• Afghan people climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on 16 August 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. Picture: Wakil Kohsar/AFP

    Uganda welcomes first group of Afghan refugees

    More evacuees from Afghanistan are expected to arrive at a later time in Uganda from the war-torn country, the ministry said. It said it followed a request from the US government to temporarily host "at-risk" Afghan nationals and others who are in transit to the United States and other destinations worldwide.

  • FILE: The legislation criminalised any activity deemed pornographic, from wearing short skirts to writing risque songs, and led to increased public harassment of women who wore clothing considered too revealing.  Picture: Supplied.

    Uganda scraps anti-porn 'miniskirt' law

    The judgement, seen by AFP, said that the 2014 legislation, which had been dubbed the 'anti-miniskirt law,' was 'inconsistent with or in contravention of the constitution of the republic of Uganda.'

  • FILE: Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni. Picture: AFP

    Uganda tightens curbs as COVID-19 cases surge

    Schools will be closed from Monday for six weeks and most gatherings, save for weddings and funerals in small groups, were banned. Non-essential travel between districts was suspended and a 9:00 pm to 4:00 am curfew will remain in force until mid-July.