Less noticed than President Museveni's anti-gay bill was a simultaneous anti-porn law that has resulted in women wearing modern garb being publicly stripped and shamed.
Uganda seeks to be a regional power, is militarist and prone to adventures. It fought the rebels in S. Sudan and its troops could jeopardize a peace deal there.
And that's slightly troubling: Congo, Uganda, and the M23 rebels can't agree on how to agree; skeleton teams of negotiators now sit aimlessly around Kampala instead of moving forward.
Phiona Mutesi came from a home in Uganda without any running water and electricity, let alone chess resources. But that changed when a chess program planted itself in the community. Now Phiona is in the US, spreading her story and playing chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.
Heidi Klum saves drowning son – so go the entertainment headlines today. Hey, normal moms, how are you feeling? Is Heidi Klum setting the parenting bar impossibly high? Don't worry. Being a good mom is good enough.
Eleven heads of state will soon gather to sign an agreement meant to help end the latest wave of violence in the eastern Congo. But will it have the teeth to change the situation on the ground?