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A queer film festival comes to Uganda — where homosexuality is illegal

This December, several hundred film fans from around the world are expected to gather in Kampala, Uganda. There will be no red carpet, no palm trees, and no billboards, just a series of text messages
Wheels: Out of Africa, an All-Road Honda Motorcycle

Wheels: Out of Africa, an All-Road Honda Motorcycle

David Thorpe, right, a former World Motocross Champion, on a Honda Africa Twin motorcycle while competing at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race in October in England.

Former Ugandan child soldier denies war crimes at the International Criminal Court

A feared Ugandan warlord declared his innocence on Tuesday as he became the first former child soldier to appear before the International Criminal Court, telling judges that his background made him
Op-Ed Contributors: A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom?

Op-Ed Contributors: A Zika Vaccine, but for Whom?

The Zika virus was first disovered in April 1947 near Lake Victoria in Uganda.
In Soccer’s Hinterlands, World Cup Expansion Opens a Door

In Soccer’s Hinterlands, World Cup Expansion Opens a Door

Uganda, celebrating a goal against Botswana, is one of the teams that are likely to benefit the most from the coming World Cup expansion.

”Why haven’t you come for me?” A family torn apart by Trump’s refugee ban

Amina & Mohamed Amina, a Somali refugee, was about to reunite with her son, Mohamed, after nearly two years apart. Then came Trump’s ban. By Nick Miriello and Julia Steers Photographs by Maddie

Violence pushes South Sudan into famine as thousands flee to neighboring Uganda

A new report published Monday has blamed civil war and instability for a famine in South Sudan – the first to be declared globally for 6 years. Some 100,000 people now face starvation, with 4.9
Ahead For 9,400 Meters, Joshua Cheptegei Wobbles To Finish At World Cross Country Championships

Ahead For 9,400 Meters, Joshua Cheptegei Wobbles To Finish At World Cross Country Championships

With 2,000 meters left in the weekend’s World Cross Country Championship, 20-year-old Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei was leading the most important race of his young life, in front of the home crowd. The
Uganda Tries to Commit Critic of President to Mental Institution

Uganda Tries to Commit Critic of President to Mental Institution

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda at an election rally in Kampala, the capital, in 2016. He is in power 31 years after setting out as a great hope for African democracy and routinely intimidates
Uganda Ends Its Hunt for Joseph Kony Empty-Handed

Uganda Ends Its Hunt for Joseph Kony Empty-Handed

The army of the Central African Republic is being rebuilt so it can secure and stabilize more of the countryside, including areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

How Kony’s army could return with a vengeance

OBO, Central African Republic — Hunched over desks in cramped rooms, local radio operators charged with protecting rural communities listen closely for news of attacks by rebels from Joseph Kony’s
Ordered to Catch a Warlord, Ugandan Troops Are Accused of Hunting Girls

Ordered to Catch a Warlord, Ugandan Troops Are Accused of Hunting Girls

“Joseph Kony is dead,” announced a propaganda leaflet, presumably providing false information about the Lord’s Resistance Army warlord to persuade his soldiers to defect.

Gunmen Storm a Congo Prison, Freeing More Than 900 Inmates

Many of the freed prisoners were accused of taking part in mass killings in the country’s turbulent northeast. The attackers claimed to be Ugandan rebels.
South Sudan's million-strong refugee crisis is a test for the World Bank

South Sudan's million-strong refugee crisis is a test for the World Bank

It’s time for the bank and the Global Partnership for Education to spend money they have set aside for these emergencies Imagine, if you will, a city the size of Birmingham with a population of a
A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

A male chimpanzee hooting in the wild forests of western Uganda. Deforestation in the country is occurring at some of the fastest rates on Earth, shrinking the habitat of this endangered species.
A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

A Cheap Fix for Climate Change? Pay People Not to Chop Down Trees

A male chimpanzee hooting in the wild forests of western Uganda. Deforestation in the country is occurring at some of the fastest rates on Earth, shrinking the habitat of this endangered species.
Number of S. Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda tops a million

Number of S. Sudanese refugees fleeing to Uganda tops a million

The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda hit one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, as hundreds of desperate families pour across the border every day seeking a haven from the civil
Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda

A South Sudanese family crossing into Uganda in June. The United Nations refugee agency said about 1,800 people have fled across the border to Uganda every day for the past year.

What Chimpanzees Can Teach Us About Adam and Eve

Stephen Greenblatt on how observing chimpanzees in the wild at Kibale National Park, in Uganda, illuminates the Biblical Garden of Eden story.