Nearly 600,000 refugees have entered Uganda since July, fleeing violence and war in neighboring South Sudan, and the flow continues unabated. The overwhelming numbers are straining relief efforts and inciting tensions between newcomers and Ugandans from nearby communities. Special correspondent…
In a world struggling with anti-immigrant sentiment, Uganda provides a rare hospitable welcome for those seeking asylum. Refugees live in settlements where they are able to run small businesses, attend mosques and children attend school. The country’s support system is…
By Larisa Epatko
Wendee Nicole was studying tropical forest conservation in 2014 when she learned about the plight of the Batwa people of Uganda. She sold her house in Texas and moved there to help.
By News Desk
Continuing his first-ever African tour as leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis delivered mass before thousands of people at Uganda's most famous Catholic shrine.
By Larisa Epatko
Several years ago, Erin Zaikis was working in rural Thailand. She was surprised to see how many children in the village didn’t wash their hands with soap, much less know what soap was.
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…
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