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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...


New Documentary on Gay rights | Filmmaker Roger Ross Williams on God Loves Uganda – PBS Independent Lens

Roger Ross Williams won an Academy Award for his short documentary Music by Prudence, which told the moving story of 21-year-old Zimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabhena, who was born severely disabled and has struggled to...



New African | Does Uganda really need Genetically Modified Organisms?

With its lush green forests, fertile soils, abundant rainfall and a surfeit of other sources of water, does Uganda really need GMOs? This is the debate that has gripped the land that was once described as the Pearl of Africa as...



The New York Times | Zeituni Onyango, Obama’s Aunt From Kenya, Dies at 61

BOSTON — Zeituni Onyango, President Obama’s Kenyan-born aunt, who received asylum in the United States in 2010 after years of living illegally in Boston, died on Tuesday in a rehabilitation home here. She was 61. Her death...


The Washington Post | U.S. foreign policy and Ugandan domestic politics collide

Just weeks after the United States announced additional American troops and aircraft would be deployed to Uganda to hunt rebel leader Joseph Kony, Ugandan officials stormed a U.S. military-affiliated research institution, the M...



Malcolm Gibson | Kansas University Journalism Professor Appointed Executive Editor of The Daily Monitor

By Nicole Wentling — Malcolm Gibson, a retired Kansas University journalism professor, is a self-proclaimed “Africanist.” He traveled to the continent in 1969, ’71 and ’93. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in ...



The Economist | Uganda and its president – A leader who cannot bear to retire

The Economist — Yoweri Museveni may not have squirrelled away as much money as some of Africa’s other long-serving leaders, but few have accumulated a comparable wealth in nicknames. Uganda’s president since 1986, he ...


Emirates Lands First Direct Maiden Flight At Boston’s Logan International Airport

Dubai — Emirates started its daily, non-stop service to Boston on Monday, the airline’s eighth destination to the United States. The new Emirates route will leave Dubai at 9.45am each day and arrive in Boston at 3.15pm...



Daily Monitor | NRM Caucus endorses Museveni for 2016

Kampala — The NRM parliamentary caucus has endorsed President Museveni to stand unopposed for the party presidency in 2016. According to the NRM Constitution, the party President becomes the flag-bearer in the presidentia...


Ugandan International comedy queen Kansiime Anne, will join Citizen TV Kenya

By Johnson Mujungu ~ We are delighted to announce that a freshly squeezed new TV series ‘DON’T MESS WITH KANSIIME’ by your own ninja gal will Premier on Citizen TV. …The show will air weekly across East...



Uganda’s Women are Creating the Next Generation of Girl Geeks

By Mike Miesen, The Daily Beast  | Young women are learning to program computers in the unlikeliest of places, developing apps that will help their neighbors—and themselves. If not for a view of the ornate Uganda National Mo...



African Leadership Dialogues – Julie Gichuru Interviews Dr. Maggie Kigozi | Her Insights on Africa and Business

Julie Gichuru interviewing Dr. Maggie Kigozi, Former Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority, on Africa Leadership Dialogues. African Leadership Dialogues is hosted in Kenya as a pan African TV show that engages with le...


Captain Frank Musisi Assumes New Command Position In the US Army At a Colorful Ceremony Held In New Orleans

Dear friends and well wishers THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY CHANGE OF COMMMAND CEREMONY IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Greetings from New Orleans, Louisiana. I write this message filled with joy and optimism to thank you for...






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