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IGAD’s Missed Opportunity for Action on South Sudan

As people continue to suffer, the latest regional summit ended in little more than repeated promises.

"We Have to Fight the Law": Uganda's LGBTI Activism After the Anti-Gay Bill

Despite legislative and societal hostility, Uganda's gay rights activists refuse to take a step back.

Get Rich or Die Trying: The Chinese Herbal Medicine "Death Sentence" in Uganda

200,000 Ugandans have signed up to a company believing it will cure all their illnesses and help them make a fortune. But it is more likely to do the opposite.

Uganda: Grandmaster Museveni and his Gay Rights Pawn

For the canny Museveni, the controversy over gay rights is not a moral issue but a political opportunity. And in this political chess game, he has so far outmanoeuvred everyone.

Inconsistency Killed the Cause: The West's Outcry Over Uganda is Too Little Too Late

The West has had years to criticise Museveni for rights abuses. The fact that condemnation is only coming now, and over gay rights, plays right into the wily old president's hands.

Feet-Dragging, Fast-Tracking and Freedom of Movement: Where Now for the EAC?

With relations within the East African Community fraying in recent months, the upcoming heads-of-state summit will be all the more important.

Danger in Labour: Uganda’s Maternal Health Crisis

From drug shortages to insufficient staff to having to pay for 'free' treatment, pregnant women face countless challenges. And that's presuming they can even reach a health centre.

The Third Way: Israel Can't Solve its Asylum Seeker Issue That Easily

Israeli politicians have announced a deal whereby an East African country, believed by most to be Uganda, will accept its African asylum seekers. But is this even legal?

Pincer Movements, Choppers and Teamwork: How the M23 was Pushed Back

Less than a year ago, the national army and UN mission watched on as the M23 moved across the region. This week, it is the rebels that have been swept aside. What changed?

I Don’t: Uganda’s Controversial Marriage and Divorce Bill is Left on the Shelf

Uganda’s Marriage and Divorce Bill, which would make marital rape illegal, has been shelved again after public consultations.

A Schoolboy Error: Museveni’s Broken Promise to Ugandan Teachers Provokes Strike Action

The Ugandan government’s failure to fulfil its pledge to increase teachers’ salaries has resulted in country-wide strikes, with no easy resolution on the horizon.