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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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Immigration Officer Scott Morrison
Australia Visa Ban Sparks Outrage in Ebola-Infected Countries; Move Called 'Discrminatory'

By IBTimes AU

Australia's visa ban has angered countries with cases of Ebola. Sierra Leone slammed the decision and said the move was counterproductive. (Oct 30)

MORE TOPICS: HUMAN RIGHTS, AUSTRALIA

A member of the CG Environmental HazMat team disinfects the entrance to the residence of a health worker at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who has contracted Ebola in Dallas, Texas, October 12, 2014.
New Zealand Aid Worker Shocked At Auckland Airport's 'Relaxed' Ebola Screening

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand aid worker expected a tight Ebola screening process at Auckland Airport but authorities didn't even take her temperature. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, RWANDA

A woman sits inside a basement used as a shelter from the recent shelling
The Best and Worst Countries To Grow Old According To The Global Age Watch Index

By IBTimes AU

The Global Age Index reported the top ten and the top worst countries among 96 countries for people above the age of 60. (Oct 09)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, GERMANY, PAKISTAN, JAPAN, ICELAND, ZAMBIA

A pregnant woman suspected of contracting Ebola is lifted by stretcher into an ambulance in Freetown, Sierra Leone September 19, 2014 in a handout photo provided by UNICEF. Sierra Leone's army has "sealed off" the borders with Liberia and G
Ebola Update: Canada Deploys 2nd Mobile Lab, More Scientists To Sierra Leone; Sends Military Jet Carrying Protective Medical Equipment

By IBTimes AU

Canada has sent out a second mobile lab team to Ebola-stricken nation Sierra Leone. (Oct 07)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, INFECTION

Man Eats People For Special Occasions [Video]

By IBTimes AU

A self-confessed cannibal says he saves eating people for special occasion (Sep 25)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

Frank Lampard
Manchester City's Frank Lampard's Late Equaliser Costly For Chelsea And An Ugandan Footballer Chelsea Fan

By IBTimes AU

Ugandan football player Musana Fahad, 24 years old, has died of unknown reasons after watching Frank Lampard of Manchester City force a tie against Chelsea in a match last Saturday. (Sep 24)

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