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Uganda on alert as IS-linked militants cross border from DR Congo

Ugandan security forces have heightened their vigilance following reports that fighters affiliated with an Islamic State-linked group, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), entered the country over the weekend.  The army has warned of potential attacks by ADF militants in urban areas, places of worship, schools, and public events, urging the public to remain vigilant to […]

Uganda Minister says People Dying of Hunger are ‘Idiots’

A Ugandan government minister is facing criticism after calling those who have died of hunger in his country “idiots”. Many have deemed Henry Okello Oryem’s comments tone-deaf. In 2022, more than 2,200 people died of starvation and related illnesses in north-east Uganda, a report by an official human rights body said. But Mr Oryem argued […]

Uganda Criminalises Identifying as LGBTQ

 People who identify as gay in Uganda risk life in prison after parliament passed a new bill to crack down on homosexual activities. It also includes the death penalty in certain cases. A rights activist told the BBC the debate around the bill had led to fear of more attacks on gay people. The bill […]

Uganda Considers Bill to Criminalise Identifying as LGBTQ

A bill has been tabled in Uganda’s parliament that would criminalise anyone identifying as LGBTQ+. If passed, they would face jail terms of up to 10 years, as would those engaging in same-sex relations. The law would ban the funding or promotion of LGBTQ+ activities and jail landlords who rented premises to members of the […]