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Sarah Morrison finds out what traditional charities think of letting the poor spend it on what they like

Museveni predicts landslide win in presidential vote

Uganda's incumbent President, Yoweri Museveni, said he was confident of a landslide win in yesterday's presidential election, after a campaign marred by allegations of bribery.

A nation goes to the polls – but the majority are too young to vote

Uganda's birth rate and population are soaring, putting its society, and democracy, under strain

The luckiest dictator in Africa

As Uganda goes to the polls, its 25-year president has struck oil – and good fortune

Uganda: Man 'confesses' to killing gay activist

Police say that a man has confessed to murdering a gay rights activist after a "personal disagreement" in an attack last week that was condemned worldwide.

Fights at funeral of murdered gay activist in Uganda

Scuffles broke out between locals and friends of a murdered Ugandan gay activist at his funeral yesterday, after the pastor conducting the service berated gay people.

Ugandan woman wins last-minute deportation victory

A woman fighting deportation to Uganda on the grounds she is a lesbian won a last minute reprieve last night in her battle to stay in the UK. Her legal team won an injunction against deportation shortly before a plane was due to take off from Heathrow.

Ugandan gay activist's funeral marred by commotion

An anti-gay protester created a commotion at the funeral for a prominent activist slain in Uganda, yelling out homophobic phrases that led to a scuffle with mourners attending the burial.

Targeted by gay-hate paper, then murdered in his home

Death of Ugandan homosexual rights activist followed threats and intimidation

Murder of Ugandan gay activist, David Kato: a response

Yesterday David Kato, a Ugandan gay rights activist, was beaten to death in his home. His murder came a few months after a tabloid had published an article exposing him and other people as homosexual, in what was a very modern witchhunt.

Media barred from outing gays in Uganda

Uganda's High Court has ruled that the media should not publish the names and photos of gay Ugandans following a vitriolic campaign in the east African country which urged citizens to hang those featured.

Crocodile kills expedition leader

An acclaimed South African outdoorsman who was leading an expedition from the source of the White Nile into Congo was presumed dead yesterday after being dragged from his kayak by a crocodile.

Licensing deal threatens cheap pharmaceuticals

Stella is four, and lives on HIV drugs. Next week, the EU may cut her supply.

Aids 2010: The state we're in

Today the world acknowledges the impact of a disease that has killed millions. Yet the news from around the world is not all bad
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