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A Heartbreaking Story From One of the World's Most Transphobic Places

Jonny von Wallström | Posted 08.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonny von Wallström

When President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, he changed the lives of all LGBTI people in Uganda, one of the most dangerous countries for gay and transgender people. For my friend Cleopatra Kambugu, it was one of the worst days of her life.

Controversy Over BBC's 'Rwanda: The Untold Story'

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi | Posted 12.30.2014 | Media
Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

When BBC investigates and reports on an occurrence or a subject, it commands respect and serious consideration. The story is about Rwanda. Specifically what happened or what "really" happened in 1994 in what the world has come to know as the "Rwandan Genocide" of 1994.

Uganda Passes Controversial HIV Law

AP | Posted 05.14.2014 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rights groups are urging Uganda's president to veto a new measure that they say hurts the fight against HIV and AIDS in the c...

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

The Problem With Invisible Children's "Kony 2012"

Michael Deibert | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Michael Deibert

It is important to understand the context and the history of a region before blundering blindly forward to "help" a people you don't understand.

Uganda: A Brutal Reality Obscured

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

In large part, General Yoweri Museveni's transgressions have continued to be downplayed because he took power in the wake of Idi Amin's butchery and disastrous civil war. But the main reason Museveni has escaped criticism is that he enjoys an excellent public relations service.

The Death Penalty as Punishment for Being Gay - Apparently Uganda Doesn't Know it's 2009

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jenny Block

In television and film they call it jumping the shark. In real life we generally call it ridiculous. In this case the only word is appalling. On second thought, disgusting fits too.

Child Soldiers on Film: "Kassim the Dream" (I)

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

The situation of child soldiers remains the same: and the finger points back -- many argue -- at Museveni himself.