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Sunday 24 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Uganda

This month
September 2023
Police foil bomb attack on Ugandan church
Police carried out a ‘controlled detonation of the improvised explosive device which was made of nails’.
This year
Uganda arrests 20 'collaborators' over horrific school massacre
42 people, including 37 school students, were hacked with machetes, shot and burned to death in their dormitories.
Death toll in Ugandan school terror attack hits 37
The Allied Democratic Forces are suspected of launching the attack.
Ugandan activists push for sanctions over anti-gay law
The new law is being described as one of the harshest penalties on homosexuality in the world.
Ireland 'condemns' Uganda’s tough new anti-gay law, Micheál Martin says
The legislation prescribes the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’, though it does not criminalise people who identify as LGBTQ.
Concert promoter arrested after 10 people die in New Year stampede in Uganda
Police said they are investigating whether “negligence” was to blame for the deaths.
At least nine die in Uganda New Year stampede, say local police
Police say ‘a stampede ensued, resulting in the instant deaths of five people’ after fireworks in Kampala.
Last year
Uganda declares first Ebola death since 2019
Uganda has experienced several Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2019 when at least five died.
2 shot dead by UN peacekeepers at border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo
Peacekeepers appeared to open fire before opening a border gate, driving on and continuing to shoot while people scattered or hid.
Uganda’s schools reopen to students after world’s longest pandemic disruption
Uganda’s schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 83 weeks.
All time
Ireland to donate 335,500 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Uganda
The consignment of vaccines will be completed later this week.
Government considering tighter restrictions on people travelling from Britain to Ireland
Simon Coveney said it could include longer quarantine periods for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland.
Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine arrested during protest
Wine has disputed the official results of January’s presidential election, which he says he won.
Uganda’s Bobi Wine wins growing power despite loss in disputed presidential election
Politician and former musician Bobi Wine lost Uganda’s presidential election but his party won at least 56 seats.
Uganda's president extends 35-year rule with disputed election win
The race was between Uganda’s incumbent and musician turned opposition candidate Bobi Wine.
Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals
The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.
Mohamed Salah scores free-kick as Egypt maintain perfect Africa Cup of Nations record
Pre-tournament favourites Egypt have booked their place in the knockout stages.
Ebola: WHO decides DRC outbreak is not a 'global' health emergency
The current Ebola crisis has recorded more than 2,000 cases.
Kanye West's trip to Uganda has given us yet another reason to dislike him
Kanye gave the President of Uganda a pair of Yeezys.
At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide
An unknown number of people remain missing.
Toddler snatched and eaten by leopard in Uganda's national park
The child had followed the nanny outdoors.
Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.
Daniel was on the side of the Trócaire box six years ago - now, he wants to be a doctor
Here’s how Irish donations have helped one family get back on their feet.
Uganda's war widows: The long fight to keep their family lands
Women are often discriminated against in land disputes – but things are changing, slowly.
Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world
More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.
'I would do what it takes to survive': former child soldier tells of his time in Kony's army
Denis Ojara was abducted at 14 years of age to serve in the LRA in Northern Uganda.
Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.
Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.
Irish people donate €90k to cancer patients in Uganda
Some 95% of people with cancer there will never access treatment such as chemotherapy, radiology or oncology.
Warlord 'told hostages to kill and eat civilians'
Dominic Ongwen faces 70 charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity.
An Irish oil company has agreed to a €220 million tax bill to Uganda
Uganda represents a huge emerging market for oil exploration.
"If they're told to win a seat as an MP 'You must sacrifice a child', they'll do it"
“Some of them will be so desperate that if they’re told to win a seat as an MP ‘You must sacrifice a child’, they’ll do it.”
Where in the world is it hardest to be gay? (And what can Ireland do to help?)
We have an awful lot of work to do…
Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine
Waterford Whispers just duped a Ugandan news magazine
WATCH: Ugandan singer faces 10 years in jail - for a music video
“My rights have been trampled upon, my freedom of expression has been trampled upon.”
Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.
African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.
Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV
The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.
Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met
As an orphan in Uganda, I was faced with a lot of challenges growing up. But when I moved to Ireland my life changed: I felt safe.