We asked for your questions for four activists and human rights workers who deal specifically with at-risk populations in Uganda. Read their answers.
As HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths around the world fall, rates in Uganda have been on the rise in recent years. Part of the problem, according to many of the world's top public health experts, is that the populations most…
Uganda’s anti-gay law, one of the harshest in the world, has been declared “null and void,” the AP reports.
By PBS NewsHour
While the United Nations has reported optimistic news about controlling the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS, Uganda’s infection rates are growing. Public health officials say the trend is partially tied to stigma faced by at-risk groups like gay men…
By Victoria Fleischer
Robin Hammond had never considered the long-term mental health effects on the Africans whose stories of war, famine and conflict he had covered for 12 years as a documentary photographer. But on a 2011 reporting trip to Sudan, he witnessed…
By PBS NewsHour
For gays living in Uganda, just walking outside of their homes can be dangerous. And today, long-standing prejudice has been institutionalized into law with the country’s “Anti-Homosexuality Act,” which calls for harsh sentences for gay acts. Offenders convicted of “aggravated…
When more than 200 teenage girls were abducted last month from their boarding school in Nigeria, Angelina Atyam knew firsthand the anguish the parents were feeling.
By Lolita Baldor, Associated Press
The U.S. is sending military aircraft and more forces to assist in the hunt for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony, more than doubling the number of American troops and airmen on the ground to 250.
By Kayla Ruble
The Ebola virus was detected in samples of a viral hemorrhagic fever that has killed more than 50 people in the West African nation of Guinea marking the first human outbreak of Ebola in the country, according to government officials…
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