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Obama | Policy Document, Hunt for Kony and the LRA

(IRIN) | US President Barack Obama’s policy document on the Lord’s Resistance Army presented a blunt critique of the efforts to tackle the Ugandan rebel group, but some argue it contained little practical help to th...


WESTERN UGANDA: Muslim women back condoms for HIV prevention

KASESE, (IRIN) | Some Muslim women in western Uganda are demanding that a new HIV prevention programme for Muslims include condom promotion, going against calls by local religious leaders for the programme to be limited to mess...



EASTERN UGANDA: Rubbish Recycling revives Mbale region

MBALE, (IRIN) | A compost-processing plant in Mbale, along the hilly slopes of the Mt. Elgon region in Uganda, is helping to boost declining crop yields through organic farming and aiding environmental conservation by cutting b...



Tullow Plans to Begin Oil Production in Uganda Amid `Challenges’

Tullow Oil Plc will start oil production in Uganda in 2012 and not this year because plans to meet the earlier target are “quite challenging,” said Brian Glover, the company’s manager in the East African country. Glover d...


Thousands vote in Southern Sudan as violence flares in disputed region

Juba, Sudan (CNN) — Thousands more people streamed to polling places in a historic referendum on independence for Southern Sudan on Monday even as violence flared in a disputed region between north and south. Former U.S. ...



Ugandan History | Henry Morton Stanley and Uganda ‘Pearl of Africa’

By Jonathan Musere | The original reference to Uganda as the “Pearl of Africa” seems to have began being strongly attributed to Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill during the past three to four decades in Uganda. In r...



Photos: George Clooney in Southern Sudan, An Advocate

Global Post | George Clooney is the most persuasive voice for the independence of South Sudan. He recently visited southern Sudan to draw attention to the dangers that the area could return to war over the issue of the independ...


George Clooney, MTV Team Up To Help Monitor Sudan Vote

Actor/activist George Clooney has been telling the world about the dire situation in the Sudan for years. And now, as the citizens of the northeast African nation line up for a crucial week-long vote that could determine whethe...



Eastern Congo, DRC: Drumming for deliverance, Therapy

BUKAVU (IRIN) | Slapped into submission by a child soldier, a man thanks the gunmen who have just raped his wife and daughter, now bedraggled and whimpering. Dozens of women in a large circle observe the harrowing scene. But th...


United Nations (UN) | Southern Sudanese head back home

(CNN) | Southern Sudanese have been steadily trickling back home from their country's northern region ahead of next week's historic election, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.



Atlantan helps empower women in Uganda

By Bo Emerson | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | “Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives.” Bryce Courtenay ~ For Brittany Merrill, the seed that would grow into a life’s work was a 10-...



Uganda aims to temper the rise of its ‘gutter press’

By Ioannis Gatsiounis | CS Monitor | Kampala, Uganda In order to temper the media sensationalism and obscenity it says has run rampant, Uganda's Ethics Ministry has introduced a bill that would broaden the definition of pornogr...


Doctors Without Borders | Women raped in mass attack in Congo

(CNN) | Dozens of women were raped in a coordinated attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo on New Year's Day, Doctors Without Borders said Thursday.



Family planning helps women … and slows climate change

UK | By Jotham Musinguzi | Regional Africa director of Partners in Population and Development | The Guardian | With women empowered to plan their pregnancies, the world’s population will grow more slowly, as will carbon e...



Infant Hydrocephalus, Seasonal and Linked to Farm Animals in Uganda

Science Daily | Penn State | Hydrocephalus is a build of fluid in the brain and causes cranial swelling ~ Hydrocephalus in Ugandan children and other developing countries is seasonal, linked to farm animals and in part, caused ...


Referendum | Sudan’s Bashir Pledges to Aid South If it Secedes

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he is prepared to assist southern Sudan if the region votes for independence on Sunday as expected. In a rare visit to the southern capital of Juba Tuesday, Bashir said his government want...



Dr. Rugunda’s last Press Conference at the UN Security Council

Press conference by H.E. Mr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, to brief correspondents upon completion of Uganda’s two-year term in the Security Council.    


Uganda Plans Public-Private Partnership Oil Refinery – President

KAMPALA, Uganda (Dow Jones) | The Ugandan government is planning to develop an oil refinery on a public-private partnership basis when oil production commences in the next couple of years, the Ugandan president said late Saturd...



Watoto | Uganda children’s choir to raise roof in Songs

By DAVID YONKE | A group of 22 Ugandan orphans is getting ready to fill some Toledo-area churches with enthusiastic songs and dances, raising awareness and funding for African children in need. The Watoto Children’s Choir...






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