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ARUA’S MULTI-MILLION NUSAF COFFEE PROJECT IN MESS
In 2017, the Ugandan government funded a coffee shop project in Arua, which remains incomplete. Despite training local youths in business skills, the facility has now become a waste dumping site, leaving the trainees without opportunities to utilize their knowledge
How Kalangala Is ‘Silently’ Becoming a Hub For Domestic Human Trafficking In Uganda
In Ssese Islands of Kalangala district, a dark secret lies hidden beneath the surface. Children and young women, trafficked from various regions, find themselves trapped in a web of exploitation across Mazinga, Bubeke, and Bugoma islands. Forced into labor, commercial sex, forced marriage, and drug trafficking, these victims are caught in a ruthless cycle of abuse. NGOs like Kalangala Human Rights Defenders and Maria Theresa Foundation Kalangala work tirelessly to rescue and resettle survivors, but the fight against human trafficking in Uganda's idyllic islands continues.
PROTECTION OR ABUSE? Why Families In Masaka Region Take Disabled Children For Birth Control
In the Masaka region, families are secretly forcing disabled male and female adolescents to undergo birth control procedures like vasectomy and female sterilization, as well as other inhumane methods to prevent sexual activity. This issue is prevalent in Masaka, Kalangala, Kyotera, and Rakai. Parents and guardians justify their actions, believing disabled teens are incapable of raising children. Although some affected teens have spoken up, local organizations like MADIPHA and other NGOs struggle to intervene due to the secretive nature of these practices.
Can the army defend the constitution
Did the UPDF open fire on civilians in Karamoja?
Is the UPDF Independent?
Raymond Mujuni on Sub-Judice
The scale of the dead bodies you saw on the internet were not from Karamoja. - Kulayigye
The first priority of the military is to protect the state
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The doctors on the frontlines; fighting unsafe abortions
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Second Chance - An AIIJ Documentary
A teenage mother of triplets has dropped out of school. She did not get a second chance at an education. While she tells us her story, another 14 year old girl in the same village is 8months pregnant, she is studying while pregnant. her teachers want to give her a second a chance. Another is Breastfeeding while in school. She is trying out a second chance at an education. We tell the tale of second chances in Uganda's fight to end teenage pregnancies.