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 ...

Uganda's president signs anti-gay bill

Feb 25, 2014

Uganda's president signs anti-gay bill

Uganda’s president on Monday signed a controversial anti-gay bill that has harsh penalties for homosexual sex, saying the bill is necessary because “arrogant and careless Western groups” had tried to “recruit” Ugandan children into homosexuality. President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill at his official ...

With anti-gay law, Uganda says it is defending 'morals'

Feb 19, 2014

With anti-gay law, Uganda says it is defending 'morals'

Uganda’s government on Tuesday defended its decision to push through tough anti-homosexuality laws, saying it was determined to protect the country’s “morals” even if that meant losing international aid. Veteran President Yoweri Museveni has announced he would sign into law a controversial bill that ...

Revamped African Queen returns to Nile waters 60 years on

Jan 19, 2014

Revamped African Queen returns to Nile waters 60 years on

Sixty years after Humphrey Bogart steered her through crocodile infested waters, the African Queen is once again plying the Nile. Lovingly restored, the boat is operated by Cam McLeay, a New Zealand adventurer and Nile enthusiast, and took its first passengers for a ride ...

Jan 18, 2014

Uganda president against gay law

President Yoweri Museveni opposes an anti-gay bill passed by lawmakers that calls for life imprisonment for gays, even as he characterizes homosexuals as “abnormal” people who should be rehabilitated, according to excerpts of his letter to the speaker of parliament. Museveni’s opposition to the ...

Dec 21, 2013

Uganda passes tough new bill against homosexuality

Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that calls for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts, drawing criticism from rights campaigners who called it “the worst in the world.” The legislations sets life imprisonment as the penalty for gay sex involving an HIV-infected person, ...