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Thursday March 1, 2012
Hate GroupsIslam:
Uganda While a Ugandan pastor was fighting to retain sight in his remaining eye after an acid attack, Muslim extremists this month were shooting at his close friend, a leader of another church.

Doctors at Sheba Hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel, are still not sure what kind of chemicals Muslim extremists cast on Bishop Umar Mulinde of Gospel Life Church International outside of Kampala last Christmas Eve, but they know that the acid is threatening the vision in his remaining eye.

Tuesday January 17, 2012
Religious PersecutionUganda:
Susan Ithungu A 15-year-old Christian girl in western Uganda who lost the use of her legs after her father locked her in a room for six months for leaving Islam has begun to take tentative steps.

Susan Ithungu had been hospitalized since September 2010 after neighbors along with police rescued her.

Thursday December 29, 2011
Hate GroupsIslamUganda:
Uganda Islamic extremists threw acid on a church leader on Christmas Eve shortly after a seven-day revival at his church, leaving him with severe burns that have blinded one eye and threaten sight in the other.

On Oct. 15, area Muslim leaders declared a fatwa against him demanding his death.

Monday May 30, 2011
MRTCGRNB's Religion News BlogUganda:
Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God It is more than a decade since more than 1,000 people perished in a church building in Kanungu, Uganda, after what is believed to have been a well-planned move by cult leaders who thought the world was coming to an end on December 31, 1999 but it never came to pass.

Much as time has passed, people still feel the effect of the Movement for the Restoration of the 10 Commandments killings.

Saturday November 20, 2010
MRTCG:
Uganda Ten years after tongues of fire consumed over 1,000 lives in what has come to be remembered as the world’s biggest mass suicide by members of a religious cult in Kanungu District, a key witness has broken silence offering new leads and even more questions into the mystery.

The killings were blamed on a religious cult known as the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God led by Joseph Kibwetere.

Monday September 13, 2010
Lord's Resistance ArmyRNB's Religion News Blog:
Co-ordinated action must be taken to end the long-running brutal campaign by the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels, leaders from the four countries affected said yesterday.

A rare three-day meeting of 30 religious and community leaders as well as local government officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), south Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Uganda criticised the “lack of a co-ordinated and comprehensive strategy” to tackle the rebels.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in two decades of fighting since LRA chief Joseph Kony took up arms, initially against the Ugandan government.

Long since driven out of Uganda, the quasi-religious cult has carved out a vast region of control in the dense forests of northeast DRC, south Sudan and CAR.

Monday March 15, 2010
MRTCG:
Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God Ugandans will on Wednesday, March 17 mark ten years since a religious cult in Western Uganda caused death of over 1000 followers.

The cult, known as Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandment of God, is said to have locked the believers in a huge church hall before using petrol to set it on fire

Saturday January 9, 2010
Ritual Killing:
Uganda A BBC investigation into human sacrifice in Uganda has heard first-hand accounts which suggest ritual killings of children may be more common than authorities have acknowledged.

A former witch-doctor who now campaigns to end child sacrifice confessed for the first time to having murdered about 70 people, including his own son.

Monday January 4, 2010
Homosexuality / Lesbianism / Bisexuality / Transgenderism:
Rainbow flag Last March, three American evangelical Christians, whose teachings about “curing” homosexuals have been widely discredited in the United States, arrived in Uganda to give a series of talks.

Now the three Americans are finding themselves on the defensive, saying they had no intention of helping stoke the kind of anger that could lead to what came next: a bill to impose a death sentence for homosexual behavior.

Wednesday October 28, 2009
Abengiri:
Uganda Police in Uganda are investigating a cult that has been operating in the Hoima District, the country’s Daily Monitor says.

the leader of the ‘Abengiri cult’ discourages its followers from taking their children to school, immunising them and using toilets.

Friday August 21, 2009
Human TraffickingRitual Killing:
Uganda A Uganda newspapers has learnt that Police earlier this year, acting on a tip-off, sanctioned an investigation into claims that some wealthy people in the country are responsible for the spiralling acts of child human sacrifice in the country.

According to an investigating officer 40 children have lost their lives to ritual killings this year alone.

Tuesday December 16, 2008
Lord's Resistance Army:
Joseph Kony Congo’s national army joined Ugandan forces and southern Sudanese militia in a military operation Sunday meant to root out pockets of the Lord’s Resistance Army — which had been preparing to launch an assault on Uganda from camps in eastern Congo, a joint statement from the three said.

The Lord’s Resistance Army — led by Joseph Kony, who claims spiritual powers — sought to overthrow its government, demanding the constitution be replaced with a version of the Ten Commandments.


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