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UK officials under fire for congratulating ‘repressive’ new chief of Uganda’s army
Activists call move ‘absurd’, as Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of President Museveni, is accused of torture and abusing critics

Sarah Johnson

08, May, 2024 @4:14 PM

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‘A colonial mindset’: why global aid agencies need to get out of the way
With the world’s humanitarian system in crisis, many NGOs now recognise that local charities can deliver much more at far less cost

Fred Harter in Addis Ababa

07, May, 2024 @4:00 AM

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Chimps are dying of the common cold. Is great ape tourism to blame?
Viruses that cause mild sniffles in humans are devastating populations of chimpanzees and gorillas. In some ape communities, it’s a bigger killer than habitat loss or poaching

Rachel Nuwer

02, May, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Having the right glasses could boost earning power by a third, Bangladesh study shows
Researchers find that in low and middle-income countries owning spectacles can help people over 35 increase their income

Sarah Johnson

04, Apr, 2024 @9:17 AM

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The Guardian view on Africa’s homophobic legislation: western influences are encouraging hatred | Editorial
Editorial: The continent is seeing a surge in repressive new laws. Campaigners say US evangelists are fuelling discrimination and hatred


13, Mar, 2024 @6:59 PM

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US denies visa to Ugandan MP who called for homosexual castration
Activists welcome sanction on Sarah Achieng Opendi and other legislators against a backdrop of anti-LGBTQ+ oppression in Africa

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

06, Mar, 2024 @12:47 PM

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Oscar nomination gives Bobi Wine new hope of toppling Uganda’s regime
After years of repression, a film about Bobi Wine’s heroic stand against Yoweri Museveni has given new life to the opposition

Alice McCool

27, Feb, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Theatre of Violence review – questions of culpability as Lord’s Resistance Army killer comes to trial
This harrowing documentary tells the story of Dominic Ongwen, conscripted into a brutal rebel army in Uganda and now indicted at the international criminal court for war crimes

Cath Clarke

26, Feb, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Ugandan climate activists face charges after a month in maximum security jail
The 11 university students could be imprisoned for a year for protesting against the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter

06, Feb, 2024 @4:00 PM

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‘If I go out, I’ll be a target’: fear stalks Uganda over brutal anti-gay laws
Despite sharp international condemnation, the new legislation – its measures include the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ – has found support elsewhere in Africa

Fred Harter in Kampala

07, Jan, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Ugandan LGBTQ+ activist in critical condition after brutal knife attack
Steven Kabuye was stabbed by unknown assailants on a motorbike after receiving death threats

Staff and agencies in Kampala

03, Jan, 2024 @9:39 PM

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Taking flight: why the sky’s the limit for a women’s birding club in Uganda
The east African country is a birders’ paradise, where a group of 80 female birders are pushing boundaries, finding friendship and forging careers in nature

Patience Akumu in Entebbe

29, Dec, 2023 @12:00 PM

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