- Jan 20, 2021
There is “fear and anxiety” ahead of elections in Uganda, as President Yoweri Museveni – who has ruled the country since 1986 – seeks a sixth term in office.
millions of Christians in Uganda who face persecution from radical Muslims and some members of traditional African religions.
The Catholic Church prohibits use of artificial methods of contraception, and Catholic leaders in Uganda have opposed the birth control campaign. Roughly 39 percent of Uganda’s 42 million people are Catholic.
As Catholic groups worldwide divest from fossil fuels, some priests, environmental conservationists and activists in East Africa are resisting an oil pipeline taking shape in their region.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni instructed security officials to carry out a thorough investigation to track down robbers who attacked a convent 75 miles west of the capital.
In Uganda, reports of child abuse have surged since the schools were closed on March 24 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.