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Published on January 27, 2011 No Comment
Murder of gay activist “needs urgent investigation”

Gay Ugandans say they are living in fear after the murder of David Kato, a prominent gay activist who opposed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill submitted to parliament in 2009.

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Published on December 7, 2010 No Comment
A call to Ugandans to support homeland

Jackson Kaguri has a home in Lansing, Michigan, but remains deeply rooted in Uganda through his work with the Nyaka AIDS Orphan Project.


Published on November 28, 2010 No Comment
For the youth, for the little ones

A man who humbly calls himself “a boy from the village” runs a school for orphans that doesn’t just feed the children with knowledge, but also sustains their bodies with fuel, something most Ugandan schools don’t provide for their students.

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Published on October 1, 2010 No Comment
Key challenges ahead of voting

Three months before Sudan’s landmark referenda on the status of the South and Abyei, concern is rising as to whether credible polls can be pulled off in such a short time.


Published on September 28, 2010 No Comment
HIV/AIDS: Straight Talk with Mitchell Warren, executive director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition

There have been unprecedented developments in HIV vaccine research recently, but the field is threatened by the global downturn in funding for HIV/AIDS.


Published on September 1, 2010 No Comment
New strains of HIV spreading in fishing communities

A study of HIV-positive people in fishing communities on the shores of Lake Victoria in central Uganda has found that more than a quarter have “recombinant” viruses that might threaten both treatment and prevention efforts.


Published on August 1, 2010 No Comment

On a humid evening at a downtown Kampala hotel, I began my conversation with Amanda Onapito only to be interrupted when three cockroaches swam onto our table, one sliding into my juice cocktail.


Published on July 29, 2010 No Comment
Political will can solve malnutrition

“Children don’t vote,” said Dr Robert Mwadime, of Uganda Action for Nutrition, at a session on the subject before the three-day African Union (AU) meeting opened in Kampala, Uganda.


Published on July 10, 2010 No Comment

When Allan Paton penned his novel, “Cry the Beloved Country,” it was hailed for clearly mirroring the racial divide against a downtrodden populace.


Published on June 6, 2010 No Comment
When do we tell children they are HIV positive?

A Ugandan draft policy recommending that HIV-positive children be informed of their status by the age of 10 has drawn mixed reactions from health workers.


Published on May 30, 2010 No Comment
Acholi leaders worry new bill could lead to direct U.S. military attacks

Last Monday, President Barack Obama signed the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act, the culmination of years of campaigning by advocacy groups like Resolve Uganda and Invisible Children.


Published on May 5, 2010 No Comment
MPs push for continent-wide FGM/C ban

Parliamentarians from all over Africa are pushing for a continent-wide ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and are calling on the UN to pass a General Assembly resolution appealing for a global FGM/C ban, as it violates human rights, they say.



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