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#Uganda

# uganda - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Toddler snatched and eaten by leopard in Uganda's national park

The child had followed the nanny outdoors.

# uganda - Monday 2 April, 2018

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

# uganda - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor New Lives This post contains videos

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.

# uganda - Sunday 25 March, 2018

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 - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world Uganda This post contains videos

Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world

More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.

# uganda - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'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.

# uganda - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# uganda - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

# uganda - Friday 25 March, 2016

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 - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'

Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.

# uganda - Monday 22 June, 2015

An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda

Uganda represents a huge emerging market for oil exploration.

# uganda - Monday 15 June, 2015

"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.”

# uganda - Monday 1 June, 2015

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 - Monday 25 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine Uganda Be Kidding Me

# uganda - Thursday 21 May, 2015

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.”

# uganda - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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.

# uganda - Thursday 10 July, 2014

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.

# uganda - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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.

# uganda - Saturday 24 May, 2014

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: 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.”

# uganda - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

# uganda - Monday 7 April, 2014

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.

# uganda - Friday 14 March, 2014

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.

# uganda - Monday 10 March, 2014

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.

# uganda - Thursday 6 March, 2014

‘Not appropriate’ to cut Irish aid to Uganda over anti-gay laws

The Department of Foreign Affairs has argued that aid to the country is going to directly assist some of the poorest people in the world and that it’s a matter of educating people.

# uganda - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Uganda tabloid prints list of 200 'top' gay people

The Red Pepper tabloid published the list the day after a bill criminalising homosexuality was enacted.

# uganda - Monday 24 February, 2014

"Others cannot dictate to us": Uganda signs controversial anti-gay bill into law

The news has been condemned by Amnesty International, which described it as a “step backwards”.

# uganda - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

Tánaiste: Anti-gay laws will "affect our valued relationship" with Uganda

Meanwhile, Uganda’s government has defended its decision to push through the controversial laws.

# uganda - Monday 27 January, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland give aid to countries that deny gay rights?

We’ve given generously to countries that have outlawed homosexuality. But should aid ever come with conditions attached?

# uganda - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Column: Living for love, dying because of hate – the rising tide of homophobia in Africa

Jean-Claude Roger Mbebe died an untimely death last week, after his family allegedly prevented him from receiving necessary medical treatment. He had been previously been convicted of “homosexuality and attempted homosexuality” and imprisoned.

# uganda - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Column: Uganda’s anti-gay law… what can you do?

The bloated Ugandan political class and their evangelical puppet masters respond to one thing only: money. If they see aid being withdrawn from their country, they might repeal this horrendous law, writes Paul O’Keeffe.

# uganda - Friday 20 December, 2013

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

The anti-gay bill allows for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts.

# uganda - Thursday 21 March, 2013

Irish Aid requires an external audit system to improve standards - PAC report

The Committee of Public Accounts says Irish Aid’s external audit needs help from more qualified auditors in order to improve standards.

# uganda - Monday 11 March, 2013

Column: The way some people view African countries is inherently racist – as Kony 2012 shows

The Invisible Children campaign went viral worldwide last year – but it was deeply racist, politically motivated, and presented a Uganda that does not exist, writes Kevin McPartlan.

# uganda - Friday 22 February, 2013

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

# uganda - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Chess giving hope to slum children

Self-confidence, discipline and higher ambitions for their future: some of the benefits being reaped by kids attending chess club in Kampala.

# uganda - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Bill Gates to meet with Taoiseach, Tánaiste and President tomorrow

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist is also reported to be meeting Bono on his visit to Ireland tomorrow.

# uganda - Monday 21 January, 2013

Ugandan army says it killed top Kony bodyguard

The body guard to the notorious LRA leader had earned a grim reputation over the abduction of children.

# uganda - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Here’s how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year

The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.

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