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Life Stories

Elly Wamala Tribute Concert Held In Boston With Guest Appearances By Spurgeon & Fiona Wamala

He was a Ugandan music legend whose musical career spanned more than 4 decades.  Elly Wamala, who died at 69 was remembered in a tribute concert organised by Touch N’ Soul Band in Boston on Sunday 29th 2012.  The Boston...


Dr. Scott Kellermann has dedicated his life to the Ugandan Batwa Pygmies: Helping them move From Poverty to Self-Sufficiency

Dr. Scott Kellermann has been selected out of 2400 nominees as a U.S. Western Region Top 5 Finalist for the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. The CLASSY Awards Ceremony is the largest philanthropic recognition ceremony in the U.S., cel...



Immigration News | Canada offers failed refugee claimants $2,000 dollars to go home.

It’s akin to a bribe, but few will admit to calling it that. Ottawa is offering as much as $2,000 and a one-way plane ticket to any refugee claimant denied asylum who will voluntarily go home. The pilot program was up and r...



Washington Post | 100 Missing and 18 Comfirmed Deaths in Uganda’s Mudslides.

BUDUDA, Uganda — Rescue workers equipped only with hand-held tools gave up their search Tuesday and waited for bulldozers to arrive to help find some 100 people who residents said were missing after landslides struck Uganda...


Diaspora Nuptials | Highlights of Rev. Frank Mwebesa’s Pre-Wedding Kasiki In Boston – June 23rd 2012

Rev. Frank Mwebesa of the World Youth Mission based out of Waltham, Massachusetts will next weekend be joined in holy matrimony with Drusilla his fiancee. The couple held their Pre- Wedding Kasiki last Saturday at waltham’...



Another Uganda Twesigye Jackson Kaguri Makes The Nomination To The 2012 CNN Heroes!

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri was born and raised in Uganda in the small village of Nyakagyezi. At a very young age he demonstrated an unquenchable desire to learn, which led him to study at and graduate from Makerere University in K...



World Sickle Cell Day Commemorated in Uganda – Sponsored by UASCRF

The world celebrated International Sickle Cell Day on June 19th 2012, however in Uganda these celebrations were held on Saturday June 16th 2012 at Mulago Hospital sickle cell clinic. The celebrations in Uganda were organised...


New York Times | Michael Kiwanuka – The Wanderer Who Still Searches for Home

New York Times : Soothing, swaying tunes hold despair and a quest for faith in the songs of Michael Kiwanuka, who performed at the Highline Ballroom on Wednesday night. Mr. Kiwanuka, the English son of Ugandan parents, can easi...



Part II Photo Gallery | Uganda Martyrs Day Reception – At The Burlington Marriott Hotel.

It was a night of great entertainment, glamour, Busutis, Kanzus and a sumptuous dinner following the Uganda’s Martyrs Day Church Celebration. In a break with tradition, this year’s reception saw a more orderly atmo...


Part I Photo Gallery | Uganda Martyrs Remembered In Boston – Chief Celebrant Bishop Egidio Nkaijanabwo of Kasese Diocese

The annual Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations were held on Sunday June 3rd 2012 in Boston at St. Mary’s Church in Waltham under the theme: ‘May they all be one’ and was quoted from the book of John 17:21. This ye...



John ‘The Beast’ Mugabi Gets Inducted Into The International Boxing Hall Of Fame

For those born in the 1980s the name John ‘The Beast’ Mugabi might not mean a thing but who can ever forget the first time showtime televised  the Live bonanza when our very own Ugandan John ‘The Beast’...



Carlifornia, USA ~ Gay Ugandan refugee finds home in Bay Area

By Matt O’Brien – Contra Costa Times, OAKLAND, Carlifornia  ~  Being gay in Uganda was never easy for gospel singer Daniel Dyson, but the anti-gay hysteria that erupted in the African nation two years ago forced h...


CANADA ~ Ugandan Caregiver sues former employer, claiming $162,000 in lost wages

By Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star | At 21, Lilliane Namukasa left Uganda to make a new life in Canada as a live-in caregiver for two small children. But after working full-time for two years, she was paid just $2,100 by her ...



Pius Bugembe Chairman, Ugandan American Association of Greater New York Walks Down The Aisle!

Saturday May 28th 2011, was a colorful evening as Mr. Pius Bugembe, the Chairman of the Ugandan American Association of Greater New York, wed his long time girlfriend and sweetheart Hedwig Tushabe at the Holy Rosary Catholic Pa...



South Africa Dispatch ~ Welcome to Kampala City

Barbara Birungi | South Africa Dispatch | Coming home to (Uganda) used to be a very exciting feeling, as they say “East or West home is best” As we drove from Entebbe airport, I was looking for the sign post ”...


East Africa: Kenya’s Olympic marathon champ jumps to death

(CNN) — Olympic marathon gold medalist Samuel Wanjiru died early Monday from injuries sustained after jumping from the balcony of his Nyahururu home in central Kenya, a senior police official said. Wanjiru jumped from the...



Green Card Lottery Redo: You’re getting a US visa! Oh, no, wait a minute

By MATTHEW LEE,  Associated Press | WASHINGTON – Jackpot!  Not so fast. For a few joyful days, more than 20,000 people around the world thought they literally had hit the lottery and won a chance to come and live legally ...


UGANDA: Bleak future for former female fighters

GULU, (IRIN) – Women and girls returning to northern Uganda from forced conscription into the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) struggle to resettle in their home communities because of stigma and a severe shortage of reinte...



Reuters: Uganda gay activist woman wins major rights award

By Robert Evans | GENEVA (Reuters) – Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, founder of a gay rights movement in Uganda where as in many African countries homosexuality is illegal, has won a major international award for her work, it w...



Reader Opinion Piece | The Law of Mass and Energy in Uganda

By Dennis Matanda | USA | I called my mother yesterday after what seems like donkeys’ years. Because this life is full of bees, my excuse for irresponsibility is unacceptable but plausible. All that, however, went to the win...


Life in the Diaspora: Surviving a Tornado in the USA, thousands of miles from Uganda

By Solomon W. Jagwe | North Carolina | I have lived through some really powerful storms back in Uganda but nothing prepared me for the harrowing experience of the power of a tornado. Altogether, 45 five people died in the storm...






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