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Uganda News

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

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

New York - The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.
In the Media by AFP

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 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

251 Congolese perish in Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

Kinshasa - More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Kinshasa said Thursday.Government spokesman Lambert Mende also declared three days of national mourn...
In the Media by AFP

U.S. sends more forces to Uganda for Kony hunt

Washington - Washington is sending more elite commandos and tilt-rotor Osprey aircraft to Uganda to help hunt for Joseph Kony, the fugitive warlord accused of rape, murder and the kidnapping of children.
In the Media by AFP

World Bank holds up Uganda loan over anti-gay law

Washington - The World Bank stalled a $90 million loan planned to help Uganda strengthen its health care system on Thursday after the country put in place a harsh anti-gay law."We have postponed the project for further review to ensure that the development objectiv...
In the Media by AFP

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

Op-Ed: Three Russian men get light sentences for gay murder on Sochi eve

Sochi - Three Russian men convicted of the premeditated murder of a gay man have received relatively light sentences on the eve of Sochi Winter Olympics.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 9 comments

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)

African Queen returns to Nile waters 60 years on

Jinja - Sixty years after Humphrey Bogart steered her through crocodile infested waters, the African Queen is back plying the Nile.
In the Media by Emmanuel Leroux-Nega (AFP)

Ugandan troops killed in combat in South Sudan

Kampala - Ugandan troops have been killed fighting alongside South Sudan's army, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said, the first official confirmation that foreign forces have an active combat role in the war-ravaged young nation.
In the Media by AFP

Ugandan orphanage struggles to cope with war, poverty, and HIV Special

Jinja - War, poverty, and HIV create hundreds of thousands of orphaned children in the small African nation. Digital Journal talks to Mutebe Moses, a native Ugandan, about efforts to cope with the mounting crisis.
Digital Journal Report by Justin King - 2 comments

U.S. evangelicals helped write draconian Uganda anti-gay bill

Kampala - U.S. evangelical Christian sects active in Uganda helped compose a draconian bill that punishes homosexual acts with life imprisonment and lengthy prison terms for those who associate with gays.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Ugandan politicians approve of life sentences for homosexuality

Ugandan MPs have approved a bill that would punish homosexual acts by handing down life sentences. The bill had previously also included the death penalty, but that part of the provision was removed.
In the Media by Sami Zaatari - 8 comments

Ex-Kagame escort tortured, threatened; US urges fair trial Special

A Rwandan refugee who was illegally returned to Rwanda to face trial on rebellion charges has pleaded guilty after being severely beaten in detention, his wife and a rights activist have confirmed.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever

No contraception and botched abortions way of life in Uganda

In Uganda, abortions are historically a subject people don't talk about. Most women think abortions are illegal, and this has resulted in fear and secrecy because of a lack of clarity over Uganda's abortion laws by its government.
In the Media by Karen Graham

Critics: Rwanda breaks law by seizing protected refugee in Uganda Special

Rwanda has breached international law by forcibly returning a refugee that had fled to Uganda and was under protection of the United Nations, critics charged this week.
Digital Journal Report by Judi Rever - 1 comment

Review: 'Call me Kuchu' exposes spiteful persecution in Uganda Special

'Call me Kuchu' chronicles Ugandan LGBT activists’ work against a bill that makes homosexuality punishable by death, while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment
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A widow and her two children on the streets of Uganda.
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A man hawks coffee beans on a wooden bike in a stadium in Kampala, Uganda on September 20, 2010.
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Some of the children of Faith Child Ministries.
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Ugandan police take two Monitor journalists to court. (Isaac Kasamani/Monitor)
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Fan were carried out to makeshift medial areas after local hospitals had all bed filled following the terrorists bombs that exploded in Kampala.
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Besigye waves to supporters at Agago Trading Center on February 14, 2011.
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