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Uganda

The Republic of Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, which is also bordered by Kenya and Tanzania.

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompassed a portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. Fifty-one percent of the population of the country lives slightly below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

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Ugandan President Signs Anti-gay Bill, Defying the West
Condoms Too Small For Uganda Men, Fight Against AIDS Hampered

By IBTimes AU

Uganda men protest for bigger size condoms. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: SUDAN, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, AIDS, INFECTION

End Times Prophecy Lurking W/ WW3 Nuclear Threat, Iraq Crisis And Ebola

By IBTimes AU

End Times signs as mentioned in Matthew 24 were seen with current rumours of WW3 nuclear war threat, genocide of Christian in Iraq and the Ebola epidemic (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, IRAQ, PAKISTAN, UNITED NATIONS, RUSSIA, BOTSWANA

A man washes his hands as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus on a street in Monrovia, September 13, 2014. REUTERS/James Giahyue (LIBERIA - Tags: HEALTH SOCIETY)
West Africa Ebola Epidemic To Last 12-18 Months More

By IBTimes AU

The Ebola outbreak will last 12 - 18 months more. (Sep 16)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK

File photo of actor Robin Williams arriving for the European premiere of "Happy Feet " at the Empire cinema in London
World Health Organizations: One Suicide Occurs Every 40 Seconds

By IBTimes AU

According to the UN, a suicide occurs every 40 seconds, which is more than the number of deaths per year in wars and natural disasters. (Sep 05)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, RUSSIA, INDIA, SUDAN, DISASTERS

A plane prepares to land
British Airways to Face Lawsuit on Pilot’s Child Abuse Charges

By IBTimes AU

Leading airline major British Airways will be sued for damages for the alleged child abuse offences of one of its pilots in African schools and orphanages. According to a BBC report, a Law firm in London has taken up the case on behalf of the allegedly abused children. (Jul 31)

MORE TOPICS: KENYA, LAWYER, LAW FIRM, LONDON, LAWSUIT

Michael Shelley of Australia celebrates after crossing the finish line to win the men's marathon gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 27, 2014.
Australian Michael Shelley Beats Africans, Takes Gold in Marathon of 2014 Commonwealth Games

By IBTimes AU

Michael Shelley boosted the Australian campaign in the 2014 Commonwealth Games with an impressive gold medal finish in the marathon event in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday. (Jul 28)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, KENYA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

A police officer provides security in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
Rugby Sevens Semis & Finals Live Stream, Schedule & Results – Commonwealth Games 2014

By IBTimes AU

Rugby Sevens competition at the Commonwealth Games heads into the second day with favourites New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Samoa all punching their spots into the knockout stages. But the tournament is far from over. (Jul 27)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, KENYA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Members of Australia's team enter he stadium during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland, July 23, 2014.       REUTERS/Jim Young
Get to Know the Australian Sevens Squad’s Performances at the Commonwealth Games

By IBTimes AU

The Australian Rugby Sevens squad has participated in the Commonwealth Games after its introduction in 1998. (Jul 25)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, SILVER

A police officer provides security in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 21, 2014.
Commonwealth Games 2014: Daily Events Guide to the Game Highlights in Glasgow [Day 1-5]

By IBTimes AU

Here are the daily events guide and game highlights in the Commonwealth Games 2014. (Jul 24)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, COMMONWEALTH GAMES, AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AFRICA

World Cup 2014: Al Shabaab Claims Responsibility for Death of 49 Singles Watching Soccer Games in Kenyan Hotel

By IBTimes AU

The Al Shabaab, a Sunni Islamist militia based in Somalia and believed to have links with al-Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for attacks on Sunday that killed 49 single men and women watching the World Cup matches in a Kenyan hotel. (Jun 17)

MORE TOPICS: AL-QAEDA, GERMANY, ORACLE, SOMALIA