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Dispatch from UK | Article Response ~ Life isn’t that lonely abroad

By Arthur Mwenkanya Katabalwa, Dispatch from UK:  Stanley Gazemba writes an article; http://www.unaatimes.com/2011/09/an-african-living-away-from-home-a-sad-and-lonely-life-in-the-us/ , about a book, which chronicles the dire ...


St. Peter’s Church Of Uganda Hosts Bishop Thomas Shaw Of The Episcopal Diocese Of Massachusetts

Christians at St Peter’s Church of Uganda in Boston were honored to host The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw, the Diocesan Bishop of The Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The Bishop who has dedicated a larger part of hi...



NEW JERSEY ~ Ugandan civil rights leader to speak in Highland Park

By Chris Jordan | HIGHLAND PARK — The Rev. Mark Kiyimba, the founding minister of the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Kampala, Uganda, is set to speak at the Pride Center of New Jersey at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Kiyimba has rece...



An African Living Away from Home ~ A sad and lonely life in the US

By STANLEY GAZEMBA, The East African ~ Dinaw Mengestu’s book, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, won’t inspire you to pack your bags and leave home; it won’t excite you either. That is because Stephanos, the protag...


Uganda officials fear more mudslides, death toll rises

By Elias Biryabarema  | Reuters ~ MBALE, Uganda – The death toll from devastating landslides in eastern Uganda rose to 30 on Tuesday as bodies were retrieved from piles of sludge and rock, and officials warned that unse...



A Swedish filmmaker born in Uganda has been denied a Visa to the United States

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) ~ A Swedish filmmaker born in Uganda has been denied a visa to the United States because his name matches one on a U.S. terrorist watch list. “Everyone in my family got their visa within a week. Bu...



UK ~ Ugandan Vicar arrested in Thornton Heath sham marriage inquiry

BBC ~ A south London vicar was arrested on suspicion of conducting sham marriages, it has emerged. The Reverend Nathan Ntege, 52, of St Jude with St Aidan Church in Thornton Heath, was arrested on 4 June, the UK Border Agency (...


Minister speaks in Louisville to urge action on anti-gay bill in Uganda

By Chris Kenning | Courier Journal ~ An anti-gay bill in Uganda that drew global condemnation for proposing the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” remains a threat, a Ugandan gay-rights minister said in Louisville...



CNN: Ugandan opposition leader arrested again

Kampala, Uganda (CNN) — Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested again Thursday — the second time this week — during a “walk to work” campaign protesting the high rate of inflation ...


London: Ugandans hijack High Commission in protest

By Richard Semitego – Ugandans in the United Kingdom have Hijacked the Ugandan High Commission calling for the immediate release without an condition of those who were arrested during the Walk-to-work protests. About 100 prot...



Over 800 killed in south Sudan since January: UN

JUBA, Sudan (AFP) – More than 800 people have died in south Sudan violence since January and almost 94,000 people fled their homes, posing a major challenge for the fledgling state, the top UN aid official for the region warn...



Uganda police outlaw anti-government demo

KAMPALA (AFP) – Ugandan police on Friday outlawed an anti-government protest called by opposition leader Kizza Besigye at the weekend, vowing that any demonstration will be “dealt with firmly.” But Besigye, who ha...


MSNBC: Uganda says would consider Gaddafi asylum

By Elias Biryabarema | Reuters | KAMPALA — Uganda would consider an asylum application from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, as it would for anyone seeking refuge in the east African country, a minister said on Wednesday. Al Ar...



Protesters in Uganda threaten to attack US, Western embassies for Libya; police shut them down

Washington Post | KAMPALA, Uganda — Police in Uganda say they stopped supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from marching toward and possibly attacking U.S. and other embassies in Kampala. A group of several hundred Afr...



A Photo Essay: Kony’s Children, Impact of a War

Photographs by Marcus Bleasdale, Article by Joe Bavier | For nearly a quarter century in central Africa, the Lord’s Resistance Army has run a merciless campaign of terror. Led by Joseph Kony, a former altar boy and self-style...


ICONWYPLA Awards | Nominate Women who have been an Inspiration to You

By Sheila Kinaheirwe | Program Assistant | The Icon Entrepreneurial and Transformational Leadership Awards, which are being held in commemoration of 100 years of International Women’s Day are scheduled for Monday 7th Marc...



Official: Series of blasts kill 20 in Tanzania

By Faith Karimi, CNN | A series of fiery blasts killed 20 people and injured dozens more at a military camp in Tanzania, authorities said early Thursday. At least 184 others were wounded in the blasts at an army base in the mai...


To be African or not to Be ~ Egypt’s Race Problem

By: Sunni M. Khalid | For too many Egyptians, sub-Saharan Africa is a stereotypical exotic land of thick jungles and masses of poor, starving and black-skinned savages. Because of my looks, my religion and my name, I have frequ...



Police: Gardener admits killing gay rights activist in Uganda

From Tom Walsh, Kampala, Uganda (CNN)  | Ugandan police announced Thursday the arrest of a 22-year-old man who they say confessed to killing gay rights activist David Kato. In a news conference at which suspect Enock Nsubuga ...



UK Dispatch ~ Judge in Britain Halts Deportation of Ugandan Woman

NYTIMES | LONDON — A 29-year-old Ugandan woman who says she is a lesbian won a last-minute stay of deportation on Friday night from a British High Court judge who heard her lawyers plead that her life would be at risk if she ...


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.






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