputy of Uganda's murderous Lord's Resistance Army rebels, Okot Odhiambo, may have been killed in recent fighting, the Ugandan defence minister told AFP.Odhiambo was indicted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2005 alo...
In the Media by AFP

Ugandan army winning hearts, minds and foreskins

Kampala - Ugandan troops have been marking national army week celebrations with a public health drive that includes distributing condoms and circumcising men as part of efforts to battle AIDS."There are several activities that we are doing.
In the Media by AFP

Uganda leader says gays 'sick', but blocks controversial law

Kampala - Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life despite viewing gays as "sick" and "abnormal", his spokesman said on Friday.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)
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