Uganda http://www.kunc.org en Dinaw Mengestu Embraces The Vastness Of Love And War http://www.kunc.org/post/dinaw-mengestu-embraces-vastness-love-and-war Why do love and war go so well together in novels? It isn't only because they're both naturally dramatic themes. Sometimes, in fact, each is so big and overwhelming that they can seem beyond the grasp of words. And so a writer who tries to show the struggle of two people with deep feelings for each other, "set against a backdrop of violence" (as a novel's flap copy might read), can just seem like he's overreaching. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:27:00 +0000 55174 at http://www.kunc.org Dinaw Mengestu Embraces The Vastness Of Love And War Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road http://www.kunc.org/post/gays-and-lesbians-seeking-asylum-us-may-find-hard-road Even through a long-distance line from Uganda, you can hear the fear and anxiety in the young man's voice. Nathan, 19, is gay. NPR is not using his surname because he fears arrest.<p>"Right now we are not safe," he says. "Because we are hearing some people say ... 'If we get you, we will kill you. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:43:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 54306 at http://www.kunc.org Gays And Lesbians Seeking Asylum In U.S. May Find A Hard Road In Rural Uganda, Homemade Bikes Make The Best Ambulances http://www.kunc.org/post/rural-uganda-homemade-bikes-make-best-ambulances When Chris Ategeka was 9, his younger brother died while Ategeka was helping to carry him to the nearest hospital — 10 miles from their village in Fort Portal, Uganda.<p>There was no quicker way to get his sick brother, who was coughing and had a bloody stool, to medical care. "I did not understand the concept of lack of mobility being the biggest factor until it got later in life. I realized how that could have helped so much," he tells Shots.<p>Ategeka and his five siblings became orphans after their mother and father died of AIDS. But Ategeka, now 28, considers himself lucky.<p>A U.S. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:15:00 +0000 48252 at http://www.kunc.org In Rural Uganda, Homemade Bikes Make The Best Ambulances Will GMOs Help Protect Ugandan Families Against Hunger? http://www.kunc.org/post/will-gmos-help-protect-ugandan-families-against-hunger While a few states in the U.S. are debating mandatory labels for genetically modified foods, some African nations are considering a bigger question: Should farmers be allowed to plant genetically modified crops at all?<p>The question carries extra weight in countries like Uganda, where most people are farmers who depend on their own crops for food.<p>Growing GM crops to sell is currently legal in only <a href="http://www.nepadbiosafety.net/abne/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Africa-CFTs-and-Laws.png">four countries</a> in the region: Egypt, Sudan, Burkina Faso and South Africa. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:26:00 +0000 46281 at http://www.kunc.org Will GMOs Help Protect Ugandan Families Against Hunger? As Uganda Calls Off Search, U.S. Offers $5 Million Bounty For Joseph Kony http://www.kunc.org/post/uganda-calls-search-us-offers-5-million-bounty-joseph-kony There are two significant developments in the search for the Lord's Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony to tell you about today: Uganda announced it was suspending its search for Kony, but at the same time, the United States announced it was offering a $5 million reward for information that leads to his capture.<p>Kony has been terrorizing civilians in central Africa for 25 years. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:23:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 42415 at http://www.kunc.org As Uganda Calls Off Search, U.S. Offers $5 Million Bounty For Joseph Kony