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Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | October 2014 | The Big Story – Inside Uganda’s Political Posturing Ahead of 2016

Dear Folks, Welcome to fall which essentially means we are now 3 months to the end of 2014. This year for me has been perhaps the toughest and last month the most challenging. My beloved Mom lost her battle with cancer on 9th S...


Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, Chief of Defence Forces of the Uganda (UPDF) Inducted into US Army War College Hall of Fame

Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, Chief of Defence Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), was recently inducted into the International Hall of Fame at the U.S. Army War College. The War College leadership, staff, facu...



Live and Work In The USA | DV-2016 Program – Online Registration Begins October 1st – November 3rd 2014

DV 2016 Program: Online registration for the DV 2016 Program will begin on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and will conclude on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Dayl...



Kampala Dispatch | The Club Megafest Highlights and Stage Photos As Witnessed In Nambole!

By Ronnie Mayanja — On Saturday September 20th I had the rare opportunity to be among the VIPs invited to attend the first Club – Megafest event that was supposed to be the biggest draw of the year at Nambole Stadiu...


Death Announcement ~ In Loving Memory of the Late Mrs. Aida Namukwaya Mayanja

It is with Sadness that we share the heartbreaking news that a Dear friend and Ugandan Diaspora News Editor, Ronnie Mayanja and his family have lost their loving Mother and only surviving parent, we kindly ask that you keep the...



Ngamba Island’s Conservation Partnership Month ~ Raise a voice for Environment and Chimpanzee Conservation

Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust ~ In order to increase partnerships and raise a voice for environment and chimpanzee conservation to the public in Uganda, we are organising a “Conservation Partnersh...



Eddy Kenzo wins the BEST NEW MUSIC ACT (Africa) Award at the Afro Australia Music & Movie Awards

Highlighting Ugandans Representing Uganda on a Global Stage: Eddy Kenzo won the BEST NEW MUSIC ACT (Africa) Award at the prestigious Afro Australia Music & Movie Awards in Sydney, Australia. Eddie’s star continues to...


Co-founder of the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, was killed in a U.S. military operation

(CNN) — Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab, was killed in a U.S. military operation, the Pentagon said Friday. “The U.S. military undertook operations against Godane on Sept. 1, whi...



Ugandan Diaspora News | Letter from the Editor | September 2014 | Will a Divided UNAA Endure?

Greetings From Kampala, It has been one roller coaster month for me here in Uganda as I have been in and out of hospital together with family members attending to my sick mother. We continue to request your prayers, especially ...


Her Royal Highness The Nabagereka Closes the 2014 Diaspora EKISAAKAATE in Toronto

Toronto — Bulungi Bwansi Canada ~  On Saturday, August 30th, Her Royal Highness, The Nabagereka of Buganda, officiated at the closure of the first Diaspora EKISAAKAATE kya Nabagereka. Her Royal highness empathized the need f...



Opinion By Charles Rwomushana | Mr President, can we return the old Uganda transport system?

Hullo Mr President, it is Charles Rwomushana on the line…On Monday, most of the population that doesn’t have private transport stayed home… and or walked to work. I have noted, Your Excellency, that traffic was he...



Photos from Day 2 ~ August 30th ~ UNAA Hyatt Convention 2014, San Diego

Here are some photos shared from Day 2 (Saturday, August 30th) of the UNAA Convention taking place in San Diego at the HYATT La Jolla Hotel ~ Covering some more arrivals, Vendors, UNAA Luncheon, Guest Speech by Uganda’s P...


Photos from Day 1 ~ August 29th ~ UNAA Convention 2014, San Diego

Here are some photos shared from Day 1 of the UNAA Convention taking place in San Diego at the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel ~ Covering Arrivals, Vendor Booths and Registration The Theme: “Unity through Cultural Awareness”...



South Sudan’s child soldiers ~ A step backwards

IRINEWS, AFRICA, By Kenneth Odiwuor ~ NAIROBI, 25 August 2014 (IRIN) – The government of South Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN in 2012 to end the use of child soldiers but there is evidence the ongoing conflict is...



Video Footage | Plane Carrying US Marines Makes Emergency Landing on Kampala – Mityana Highway

A plane carrying six US marines made an emergency landing at Kiwawu along the Kampala-Mityana highway on Friday July 18th. The plane destined for Juba in South Sudan made a U-TURN and attempted to return to Entebbe Internationa...


Diaspora Notice | Facts You Need To Know About The Uganda National ID Project

Government of Uganda is implementing the National Identity Card project under the coordination of Ministry of Internal Affairs. However, there are key agencies that are implanting this project as a Multi-sectoral thrust. These...



Daily Monitor | China Executes Ugandans Over Drug Trafficking Offences!

Chinese authorities have executed two Ugandans convicted of trafficking narcotics, the Foreign Affairs ministry has announced. Ministry spokesperson Fred Opolot yesterday identified the convicts as Omar Ddamulira and Ham Andrew...


Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers, an Open Letter by Paula Kahumbu

By Paula Kahumbu Former Chief Executive Officer at Wildlife Direct June 14, 2014 at 10:12am “It is 4 am and I have been sitting at my computer for hours. I just can’t sleep after hearing the terrible news that Satao, th...



Opinion | Sam Kutesa has many critics, which is why we must send him to the UN – By Daniel Kalinaki

Daily Monitor — Much has been made of Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa’s impending election as president of the UN General Assembly. By Wednesday morning, 7,000 people had signed an online petition asking the United States g...



World Watch Institute | Uganda on Track to Have World’s Highest Population Growth

Uganda expects a population explosion. Within the next few decades, the east African nation of Uganda is likely to have the highest population growth in the world, according to a new report from the Population Reference Bureau ...


Article by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni – President of The Republic of Uganda On Election Rigging in Uganda 1961 – 2014.

As soon as the Universal elective processes were introduced in Uganda, the shallow opportunists immediately hatched two schemes of winning power against the democratic phenomena. One scheme was sectarianism and the other was el...






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