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

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A journalist in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo died earlier in the week from gunshot wounds he sustained in a shootout between Congolese troops and Ugandan rebels more

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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

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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

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

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