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Uganda Health Minister: Gays Will Get Care

(KAMPALA, Uganda) — Uganda's health minister says gays will not be discriminated against by medical workers after the country's president signed a law that...

Uganda Passes Tough New Law Against Homosexuality

(KAMPALA, Uganda) — A spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament says lawmakers have passed a long-shelved law that punishes "aggravated homosexuality" with life...

Uganda Passes New Law Against Public Protests

(KAMPALA, Uganda) — A spokeswoman for Uganda's parliament says lawmakers have passed a bill that critics say will make it impossible to stage street protests...

Deadly Crackdown on Uganda's Walk-to-Work Protests

After his third failed run at the Ugandan presidency in February, opposition leader Kizza Besigye's rants against government abuse were beginning to sound tired...

Uganda: Mourning Murder of Gay-Rights Activist

Two days after leading Ugandan gay-rights activist David Kato was bludgeoned to death at his home in Kampala, his friends and family gathered for his funeral on...

Uganda: Debating God in a God-Fearing Country

There are no atheists in trenches, the old saying goes, and there aren't many more in Uganda. When it comes to poverty, disease, corruption, issues of sexuality...

Balancing Counterterrorism and Democracy in Uganda

U.S. President Barack Obama took office promising to make good governance the cornerstone of his African policy, and Uganda came to typify the shift in...

Are Somali Militants Behind the Uganda Blasts?

If, as expected, it turns out to have been Somali Islamic militants who carried out the twin suicide bombing in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on Sunday night —...

The Battle to Stop Drink from Destroying Uganda

Tusingwire Patrick is slouched in a chair at the Victory Rehabilitation Center on the outskirts of Kampala, recalling his time as a maker of homemade banana gin...

Being Gay in Uganda: One Couple's Story

Pepe Julian Onziema looks great in a suit. Tall and lanky, she doesn't slouch to hide her height and doesn't apologize for her boyish figure. Or for anything...