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A Nigerian Website has Ranked Gayaza and Namilyango among the top 100 Best Secondary Schools in Africa

A Nigerian Website has Ranked Gayaza High School, Namilyango College, Rainbow International School Uganda, and Lincoln International School Uganda, among the top 100 Best Secondary Schools in Africa ~ without knowing the criter...


U.S. tells Rwanda to immediately end support for M23 rebels

(Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday called on Rwanda to end support for M23 rebels in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, saying there was evidence Rwandan military officials were involved. “We call upon ...



Obama to launch Major Initiative to Curb Wildlife trafficking in Africa

President Obama will launch a new initiative in Tanzania on Monday aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking, according to White House officials. Using his executive authority, Obama will convene a Cabinet-level task for...



Uganda’s Skateboarding Scene ~ Big Air in Kampala

By Julie Bosman, NYTIMES ~ Before Jack Mubiru, a father of the skateboarding scene in Uganda, could build a half-pipe in his native Kampala in 2006, he had to avoid paying a construction fee, so he fabricated a story about bui...


New York Times: Senegal Cheers Its President for Standing Up to Obama on Same-Sex Marriage

By ADAM NOSSITER, DAKAR, Senegal — In Senegal, never mind about same-sex marriage: gay men and lesbians are abused by the police, beaten and sometimes tortured, with impunity. They are threatened by mobs, mocked on the front ...



India Dispatch | Videocon Case Against Three Ugandan Citizens [Musumba/Mawanda/Magoola] Quashed By India’s Supreme Court

The right to life and liberty, enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution, is available even to foreign nationals, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday and quashed an FIR registered by the Maharashtra government against ...



The Guardian | Ugandan Police Make Arrests At Protest Over Seizure of The Monitor Newspaper Premises

Ugandan police arrested at least two activists and used teargas to disperse others protesting against the government’s seizure of a newspaper that published an army general’s letter about an alleged plot for the pre...


Al Jazeera | General Sejusa Reportedly Hiding In London Says Reports

A Ugandan general who leaked a letter alleging an assassination plot against army officers opposed to the president’s son succeeding his father as leader has requested the protection of British police. David Sejusa, a spy...



DR Congo | UN Secretary-General Hails Regional Accord As ‘Best Chance For Peace In years

UN News Center — 23 May 2013 – Arriving today in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged all the leaders of Africa’s Great Lakes region to throw their...


Obama At Morehouse College | Black Men Cannot Use Racism As a Crutch – Commencement Speech Full Text.

Hello, Morehouse! Thank you Dr. Wilson, the Board of Trustees; Congressman Cedric Richmond and Sanford Bishop – both proud alumni of this school; Congressman Hank Johnson and the great John Lewis; Mayor Reed, and all the memb...



Statement by the White House Press Secretary on President Obama’s Travel to Africa

President Obama and the First Lady look forward to traveling to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania from June 26 – July 3.  The President will reinforce the importance that the United States places on our deep and growi...



BET Awards 2013 | Uganda’s Radio & Weasel Nominated In The Best International Act – Africa, Category

Check out the full list of nominees. Best Female R&B/Pop Artist Beyoncé Tamar Braxton Alicia Keys Rihanna Elle Varner Best Male R&B/Pop Artist Chris Brown Bruno Mars Miguel Justin Timberlake Usher Best Group Macklemore...


Japan Dispatch ~ Ugandan singer detained, arrested at Tokyo International Airport

Iryn Update — Following the news that Ugandan singer Iryn Namubiru has been arrested and continues to be held after her arrival in Tokyo at the Narita International Airport, the International Police in the African country...



Ugandan Artists ~ Navio’s New Music Video, “leka kwenyumiriza” remixes old skool Ugandan beats with street smart rhymes

Brand New Music Video from NAVIO ~ Navio’s “leka kwenyumiriza” remixes old skool Ugandan beats with street smart rhymes to create a major anthem! The video features Girls & Whips in Africa, cars, guest art...



“Called to serve” – Speech by HRH The Nnabagereka (Buganda Queen) Sylvia Nagginda Luswata at TEDxEuston

“The Role of Culture in solving Africa’s Problems is the summation of the Story of My Life ~ An Ordinary Girl, who married a traditional King, the Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom, and became a Queen.” ~ HRH The Nnab...


Ugandan Born Fashion Designer, Linda Mirembe, to Showcase in London, UK

The Uganda High Commission in London ~ Ms Linda Mirembe who founded the award-winning LinmiR Millinery two years ago will be launching her very first commercial ready-to-wear LinmiR Olivia Headband as well as showcasing the en...



Capt. Lukiah Mulumba, UASCRF, to hold First Annual Sickle Cell Conference, July 11th 2013, Kampala, Uganda

Capt. Lukiah Mulumba of Uganda American Sickle Cell Rescue Fund (UASCRF) in Conjuction with Mariam Ndagire and BMK Group will hold the First Annual Sickle Cell Conference. Graciously Hosted by Hotel Africana on July 11th 2013, ...


Opinion: Anti-pornography bill ~ Uganda Parliament proposes ban on Miniskirts, Beyonce on TV

David Smith, Africa correspondent, The Guardian ~ Uganda is considering extraordinary measures against women’s rights that would lead to arrests for those wearing skirts above the knee in public. Anti-pornography bill wo...



Video Archive ~ Video showing Buganda King, Kabaka Muteesa II Speaking

Amazing Historical Footage: This is a rare video, probably one of the only videos that have lasted through the years, showing Bugandan King, his Majesty Kabaka Muteesa II. I have to admit I had only seen him in photos, but this...



Associated Press | U.S. Offers $5M Bounty For Warlord Kony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday offered up to $5 million in rewards for information leading to the capture of Lord’s Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony, two of his top aides and a Rwandan rebel le...


AIDS Journey ~ How far we have come ~ “Born in Africa” Philly Lutaaya Documentary Uganda

Philly Bongoley Lutaaya (19 October 1951 – 15 December 1989) was a Ugandan musician who was the first prominent Ugandan to give a human face to HIV/AIDS. Before dying of AIDS, Lutaaya had spent his remaining healthy time writ...






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