Uganda

Culture

Don’t take being American for granted

There is a reason why Western Europe’s loud acceptance of equality hasn't yet made a significant difference in much of the world: because of the US. Like civil rights and the women’s suffrage movement, it is only when America declares the debate closed that it will finally be closed in much of the world. If not legally, then at least culturally.

Conflict

How do you judge a child soldier?

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.

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Lifestyle & Belief

Uganda bombings update

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.

Global Politics

Burundi fears Somali violence

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.

Global Politics

Homophobia in Uganda

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.

Conflict & Justice

Ugandans react to Kato murder

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.