children on the grass

The backstory of The World’s Uganda orphanage investigation

The World’s host Carolyn Beeler talks to reporter Halima Gikandi about how she undertook this reporting, and how donors can better vet the international children’s organizations they financially support.


American missionary accused of abuse at his organization, AidChild

After the discovery of commercial quantities of oil in 2006, Hoima, Uganda, is being referred to as “Oil City,” Hoima, Uganda, November 2022.

Why African countries like Uganda are investing in fossil fuels

Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is seen in an undated photo posted to his Twitter Dec. 25, 2021.

‘The torture of political prisoners is real’ in Uganda, says poet and free speech activist

Free speech
Pupils wear face masks as they attend class at Kitante Primary School in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopen, ending world’s longest lockdown

A forensics officer secures the scene of a blast next to the central police station in Kampala, Uganda, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. 

Twin suicide bombings kill at least 3 people in Uganda


The suicide bombings are the latest in a string of explosions that have plagued Uganda in recent weeks. 

President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting

Top of The World

US and Chinese presidents hold virtual meeting to discuss strengthening ties. Also, the head of Ecuador’s prison system and the country’s armed forces chief resign over fresh gang violence that’s left another 68 inmates dead. And, twin blasts in the Ugandan capital kill at least three people and injure dozens of others near parliament and the central police station.

Hundreds of people gather near an evacuation control checkpoint during ongoing evacuations at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul.

As Afghans flee Taliban rule, some find a temporary new home in Uganda


Uganda is one of several countries that have agreed to assist the United States in a rushed and chaotic effort to evacuate Afghans from Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

A woman speaks behind a table

Ugandan archbishop breaks with tradition to promote birth control during pandemic


The archbishop of the Church of Uganda has broken with tradition to publicly urge women to use birth control to avoid getting pregnant during the pandemic.

Author Anna Dahlqvist talking with Saudah, a teenager in Kampala, Uganda

The ‘menstrual awakening’: Shattering the period stigma

Women & Gender

For millions of women around the world, monthly periods are something that comes with real hazards, such as missing school and work or being subjected to potentially harmful sanitary conditions. But there’s a global menstrual movement taking place.