Sep 15, 2014

Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al-Shabaab cell

Police in Kampala seized “substantial amounts of explosives” and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday. Police arrested 19 people in the operation on Saturday, and Information ...

Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law that halted Western aid

Aug 2, 2014

Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law that halted Western aid

Uganda’s constitutional court on Friday overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences and which drew stern criticism from Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid. The new ruling, which can be appealed, voids a statute signed into ...

U.S. terror warning puts airports worldwide on alert

Jul 4, 2014

U.S. terror warning puts airports worldwide on alert

United States-bound travelers from Europe and the Middle East faced tighter security at airports Thursday over fears that Al-Qaida-linked militants are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected. The stepped-up checks were ordered as the U.S. Embassy in Uganda warned of ...

Piglets' terrorist ties probed after breaching Uganda parliament

Jun 21, 2014

Piglets' terrorist ties probed after breaching Uganda parliament

Police in Uganda said Saturday they were testing two piglets for “terrorism-related material” after they were sneaked into the country’s parliament by two anti-corruption protesters. Seven police officers who were on duty outside parliament have also been suspended over the security breach and detained ...

Charity gives African, Japanese orphans a leg up

Apr 2, 2014

Charity gives African, Japanese orphans a leg up

by Ben Dooley

As an orphan, living on the streets of Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, John Nakaswa never imagined he might one day travel to Japan. So when Ashinaga, a Japanese foundation dedicated to providing educational and emotional support to orphans, offered to send him to Kwansei ...

Mar 4, 2014

Uganda's shameful act

Japan should consider cutting financial aid to Uganda following the African nation's shameful enactment of an anti-homosexuality bill that calls for life imprisonment in "aggravated" cases.

Feb 26, 2014

Ugandan newspaper prints list of '200 top' gays

A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country’s “200 top” gays, outing some Ugandans and raising fears of violence against those named just a day after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law. Many on the list “are scared ...

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

Feb 25, 2014

Uganda tabloid prints list of 'top' homosexuals

A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country’s “200 top” homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said ...