Naming and Shaming

Barred from staging street protests, Ugandans are leveraging social media to shine a light on the misdeeds of their corrupt and incompetent leaders. The latest online protest, or “exhibition,” is trending under #UgandaParliamentExhibition on X (formerly Twitter), and it details how bureaucrats are abusing public...

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Dark Rainbows

A Ugandan man became the first person in the country to be charged with “aggravated homosexuality,” an offense that is punishable by death under a recently enacted anti-gay law, Reuters reported Tuesday. Ugandan authorities said the 20-year-old individual was charged this month after he “performed unlawful...

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No Quarter

Suspected militants killed 42 people – mostly students – at a school in western Uganda over the weekend, the latest bout of violence from rebel groups operating near Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Sky News reported. Ugandan authorities said the death toll...

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The Unwanted

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed into law a controversial anti-LGBTQ bill that will allow the death penalty for some same-sex relations, a move that could put the African country in jeopardy with international donors, the Wall Street Journal reported. The new law was first...

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Try, Try Again

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni refused to sign into law a new bill that would impose harsh penalties including death against homosexuals, and requested that lawmakers revise the controversial draft legislation, Al Jazeera reported. Museveni ordered the amendments following a meeting with legislators of his ruling party,...

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Fathers and Sons

Muhoozi Kainerugaba is the son of the long-serving president of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, a 78-year-old who has been in office since 1986. Muhoozi, as he is known, only months ago ran afoul of his father when he tweeted flip references to invading neighboring Kenya. “It...

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Don’t Tell

Uganda passed a law on this week making it a crime to identify as LGBTQ, handing authorities broad powers to target gay Ugandans who already face legal discrimination and mob violence, NBC News reported. While more than 30 African countries, including Uganda, already ban same-sex relations, the new law...

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The Red Line

A Ugandan university came under fire this week after it ordered its female nursing and midwifery students to take pregnancy tests before their exams, sparking a backlash from women’s rights advocates and politicians, CNN reported. Earlier in the week, Kampala International University issued a now-withdrawn notice...

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Atonement

Uganda paid the first installment of $325 million in war reparations to the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) this week, which is compensation for losses caused by wars in the 1990s when Ugandan troops occupied Congolese territory, Reuters reported Monday. Officials from both countries...

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