Uganda condemns sex education for 10-year-olds as 'morally wrong'

Ministry of Health declines to endorse proposals to tackle teen pregnancy rates, with distribution of contraceptives to 15-year-olds branded an ‘erosion of morals’<p>A row has broken out in Uganda over proposals to extend sex education to 10-year-olds and give some 15-year-olds access to family …

Rights & Freedoms

Uganda: Is it still Africa's bread-basket?

Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast …

World News

Uganda expels North Korea military experts over UN sanctions

A Ugandan official says North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies have been forced to leave the country, in a bid …

North Korea

Uganda:Uganda Gets New Pay TV Offering

(Photo: The Independent)KampalaZimbabwe's pay TV service provider, Kwese TV, has become the latest kid on the bloc in the provision of satellite Tv …


Rwanda Concerned About 'Uganda Hosting Dissidents'

East African, 16 October 2017<p>There have been reports that Rwanda is concerned about Uganda allowing Rwandan dissidents to live and conduct business …


What America gets for its dollars — and its culpability — in Africa

I teach and write about public health in Africa. For years, something about Uganda stumped me.<p>Since 2000, health services have improved in most African countries, but Uganda’s progress lags. Yet Uganda has a remarkable medical history. Well before colonial times, the Baganda, Uganda’s largest …


Uganda: EU Envoy Urges Govt to Abolish Death Penalty

(Photo: Abdul-Nasser Ssemugabi/The Monitor)KampalaThe European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda, Mr Attilio Pacifici has urged Uganda to abolish …


Ugandan Forum helps protect land of the giant

The Giants Club Conservation and Tourism Investment Forum, hosted by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni, attracted major global investors focused on …


Ghana appeals to FIFA for Uganda rematch

Ghana have filed a protest with FIFA after their goalless draw with Uganda saw them crash out of the race to qualify for next year's World Cup finals.


Taking stock of Uganda’s economy 55 years after independence

October 9 marks 55 years since Uganda’s independence in 1962. The country’s economy has seen many changes during this time, affected by periods of …


Mexican photojournalist found dead after kidnapping

<i>Photographers display a banner to protest against the murder of Mexican photojournalist Edgar Daniel Castro before the 2018 World Cup football</i> …


Ghana lodge protest with Fifa after 0-0 draw in Uganda

<b>A controversial end to Uganda's 0-0 draw at home to Ghana in Group E of World Cup qualifying led to the Black Stars lodging a protest with Fifa over refereeing decisions during the match.</b><p>Ghana had a goal from Raphael Dwamena ruled out for offside in stoppage time, and the Ghana Football Association …


Theatre helped me save for retirement - Senkubuge

Ssenkubuge owns rentals<p><b>EARLY LIFE</b><p>Ssenkubuge was born on December 2, 1962 to the late Phineas Nunu Mugambe and Eva Norah Nakintu of Sanda Busiro …

East Africa

Meet the inspiring young woman who adopted 13 girls in Uganda

When Katie Davis Majors was just 18, she traveled to Uganda for three weeks. She returned to teach in an orphanage and wound up adopting 13 girls there – as well as meeting her husband. She joins Kathie Lee and Hoda to talk about her new book, “Daring to Hope: Finding God's Goodness in the Broken …

Sport-S, Ndejje win in Volleyball League

KAVC <b>1</b> Sport S <b>3</b> (25-19,18-25,25-19)<p>Ndejje <b>3</b> Espoir <b>0 2</b> (5-10, 25-23, 25-21)<p><b>With their long time rivalry, volleyball fans expected a tight and highly</b> …

Sport (Australia)

Impressive benefits of Rosemary you did not know

<b>Mood and stress</b><p>The aroma of rosemary alone has been linked to improving mood, clearing the mind, and relieving stress in those with chronic anxiety …

Alternative Medicine

Explosions rip through Uganda MP’s home

Police arrive at lawmaker's home four hours later.


Not a pub brawl: Uganda MPs have punch-up in parliament

A fight erupted in Uganda’s parliament that was akin to a pub brawl. MPs fiercely disputing a suggested change to the constitution exchanged blows, kicks and hits with microphone stands.<p>A proposal has been made to lift the current age cap of 75 on presidential candidates, effectively allowing …

East Africa

Uganda: Banning of parliamentary live broadcasts is 'absurb', says media expert by RFI - Listen to music

Ugandan police shut down protests over presidential age limit bill

Armed officers tear-gassed and detained dozens of students who marched towards parliament on Thursday in defiance of a police order banning …

Rights & Freedoms

Uganda MPs fight during parliament debate

Scuffles broke out in Uganda's parliament during a debate on plans to remove the presidential age limit.<p>Under the constitution, a person standing for president must be no more than 75, meaning the current head of state, Yoweri Museveni, is ineligible to run in the next polls in 2021.

East Africa

Uganda: 'Land Issue at Heart of President's Desire to Retain Power'

President Yoweri Museveni appearing on a radio talk-show<p>analysis<p>Kampala — President Yoweri Museveni's countrywide tour that he says is aimed at …


Hospitals in crisis in Uganda as Middle Eastern countries poach medical staff

Recruitment of almost 2,000 health workers to Libya has led to urgent calls for government to stop exodus amid dire staffing shortages<p>The failure to stop a brain drain of almost 2,000 of its best doctors and nurses is exacerbating Uganda’s healthcare crisis, reflecting a growing problem across east …

Health Care

Uganda: 'There Is No Need for Referendum On Age Limit'

What is your take on the political developments we have experienced lately?<p>When you critically look at someone, you discover a certain natural way he …


Kabila pledges DR Congo elections

The UN Security Council has demanded that elections be held before the end of this year, but concerns are growing after election officials said in …


Term limits battle in Uganda draws ambiguous line from religious leaders

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni is always keen to celebrate his birthday, so when he skipped his 73rd birthday on August 4, …


What's Up Africa: Angola and Uganda's presidents and a Kenyan ballet star

Satirist Ikenna Azuike considers presidential change in Angola, demonstrations in Uganda and a Kenyan ballet dancer offered a scholarship in the UK, in the latest episode of What's Up Africa for BBC Focus on Africa.


Number of Poor People is Rising - Report

Whereas government maintains that only 19.7% of Ugandans are below the poverty line, analysts claim that as many as 70% of Ugandans are vulnerable …


Uganda: Basena Wants Cranes Job Permanently

Moses Basena will take charge of Cranes’ World Cup qualifying games against Congo and Ghana.<p>Kampala — Hours after his tenure as Uganda Cranes' …


Disguised Uganda minister catches corrupt hospital workers

Uganda's health minister disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services. Photo: …

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