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Cashing in the American dream to help AIDS orphans, those who raise them

Jackson Kaguri is helping grandmothers who are raising grandchildren left orphaned by AIDS. His Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project provides free education and health care to nearly 600 children in Uganda, and it offers support to nearly 7,000 grandmothers.
"We provide them uniforms. We provide them pencils. We give them shoes. Everything we give ... is to try and eliminate as many obstacles as possible, so children can be successful and focus on education."
- Jackson Kaguri

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Story contains video Source: CNN, Sat June 30, 2012
Jackson Kaguri is helping grandmothers who are raising grandchildren left orphaned by AIDS. His Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project provides free education and health care to nearly 600 children in Uganda, and it offers support to nearly 7,000 grandmothers.

Uganda anti-gay bill pushed out of parliament

Source: Gaurdian, Fri May 13, 2011
Uganda's anti-gay bill has been deemed out of time for the current sittings of parliament and its proponents are unlikely to be able revive it for some time.

Ugandan parliament drops bill that would jail gay people for life

Source: The Guardian, Wed May 11, 2011
A bill calling for gay people to be imprisoned for life has been dropped by the Ugandan parliament after worldwide condemnation.

Uganda bars media from outing gays

Source: BBC, Mon January 03, 2011
A Ugandan High Court judge has ruled that media companies in the country should not publish the identities of people they say are homosexuals.

Mountain gorilla numbers soar

Story contains video Source: Vancouver Sun, Thu December 09, 2010
KIGALI -- The number of endangered mountain gorillas in national parks straddling three African countries has risen by 26 percent in the last seven years, a sign that conservation efforts are paying off, a census showed on Tuesday.

Animal populations surge in Ugandan national parks

Source: BBC, Sat September 25, 2010
The number of animals in Uganda's national parks and game reserves has soared over the past decade, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) says.

University of Stirling discovers native oysters in the Firth of Forth

Source: Culture24, Sun November 08, 2009
More than 50 years after they were thought to be extinct, a University of Stirling researcher has discovered native oysters in the Firth of Forth.

Bartender helps turn wine to water in developing world

Source: CNN, Sat November 07, 2009
Behind the bar at a local restaurant, Doc Hendley leans in to hear his customer over the band. "You like the pinot? Cool," he says.

Bill Gates pledges 120 million to boost African, Indian farmers

Source: Yahoo! News, Sat October 17, 2009
Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday announced 120 million dollars in grants to help small-scale farmers in Africa and India improve their lives through sustainable agriculture.

Uganda Trees First in Africa to Count as CO2 Emissions Reductions

Source: ENS, Wed October 07, 2009
Pines and a mix of native African trees will soon cover what is now grassland within Uganda's Rwoho Central Forest Reserve, an upper watershed of Lake Victoria.

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