Uganda’s Cheptegei smashes 5km world record
17 February 2020 | 3:26 pm
Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei shattered the 5km road world record in Monaco on Sunday, shaving 27 seconds off the mark set by Kenya's Rhonex Kipruto last month.
18 Jan 2021
Social media platforms in Uganda played a crucial role in the mobilization of opposition leader Bobi Wine's followers. Shutting down the internet on the eve of polls added to doubts about how fair the elections were.
20 Jan 2021
Lawyers for Bobi Wine, the Ugandan opposition leader who has been trapped at home surrounded by troops ever since he lost his election bid last week, file a court petition to try to bring his house arrest to an end. We speak to the Ugandan deputy ambassador to France about Wine's claims that the vote was rigged.
23 Jan 2021
As the world watched incumbent President Yoweri Museveni secure a victory in problematic elections last week, questions are being raised over the international community's relations with Uganda.
25 Jan 2021
Bobi Wine's house arrest has been deemed unlawful by a Ugandan judge. It remains to be seen whether the military will oblige by the court order.
28 Jan 2021
Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine addresses supporters after soldiers stood down their positions around his residence, a day after a court ordered an end to the confinement of the presidential runner-up.
3 Feb 2021
The legal team for Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has filed a Supreme Court lawsuit, asking it to declare President Yoweri Museveni's re-election rigged.
6 Feb 2021
Young entrepreneur Juliet Namujju came up with an innovative idea to create masks made from upcycled waste, to allow hearing-impaired persons to lip-read and stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
16 Mar 2021
Security forces reportedly surrounded the opposition leader's house after taking him there. Wine had called for protests against the crackdown on his supporters.
12 May 2021
Yoweri Museveni's less-than-stellar democratic and human rights record has caused increasing anger abroad. But allies in the West seem loath to upset a regime which has contributed toward stabilization in the region.
15 Jun 2021
An environmental activist in Uganda has made defending the Zoka Forest his life, despite receiving death threats from illegal loggers. He speaks to communities and has managed to covert a few loggers into activists.
22 Jun 2021
After civil war forced Samuel Dhol Ayeun to flee South Sudan as a teenager to neighbouring Uganda in 2013, memories of watching friends die of preventable diseases due to inadequate medical care inspired his goal of becoming a doctor.
25 Jun 2021
In Uganda, people living with HIV and the medical community point to prejudice as a major barrier to the well-being of those infected. Segregation of HIV-positive people is common because people are afraid of contracting the virus. Despite the country's progress in fighting HIV in Uganda, the challenges are still immense.
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