Uganda

Tourists photograph elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

When Nature Conservation Goes Wrong

Environmentalists’ intent on saving the planet by protecting natural habitats are creating human disasters of their own.

Supporters of Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and local and foreign journalists are assaulted by Uganda Military Police outside the U.N. Human Rights Offices in Kampala on Feb. 17.

Is Uganda Returning to the “Dark Days”?

As protesters disappear, Bobi Wine’s opposition is demanding answers from the Museveni regime.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stops to speak to supporters as he heads back to his residence in Kampala, Uganda, on Jan. 21.

Uganda’s Museveni Won’t Go Quietly

Emboldened by his recent reelection and longtime Western support, the entrenched president appears determined to quash his opposition.

Activist Stella Nyanzi is arrested by police officers at a protest for more government food distribution amid the coronavirus lockdown in Kampala, Uganda, on May 18, 2020.

Uganda’s Chief Provocateur

Through radical protest, Stella Nyanzi has become a thorn in long-serving President Yoweri Museveni’s side. Now, she could be headed to parliament.

Newly released child soldiers stand with rifles during their release ceremony in Yambio, South Sudan, on February 7, 2018.

The U.N. Secretary-General Is Letting Powerful Countries Get Away With Killing Kids

By removing Saudi Arabia and other serial violators of children’s human rights from the annual list of shame, António Guterres is weakening one of the U.N.’s most effective accountability mechanisms.

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If African Governments Won’t Act, the People Will

With frustration rising over haphazard responses to the coronavirus, community networks are filling the void across the continent.

Pregnant women sit as they wait for their turn at a coronavirus testing center

Family Planning Efforts Upended by the Coronavirus

In India and around the world, community health workers are being rerouted to deal with the pandemic—with dangerous results.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It

In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.

African asylum-seekers protest at the Holot detention center in Israel's Negev Desert, on Feb. 17, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/ Getty Images)

A Light Unto Some Nations

How Israel's policy toward African asylum-seekers transformed it from a land of refuge into a land of deportation.

African leaders and U.S. President Donald Trump pose during the G-7 Summit on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images)

American Sh*thole

The biggest problem with many African countries is that they're led by men like Trump.

RI-KWAMBA, SUDAN:  An armed fighter of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) stands guard 12 November 2006 during a meeting between the rebel group's leadership and United Nations Emergency Relief coordinator Jan Egeland in Ri-Kwamba, southern Sudan. The LRA is currently holding peace talks with the Ugandan government, which are being mediated by South Sudanese President Riek Machar in the capital Juba and are hoped to bring an end to 20 years of conflict. AFP PHOTO / STUART PRICE.  (Photo credit should read STUART PRICE/AFP/Getty Images)

$800 Million Later, Joseph Kony Is Still a Threat

The Pentagon says it won its war against the Lord’s Resistance Army. But the notorious rebel group is far from a spent force.

HOLOT, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 17:  Asylum seekers who are being held take part in a day of protest at the of Holot detention center where hundreds of migrants are being held on February 17, 2014 in the southern Negev desert of Israel. More than 50,000 illegal African migrants are seeking asylum after escaping war and government repression in their native lands.  (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees

They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.

NABANGA, SUDAN:  Uganda's rebel leader, Joseph Kony's second in command, Vincent Otti (C) talks on a communication device as he walks 12 July 2006 through the jungle into a clearing in Nabanga, south Sudan, near the Ugandan and D.R. Congo borders. The venue is to be the stage for a meeting between the mediating south Sudan Government and the infamous Ugandan rebel movement, Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) officials in a bid to a truce negotiation. Just a day after peace talks began 19 July 2006 under Sudanese mediation, the Ugandan government flatly rejected demands for a truce from the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and said there could be no ceasefire until a full peace settlement is reached. AFP PHOTO/MATT BROWN  (Photo credit should read MATT BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Will Keep Fighting Lord’s Resistance Army After All

The Trump team is discovering that U.S. security commitments are really, really sticky.

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Kony 2017: From Guerrilla Marketing to Guerrilla Warfare

Five years after its viral video broke the internet, Invisible Children is on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army.

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