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CNN ~ Photos ~ 2 deadly bombs strike Boston Marathon; 3rd blast strikes JFK Library

CNN ~ Photos ~ 2 deadly bombs strike Boston Marathon; 3rd blast strikes JFK Library ~ update ~ 2 killed, More than 100 being treated for injuries from blasts, Boston Globe reports. Two bombs struck near the finish line of the ...


CNN | Deadly Bombs Strike Boston Marathon

(CNN) — Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring at least 28. The explosions sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square, turning a site of celebratio...



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...


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...



U.N. Approves New Force to Pursue Congo’s Rebels

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council authorized a new “intervention brigade” for the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday with an unprecedented mandate to take military action against rebel groups...



Washington Post | Why Did Infamous War Criminal Bosco Ntaganda Surrender At The U.S. Rwanda Embassy?

Bosco Ntaganda, a Rwandan general indicted for war crimes, a particularly bad actor who’s stirred up violence in a part of the world that has plenty of bad actors and violence, walked into the U.S. Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda, ...


John Kerry Congratulates Kenya Does Not Mention President-Elect Kenyatta

NAIROBI, Kenya — In a pointed first message to Kenya’s newly elected leaders, United States Secretary of State John Kerry congratulates Kenya but doesn’t once mention the president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta. Kerry’s message...



Elections | Kenyan Accused by ICC Rights Court Is Leading Vote – The New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya — Confusion and anxiety rose in Kenya on Tuesday as results from the presidential election were delayed by electronic breakdowns and officials announced a late-night change in tabulating votes, leading several ...


African Achievers Awards Recognizes Prof. Dr. Maggie Kigozi Uganda’s Investment Ambassador

LETTER OF NOMINATION AS AFRICAN ACHIEVERS AWARD RECIPIENT. It is with great pleasure and honor that the members of the distinguished African Achievers Award advisory board write to inform you of your selection as one of the est...



A well-deserved farewell | Kibaki and the rise of the ‘minimalist presidency’ – By CHARLES ONYANGO-OBBO

Whether or not a clear winner emerges from Monday’s election thus avoiding a second-round run-off in April, one thing is for sure: In State House, President Mwai Kibaki will be packing his last suitcases, preparing to clear o...



Supersport | Nigeria crowned African Soccer champions

Nigeria lifted the Africa Cup of Nations title for the first time in 19 years with a 1-0 win over underdogs Burkina Faso at the National Stadium, in Johannesburg, on Sunday night. The Super Eagles, playing in the tournament fin...


Sweden | Married Ugandan Gay Men victims of ‘lottery’ asylum system

Two Ugandan men living in Sweden, who claim they are the first gay couple from their country to get married, may be separated once again after a lucky reunion following a decision by the Swedish Migration Board. Lawrence Kaala ...



The East African | Is a military coup Museveni’s last line of defence against NRM rebels?

As President Yoweri Museveni begins his 27th year in power, his warning that the army will take over his own elected government has added a new dimension to growing speculation about the deep internal rifts within both his ruli...



The Uganda Observer Editorial | Museveni’s Coup Talk is Regressive

President Museveni and Defence Minister Crispus Kiyonga are reported to have warned the politicians that if they do not behave properly, the army might shoot its way into power. The two leaders have now been joined by the Chief...


UNAA Dallas Silver Jubilee Convention ~ Register Early and Save for the Upcoming UNAA 2013 Dallas Convention

Dear Ugandan Diaspora Community, the Winter Savings registration for the UNAA Dallas Silver Jubilee Convention expires on January 31st 2013. Please see the flier for details; The registration rate for Non UNAA Member adults is ...



The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu today welcomed Pupils from Osbaldwick Primary School, who Completed the First Session of Young Leaders Award

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu today welcomed pupils from Osbaldwick Primary School who will complete the Key Stage 2 Young Leaders Award in 2013.  Osbaldwick Primary School Completed the First Session of Young Leaders...


The Daily Monitor | Uganda’s Renown Business Mogul James Mulwana Passes On

By Joseph Kiggundu, The Daily Monitor | One of Uganda’s most successful businessman and industrialist James Mulwana has died. Mulwana died Tuesday morning at Nakasero, according to members of his family. The cause of Mulwan...



Winnie Byanyima, a Ugandan, has been appointed to lead Oxfam International

Winifred (Winnie) Byanyima, a grass-roots activist, human rights advocate, senior international public servant, and world recognized expert on women’s rights, has been appointed Executive Director of Oxfam International – a...



BBC Media Centre | Alan Kasujja the New Face of BBC World Service ‘Newsday’ Breakfast Programme

Alan Kasujja  joined the presenting team on BBC World Service’s Newsday radio programme. Alan previously hosted Capital Radio’s Big Breakfast in Kampala and presented The Fourth Estate debate programme and Who Wants to be ...


Opinion Piece ~ Professional Training Needed for the Booming Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Uganda, By Isaac Sebakijje

By Isaac Sebakijje, M.H.C.I.M.A ~ In East Africa today, changes are taking place that will affect travel, tourism and the hospitality industry. All stakeholders and participants including the governments need to be foresighted...






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