Today, the group has 61 members — women who are HIV-positive, widows, single mothers, women who face domestic abuse, former abductees who lost their limbs or still live with bullet wounds and women whose children were abducted during the conflict, with some of them never returning.
For millions of women around the world, monthly periods are something that comes with real hazards, such as missing school and work or being subjected to potentially harmful sanitary conditions. But there's a global menstrual movement taking place.
An invasion of banana bacterial wilt last decade was predicted to destroy 90 percent of the country’s crops at a cost of $4 billion. The disease was stopped, but only after expensive and protracted interventions by the government.
Sudan's Janjaweed, Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army and other notorious militias are wreaking havoc on wildlife in central Africa, poaching and trafficking elephants, hippopotamuses, buffaloes and other animals, a monitor said Friday.
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.
Recent studies suggest that male circumcision can provide some protection against HIV infection. Health officials in Uganda would like to promote male circumcision as part of a campaign to reduce HIV/AIDS. But Uganda's president doesn't support the idea
The World looks at how the financial turmoil shaking major economies could hurt millions of people living on the edge. Experts examine the economic prospects in African nations already suffering from higher food and fuel prices.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the three "range" states of the endangered mountain gorilla -- Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jamie Kemsey of the International Gorilla Conservation Program in Rwanda.
The World's Katy Clark reports on a recent wave of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a notorious rebel group from neighbouring Uganda known as The Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA. The LRA is believed to have been behind a Christmas Day massacre there that left 400 civilians dead.
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.
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.
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.
An important piece of history has been lost in Uganda. Fire destroyed a 150-year-old royal tomb in Kampala on Tuesday. It was a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jeb Sharp talks with the BBC's Joshua Mmali is in Kampala.