When Ugandan schoolgirl Auma got her first period she asked her mother for sanitary pads. Her mother suggested she find herself a husband to pay for them. Auma was just 12. Auma's story is not uncommon. Many girls in Uganda drop out of education more

25 Oct 2017 00:00 Uganda

Uganda's main opposition leader and three-time Presidential aspirant, Kizza Besigye has been arrested by police as he prepared to travel to the country's eastern region for a rally. Also arrested, were three lawmakers and a dozen party officials. more

15 Oct 2015 00:00 Uganda

Laura Mvula performing at The Circle Presents @ The Mango Tree

Photo: Patcharaphol Pongvijit

Stars including Laura Mvula, Gemma Cairney, Meera Syal and Shappi Khorsandi, took part in a very special event last night to raise funds for women’s projects supported by The Circle. more

20 Oct 2014 00:00 Uganda

The United States of America has announced measures aimed at punishing Uganda for a law signed recently by President Yoweri Museveni that makes some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison. more

20 Jun 2014 00:00 Uganda

In belief that Western lifestyle risks destroying family units, the Ugandan parliament has taken a tougher stance and passed a bill that punishes certain acts of homosexuality with life in prison. Under existing legislation, homosexual acts are more

24 Dec 2013 00:00 Uganda

500 small-scale women entrepreneurs in Uganda did a lip-dub with rapper Sylvester Kabombo and a team at Microbanker to perform Jessie J's Price Tag. It was directed by Ivan Mikulic. Microbanker is a Non-Governmental Organisation through which you more

15 Nov 2013 00:00 Uganda

Phiona Mutesi's instincts have made her a player to watch in international chess

Picture by: Stephanie Sinclair

When she won the match that put her on this plane she had no idea what it meant. Nobody had told her what was at stake, so she just played, like always. She had no idea that she'd qualified for the Olympiad; no idea what the Olympiad was. She had no more

19 Mar 2013 00:00 Uganda

Uganda's three-times Women's Junior Chess champion - Phiona Mutesi stumbled into the foray of chess with a totally different agenda. She would go to chess clubs hoping to get a free meal but gradually got drawn into the game. Phiona's success story more

19 Mar 2013 00:00 Uganda