The civil war in South Sudan is becoming one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. For some refugees who've fled into Uganda, ethnic rivalries stoked by the conflict persist. But other South Sudanese are rejecting those divisions and hoping for peace — together.
Sharon Hillier didn't start out wanting to be the voice of, well, the vagina. But when she discovered just how off-base men who studied women's reproductive issues were, she felt she had to do something.
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.
In developing countries, even when people with mental illness receive medical treatment, they often have trouble fitting in. A program in Uganda aims to change that by training people with mental illness to earn a livelihood. Joanne Silberner reports.
The Ugandan parliament is debated a revised version of the anti-gay legislation Friday. But most people are more focused on the growing turmoil in the capital. The gay bill is really a non event there.