Stories about Uganda from 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.
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.
Emeka Okafor at Timbuktu Chronicles reports on open source initiatives across Africa on Software Freedom Day.
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 (“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...
Black Looks has an update on lesbian activist Victor Julie Mukassa, who has been in hiding for the past several weeks.
Footnotes from the Ugandan Underground asks us to : sign a petition for peace in northern Uganda.
Black Looks reminds us that not all the stories that come out of Africa are tragic ones.