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# Uganda

Last month
January 2023
# Kampala
Concert promoter arrested after 10 people die in New Year stampede in Uganda
Police said they are investigating whether “negligence” was to blame for the deaths.
# Kampala
At least nine die in Uganda New Year stampede, say local police
Police say ‘a stampede ensued, resulting in the instant deaths of five people’ after fireworks in Kampala.
Last year
2022
# EBOLA
Uganda declares first Ebola death since 2019
Uganda has experienced several Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2019 when at least five died.
# United Nations
2 shot dead by UN peacekeepers at border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo
Peacekeepers appeared to open fire before opening a border gate, driving on and continuing to shoot while people scattered or hid.
# Uganda
Uganda’s schools reopen to students after world’s longest pandemic disruption
Uganda’s schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 83 weeks.
All time
# Vaccines
Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda
The consignment of vaccines will be completed later this week.
# delta concerns
Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.
# Uganda
Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested during protest
Wine has disputed the official results of January’s presidential election, which he says he won.
# Kampala
Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election
Politician and former musician Bobi Wine lost Uganda’s presidential election but his party won at least 56 seats.
# Kampala
Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win
The race was between Uganda’s incumbent and musician turned opposition candidate Bobi Wine.
# main man
Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals
The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.
# The Egyptian King
Mohamed Salah scores free-kick as Egypt maintain perfect Africa Cup of Nations record
Pre-tournament favourites Egypt have booked their place in the knockout stages.
# Epidemic
Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.
# 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.
# Sume river
At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide
An unknown number of people remain missing.
# wildlife park
Toddler snatched and eaten by leopard in Uganda's national park
The child had followed the nanny outdoors.
# refugee crisis
Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.
# new lives
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.
# 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.
# Uganda
Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world
More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.
# 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.
# 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.
# Redemption
Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.
# 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.
# Uganda
Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'
Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.
# 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.
# 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.”
# 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…
# uganda be kidding me
Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine
Not AGAIN.
# uganda be kidding me
Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine
Not AGAIN.
# 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.”
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
Voices
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.
# 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.”
# 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.
# 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.
Voices
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.
# 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.