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Toddlers in Uganda Head to School, Worrying Some Parents and Teachers

Region: Uganda

Topics: Education

School in Uganda isn’t required for toddlers, but more parents are sending their very young children to class. Some parents say the trend helps children prepare for life, but others worry that it demands too much of the young students.

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Ugandans Debate Proposal That Could Make Museveni President for Life

Region: Uganda

Topics: Politics

In February, Yoweri Museveni, 72, won a fifth term in an election marked by allegations of fraud, and now a plan to lift a ban preventing those over 75 from serving as president would let him run again in 2021 and beyond. Supporters say he has popular backing, but opposition party members are among those who say Museveni lacks the mental and physical capacity to run the nation.

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Ugandan Chefs Reduce Fried Foods on Menu to Meet Growing Demand for Healthy Options

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureHealth

Many favorite Ugandan dishes include fried foods, which experts say are contributing to spikes in illnesses such as gallstones, obesity, diabetes and hypertension. Now, many people are seeking healthier options and Ugandan chefs are responding with changes to their menu.

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Exploitation, Immorality Common Among Ugandan Pastors, Critics Say

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureHuman Rights

Some churches in this fast-growing movement teach that members must make donations to gain blessings. A church organization official says some churches “concentrate on personalities and not Jesus,” and an outside minister’s website lists pastors whom he suspects of wrongdoing.

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Parents Who Fail to Have Kids Vaccinated Face Fines, Jail Time Under New Ugandan Law

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Fears of immunization shots, which often are based on myths, have kept some Ugandan parents from vaccinating their children. Now, new regulations are forcing more parents to comply with the law.

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Ugandan Doctors Warn of Possible Dangers In Herbal Remedies Used for Sexual Issues

Region: Uganda

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Most in the nation rely on traditional healers for regular health care, and bold ads indicate the sexual enhancers are growing in popularity. But physicians say some of the herbal remedies for vaginal dryness and other problems might do irreversible harm.

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Kampala Residents Divided Over Poisoning of Stray Dogs to Fight Rabies

Region: Uganda

Topics: Politics

Dog owners and animal rights activists in Uganda’s capital condemn city authorities for killing the canines, but others say it is the only way to keep rabies at bay.

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Ugandan Empowerment Program Helps Girls Learn Their Rights, Decreases Dropout Rate

Region: Uganda

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

Girl Up Initiative Uganda offers workshops on sexual health and reproductive rights, leadership training and other topics for girls in schools, as well as skills training for young women who have dropped out.

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DNA Testing Trend Brings Joy and Sorrow As Ugandans Discover Truth About Families

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

A local TV program features people who have doubts about paternity and films their reactions to the test results. In Uganda, the number of private facilities providing such tests has increased in the last five years, pushing down prices, which are still prohibitive for many.

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Q&A: Gay Rights Leader Plans Pride Festival in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: CultureHuman RightsPolitics

Despite a Ugandan ban on same-sex relationships, gay rights activist Isaac Mugisha spearheads efforts to organize an annual gay pride festival in the East African country. In a Q&A with GPJ, Mugisha says attitudes are beginning to change, but there are still many challenges.

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