Africa

Uganda court refuses bail for jailed activist

Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan activist and academic, has been sent back to a maximum security prison after her lawyers failed to secure her bail.

Africa

Critic of Ugandan leader fears psychiatric lock-up

Lawyer for academic critical of president alleges authorities want to confine her to a mental hospital.

Museveni critic 'resists forced psychiatric exam'

Reporter's Notebook

S Sudan refugee children 'living life no child should'

Thousands of refugees arrive in north Uganda from South Sudan daily and many of them are unaccompanied children.

Africa

Olympics the target for African yard game Kwepena

An entrepreneur in Uganda is trying to develop a centuries-old yard game, known as Kwepena, worldwide.

Africa

Critic of Uganda leader charged with 'cyber harassment'

Rights group says academic's prosecution an indicator that critics 'of the Ugandan government can face its wrath'.

Academic Stella Nyanzi charged with 'cyber harassment'

Africa

Uganda academic Nyanzi to appear in court after arrest

Stella Nyanzi was arrested for insulting Uganda's government in a dispute over funding of sanitary pads for schoolgirls.

Museveni critic Stella Nyanzi to appear in court

Uganda

Rapid population growth endangers Ugandan economy

Two million babies are born in Uganda every year, giving the African nation one of the fastest growing populations in the world. From 38 million now, the population is expected to reach 130 million by 2050.

Human Rights

Waiting to die: Uganda's untreated cancer patients

Since its only external beam radiotherapy machine broke in April, Ugandans having been dying of treatable cancers.

Waiting to die: Uganda's untreated cancer patients

rebel education

Uganda's School for Life: Educating out of Poverty

Can teaching entrepreneurship skills help Ugandan students to break the cycle of poverty and youth unemployment?

Africa

Thirty feared dead after Uganda boat capsizes

Nine bodies found after tragedy strikes football team and fans in Africa's seventh largest lake, Uganda news media say.

Dozens feared dead as boat capsizes in Lake Albert

War & Conflict

Blind former LRA child soldier, breaks stereotypes

Simon Peter is a former LRA child soldier who is fighting to change attitudes towards disabled people in Uganda.

Blind former LRA child soldier, breaks stereotypes

Uganda

New life for South Sudan refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda

Border town in Uganda where many refugees have found sanctuary and a possibility of a new life.

New life for South Sudan refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda

Uganda

Former LRA warlord denies war crimes in ICC trial

Dominic Ongwen faces charges of rape, murder, forced marriage and the use of child soldiers.

Health

Living with HIV: 'There is nothing to fear'

Wilson Bukenya was born with HIV. He lost his parents to Aids when he was two. Now he refuses to be afraid of the virus.

Living with HIV: 'There is nothing to fear'

Africa

Death toll rises in Uganda tribal clash with police

A total of 87 bodies recovered after fighting between police and a militia loyal to a tribal king over the weekend.

Uganda: Army hunts for militia linked to tribal king