Uganda

Members of Parliament on 15 September scrapped the proposed tax on kerosene, which would hurt low-income earners. But last week President Museveni revoked Parliament’s decision, saying the government needs taxes from kerosene to finance its Shs15 trillion budget. Call, SMS or email your MP to reject Museveni’s move

Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping force that was recently accused of sexual violence against women in Somalia. The silence from the international community is shocking - but not surprising. One only needs to look at the activities of presidents Museveni and Kagame in DR Congo and inside their own countries to understand

PZ

On account of population pressures and diseases that are affecting Uganda’s coffee, maize, banana and cassava production, GMOs are necessary to address the food insecurity and hidden hunger in the country

LEP

Most commentary on Uganda’s Anti-homosexuality Act has been narrowly focused on its unjust implications for sexual minorities in the country. In order to fully understand what the act means for Uganda, it needs to be analysed alongside two other new pieces of legislation and read with relation to the volatile political context.

Beyond the ‘moral’ and ‘scientific’ justifications for the draconian anti-gay law in Uganda, a new nationalism is proposed, based not only on a supposed moral purity of Ugandans, and Africans in general, in opposition to the decadence of the whites, but also eugenics. It was the same with German Nazi’s policies of eliminating ‘unworthy lives’

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