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A Ugandan Parliamentarian's First Gay Wedding

Melanie Nathan | Posted 11.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Melanie Nathan

Imagine a Ugandan Parliamentarian, fresh from signing a petition to bring back the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), walking down the Castro marveling at all the rainbow flags, awestruck by the notion of a "gay" neighborhood. She has never seen gay people or lesbians show public affection before.

LGBT Rights: Not Just a #FirstWorldProblem

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven Wozencraft

The movement for international LGBT rights is not going to be won overnight. And while meetings in Stockholm or Washington, D.C. are important, the real work is being done by the on-the-ground activists in countries like Uganda, India, Myanmar, Lebanon, and Russia, many of whom risk their lives on a day-to-day basis.

On a Global Stage, Women Are a Disruptive Force for Good

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

"Our young women need better role models than Kim Kardashian." An African woman living in Uganda said this to me via SKYPE while I was sitting in a coffeehouse in California.

The Geopolitics of Gay Rights in Uganda

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The deadly turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. If peace talks between the government and the White Army rebels fail to stem the violence, a potential genocide may result.

The Central African Republic: Implications of Africa's "Phantom State"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.

Killer Disease Reaches Ugandan Capital

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in Uganda has spread to the capital Kampala a...

Kampala, Uganda

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

Being here and meeting young people who hope for a better future through their job is not that hard, and not so emotionally engaging. They are not asking for anything and don't need overly sympathetic people: They need a job.

Ugandan Youth Work to Address Issues In Kampala's Most Notorious Slum

Heather Box | Posted 04.15.2012 | Good News
Heather Box

"I want people of the world to know that people like me come from Bwaise. I know you know about the floods, about the poverty, about the sex work. But I want you to know that there are also inspired, committed young people!"

Smuggled Ivory, Animal Parts Seized At Uganda Border

AP | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

KAMPALA, Uganda -- Officials in Uganda say they have seized nearly 360 pounds (162 kilograms) of ivory and other animal parts and products that were b...

Uganda Lightning Strikes School, Killing 18 Students And Teacher

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan officials say 22 students and a teacher died after lightning struck their school in the country's midwest. Local poli...

My Trip to Kampala

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Michael Kaiser

One student called the session "revolutionizing" and almost all came up to me to tell me how much they had learned and how this new way of thinking about arts management was so helpful.

Museveni Expects To Maintain 25-Year Uganda Hold

AP | MAX DELANY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda's long-serving president says he will not become the latest African leader to be unseated by popular unrest, and electi...

Meeting David Kato: His Courage Is a Model for Our Leaders

Richmond Blake and Rafaela Zuidema | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richmond Blake and Rafaela Zuidema

Two weeks ago, we spoke to Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato at length, and were struck by his passion and courage in the face of such extreme hatred.

Funeral Of Slain Ugandan Gay Activist Interrupted By Protest

AP | MAX DELANY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — An anti-gay protester created a commotion at the funeral Friday for a prominent activist slain in Uganda, yelling out homophob...

Sidewalks

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

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How Not to Address the Uganda Bombings

Maria Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Burnett

Washington, which strongly condemned the Kampala bombings, should push for consistent accountability in East African countries so that the threat of terrorism is not manipulated to entrench authoritarian rule.

Tragedy in Uganda and a Rare Opportunity to Deliver for Africa's Women

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jill Sheffield

These past few weeks especially, Kampala has been on my mind because amidst the grief over recent events there is an amazing opportunity. The city is host to the 15th African Union Summit.

Who Is Al-Shabaab's Next Target? (VIDEO)

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christof Putzel

A Somali militant group's claim that it carried out the devastating attack on a popular restaurant in Uganda during the World Cup final triggered wide...

Kampala World Cup Massacre

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

I had hardly stopped fist pumping in the air over Spain's victory in the World Cup when I heard the news about the simultaneous bombings in Kampala, Uganda.

Bombings Target World Cup Fans

AP | MAX DELANY and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — East Africa saw the emergence of a new international terrorist group, as Somalia's most dangerous al-Qaida-linked militia clai...

Deed for Life

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Sarah was now a homeowner because of her partnership with BeadforLife. For many months she rolled beads out of recycled paper and saved her money for a down payment.

Uganda's Gays Fight Back Against Crackdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gregory Branch KAMPALA, Uganda -- Even as Uganda's parliament considers the Anti-Homosexuality Bill -- which calls for the death penalty for som...

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

Uganda Debates Legislation That Would Impose Death Penalty For Gays And Jail Time For Family Members

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD and GODFREY OLUKYA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven...