Uganda

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0 DR Congo: M23 rebels lay down guns, army targets FDLR

M23 rebels on patrol. The M23 rebel group that has led a twenty-month insurgency in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo waved the white flag today. An announcement Tuesday morning that the rebels gave up came in the wake of a Congolese army campaign that beat back…

Global Health
1 Stigma faced by Ugandan women with breast cancer

Stigma, misinformation and poverty all conspire against women suffering from breast cancer, reports Denise Grady for the New York Times. Her excellent story profiles some of the women in Uganda who are suffering from breast cancer and are trying to seek treatment. One of the people is Jessy Acen, a…

Human Rights
0 American evangelicals deadly influence in Uganda

Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, filmmaker Roger Ross Williams and Rev. Kapya Kaoma Uganda has emerged as a focal point of US evangelical efforts in Africa. A new film, God Loves Uganda, shows how the efforts to bring Jesus to Ugandans is also spreading hate against gays. Specifically, it has enabled the…

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0 UNICEF’s digital tool that reunites families

UNICEF Sudden humanitarian disasters can separate families. The trauma is then compounded further by the difficulty in reuniting family members. That problem may be one of the past. A new UNICEF tool provides a quick way to bring families back together. The digital registration tool called Rapid Family Tracing and Reunification…

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0 HBO’s The Newsroom goes to Africa

Last Sunday’s episode of the HBO news drama The Newsroom took off for Uganda. Neophyte journalist Maggie Jordan travels with cameraman Gary Cooper to document a story at an orphanage. She does the usual schtick of a young white girl reading to the young orphan, but things turn when a…

Basics
0 Little progress for some of the world’s poor, says report

The UK-based Catholic charity CAFOD interviewed 1,420 people in 56 communities across Uganda, Bolivia, the Philippines and Zimbabwe. They found that factors outside of the control of people are increasing poverty. Issues including environmental degradation, violent conflict, food price changes and economic crises all impact the lives of the poor. While many…

Human Rights
0 Uganda’s Brazen Press Crackdown Continues

Staff of the independent Ugandan newspaper the Daily Monitor are without an office as a standoff with Ugandan police entered its 10th day. All over a letter written by a general in the Ugandan army that rankled President Museveni. Ugandan police unceremoniously stormed the offices of the independent newspaper the…