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Torture in Prisons

By Haggai Matsiko Warders increasingly suffer violence as prisoner human rights observance increases in towns On June 14, Denis Bakisu , an inmate at Mbale Prison, was taken to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for a tooth extraction. Unknown to prisons officials, Basiku was faking his pain as part of an …

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Homeless, hungry and waiting

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati Bududa landslide victims destined for Kiryandongo after six months in IDP camps James Mangu lost more than his home in the Bududa landslides on March 1, 2010. Seated amongst hovering houseflies and half-naked children running wildly through the parade of tents that dot Bulucheke Internally Displaced …

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The HIV Shift

By Henry Zakumumpa Unfaithful couples contributing to ominous rise in national infection rates New studies in Uganda show that married or co-habiting couples today stand a higher risk of contracting HIV than single or young people. This marks an astonishing shift in the pandemics infection patterns in the country. Uganda’s …

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Empty pockets speak loudest in Kibaale

By Haggai Matsiko Gaping illiteracy, poverty and ethnic tensions stand in the way of participatory governance Along the dusty roads of Kaluguuza, a small town in Kibaale district, western Uganda, Moses Kahwa, a local shopkeeper, passionately debates the upcoming elections with other local self-proclaimed political analysts. Baguma cannot win Matia, …

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Africa at 50

By Rukiya Makuma Independence babies that wont grow up 2010 is the year for Africa as 17 countries celebrate 50 years of independence since colonial rule. Africans resisted the colonialists on grounds of segregation, slavery, exploitation and domination. But 50 years after, how have these countries performed? Are they still …

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