The continued involvement of the Ugandan army in the deeply ethnically divisive and continually brutal South Sudan conflict exposes President Museveni to a possibility of war crimes and crimes against humanity charges.

Mzee Emilio Odong 72 is an elderly disabled man who hails from the tiny village of Panguu in Alero sub-county, Gulu district. He is among the hundreds of Acholi men who were tortured and raped by the National Resistance Army ((NRA) now UPDF), when operation White Gold was carried out in 1987 during the war in northern Uganda.

A report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says that despite the disarmament exercise initiated by the government over a decade ago serious security concerns remain. Also, accountability for human rights violations not only in Karamoja but also Uganda in general remains weak.

Yoweri Museveni has refused to sign a bill that would impose harsh sentences for gay people, including life imprisonment, temporarily sidestepping a clash with Western governments that provide aid to the country and have been incensed over the harsh provisions.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee and gynaecologist Denis Mukwege explains the dynamics and destruction caused by sexual violence in the eastern DRC.

Parliament has passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009, which proposes life imprisonment for homosexual acts. Apparently, instead of fighting corruption and nepotism, members of parliament are more interested in the sex life of their fellow citizens.

Doctors with scarce supplies are forced to help the Seleka militia responsible for much of the bloodshed. And as the UN warns of impending genocide, aid groups say the world must act.

Libya has deported more than 500 African immigrants, state news agency Lana said, sending them to Niger as it tries to tackle an influx of refugees and Islamist militants.