The fourth annual Pride Uganda festival took place last week with a small but vocal number of gay pride activists and LGBTI activists taking a stand against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which criminalizes same-sex relationships with up to 14 years in prison.
Ugandan gay rights activist John Abdallah Wambere faced death threats after he was outed in his own country. Now the US has granted him political asylum, and he's celebrating — but still dreaming of walking safely with his daughter in the streets of his hometown.
John Abdallah Wambere was a openly gay activist in Uganda. After one of his colleagues was bludgeoned to death with a hammer, Wambere's life was threatened. This week he sought political asylum in the United States.
The vital staple cassava is one of the most climate-resilient crops around, but it’s also highly susceptible to diseases. Scientists in Uganda hope to distribute a free, virus-resistant GMO variety, but it’s run into a buzzsaw of hostility.
Twenty-year-old Jacky Kemigisa lives in Kampala, Uganda. A new BBC series looks at a typical "girls night out" in Kampala through her perspective. The series also includes how Jacky faces unwanted attention from men.
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