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Ugandans Celebrate Gay Pride, But Stigma Tempers Joy

ENTEBBE, Uganda (Reuters) - Several dozen Ugandans marked Gay Pride on Saturday, cheering that such a parade could go ahead in a country that only last year tried to impose long jail terms for gay sex. At a secluded beach in Entebbe,...Show More Summary

Gunfight in the Gorilla Park

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of three adjoining natural reserves — the others are in Uganda and Rwanda — that contain the only remaining habitat of the world’s roughly 800 mountain gorillas. Virunga’s Congolese rangers protect the park from poachers and rebels. It’s dangerous...

'Pride Is Assertiveness': Gay Ugandans Are Celebrating This Weekend, but Warn of Repercussions

4 months agoNews : Vice News

Holding a gay pride parade in a place as notoriously hostile to LGBT people as Uganda requires a lot of planning. The East African country's fourth ever gay pride celebration has kicked off, and while organizers are very excited they are also warning attendees to be trepidatious about the aftermath. Show More Summary

In the Shadow of Violence and Threats, Ugandans Throw Celebratory LGBT Pride

It’s a crime to be gay in Uganda. But that’s not stopping these people from celebrating Pride.

Celebrating Pride in Uganda

Despite the dangers facing the LGBT community in Uganda, this year marks the fourth annual pride celebration in Kampala.

Uganda Dumps Refunds on Bride Prices

Uganda's top court today banned the practice of refunding bride price—normally livestock given by the groom to his bride's family—when a marriage ends in divorce. The Supreme Court agreed with activists that the practice undermines the dignity of women but it upheld the practice of paying bride price....

'Bride Price' Refund Banned In Uganda

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Ugandan women no longer have to refund their “bride price” after a failed marriage, according to a new ruling from the country’s Supreme Court. Read more...

Hackaday Prize Entry: 20,000 Weather Stations

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Team Tahmo has a plan to put a network of 20,000 weather stations across sub-Saharan Africa. That’s an impressive goal, and already they have pilot stations in Senegal, Chad, Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa. For their Hackaday Prize...Show More Summary

LUWUM – “The Band” (Stereogum Premiere)

4 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Jesse Miller of Seattle operates under the name “LUWUM,” a name given to him when he was born in Uganda while his parents were missionaries. Janani Luwum was the archbishop of Uganda in the ’70s who was killed for speaking out against Idi Amin’s tyrannic regime. Although his moniker is serious, Miller’s music isn’t as […]

Investing in the Transformative Power of a Mobile Generation

Photo Credit: UNFPA Uganda In some African countries, more people have access to a mobile phone than to clean water, a bank account or even electricity. This powerful, provocative statement is a reflection of the transformative potential of mobile technology. Show More Summary

Culture or Contraception: What Drives High Fertility Rates in Eastern Uganda?

Eastern Uganda is a sight to behold. The gentle tropical hills of Kampala slowly roll themselves out as they move east towards the source of the Nile River, giving way to a forested plain sporadically broken by winding valleys containing emerald green papyrus swamps and lime green rice patties. Show More Summary

RCL Foods expands into Uganda

RCL Foods expands into Uganda by buying 33.5% of poultry producer HMH for R58.9 million. ||| Johannesburg - RCL Foods has expanded into Uganda by buying 33.5% of a poultry producer, it said on Friday. RCL, which plays in the fast-moving...Show More Summary

Study successfully uses drones to transport blood samples

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We’ve already heard about drones being used to deliver pharmaceuticals to patients in remote locations, but scientists from Johns Hopkins University and Uganda’s Makerere University are now looking at the other end of the picture – using them to deliver remotely-located patients’ blood samples to labs in larger centers. Show More Summary

Go Gorilla Trekking Above the Clouds in Uganda's Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Some of the world’s best destinations are often the hardest to reach. Uganda is one such place. A landlocked country in East Africa, Uganda has stunning terrain that ranges from the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains to the shores of massive Lake Vic... via

A Carabinieri officer, Amelia residents, and Uganda: ICAD works to provide maternity services to a mission in northern Uganda; Volunteers can attend a course on security

4 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Luca Del Moro, an officer with the carabinieri office in Amelia, was stationed in Uganda from 2004 to 2008 — however, the hard work of Italian Catholic missionaries in this land-locked African country left an impression on him. Del More is CEO and Founder of ICAD Onlus - International Cooperation and Development Association. Show More Summary

Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet

Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study. The article describes how the researchers observed wild chimpanzees in the Budongo forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds.

Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox

Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term study published in PLOS ONE. The paper led by the University of Oxford describes how the researchers observed wild chimpanzees in the Budongo forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds. read more

Source of the Nile at Jinja in Jinja, Uganda

On August 3rd, 1858, John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the Nile – in a sense. What remains unquestionable is the fact that this spot became the source of a historic feud between Speke and his expedition-mate, Richard Francis...Show More Summary

Uganda Counts On China As Its Most Important Foreign Investor

Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda was in New York this month to help celebrate Nelson Mandela Day on July 18. But any international trip is a chance for Rugunda to talk up foreign investment in his East African nation of 38 million people.

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