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Video: Nanny from hell kicks, stomps on toddler for throwing up

Kampala - Ugandan police have arrested a nanny after she was caught on hidden CCTV camera viciously assaulting a two-year-old girl because she threw up her dinner.

Uganda jails five for genital mutilation

Kampala - Five men and women in Uganda have been jailed for mutilating the genitals of girls, a rare conviction in the country which is trying to stamp out the often deadly practice.

Ugandan lawmakers draw up new anti-gay bill

Kampala - Ugandan lawmakers said Thursday they have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support, and hope to present it before parliament by the end of the year.

Uganda suspends officials after ton of ivory stolen from vault

Kampala - Uganda's wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, its chief said Tuesday.

Uganda draws up new anti-gay law: Activists

Kampala - Uganda's ruling party has drawn up new anti-gay legislation and could push it through parliament before the end of the year, rights activists said on Saturday.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia conduct, sex abuse

Kampala - Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army said Thursday.

Video: chimps caught on camera teaching and learning

Scientists have captured stunning footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools. The researchers argue that the primates are engaging in social learning.

Uganda president warns of economic impact of anti-gay bill

Kampala - Uganda's president on Friday signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the east African nation needed to consider the impact on trade and economic growth.

The incredible life of the African midge

Biologists have completed the genetic analysis on the African midge. The remarkable insect can survive a variety of extreme conditions. The basis of this “invulnerability” is the insect’s genes.

Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting 'imminent attack': US

Kampala - Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

Uganda anti-gay law to be re-introduced in parliament: Speaker

Kampala - Ugandan lawmakers will vote on reinstating a severe anti-gay law just weeks after it was scrapped by the country's constitutional court, the parliamentary speaker said on Tuesday.

Uganda gay pride party after tough law overturned

Entebbe - Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed."This event is to bring us together.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay legislation introduced in February

Kampala - Uganda's Constitutional Court has annulled draconian anti-homosexual legislation cleared into law in February. The court found the bill was passed illegally and therefore has no place in Ugandan law.

Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament.

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

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.

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.

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.
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