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Category Archives: Uganda
Funding the Fight Against HIV, TB, and Malaria Recently, The Global Fund has launched a new funding model. Under this model, Uganda will receive USD 420 million for the countries fight against HIV, TB, and Malaria. USD 250 million will go to treating and preventing HIV and AIDs, USD 23 million towards TB, and US… Continue reading
HIV Negative or Not A recent report has discovered that Ugandans are purchasing fake “HIV negative” test results. The number is growing pointing to a trend of desperation. Many living with HIV/AIDs confront stigmas as they search for jobs and more. The ability to easily buy these results could affect surveys on the prevalence of… Continue reading
After much consideration, Uganda has decided to support the irredentism of Katanga into Tanzania. We believe that due to the current failed state of the DRC that the removal of Katanga from the state is in the region’s best interests. Not only must the current state of Katanga be addressed for the sake of the… Continue reading
Travel Bans After the controversy caused by the adoption of the anti-homosexuality laws in both Uganda and Nigeria, the European Parliament has backed a resolution imposing travel and visa bans against individuals responsible. The members of the parliament stated that the laws were a danger to human rights in both countries. The resolution is nonbinding…. Continue reading
Kazibwe Speaks Up On Monday, the former Vice President of Uganda, Specioza Wandira-Kazibwe finally spoke up against the signing into law of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and urged for its repeal. This bill has been highly controversial in the global community and upon signing it President Museveni state that it was intended to display “Uganda’s independence… Continue reading
German Patriot Shames Ghana Mr Kwaku Anane-Gyinde of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Germany challenged President John Dramani Mahama to initiate the needed economic policy in Ghana or step down from his position. This announcement was made over Sankofa FM over the weekend and calls into question the presidents legacy of corruption through SADA,… Continue reading
Anti Gender Violence Facility The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region is launching a regional training facility for the management of sexual and gender-based violence in Uganda. The facility will cost around $5 million in the pilot phase and will train people who handle cases of sexual violence in the Great Lakes region. Currently… Continue reading
Global Day of Action Ugandan activists have organized a Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-homosexuality bill. Activists around the world showed their support to those campaigning against the bill yesterday. Homophobic violence and arrests have increased since the introduction of the bill and if President Museveni does not veto or amend the bill by February 23rd,… Continue reading
Villagers Desire Secession In two southern communities in Uganda, villagers are expressing the desire to become a part of neighboring Rwanda. Lacking basic services, they feel forgotten by their nation. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26082745 Kony Asks Forgiveness Recently rebel leader, Joseph Kony, sent a letter to the Ugandan government “asking for forgiveness and calling for talks”. Kony has… Continue reading
Uganda’s Newest Anti-Gay Law Blocked New information has come out on Uganda’s new “anti-gay law”, which would make homosexuality not only illegal, but provide for life imprisonment or the death penalty for homosexual acts. Last week, a letter from President Museveni stating that he would block the bill was released by Ugandan press. This act… Continue reading