Uganda

The Ugandan government is planning to establish an HIV/AIDS centre in each district referral hospital where patients will be able to get access to antiretroviral drugs used to treat the disease, according to the official 'New Vision' newspaper.

Women & Politics in Uganda, which won a 2001 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award, explains why the women's movement in Uganda has made its presence felt so forcefully and quickly in this country since 1986. Unlike women's movements in other African countries, the Ugandan women's movement has distinguished itself by establishing greater autonomy from the state, suggesting that societal autonomy is critical to its efficacy, although other key factors are also discussed.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday reiterated that he was tired of the war in the DRC and was pulling out his troops from that country, a report posted on 'The Guardian' website said.

The Ugandan People's Defence Forces (UPDF) on Tuesday claimed to have rescued more than 6,000 children to date from enforced fighting and slavery with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). The army's 4th Division spokesman, Captain Khelil Magara, was quoted by the independent 'Monitor' newspaper as saying that the children had been rescued while fighting against the UPDF, and that a child protection unit had been formed in the 4th division to help those rescued.

The fertility and population growth rates in Uganda are among the highest in the world, according to a new survey by Uganda's Population Secretariat (POPSEC). The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) for 2000 indicated that a Ugandan woman would give birth to an average of 6.5 children, the state-owned 'New Vision' newspaper quoted Acting Director of POPSEC, Paddy Nahabwe, as saying. "By comparison, a Kenyan woman will have an average of 4.5 children in her lifetime. This means that our popula...read more

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