Category - Uganda

  • November 5, 2009

    Diplomatics representatives from the US and France are the latest to condemn a recently tabled anti-gay Bill in Uganda, which calls for the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality".

  • February 22, 2009

    Gideon Byamugisha, a Ugandan who became the first known African cleric to declare publicly he was HIV-positive, breaking stigma-induced silence on the illness, has been awarded the Niwano Peace Prize.

  • January 24, 2009

    The Ugandan Catholic Archbishop of Gulu is warning that a joint military campaign against the Lords Resistance Army in the Democratic Republic of Congo will create a new disaster.

  • November 17, 2008

    Gulu in northern Uganda looks as peaceful as any small African town, writes Fredrick Nzwili. However, its inhabitants now have to come to terms with the terrible crimes that were committed here during 22 years of civil war.

  • October 28, 2008

    The plight of people displaced by war is the key topic of a "Living Letters" churches visit to Uganda, which began yesterday and continues through to 2 November. The country has returned to civil rule after years of dictatorship.

  • June 23, 2008

    Archbishops Peter Akinola of Nigeria and Henry Orombi of Uganda have declined to condemn violence against lesbian and gay men and women during a press conference at the GAFCON meeting in Jerusalem.

  • February 12, 2008

    Since achieving independence in 1964, Ugandans have suffered at the hands of two different dictators. Several hundred thousand people lost their lives, and schools, hospitals, roads and industries were destroyed during the long years of conflict. Sponsor a child in Uganda here

  • November 15, 2007

    A Ugandan rebel group which has committed appalling human rights abuses over the years and has been implicated in cult-like religion has said it realises it was wrong and wishes to seek forgiveness from its many victims.

  • October 7, 2007

    Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) in the USA is among the global church agencies providing emergency assistance to communities hit by severe flooding in Ghana and Uganda. Nearly 17 African countries have been affected by heavy rains which began in June 2007.

  • May 17, 2007

    A 21-25 May 2007 conference in Entebbe, Uganda, to be opened by Uganda's minister of water and environment, will discuss the role of churches and communities in facing up to the African water crisis.