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Refugees in Uganda's Imvepi Camp.

Photo - UNMISS

The UN’s refugee agency wasted tens of millions of dollars in Uganda in 2017, overpaying for goods and services, awarding major contracts improperly, and failing to avoid fraud, corruption, and waste, according to a damning internal probe. Read more

Uganda

The huge boulders at Wanjenuwa

Picture by Samuel Okiror - IRIN

The town of Bukalasi and nearby villages were worst affected: 144 houses washed away, at least 46 people killed, dozens injured, 858 displaced, and 12,000 left at risk of further landslides, according to statistics from the Office of the Prime Read more

Uganda

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 Read more

Uganda

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 Read 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 Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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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 Read more

Uganda

  • Refugees in Uganda's Imvepi Camp.

    Photo - UNMISS

    Refugees in Uganda's Imvepi Camp.