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Ugandan Diaspora News Editorial | January 2016 | Can A United Opposition Force A Second Round of Voting In Uganda’s Poll?

Dear Readers, Greetings From Kampala, For starters let me wish you all a wonderful New Year and also acknowledge all the support you have accorded us at Uganda Diaspora News through the years. We have surely come of age and hop...


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The Observer | Family ‘Confirms’ Leaked Dead Body Pictures are Christopher Aine’s

The family of Christopher Aine, the head of security of independent presidential candidate, Amama Mbabazi who disappeared from home several weeks ago believes the published dead pictures run in the media today are that of their...



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The Weekly Observer | Ugandan Diaspora Community Party at Their 5th Annual Gala – Kampala Serena Hotel

Ugandans living in the diaspora ended the year and possibly their holiday to their mother country with the Uganda-Diaspora gala night. The event took place last Wednesday at the Kampala Serena hotel. This was the fifth edition ...



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Anne Kansiime’s Super Successful Diaspora Event, Sells Out Comedy Show in Maryland, USA

Anne Kansiime did not leave a single rib “uncracked” on November 27th!! Kids laughed, mothers cackled, husbands belted out in glee, single people hollered and the whole hall reverberated with laughter and joy, with ...


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Diaspora Event ~ DON’T MISS!! ~ Anne Kansiime LIVE in Maryland/D.C ~ Friday, Nov 27th, New Jersey Saturday, Nov 28th

We have all been waiting for our Ninja Anne Kansiime to grace us with rib cracking jokes here in the USA ~ Folks, the wait is over!! Kansiime is coming to Maryland this Friday, November 27th. The show starts at 6:00pm. She is g...



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UWAI | The Uganda Boston Community Parents and Students Career Day Highlights!

The Uganda Women’s Association International (UWAI) hosted the first Parents and Students Career Day Educational Workshop on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Boys and Girls Club of Waltham.  The purpose of the Workshop was...



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President Forever | The Electoral Race Has Started, But the Winner Seems Pre-Ordained – The Economist

THERE is a curious new vehicle crawling the streets of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. It is a pickup truck, but mounted on its back is a sort of mechanical merry-go-round. As it crawls through traffic, two mannequins pedalling bi...


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NBS TV Raw Video | Embattled Kampala Mayor Lukwago Arrested, Shots Fired, Journalist Wounded

A television reporter working for Delta TV was rushed to Mulago hospital after he was shot during a teargas-permeated scuffle in which defiant Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was arrested. The journalist has been identified as...



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Joe Malaika | Presents The 3rd Annual Excessive Fashion Show – Saturday, November 21st, Hilton Boston-Woburn, MA

Joe Malaika Presents 3rd annual Excessive Fashion which will be held on Saturday, November 21 Hilton Boston-Woburn. Venue address —  2 Forbes Road, Woburn, MA 01801. This will be a benefit fashion event in support of the...


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The Citizen | President Jakaya Kikwete Bids Farewell To Tanzania’s State House

By Citizen Reporter — President Jakaya Kikwete said ten years of leadership are more than enough for the head of state to make significant changes. The president also called upon State House staff to give full support f...



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Opinion ~ Bebe Cool Responds to Critics of his Support for President Museveni

Soon after Musician Maurice Kirya came out with a statement about the lost opportunity by the Artists who attended the Dinner at Speke Resort Munyonyo, to launch the Tubonga Naawe Song intended to support President Museveni...



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Opinion ~ Juliana Kanyomozi Responds to Critics of her Support for President Museveni

As fallout from the recently concluded Artistes’ dinner at Speke Resort Munyonyo, continues to mount, a number of the artists who attended the event are continuing to express their opinion on why they attended and why the...


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Opinion ~ Maurice Kirya, Says Ugandan Artistes’ Big Dinner with President Museveni, a Missed Opportunity

Social Media has been awash with vibrant photos from the recently concluded dinner hosted by President Museveni, featuring many Ugandan Musicians, Comedians, Actors, and key people from the Ugandan Entertainment Industry. One o...



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BBC News-night | UK firm’s surveillance kit ‘used to crush Uganda opposition’

BBC Report — A UK-based firm has sold surveillance technology to Uganda which has been used to crush and potentially blackmail opponents of the president, according to documents seen by BBC News-night. An internal report ...



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Video ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony ~ Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Video from the House Foreign Affairs Committee ~ Subcommittee Hearing: Ridding Central Africa of Joseph Kony: Continuing U.S. Support Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations R...


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These are the top four Lord’s Resistance Army leaders captured or killed since 2011

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post ~ As the U.S.-backed operation to find Joseph Kony, the elusive leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), enters its fifth year, here is a look back on some of Kony’s top comman...



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U.S. troops have turned to some unsavory partners to help find warlord Joseph Kony

By Craig Whitlock and Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washingtong Post ~ U.S. Special Operations forces have opened a new front in their hunt for the African warlord ­Joseph Kony, moving closer to his suspected hideout in a lawless e...


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Joseph Kony and Mutiny in the Lord’s Resistance Army

By Ledio Cakaj, The New Yorker ~ Vincent Okumu Binansio, nicknamed Binany, was one of the many children who have been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda. Captured in the mid-nineties, when the group was...



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How a Texas Philanthropist Helped Fund the Hunt for Joseph Kony

By Elizabeth Rubin, The New Yorker ~ One night in July, 2010, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, a lawyer and activist from San Antonio, Texas, and the mother of two young boys, found herself seated across from the chief of the Ugandan Ar...



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PRESS RELEASE ~ Statement by Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on the sudden death of Hon Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, Minister of Internal Affairs

Statement by Prime Minister Rt Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on the sudden death of Hon Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, Minister of Internal Affairs: We have today learnt, with great sadness, of the sudden death of Hon Gen. Aronda Nyakairima...


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The Weekly Observer | Uganda Electoral Reforms — How MPs Voted!

After three months of public consultations and a final heated debate on Tuesday, August 11, Parliament voted 277 to six to pass the controversial Constitution (amendment) Bill 2015. Key amendments included one on article 83 (1)...






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