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  • Children of the Ijango Zaidia Orphanage Centre
    Afrika Fifty6 Seeks Support in Preparation for Mission Trip to Tanzania
    In Sub-Sahara Africa there are approximately 53 million children living in orphanages and in Tanzania with a population of 43 million, several million children are orphans (source: UNICEF). With a passion for helping the less fortunate, founders...
  • A Ugandan Christmas
    Toddlers explore Uganda & enjoy Christmas abroad
    There weren't any stockings or presents under the tree - no mention of a visit from Santa or his reindeer. Christmas was different this year.I stood in an outdoor shower that morning, soaking in the scenery. And though the vastness of the lush...
  • Ugandan car crash shakes American visitors
    Ugandan car crash shakes American visitors
    Disbelief, heartache and gratitude fill my soul as I recall that surreal day. It was just one month ago in Uganda when a tragedy nearly struck my young family.It was another beautiful day in "The Pearl of Africa". The sun shone brightly...
  • Seattle benefit concert for Little Light Uganda at Nectar Lounge
    Seattle benefit concert for Little Light Uganda at Nectar Lounge
    This Thanksgiving Sunday, there is a very special benefit concert taking place at the Nectar Loung in Seattle. A world music event and fundraiser to benefit Little Light Children's Center in Uganda. The line-up include Unite-One, Si Young,...
  • Refugees receive food aid in Uganda
    The ray of hope for refugees in Uganda
    Imagine you are fleeing South Sudan's battlefields, searching for safety. You head to neighboring Uganda to escape the violence and the food shortages. You might have to walk for days to get there, but there is no turning back. You need to...
  • Ugandan court rules controversial anti-gay law invalid and unconstitutional
    Ugandan court rules controversial anti-gay law invalid and unconstitutional
    An anti-gay law signed into law earlier this year has been ruled invalid by a Ugandan court on Friday. It was a ruling that brought joy and signs of encouragement to gay rights activists who witnessed a ruling. A panel of five judges determined...
  • WFP Uganda relief mission short on funds
    Food pipeline break for refugees in Uganda
    More than 100,000 refugees from South Sudan have poured into neighboring Uganda. However, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reports that food supplies are running out at camps for these war victims.Starting this month, as a result of low funding,...
  • Islamist Training Officer
    Islamist group in Congo slapped with sanctions by United Nations
    TheUnited Nations Security Councilin New York City on Monday officiallyplaced theUgandan Islamist group known asAllied Democratic Forces on its blacklistas a result ofthe group'srecruiting, trainingand using children assoldiers, and for...
  • PED has made much progress!
    PED has made much progress!
    PED, the antonym for Pangea Educational Development, that began with a trio of young men and has built a structure from there, has made progress toward their goal of creating sustainability in rural villages in Africa. One of their first major...
  • same-sex marriage
    U.S. cuts nearly $6 million in aid to Uganda in response to extreme anti-gay law
    Following the passing of a new harsh anti-gay law in the country, Uganda will see millions of dollars cut in U.S. aid.Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed new anti-gay restrictions into law in February that would mean jail time for homosexual...
  • God Loves Uganda
    "God Loves Uganda" - explores the scary side of exporting religion
    If it wasn’t a documentary, “God Loves Uganda” could easily be a horror movie. Roger Ross Williams’ film explores the ramifications of combining ignorance with hatred, indoctrination, and intolerance. This may seem...
  • Ethical problems in hospitals
    Informed consent problems persist in teaching hospitals
    Despite the existence of the Nuremberg Code (first promulgated in 1949) and the Helsinki Declaration (adopted by the World Medication Association in 1964), clinical trials and even care for non-trial participants admitted to teaching hospitals...
  • IdiAmin99
    Idi Amin: syphilic cannibal
    Idi Amin (1925–2003) was one of the most notorious of Africa’s post-independence dictators. A former heavyweight boxing champion in Uganda and a non-commissioned officer in the British Colonial Army there, Amin caught the attention of...
  • Ugandan nurse on trial for spreading  HIV to toddler
    Ugandan nurse on trial for spreading HIV to toddler
    Uganda authorities have arrested 64-year old nurse Rosemary Namubiri, charging her with attempted murder for having injected her blood into a 2-year old patient. Dubbed the “killer nurse by the local press,” Namubiri, who is HIV...
  • March held on two year anniversary of murder of Trayvon Martin
    Preaching equality
    Recently, I sat in a Unitarian Fellowship service and listened to the minister deliver a sermon encouraging his audience to work towards racial equality as well as equality for LGBT people. He used examples of modern day racism and homophobia....