NEW PLATEAUS Charity and the Little League World Series
A Little League team from Uganda is the first ever from Africa to reach the final tournament at Williamsport, Pennsylvania.For these boys, it's a whole new world: the crowds in the stands, the nationa... Posted on 8/20/12 at 10:57 AM
When a person is getting ready to leave a foreign country and begins to notice small red spots spreading across her body, it’s hard to believe that what could possibly be a deadly disease would turn out to be a life saver. Surprisingly, that was the case for Red Wing resident Lise Sievers after the events of Thursday, and it’s what she reflects on most.
Sarha Gorvin and Regan Carstensen
, April 27, 2012
The promise is magnificent: More than 5.3 billion people in more than 100 countries now have the right — on paper — to know the truth about what their government is doing behind closed doors. The reality: More than half the countries with such laws do not follow them, and even when do, the information unearthed can be at best useless -- and, at worst, deadly.
The front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda's 100 "top" homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: "Hang Them." Alongside their photos were the men's names and addresses.
Godfrey Olukya and Jason Straziuso
, October 19, 2010
UPDATED 12:28 P.M. East Africa saw the emergence of a new international terrorist group today, as Somalia's most dangerous al-Qaida-linked militia claimed responsibility for the twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people during the World Cup.
Rivers of mud swamped houses, stores and at least one school after heavy rains in this Central African country, killing at least 70 people with some 250 still missing, officials and a survivor said Tuesday.
Landmark studies from three African countries including Uganda previously found circumcision lowered men's chance of catching the AIDS virus by up to 60 percent. The new study stems from the Uganda research and looked at protection against three other STDs. The findings are reported in todays New England Journal of Medicine
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