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Blasts at Uganda MPs Bobi Wine and Allan Ssewanyana's homes

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 10:59

The MPs say they were targeted because they oppose the scrapping of the presidential age limit.
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Ugandan brawl during parliament debate

Tuesday, September 26th 2017, 17:09

MPs scuffled and threw chairs over a motion that could let President Museveni run again in 2021.
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Wild land

Friday, September 15th 2017, 1:11

Uganda took in more refugees than any other country last year and provided them all with land. But they have to clear it and build a home themselves.
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UN: Over one million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

Friday, August 18th 2017, 12:03
related countries: Sudan Sudan

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million.
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Ugandan gold rush stopped by authorities

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 0:16
related places: Mubende

The gold mines of Mubende provide jobs for many Ugandans, but they were shut down without warning.
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Mini-skirts and morals

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 0:19

The debate on what constitutes being improperly dressed in public is reignited after Ugandan civil servants are issued with a strict dress code.
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'Brothers, not strangers'

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 0:24
related countries: Sudan Sudan

How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.
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Uganda's lesson in how to treat refugees

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 16:32

Uganda took in more refugees than any other country last year - mostly fleeing the conflict in South Sudan - and has been praised for its open-door policy.
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A woman’s world

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 0:01

Documenting daily life in Ugandan refugee settlements.
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Where has all the food aid gone in the world's biggest refugee camp?

Friday, May 26th 2017, 12:36

The UN says aid agencies are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people arriving in Uganda after fleeing civil war in South Sudan.
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Makeshift army

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, 1:12
related countries: United States United States

The US and Uganda are stopping the hunt for notorious rebel leader Joseph Kony but he is still a threat.
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Uganda bans Dutch film for 'glorifying homosexuality'

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 10:13
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Ugandan censors object to "glorifying homosexuality" as well as the use of "lurid language".
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Punishment Island

Thursday, April 27th 2017, 0:24

Mauda Kyitaragabirwe was abandoned on Uganda's 'Punishment Island' for getting pregnant out of wedlock. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire went to meet her.
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Uganda ends hunt for LRA leader Joseph Kony

Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 13:17

Leader of rebel group notorious for kidnapping children no longer a threat, Ugandan army says.
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The Ugandan children who canoe to school

Thursday, April 13th 2017, 10:05

Many children who live on Lake Bunyiyoni in south-western Uganda have to cross the water every day to get to school.
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From Julia to Julius

Sunday, February 26th 2017, 0:39

Julius Kaggwa was born intersex, which made for a confusing, isolating and sometimes dangerous childhood growing up in Uganda.
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Uganda's child stunt actors

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 17:08

Action movies are big business in Uganda's film industry and these children are trained stunt actors.
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Uganda's enterprising bag lady

Monday, January 30th 2017, 0:35

When the Ugandan government banned plastic bags, Rusia Orikiriza spotted a business opportunity.
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'I was only 12'

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 13:26
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic

Ugandan soldiers stationed in the Central African Republic face accusations that they have been raping local women and girls.
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Uganda: 30 drown after boat carrying football team capsizes on Lake Albert

Monday, December 26th 2016, 14:25

Thirty people drown after a boat carrying a football team and fans capsizes in Uganda, police say.
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War - an orphan's poem from South Sudan

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 18:19

Patricia Mercy, 16, lost both her parents in the conflict in South Sudan and is now a refugee in Uganda. She wrote a poem about her experience.
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Uganda's Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere to get own cook in prison

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 13:09

A Ugandan king charged with terrorism should have a private cook and a small fridge in prison, a court rules.
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Uganda's Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere charged with terrorism

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 12:12

A Ugandan king is charged with terrorism after a deadly government raid on his palace in November.
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Snatched and inducted

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 3:23

Abducted as a child by Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, Dominic Ongwen became one of its most ruthless commanders, so should he face trial at the ICC?
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Palace in ruins

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 1:05

The palace of a Ugandan king and he has been charged with murder - why?
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Uganda law student: 'My skirt really wasn't short'

Monday, November 28th 2016, 10:05

A Ugandan law student, Joaninne Nanyange, has told BBC World Have Your Say she was barred from class because her skirt was 'distracting to men and boys'.
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Uganda police arrest Rwenzururu king over deadly clashes

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 22:10

Police storm a palace and arrest a traditional king in Uganda over clashes that have left 55 dead.
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Life-saving potato

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 12:42

Millions of children across Africa suffer from malnutrition - one way to tackle this is a special type of sweet potato that can deliver an extra vitamin hit which is being developed in Uganda, writes the BBC's Nancy Kacungira.
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