The United Nations plans to visit the UK to investigate whether Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith's welfare reforms have caused harmful and systematic abuses of disabled people's human rights, The Independent reports.
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Notorious former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Monday, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Captured Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen will be sent to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Uganda's military and the United States said Tuesday.
Ugandan army officers have met a top commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who is wanted by the International Criminal Court and in US custody, Uganda's defence minister said Thursday.
Rebels killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the authorities in Kinshasa demanded the recall Thursday of the top UN human rights official in the country.
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.
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".
Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.
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'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.
Ugandan tortoises can grow up to be quite a bit larger and stronger than most breeds. However they usually eat plants and don't bother people.
Muhammad Mahdi Karim
Congolese refugees in the Nakivale refugee settlement in southwest Uganda.
Anne Mugisha at a campaign rally in Uganda's Mbarara District in February. Mugisha, a member of Uganda's Federation for Democratic Change, an opposition political party, has resolved to help build a nonviolent protest movement in Uganda, in the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Anne Mugisha for Womens' MP, Mbara, Uganda Campaign
Children playing around a pile of bricks used for repairs and renovations.
Faith Child Ministry
Faith Child Ministry
A Ugandan Army helicopter hunts for LRA members in Central African Republic.
At the IHT Luxury Conference on Friday, Bono described Africa as "remarkable creative, and entrepreneurial," and reminisced about conversations he shared with friends at EDUN's launch in 2005.
"Our African friends said to us... 'Is it another charitable project?' And we're like, 'No, it's a business.' 'Oh thank GOD.'"
A widow and her two children on the streets of Uganda.
Faith Child Ministry
Besigye waves to supporters at Agago Trading Center on February 14, 2011.
Kizza Besigye Campaign
Members of Uganda's gay community and gay rights activists celebrate after the constitutional court overturned anti-gay laws during a hearing in Kampala, on August 1, 2014
Isaac Kasamani, AFP
Mount Khadam, Uganda
A Little League World Series Game in Howard J. Lamade Stadium in 2007 South Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA
Norbert Mao, Ugandan lawyer and leader of Uganda's Democratic Party, on his way to a Ugandan Police station after being arrested for walking to work during a Walk to Work protest in Kampala, Uganda, on Monday, 04.11.2011.
A photo of Joseph Kony, leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army
Wangari Maathai, the first ever African Woman to win the Nobel Prize for her commendable fight for the environment