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Canada Postcard | My Adventure to the Great White North – Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls

By Ronnie Mayanja — On July 1st I set off on a five day adventure to experience the Great White North or the nation that is home to the great Canadian Prairies which was celebrating 150 years. I had been to Canada before ...


Obituary | Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘Quiet Confidence,’ Integrity, and Friendship

By Ryan Hyland and Abby Breitstein — The Rotary flags in front of Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA, and Rotary offices around the world fly at half-staff this week as friends and colleagu...



Opinion | Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu’s Response to President Museveni’s Article on the Recent By-Elections.

Mr. President, I have read your article dated 10th July, 2017 on the recent by-elections. I thank you for congratulating me on my victory in the Kyadondo East polls. For emphasis, it is not me who won but rather the ideas which...



Daily Monitor Editorial | BoU let down Uganda on defunct Crane Bank

Our view: We demand a review and, where necessary, a reprimand of those culpable for the omissions and commissions. BoU should take immediate measures to prevent recurrence. A litany of alleged internal malfeasance that last ye...


Death Announcement | Rotary International President-elect Sam F. Owori from Uganda dies in the US

Sam F. Owori, Rotary International president-elect, died unexpectedly Thursday as a result of post-operative complications from a planned surgery. Sam was a member of the Rotary Club Kampala, Uganda, for 38 years. Rotary Presid...



WOPI | Women of Purpose International Annual Conference Boston – Friday 18th to 20th August 2017

Women Of Purpose annual conference will be celebrating 10 glorious years of ministry and community service in August.  After a decade of ministering to families & Communities in New England, we are thrilled to invite w...



Diaspora Election Video | UNAA Presidential Candidates Face Off on BBS Telefayina (Monday Atigo vs Daniel Kawuma)

UNAA is the largest non Political formal association of Ugandans in the Diaspora. The objectives of the organization are to “Promote the Social, Cultural and Economic Development of the Ugandan Community in North America ...


Opinion | Lifting Presidential Age Limit — Why Uganda just can’t stop! By Charles Onyango-Obbo

So, as long expected, the process of amending the Uganda Constitution to remove the 75-year age limit and allow President Yoweri Museveni to continue in office and stand for the nth time in 2021 is underway. Many people are ang...



Dine Out | Enjoy a Real Taste of Ugandan Cuisine at Karibu Restaurant in Waltham, Massachusetts

By Ronnie Mayanja — Some of the best Ugandan cuisine anywhere can be found at Karibu, one of a handful of East African restaurants in Massachusetts. Located at 10 Crescent St. in Waltham, just off Moody St., and the famed...


Cultural Heritage | The Buganda Kingdom and Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma (USA) Exchange Greetings!

By Dr. Abu Ssenkayi – One of the important functions of Kabaka’s Representatives in North America is to foster and promote friendships and cultural exchange between Baganda and other communities residing in North Americ...



New Dawn | What Does a Kyagulanyi Victory Mean for Party Politics in Uganda?

By Ronnie Mayanja — A Political novice Robert Kyagulanyi is now the MP elect for Kyadondo East and has successfully silenced his critics from the get go he was favorite to win this seat . His story and campaign are defini...



Opinion | Coffee and Bananas – The end of Buganda, rise of Kampala City State By Charles Onyango Obbo

By Charles Onyango-Obbo — Since the column last week “Ahead of big refugee meet, we go back to old Buganda and Ankole”, I have been inundated by questions about Uganda’s past – and future. Made me realise that the...


New Music | French Montana – Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee Inspired by Uganda’s Ghetto Kids

The Source — Fresh off releasing his latest tracks “No Pressure (feat. Future)”, French Montana recently took to Instagram to tease the upcoming video for “Unforgettable (feat. Swae Lee).” Last March, Montana and ...



College Fund | Disney’s Queen of Katwe – Real Life Characters Phiona & Benjamin Admitted to University

Dear friends,   By now you probably have heard of the amazing real-life story of Phiona Mutesi, the young girl from the slums of Katwe, Uganda, who attends chess club because of food and ultimately becomes chess champion a...



The Washington Post | Why is Uganda more welcoming to refugees than the United States?

In recent years, the West has become obsessed with the problem of refugees — and generally not in a good way. The United States and other wealthy countries have been unkind at best, and hostile at worst, to refugees. Politici...


UCCB | Celebrating the Life of St. Charles Lwanga and the Feast of the Uganda Martyrs Day Boston

By Ronnie Mayanja — It what has now become tradition, the Uganda Catholic Community in Boston commemorated their annual feast of the Uganda Martyrs on June 11th at Saint Mary’s Parish in Waltham, Massachusetts. The ...



UK Election | Hung Parliament for Britain as Theresa May’s Gamble Backfires

The UK election has returned a hung parliament, with the BBC reporting no party can win a majority. Incumbent Prime Minister Theresa May has declared the UK needs “stability”, but has stopped short of saying she wil...


UCCB Event | The Uganda Martyrs Day Boston Celebrations – Sunday June 11th 2017

News Flash — Ugandan Catholic Community of Boston will host its annual Uganda Martyrs Day Feast Celebrations in Waltham on Sunday June 11th starting with Sunday Mass at 1pm. The main celebrant this year will be the Most R...



CGTN Africa | China Officially Hands Over the SGR – Railway to Kenya

China officially handed over the Standard Gauge Railway to Kenya and President Uhuru Kenyatta was joined at the Port of Mombasa by dozens of top officials from the Chinese companies that helped build and fund the railway projec...



Qatar Airways | Diplomatic Crisis – How it Affects Air Travel

Major airlines have suspended travel to and from Qatar amid diplomatic row – here are the details. Al Jazeera — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar and s...


Buganda Bumu Day Two | BBNAC Atlanta Convention Resolutions and Highlights in Pictures

Ugandan Diaspora News — Day Two of the Buganda Bumu Convention was underway on the Sunday starting with a church service led by  Dr.Rev. Alex Kasirye-Musoke of the Anglican church of Uganda – Boston.  Late...






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