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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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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

A doctor assists a patient inside the Doctor Voino-Yasenetsky Saint Luka train, which serves as a free consultative and diagnostic medical centre, at a railway station of Divnogorsk, outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk May 26, 2014. The train tr
Canada’s Quebec Province Passes Euthanasia Right-to-Die Bill, 1st of its Kind in the Country

By IBTimes AU

Canadians in Quebec suffering from dreaded or long-time health afflictions have now been afforded the right to die, as the provincial government on Thursday passed Bill 52, otherwise known as an act respecting end-of-life care. (Jun 06)

MORE TOPICS: RUSSIA, RELIGION, MEXICO, AIDS

Female Condoms With Teeth Help Protect Women from Rape

By IBTimes AU

Rapes continue to be committed against females and males as well. Headlines over the weekend include the sexual assault of two teenage Indians who were gang raped by seven men and hanged from a tree and rape of a Malaysian teen by 38 men. (Jun 03)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, SMARTPHONE

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Selena Gomez Hooking Up Orlando Bloom in Revenge Romance?

By IBTimes IN

Selena Gomez is rumored to be hooking up with Orlando Bloom. The 37-year-old actor and 21-year-old singer were reportedly seen getting cozy during Chelsea Handler's Uganda Be Kidding Me live show at The Forum in Los Angeles. (Apr 29)

MORE TOPICS: LOS ANGELES, JUSTIN BIEBER

Westboro Baptist Church Ex-Member Nathan Phelps On Estranged Father Fred Phelps’ Death

By IBTimes AU

Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelp’s estranged son has spoken up about his father’s death and what it means for the community. The 55-year-old gay rights activist left the controversial religion when he turned 18, and has been alienated from the family sin. (Mar 26)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION

U.S. Sending more Forces, Aircraft to Seek Uganda Warlord Kony - Report

By Reuters

The Obama administration is sending about 150 Special Forces troops along with military aircraft to Uganda to help in the search for warlord Joseph Kony, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. (Mar 24)

MORE TOPICS: WHITE HOUSE, SUDAN, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CONGRESS