More than a decade ago nations agreed that richer countries should pay poorer countries for "clean development" that reduces carbon emissions. The first tree carbon project in Africa under this agreement is now underway. But the trees aren't native, and t
With funding from the World Bank, villagers in southwestern Uganda will receive money for storing carbon in newly-planted trees. But as Beth Hoffman reports, the project could have unintended consequences. From Living on Earth.
It's already against the law to be gay in Uganda. But some legislation being proposed there would drastically increase the existing penalties. We hear from Long Jones (pictured), an openly gay Ugandan living in Kampala.
Could the lowly chicken seriously alleviate poverty and hunger in developing countries? Putting chickens in the hands of women farmers in east Africa is yielding powerful results, and hunger experts are taking notice.
Generations of experts have dedicated their careers to finding ways to make sure children around the world have enough to eat. As Beth Hoffman reports from Uganda, some are turning to an overlooked bird to provide food and income. From Living on Earth.
A Ugandan government minister has said that a proposed law which includes the death penalty for some homosexual acts is ?not necessary?. The bill sparked international condemnation. Jeb Sharp talks with Maria Burnett, researcher for Human Rights Watch.
In Uganda, a government program to battle malaria using DDT has provoked a fierce backlash. Some fear the government is poisoning them. Yet many public health experts say the risks of DDT are far less than the risks of malaria. On PRI's The World.
For 15 years, Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe has been picking up the broken pieces of girls' lives and putting them back together. She's helped thousands of girls in Uganda — now she's helping girls fleeing civil war in South Sudan.
A year-long investigation by Foreign Policy magazine reveals Israel's secret system for shuffling out African asylum-seekers, via Rwanda or Uganda, into third countries, where they are no longer anyone’s responsibility.
Uganda has been celebrated in recent years for its generosity toward those fleeing violence, especially South Sudanese refugees. But state-sponsored discrimination and social intolerance have forced many gay, lesbian and transgender Ugandans to seek asylum outside the country.
More than 30,000 children were kidnapped during Uganda's civil war, and many were forced to become child soldiers. Today, the country grapples with a complicated question: how to judge their atrocities.
Ugandans in the drought-stricken northern part of the country have lost crops and livestock. Now they're resorting to disguising themselves as South Sudanese refugees to gain access to grain, flour and high-energy biscuits distributed at camps.