Uganda

 
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
​I was a refugee. One touch of humanity helped me start a new life
I cried my eyes out when I arrived in the United Kingdom, a refugee. I remember the police officer at immigration control looking down at me, a...
​Flight to safety: A lesbian's story of persecution in Uganda and her SA experience
​Flight to safety: A lesbian's story of persecution in Uganda and her SA experience
"You know, in Uganda, if you tell people you’re a lesbian, they’ll say you’re Satan.
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
A rainbow-coloured flag fluttered in the background. The hall, beautifully decorated and contestants for the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda beauty pageant...
Uganda reels from media crackdown
Uganda reels from media crackdown
Less than a week after Ugandans celebrated World Press Freedom Day, Minister of Information and National Guidance Jim Muhwezi Katugugu has banned...
Ugandan women turn to boxing to escape the slum
Ugandan women turn to boxing to escape the slum
They live impoverished lives in one of the largest slums in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Without permanent shelter or jobs, Morine Nakilyowa...
Uganda urged to arrest al-Bashir
Uganda urged to arrest al-Bashir
A prominent international human rights group has urged the Ugandan government to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and send him to face...
Lesbian rapper dodges death
Lesbian rapper dodges death
Until the end of last year, Berlin was leading an engaged and active life in Uganda, running successful anti-female genital mutilation programmes,...
Kenyans and Ugandans need to change their ways to arrest lifestyle diseases
Kenyans and Ugandans need to change their ways to arrest lifestyle diseases
More than 90% Kenyans consume less than five servings of fruits and vegetables on most days. Nearly a quarter always add salt to their food before...
Ugandan sex clinic gets the youth talking
Ugandan sex clinic gets the youth talking
Asia Babirye (20) looks around nervously. She can’t believe what she’s seeing. In the clinic a soap-like drama about sexual issues is unfolding...
Youth-friendly sexual health clinics put Ugandans at ease
Youth-friendly sexual health clinics put Ugandans at ease
Asia Babirye, 20, looks around nervously. She can't believe what she's seeing. A soap-like drama about sexual issues is unfolding on a huge TV...
Save a little money, save a little life
Save a little money, save a little life
Six years ago Betty Walakira's world came crashing down around her. She believed the nonprofit organisation she founded in Uganda in 2005, Health...
Uganda attempts to treat the malignant disease of inequality
Uganda attempts to treat the malignant disease of inequality
Daudi Luganga Musisi can hardly remember when his family last had breakfast. “We care more about lunch and supper,” says the father of six....

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