The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, where their mission is to counter the advances of a slew of jihadist movements, including al-Shabab in Somalia, ISIS affiliates in the Sahel region and Boko Haram in Nigeria.
The Bidi Bidi refugee camp in northern Uganda is now home to about 285,000 residents, nearly all of them fleeing civil war in neighboring South Sudan. The settlement is already larger than most Ugandan cities, and it's probably not going away.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The continued presence of Ugandan LRA rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo has complicated a debate about how long United Nations peacekeepers should stay in that country. Michael Kavanagh reports from the town of Niangara, DR Congo.
The World's Jeb Sharp brings you the latest on the twin bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala. The double blasts killed some 70 people. The main suspect at this stage is the Somali insurgent group al Shabab.
The Somali Islamist group, Al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility for Sunday's bombings that killed more than 70 people in Kampala. Ugandan authorities say they've made some arrests. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest from the BBC's Will Ross in Kampala.
Burundi has been threatened by the Somali insurgent group al Shabab for sending peacekeeping troops to Somalia. Last month, al Shabab attacked Uganda. Correspondent Zack Baddorf reports from Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.
Lisa Mullins speaks with Ugandan gay rights activist Julius Kaggwa about the climate of homophobia in Uganda. Kaggwa is in the United States to accept a human rights award for his work opposing intolerance against gays.
Last week, prominent gay activist David Kato was killed in his home in Uganda. Many in the gay and lesbian community are frightened. But after the killing, a few are saying they won't hide anymore. Dennis Porter reports from Kampala.