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The Power to Say ‘No’: Mentors Help Young Ugandan Women Fight Early Marriage, Pregnancy

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyHealthHuman RightsLegal RightsWomen's Rights

Forced marriages and unintended pregnancies remain a norm for many Ugandan young women. One effort to combat the problems draws on the experience of women who have been down that path, who serve as mentors to girls and young women.

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Uganda Has Plenty of Electricity – But Most Households Remain Powerless

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentHuman Rights

Thanks to recent infrastructure upgrades, Uganda now produces more than enough electricity to supply the entire country. So why do so many Ugandans remain in the dark?

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Tension Between Indians, Blacks in Uganda Continues, Sometimes Leading to Violence

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human Rights

More than a century after Indians first arrived in Uganda as indentured slaves, racial tension between them and black Ugandans persist. Indians are a key part of the Ugandan economy, but still, encounters between the two groups can escalate into violence.

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Uganda Denounces Homosexuality, But Experts Say It’s Not New in Africa

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Homosexuality, which is illegal in Uganda, is commonly believed to be a vestige of colonialism. As the country’s LGBT community struggles for acceptance, some experts are noting that there’s evidence that homosexuality was present in Africa long before foreigners came.

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Female Students Claim Discrimination Over Short Hair Policies at Some Uganda Schools

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Girls of black African descent are upset over policies at some Ugandan schools that require them to cut their hair. The female students say the policies discriminate against them, as some girls of other ethnicities are allowed to grow their hair long.

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Money-Making Scrap or Armed Bomb? Abandoned Explosives Pose Deadly Risks in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHealthHuman RightsPower

Construction is booming and demand for steel is on the rise. But scrap metal vendors eager for profits are unwittingly digging up explosives from old conflicts, risking arrest, injury — or worse.

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Stranded Abroad, Many Ugandans Don’t Know When They’ll Get Home

Region: Uganda

Topics: AutonomyCoronavirusHuman RightsMigration

Uganda’s border closure was meant to protect citizens from the spread of the coronavirus. But the policy also left some Ugandans trapped in the diaspora – and many are still waiting to return.

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Would-be Ugandan Parents Denied Adoptions Because of Sexuality

Region: Uganda

Topics: Human RightsPowerSexuality & Gender

Otherwise qualified parents have their hopes of family dashed because of a ban on homosexuality — and pervasive homophobic attitudes. Some find ways to adopt anyway; others simply give up.

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Toilets Meant to Improve Sanitation Turn Into Deadly Hazards

Region: Uganda

Topics: DevelopmentHealthHuman RightsInfrastructure

Pit latrines play a critical role in improving public health throughout Uganda. But when people run out of money to finish building them, they leave gaping holes and life-threatening safety concerns — especially for children.

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Driven by Hunger, South Sudanese Refugees Slip Back into Homeland

Region: Uganda

Topics: ConflictHuman RightsLegal RightsMigration

Uganda has taken in hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese fleeing violence. But reductions in land plots and meager food stipends are forcing refugees to re-enter dangerous territory in the hunt for viable land.

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