· August, 2005

Stories about Uganda from August, 2005

Uganda: Forced into prostitution

  31 August 2005

NGO worker Stephen Okello blogs about a conversation with a woman who was forced into prostitution to keep her children alive in war-torn northern Uganda. Many others share her fate, she says.

Uganda: The lost generation

24 August 2005

Bruno Stevens, at Human Rights Watch, posts a photo essay from time spent with Ugandan “night commuters”; children who stay constantly on the move and sleep rough to avoid being taken by a rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army.

Software Freedom Day

  22 August 2005

Emeka Okafor at Timbuktu Chronicles reports on open source initiatives across Africa on Software Freedom Day.

Uganda: Radio station warned

19 August 2005

A Ugandan radio station gets a reprieve, but its outspoken chat-show host is still on bail for criticizing the government, Passion of the Present notes.

Black Looks blogs about Ugandan women held in UK

  16 August 2005

Black Looks (“An African Fem Rocking the Boat”) details the plight of a number of hunger-striking Ugandan women held in a U.K. detention center awaiting deportation after their asylum applications failed. The women say they have had difficulty finding legal help and that rape victims among them have been barred...