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Ivory Coast strongman Gbagbo captured

(CNN) — Laurent Gbagbo, the self-declared president of Ivory Coast, was arrested Monday, sources said, potentially ending a civil war that has claimed hundreds of lives in the cocoa-producing West African nation. After da...


Shea butter could be lifeline for Ugandan women

By Emily Wither | CNN | In northern Uganda, Sarah Omollo, like hundreds of other women, rises early each day to collect shea nuts. Omollo, who is now in her thirties, has been gathering the nuts since she was a young child, cru...



School hosts Invisible Children film screening with Ugandan speaker

PLAINSBORO — On April 11, Invisible Children, a media-based nonprofit dedicated to ending Africa’s longest-running war, will be screening “Tony” at West Windsor Plainsboro High School. Invisible Children exists to raise...



Libya: African leaders set for key visit

BBC | A team of African leaders, headed by South African President Jacob Zuma, is heading for Libya this weekend on a key diplomatic mission. The five heads will visit both Tripoli and the rebel-held city of Benghazi to push fo...


University of Edinburgh 100th Anniversary, Justice Julia Sebutinde is to recieve a Honorary Degree

Justice Julia Sebutinde graduated from Makerere University in Uganda in 1977. In 1978 she obtained the Diploma in Legal Practice from the Kampala Law Development Centre. Later that year she started work in Uganda’s Minist...



Spring break in Uganda: Memphis youth embark on mission to help refugees

By Richard K. Thomas, Special to My Life | Uganda, in East Africa, is a long way from inner-city Memphis, but this is where two Memphis City School students spent their spring break. On March 12 a mission team co-sponsored by A...



Ssese Islands your Perfect Holiday Gate Away While In Uganda

By Ronnie Mayanja | UNAA Times Online | Ssese Islands is a composition of eighty-four islands in the northwest of Lake Victoria, Uganda, they also form what is today known as Kalangala District. About forty-three of the islands...


MIM’s First Anniversary Weekend: Featuring Jordin Sparks and Maurice Kirya

MIM Press Release, Phoenix, AZ, | Arizona’s own global superstar, platinum-recording artist Jordin Sparks will perform a benefit concert on Friday, April 29, to kick off the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) monumental one-...



Mobile Money Transfers to M-PESA Subscribers in Kenya Now Available from Western Union Locations in 45 Countries, Territories

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., (BUSINESS WIRE) — Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced that consumers can now send money directly to the mobile “wallets” of Safaricom M-PESA subscribers in Kenya from 45 countries and territor...


M-Pesa goes global with Western Union

Kenyans living abroad can now send money to their relatives back home through Safaricom’s mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa. This is after Safaricom and Western Union signed an agreement, which enables Kenyans living in 4...



MSNBC: Uganda says would consider Gaddafi asylum

By Elias Biryabarema | Reuters | KAMPALA — Uganda would consider an asylum application from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as it would for anyone seeking refuge in the east African country, a minister said on Wednesday. Al Ar...



Regus Anticipates Exciting Opportunities in Fast-Growing Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda | Businesses to Benefit From Dynamic Expansion of Regus Network Into New Markets. A new Regus business centre in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, offers a valuable platform for businesses to explore revenue oppo...


Uganda seizes control of Libyan stake in telecom

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s government said on Tuesday it had seized control of Libya’s majority stake in Uganda Telecom to comply with U.N. sanctions. “We have exercised our oversight and regulatory ro...



Protesters in Uganda threaten to attack US, Western embassies for Libya; police shut them down

Washington Post | KAMPALA, Uganda — Police in Uganda say they stopped supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from marching toward and possibly attacking U.S. and other embassies in Kampala. A group of several hundred Afr...



Galiwango, Uganda’s First Animated Film screened at the African Film Festival in Sweden

By Solomon W. Jagwe (Director, Galiwango Animated Film), SWEDEN | www.galiwango.com | Shared experiences are the best, and this one is shaping up to be an awesome one that just can’t be kept under wraps. I would like to t...


The sweet and sad side of Uganda’s tourism sites

BY ELLA RYCHLEWSKI | The Independent | When my mother announced she was coming to visit Uganda, I went into a Google search on Ugandan tourism and started asking my acquaintances what we should not miss on our one week tour. Ou...



Oil agreement in Uganda to move production forward; Tullow, Heritage settle tax dispute

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda’s government says it has signed an agreement with Tullow Oil PLC that will allow the development of oil and gas resources in the country to move forward. Minister of Energy Hilary Onek said ...


Uganda’s Child Soldier No More goes to Waiheke, New Zealand

By David Farrier | Waiheke Island resident Emily McDonald has been helping out in Uganda for years. At only 26 she’s already been there three times to help build houses and schools, and organised the rest of the island to he...



A Cry For Our Beloved Capital City – Kampala’s Good, The Bad and the Ugly!

By Ronnie Mayanja, KAMPALA | Founded years ago, Kampala was King Muteesa 1’s favorite hunting ground, that was made up of several hills and wetlands that were quite ideal for wild game hunting most especially a family of ...



International Women’s Day Commemorated at Emin Pasha Hotel, Kampala

By Ronnie Mayanja | Annually on 8th March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the ...


A Photo Essay: Kony’s Children, Impact of a War

Photographs by Marcus Bleasdale, Article by Joe Bavier | For nearly a quarter century in central Africa, the Lord’s Resistance Army has run a merciless campaign of terror. Led by Joseph Kony, a former altar boy and self-style...






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