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Uganda ~ Kabaka opens the 18th Session of Buganda Lukiiko

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II opened the 18th Lukiiko session with a call on the people to exploit the Kingdom’s rich potentials to uplift their standards. Kabaka Mutebi who was speaking during the official opening of the L...


Exposure to worm infection in the womb ‘cuts eczema risk’

Washington | A new study has suggested that exposure to worm infections in the womb may protect a newborn infant from developing eczema. The research supports the so-called ‘hygiene hypothesis’, which proposes that ...



Cedar Springs science teacher creates nonprofit to ease strife in Uganda

By Ron Cammel | The Grand Rapids Press ~ CEDAR SPRINGS | A Cedar Springs High School science teacher working in a modern lab spent time the past two summers interacting with children attending school in small rooms with crumbli...



Pen pal takes Pennridge alum on journey in support of African arts

By Erin DuBois ~ Associate Editor | Montgomery Media | The letter that changed Michael Kirkpatrick’s life came from out of the blue on an ordinary day. It had been airmailed from Malawi, even though Kirkpatrick did not know a...


An African/Arab Revolution ~ U.S. must choose sides in Egypt

(CNN) ~ By Blake Hounshell | This is the big one | For years, Egyptian demonstrators raged against Hosni Mubarak’s military regime, calling on their fellow citizens to take to the streets and oust the agents of their oppr...



US Army Sergeant starts non-profit organization for Uganda School

By John Williams | Bucks Local News | YARDLEY – Matthew Byelich plans to open a self-sustaining, viable school in Uganda. His mission is to raise enough money, through his non-profit organization, to build the school. He ...



Health in Focus | Tackling yellow fever in the Northern Uganda

(IRIN) | Health officials in Uganda have launched a yellow fever vaccination drive in the north where an outbreak of the disease has caused 53 deaths and 224 infections in 10 districts since late 2010. Almost a million people a...


U.S. Embassy issues warning for American citizens in Uganda

(CNN) | The U.S. Embassy in Uganda is warning its citizens in the east African nation that regional terror groups “remain actively interested in attacking” American interests. “We are particularly concerned ab...



Uganda seizes hundreds of parrots from smugglers

KAMPALA, Uganda | A Uganda Wildlife Authority official says more than 270 African gray parrots have been seized from smugglers in the past month, which suggests there is a syndicate illegally exporting Ugandan wildlife. Johnson...


Wildlife rangers among 8 killed in Congo attack

AFP ~ KINSHASA — Three wildlife rangers and five government soldiers have been killed in an attack by Rwandan Hutu rebels in eastern DR Congo’s Virunga National Park, the park’s director said Tuesday. Around 50 re...



Ugandan Action Film, “State Research Bureau” Premieres in Kampala, Jan’ 25th

By Matt Bish | A story about Uganda’s troubled past. A closer look at what really happened in the so-called safe houses before 1986. A family tries to flee the troubled country and they are intercepted along the way…...



UGANDA | On the Road with Kampala Bikers Association

UGANDA | On the Road with Kampala Bikers Association | Inside Africa hits the open road and cruises alongside the motorcycle enthusiasts of Uganda.


Use of extrajudicial rendition in Uganda terror case sparks controversy

CS Monitor | The ongoing detention of nine Kenyans in Uganda in connection with a July 11 suicide bombing is raising concerns about the use of extrajudicial rendition in Africa as a tool to fight Islamic terrorism. They came fo...



Wildlife Threats | Bushmeat ~ Chimpanzee and gorilla heads seized in Gabon

BBC | One of the biggest hauls of illegal ape parts in Central Africa has been seized by officials in Gabon, the global campaign group WWF says. Five people were arrested for the cache which included the head and hands of an en...



BBC ~ LRA: Ugandan bishop urges negotiated settlement

By Mike Wooldridge | BBC News, World affairs correspondent | A Ugandan Church leader who has played a key role in efforts to bring an end to the conflict involving the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has said military strate...


Uganda President Urges Citizens To See Oil As National Resource

By Nicholas Bariyo | HOIMA, Uganda (Dow Jones) | The Ugandan president, currently on the campaign trail in the oil-rich Bunyoro Kingdom, has said the country’s soon-to-be-developed oil reserves will help provide developme...



Baseball becoming popular sport in Uganda

By PAUL POST | The Saratogian | MPIGI, Uganda – Some day this east-central African nation is going to send a player to the big leagues. It might take five years, 10 or even longer, but it will happen. The laws of nature almos...


Actress-singer, KC Concepcion’s memorable experience in Uganda

“As a National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nation World Food Program, I represent the UN not only here in the Philippines but also wherever they think I should go, in this case Africa. I’ve gone to Mind...



Dispatch from Kampala | The Election Fever – Uganda Decides

By Ronnie Mayanja | UNAA Times Online | It has been about two weeks since I arrived back in Kampala and I must say this time I was greeted by alot of changes. The last time I was in Kampala was towards the end of February of la...



Uganda’s Three Biggest Sugar Producers Increased Output by 3.4% Last Year

By Fred Ojambo | Bloomberg | Sugar output at Uganda’s three biggest producers climbed 3.4 percent in 2010 after they expanded their operations, the Uganda Sugar Cane Technologists Association said. Output increased to 292,052...


Acumen Fund Co-Invests $2.2 Million in Ugandan Cotton Ginnery

BY JENARA NERENBERG | The non-profit social venture assists the Gulu Agricultural Development Company, and aims to “provide more than just capital” as region hopes to recover from years of civil war. The New York-ba...






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