Human Rights

Inside the Kanungu Doomsday Cult of Joseph Kibwetere

Summary: A doomsday cult led by Joseph Kibwetere in Uganda resulted in over 1,000 deaths, with many burned alive or buried in mass graves. Investigations suggest Kibwetere died before the 2000 inferno. Despite efforts to arrest the leaders, none have been caught. The cult preyed on vulnerable individuals, including refugees …

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Uganda’s Labor Minister Amongi in Doha to Address Migrant Worker Rights

Summary: Betty Amongi, Uganda’s Minister of Gender, Labour, and Social Development, is in Doha, Qatar, discussing efforts to improve labor rights and working conditions for Ugandan migrant workers in the Middle East. The meeting, attended by African and GCC ministers, highlights concerns about exploitation and abuse faced by Ugandan workers. …

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Israel PM ‘wanted’ for war crimes: What next?

Summary: Israeli and Hamas leaders have dismissed allegations of committing war crimes, and representatives of both sides criticised Khan’s decision. The International Criminal Court prosecutor’s office has requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defence chief, and also for three Hamas leaders for alleged war crimes …

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Our freedoms depend on press freedom

Summary: In the early weeks of the “super election year,” journalists faced assaults and hindrances in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Turkey, reflecting a global trend of attacks on media. Threats to journalists are increasing worldwide, with journalists facing imprisonment and violence even in supposed democracies. Women journalists and marginalized communities are …

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Ugandan Court Orders Demolition of Homes for Tilenga Project

Summary: A Ugandan court has ordered the demolition of homes to make way for the Tilenga project, despite appeals and protests over inadequate compensation for affected landowners. The French oil giant TotalEnergies is facing criticism for its role in the dispute, highlighting ongoing tensions between oil development and community rights …

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Bobi Wine and LGBTQ Rights: Friend or Foe?

Summary: Bobi Wine, Ugandan presidential hopeful, has a controversial history with LGBTQ+ rights, previously expressing homophobic views in his music. While he now claims to support human rights for all, his silence on LGBTQ+ issues in politics raises doubts. Activist Peter Tatchell defends Wine, suggesting his change is sincere and …

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Human Rights Violations in Rwenzururu Kingdom in 2016

Summary: In 2016, the Kingdom of Rwenzururu witnessed severe human rights violations during clashes between security forces and a cultural institution. Despite calls for accountability, justice remains elusive for the victims, highlighting the fragility of human rights in the face of unchecked power. In 2016, the Kingdom of Rwenzururu witnessed …

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