Uganda

Photography

How the World's Prisons Look From Within

Photographer Jan Banning takes us into the prisons of Uganda, France, the US and Colombia.
Laura Woods
3.13.19
Features

DJ Rachael Wants to See More Women in Ugandan Dance Music

The producer is lighting up the East African electronic scene and getting young women into music through her collective, Femme Electronic.
Alice McCool
6.2.17
LGBTQ

Life in an Ethiopian Refugee Camp Is Even Worse When You're Gay

There's no fleeing cultural ideology.
Madeline Moitozo
3.21.17
Stuff

What It Was Like to Be Joseph Kony's Bodyguard

An excerpt from <i>When the Walking Defeats You</i>, a book about a young man who became one the bodyguard to one of the 21st century's most notorious warlords before making his escape.
Ledio Cakaj
11.28.16
Travel

How Uganda Turned a Public Circumcision Ritual into a Tourist Attraction

Last month, more than 30,000 people showed up to watch young Ugandan men get their foreskins sliced in public.
VICE Staff
9.1.16
Photo

Photos of People in Uganda Partying Hard to Defy the Country's Repressive Laws

We spoke to the photographer who documented a red light district going strong in the face of draconian anti-sex laws.
Tshepo Mokoena; Photos: Michele Sibiloni
3.5.16
News

The Anti-Gay Movement in Uganda Is Still Alive and Kicking

Anti-gay laws, attacks, and evangelism are all part of the increasingly dangerous witch hunt against Uganda's LGBTQ community.
Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko
1.26.16
Football

Rehabilitation, Spies, and Goals at Uganda's Lone Maximum Security Prison

Uganda's only maximum security prison, Luzira, holds a sophisticated prison soccer tournament known not only for its top-notch talent, but the remarkable part it plays in the country's low recidivism rate.
Ben Ferguson
10.23.15
Travel

Women in Uganda Can't Use Toilets Without Fear of Disease or Rape

In Uganda, only 19 percent of the population has access to toilets that are not shared and that protect them from direct contact with waste—conditions which poses a serious threat to women's health and safety.
Mansi Choksi
5.12.15
The VICE Guide to Film

The New Wave of Ultra-Violent Ugandan DIY Action Cinema

VICE delves into the world of Wakaliwood—Uganda's thriving, low-budget action film cinema.
VICE Staff
4.28.15
Stuff

A Human Rights Lawyer Describes What It's Like to Defend Cameroon's LGBT People

In a country where gay men are subject to anal examinations in police cells and imprisonment because of text messages, Alice Nkom has dedicated herself to helping people find justice in a homophobic system.
Cliff Joannou
4.22.15
Stuff

​A Group of Ugandans Are Shattering Stigma with the Country’s First LGBTI Zine

"This is a battlefield. Some fight on, some flee, some die. We are fighting for a free country. For the future."
Johnny Magdaleno
3.21.15
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