Tourists visit Lubiri Palace in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The palace once held torture chambers used by Idi Amin, who committed crimes against humanity as president of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. According to tour guide Allan Kakembo (not pictured), the torture chamber site was originally an armory, but was later converted into a prison where an estimated 19,000 people died from hunger, suffocation or mass electrocution.
Rowers from the participating counties within the Buganda Kingdom in Uganda race boats during the annual Royal Regatta on Lake Victoria. The tradition of boat racing among the kingdom’s residents has been around for centuries, local officials say, and it helps the community to celebrate its culture and to emphasize unity. This race took place in February.
Beatrice Akite, a teacher at St. Kizito Senior Secondary School in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, helps students who are being trained in computer skills. The training is part of a nationwide effort in Uganda to improve computer literacy.
Sady, 9 (in red), and his brother Chaka, 11 (in white), set out on a 2 kilometer (about 1.2 miles) trip to their school on an island in Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. The boat is their only transport and they pilot it themselves to get to school each day.
A crowd gathered in Kampala on Monday to hear Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Kizza Besigye speak before the Feb. 18 general election. Besigye was later briefly detained for a dispute regarding the route taken by Besigye and his supporters. On hearing the news, his supporters clashed with police. At least one person was reported killed in the clash and several people were wounded.