Obama Administration Sanctions Uganda for Anti-Gay Legislation

In an explanation on the White House website, two senior aides to President Barack Obama have outlined further United States restrictions in its bilateral relationship with the country of Uganda. The restrictions come over Uganda's passage of an extreme "Anti-Homosexuality Act" that criminalises LGBT individuals with… » 6/21/14 6:46pm 6/21/14 6:46pm

Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal Sure Watch a Lot of Gay Porn

As Uganda battles to pass the anti-gay bill which would jail offenders for life (and has already overseen dozens of arrests), it seems that they have a huge force to contend with: the voice/search results of the people. Scott Bixby at the Daily Beast reports that of the top countries who search for gay porn, nearly… » 1/17/14 6:45pm 1/17/14 6:45pm

‘Avon Ladies’ of Uganda Sell Vital Medicine Cheaply Door-to-Door

Doug Wilson (it’s an outdated Weeds reference people, — please try to keep up with my creaky analogies) isn’t the only yearning male entrepreneur who saw the simple brilliance in adapting Avon’s door-to-door cosmetics peddling strategy to fit his own schemes. The ironically-surnamed Chuck Slaughter, founder and… » 6/23/13 1:00pm 6/23/13 1:00pm

Bill Gates Wants to Play, Get Badly Beaten by Girl Chess Genius

The adorable human nerdburger that is Bill Gates wants to play chess against Uganda's chess whiz-kid, 17-year-old Phiona Mutesi. Good luck, bro. We're not sure exactly how tough the game would be for Mutesi — seeing as she's already earned the title of Woman Candidate Master (WCM) at just 16 years old, and is well… » 3/18/13 9:30pm 3/18/13 9:30pm

19-Year-Old Woman Is Africa's Youngest Legislator

19-year-old Proscovia Alengot Oromait is now the youngest Member of Parliament in African history after running for and winning the MP position left vacant by her father in Usuk County of eastern Uganda. The teenager had been planning to go to university, but was derailed following her father's death when she felt… » 9/19/12 12:50pm 9/19/12 12:50pm

Abstinence-Only Leader Is Also a Huge Fan of the Pastor Behind the…

Yesterday, we wrote about a school district currently under legal fire for teaching kids that the best way to avoid STDs is to sleep soundly and hang out with friends (sans condoms). One of the most disturbing instructional materials, brought to light by the ACLU, which is representing the plaintiffs, is a video that… » 8/23/12 6:30pm 8/23/12 6:30pm

Joseph Kony Is Proving Difficult to Nab, Even for Elite U.S. Forces

Joseph Kony, the evil, crazed Ugandan warlord who was the subject of a now infamous viral video campaign, is proving a hard man to find. He's been on the run in the jungles of Uganda, and even after President Obama ordered 100 elite U.S. troops to capture him six months ago, he's evaded capture and continued to… » 4/29/12 11:55pm 4/29/12 11:55pm

Get Excited for the Kony 2012 Sequel You Didn't Ask For

Does anyone have even one lone Facebook friend — perhaps a super sheltered tween cousin, or a 90-year-old grandparent — who still wholeheartedly believes in Invisible Children's Kony 2012 campaign? The nonprofit's first video, which demanded the capture of dictator Joseph Kony and has been viewed upwards of 86… » 4/02/12 5:00pm 4/02/12 5:00pm