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Uganda drafts Bill to execute HIV infectors

In 1999, an HIV-infected 30-year-old man named Fred Mwanga shocked the country when he raped a three-month-old baby in a Kampala suburb. Even more upsetting, Mwanga's action was not an isolated incident. The rate of HIV-infected adults sexually abusing the nation's most vulnerable citizens is rising. As these ill men prey on the minors, they spread the deadly HIV virus.

‘Things don’t look good’ in Uganda

Five candidates are vying for the Ugandan presidency, while close on 1 000 are contesting Parliamentary seats in 214 constituencies as well as the 69 districts which are reserved for women. Miria Obote, wife of former head of state Milton Obote, is the Uganda People's Congress presidential candidate.

Red Pepper sparks controversy in Uganda

The spread of the internet has opened Uganda to a vast array of trends and influences that would have had little effect in previous years. However, a good many citizens who have peered into this brave new world are not sure they like what they see -- especially the two pornography sites featuring Ugandans that took the country by surprise recently.

Growing pressure on prisons under strain

Nearly a decade ago, the Kampala Declaration on Prison Conditions in Africa was drawn up to improve the situation of inmates across the continent. In an ironic twist, however, the capital that gave its name to the initiative has yet to meet the goals of the declaration. The same goes for the rest of Uganda. Prisons in the country are overcrowded and vermin-infested.

Putting research and policy-making on the same page

Reports. They gather dust on the desks of journalists and bureaucrats -- after having been opened with reluctance, and closed with speed. Months of work may have gone into their production; but all too often, the only use for them seems to be as doorstops. The findings contained in reports are often disregarded by those who draw up social and economic policies.

Why Uganda’s child molesters don’t go to jail

Incidents of sexual abuse, particularly of children, appear to be on the rise in Uganda. However, this apparent increase has not been matched by a similar rise in prosecutions. Instead, many families are still choosing to settle the cases out of court -- despite the effect this could have on abuse victims.

Kampala: Fashion capital of the world?

Fashion capitals of the world: New York, London, Paris ... Kampala? Well, if Santa Anzo has anything to do with this, it'll only be a matter of time. She is the brains behind the first-ever Uganda Fashion Week, which wrapped up this weekend in the country's capital. The event, inspired by fashion weeks held elsewhere in the world, attracted 30 exhibitors -- of whom all but three were women.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

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KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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