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Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Uganda’s President, Police Vow Crackdown After Killing of MP

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and the country’s police chief have vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party lawmaker was shot dead last week by men on motorbikes. At the funeral on Monday of MP Ibrahim Abiriga, Museveni said the government would ban motorcycle riders from wearing hooded jackets. The men who shot the lawmaker […]

Women Demand Police Action On Alleged Kidnappings

Women Demand Police Action On Alleged Kidnappings

A group of activists marched on the Ugandan police headquarters Tuesday, protesting what they see as a lack of police response to recent kidnappings and killings. Donning black T-shirts, the participants chanted, carried banners reading “Women’s Lives Matter,” and used saucepans and small drums to call attention to their demonstration.  But as they approached police […]

Ministry Of Gender And Family Remembers The Children And Women Killed In Karambi

Ministry Of Gender And Family Remembers The Children And Women Killed In Karambi

The Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion last Sunday held a special commemoration event for women and children who were killed during the Genocide against the Tutsi, perpetrated in Karambi, Bugesera District. Hundreds of women and children were killed in a marshland next to Karambi hill where they had been hiding at the height of […]

Uganda Power Distributor Umeme To Spend $1.2 bln To Expand Grid

Uganda Power Distributor Umeme To Spend $1.2 bln To Expand Grid

Ugandan power distributor Umeme Ltd plans to spend $1.2 billion in the next seven years to revamp and expand the grid and has hired an adviser to explore options for raising the money, the company’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The investments will be used to prepare for an expected rise in power expected to […]

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

Widows And Rebel Wives Unite To Rebuild Scarred Communities

At the entrance to a round mud and elephant-grass hut in rural northern Uganda, Rose Lamwaka, 58, pauses and looks up at the ceiling of her new dwelling as if she cannot quite believe it is really there. After her old home was burned down in a fire, a group of 15 local women built […]

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

Kadaga Asks UN To Buy Pads For Female Refugees

The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has asked the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to provide sanitary towels for women in refugee camps. The Speaker was on Monday officiating at the launch of new standards for re-useable sanitary pads at Hotel Africana in Kampala. Ms Kadaga said it is displeasing if women in […]

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

Punish Refugee Aid Thieves, EU Tells Uganda

 European Union Head of Delegation to Uganda Attilio Pacifici has asked government to “make known” findings of the investigation into plunder of money and relief items for refugees and prosecute the culprits. Amb Pacifici made the call on Wednesday while speaking at the commemoration of 68 years of European Integration commonly known as Europe Day […]

Policing Pregnant Women Won’t Stop Maternal Deaths

Policing Pregnant Women Won’t Stop Maternal Deaths

For women in East Africa, the only legal right to abortion rests on a 1938 precedent from England that says a doctor can perform one if it saves a woman’s life. For 80 years, East African nations, including Kenya and Uganda, have relied on this colonial ruling, which is no longer the law of the […]

Sex Is Used As Bait To Get Men To Farm

Sex Is Used As Bait To Get Men To Farm

 A group of women in Abok Sub-county, Oyam District, have agreed to use sex as a bait to extract productive labour from lazy men in order to boost agricultural production. Ms Helen Odur, the women’s farmer group chairperson in Abok Sub-county, Oyam District, said mid-April that lazy men would be denied sex to draw them […]

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation

MORE than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further […]

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