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#Uganda

Kanye West's trip to Uganda has given us yet another reason to dislike him

Kanye gave the President of Uganda a pair of Yeezys.

From TheJournal.ie At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide Sume River

At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide

An unknown number of people remain missing.

From TheJournal.ie Toddler snatched and eaten by leopard in Uganda's national park Wildlife Park

Toddler snatched and eaten by leopard in Uganda's national park

The child had followed the nanny outdoors.

From TheJournal.ie Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor New Lives This post contains videos

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor

Here’s how Irish donations have helped one family get back on their feet.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda's war widows: The long fight to keep their family lands After The War

Uganda's war widows: The long fight to keep their family lands

Women are often discriminated against in land disputes – but things are changing, slowly.

From TheJournal.ie Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world Uganda This post contains videos

Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world

More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.

From TheJournal.ie 'I would do what it takes to survive': former child soldier tells of his time in Kony's army Uganda

'I would do what it takes to survive': former child soldier tells of his time in Kony's army

Denis Ojara was abducted at 14 years of age to serve in the LRA in Northern Uganda.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws Human Rights

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

From TheJournal.ie Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison Redemption

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda Palliative Care

Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda

Some 95% of people with cancer there will never access treatment such as chemotherapy, radiology or oncology.

From TheJournal.ie Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians' Uganda

Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'

Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda Uganda Pay Up

An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda

Uganda represents a huge emerging market for oil exploration.

From TheJournal.ie "If they're told to win a seat as an MP 'You must sacrifice a child', they'll do it" Child Sacrifice

"If they're told to win a seat as an MP 'You must sacrifice a child', they'll do it"

“Some of them will be so desperate that if they’re told to win a seat as an MP ‘You must sacrifice a child’, they’ll do it.”

From TheJournal.ie Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?) Beacon Of Light

Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)

We have an awful lot of work to do…

From TheJournal.ie Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine Uganda Be Kidding Me
From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video Censored

WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video

“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”

From TheJournal.ie Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

From TheJournal.ie African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group Illegal Trade

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV Safe Sex

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met Africa Day

Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met

As an orphan in Uganda, I was faced with a lot of challenges growing up. But when I moved to Ireland my life changed: I felt safe.

From TheJournal.ie Case Study: Being a gay woman in DRC and facing fears of 'punitive' rape Case Study

Case Study: Being a gay woman in DRC and facing fears of 'punitive' rape

“One day, in 2007, I was surrounded by boys who told me they were going to rape me to give me a taste for men, that whatever I did I was still a woman.”

From TheJournal.ie Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village Aids

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

From TheJournal.ie From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on Burundi

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on

Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.

From TheJournal.ie Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights Silencing Dissent

Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights

The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.

From TheJournal.ie Telecom giant Orange pull ads from Ugandan tabloid that outs LGBT people Gay Rights

Telecom giant Orange pull ads from Ugandan tabloid that outs LGBT people

Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Law subjects all gays and lesbians to life imprisonment.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Not appropriate’ to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws Irish Aid

‘Not appropriate’ to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people Uganda

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people

The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.

From TheJournal.ie "Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law Gay Rights

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda Human Rights

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights?

We’ve given generously to countries that have outlawed homosexuality. But should aid ever come with conditions attached?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa Opinion

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Uganda’s anti-gay law… what can you do? Opinion

Column: Uganda’s anti-gay law… what can you do?

The bloated Ugandan political class and their evangelical puppet masters respond to one thing only: money. If they see aid being withdrawn from their country, they might repeal this horrendous law, writes Paul O’Keeffe.

From TheJournal.ie Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality Homosexuality

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

The anti-gay bill allows for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Aid requires an external audit system to improve standards - PAC report Irish Aid

Irish Aid requires an external audit system to improve standards - PAC report

The Committee of Public Accounts says Irish Aid’s external audit needs help from more qualified auditors in order to improve standards.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The way some people view African countries is inherently racist – as Kony 2012 shows Opinion

Column: The way some people view African countries is inherently racist – as Kony 2012 shows

The Invisible Children campaign went viral worldwide last year – but it was deeply racist, politically motivated, and presented a Uganda that does not exist, writes Kevin McPartlan.

From TheJournal.ie 11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN DR Congo

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

From TheJournal.ie Chess giving hope to slum children Uganda

Chess giving hope to slum children

Self-confidence, discipline and higher ambitions for their future: some of the benefits being reaped by kids attending chess club in Kampala.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow Bill Gates

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.

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