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Tanzanian government suspends HIV programs for gay community

The Tanzanian government has suspended U.S. funded AIDS programs for the gay community in what is seen as a crackdown on homosexuals in Tanzania. The suspension was followed by the closure of all 40 health centres which provided AIDS-related services to homosexuals. In most African countries there have been sharp divisions over homosexuality and authorities have consistently escalated their campaigns against homosexuality.

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Abortion is not going away, no matter how much you gag it

Around the world, abortions are happening by the millions. In some cases they happen safely; in some they are done with bleach and herbs. It is a contentious issue, with people falling hard into the pro-choice or pro-life camp. Fact is, abortion is not going away, and simply not speaking about it or not allowing it makes the problem far worse. This is not a debate about ‘loose women’ or ‘loose morals’ but about the best way to keep women alive and safe.

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Meet Proscovia Nalweyiso, appointed Uganda’s first female Major General

In 2011, Proscovia Nalweyiso became the first female Brigadier General in Uganda, a noteworthy achievement, which was celebrated across the continent. Fast-forward to 2017, the country has recorded another remarkable milestone, the promotion of Brig Nalweyiso to the rank of Major General. With the appointment, Nalweyiso becomes the country’s first female Major General, and one of the few women across the continent to hold such a powerful military position. We applaud and congratulate Maj Gen Nalweyiso on the historic achievement.

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Cartoon: Keeping it in the family?

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has promoted his eldest son Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba to become a special presidential adviser in a reshuffle of top military personnel. The appointment has been strongly criticised, seen as a classic case of nepotism, and it has also been viewed with suspicion. Critics argue that Museveni is grooming Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba to succeed him as president in the future. Could Museveni be preparing his son to take over when the Ugandan leader eventually leaves office?

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Uganda Press Photo Awards: Daily Life Category Best Photographs

The 5th Uganda Press Photo Awards were held last month to showcase and honour the work of talented Ugandan photographers. The awards are divided into seven categories: creative, daily life, nature, portrait, news, sport and story. This week we will showcase the last four category winners. Today we publish Mohsen Taha’s stunning photograph, voted the best image in the Daily Life Category, and the finalists of the section.

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Uganda Press Photo Awards: Sport Category Best Photographs

The 5th Uganda Press Photo Awards were held last month to showcase and honour the work of talented Ugandan photographers. The awards are organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda, and they are divided into seven categories: creative, daily life, nature, portrait, news, sport and story. Today we publish John Batanudde’s stunning photograph, voted the top image in the Sport Category, and the finalists of the section.

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Uganda Press Photo Awards: Creative category best photograph

The 5th Uganda Press Photo Awards were held last month, to showcase and honour the work of talented Ugandan photographers. The awards are organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association of Uganda, and they are divided into seven categories: creative, daily life, nature, portrait, news, sport and story. Today we publish Oscar Ntege’s beautiful and imaginative photograph, voted the top image in the Creative Category.