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Has the world Forgotten Us? Life in war-torn Somalia Photo Essay

Photographer Anthony Karen visited the Somali capital to document life in the region. “I’m drawn to places that most aren’t willing to go,” he says. Photojournalist Karen’s Somalia Photo Essay &nbs...


Death of Whitney Houston, 48 ~ Her music spanned an era, breaking barriers and records

  By Faith Karimi and Azadeh Ansari, CNN ~  Another musical titan whose soaring voice ruled the charts for decades has fallen. Whitney Houston joins an august list of the departed since Michael Jackson’s death nearl...



Ugandans Making a Difference ~ White House Highlights TMS Ruge as a “Champion of Change” and Trailblazer in American Diaspora Communities

THE WHITE HOUSE, Office of Communications, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 27, 2012 ~ WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, January 30th, the White House will honor TMS Ruge as one of fourteen Champions of Change who are leaders in Amer...



Diaspora Death Announcement ~ In Loving Memory of Isaac Semuwemba Simwogerere Serunjogi

Dear Community Members and friends, On behalf of Mr. Christopher Serunjogi Kawule of Kazo Kyaddondo and his family, it is with great sadness that we inform you of the sad news of the passing of his son, our brother and friend, ...


South Sudan to unveil pipeline plans next week: Minister Says

JUBA/BEIJING (Reuters) – South Sudan will announce plans for an oil export pipeline through East Africa next week, a priority for the new nation because its crude is “no longer safe” in Sudan, a government s...



TENNESSEE SCHOOL PATROL: Bradley Central welcomes Ugandan educator

By David Carroll, Anchor, CLEVELAND, BRADLEY COUNTY (WRCB) ~   Around the Bradley Central High School campus, the new teacher in town is known as “Mr. Walter,” always with a welcoming smile and a gentle nature.  ...



Spirit of Uganda Troupe Celebrates Life, to perform at the Carver Community Cultural Center

By Jasmina Wellinghoff, For the Express-News ~ Peter Kasule can empathize with his young performers in the touring troupe Spirit of Uganda, all of whom are either orphans or at-risk youths. An orphan whose parents died of AIDS...


Al Shabaab targets Uganda, attacks unlikely to succeed Army says

By William Maclean | MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – Al Shabaab would “do anything” to strike inside Uganda in retaliation for Kampala’s military role in Somalia, and good regional intelligence a...



The First Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Gala Held at Kampala Serena Hotel A Big Success!

By Ugandan Diaspora News Team and Agencies, KAMPALA ~ In what was dubbed as the first Ugandan Diaspora Social Networking Gala held on 29th December 2011, all roads led to Kampala Serena Hotel. The program started off on time wi...


David Cameron, Bob Russel, Political whisky raises cash for Ugandan school

Daily Gazette ~ A BOTTLE of whisky signed by Britain’s three biggest political leaders has raised more than £400 for a school’s charity fund. Pupils at Colchester County High School for Girls are trying to raise £10,000 t...



Ugandan bomb victim on road to recovery, helped by Austin nonprofit, local doctors

By Mary Ann Roser, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF ~ Evelyn Apoko was 12 in July 2001 when rebel fighters in her native Uganda kidnapped her. They stole her childhood, and three years later, Apoko lost something just as precious — p...



Diaspora Nuptials: Another Bostonian, Charles Kampororo Weds In Style

Charles Kampororo a Ugandan based in Boston, was the latest in the string of December diaspora nuptials that will go on till January. Mr. Kampororo wed his long time sweetheart Edwina Ahabwe at St. Luke’s Church of Uganda...


UN General Assembly and Security Council elect Julia Sebutinde as a Member of the Court

THE HAGUE, 15 December 2011. The General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations elected on Tuesday 13 December Ms Julia Sebutinde as a Member of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a term of office of ...



The 4th Tabamiruka Conference kicks off at Hotel Africana, 15th – 16th December 2011

By Ronnie Mayanja, Dispatch from Kampala ~ The fourth Ttabamiruka Conference kicked off at Hotel Africana with a call to creating wealth to benefit the people in Buganda. This year the conference is organised under the theme &#...



‘Mother Robin’ Lim wins CNN Hero of the Year ~ Red Carpet Photo

By Kyle Almond, CNN ~ Los Angeles (CNN) — Robin Lim, an American woman who has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year on Sunday night. Through...


British actress Helen Mirren hails Nobel Peace Prize laureates

By BJOERN H. AMLAND | AP ~  OSLO, Norway — British actress Helen Mirren hailed this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to three women as historic, but said Sunday it’s shameful that so few women have won the award s...



Nobel Prize shows women are leaders, winners say

Liberian Peace activist Leymah Gbowee, (left), Human Rights activist Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, (center), and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, (right), raise their hands together in solidarity during a press conference ...


Africa’s Fatou Bensouda is new ICC chief prosecutor

By Farouk Chothia | BBC Africa ~ With the African Union (AU) having been a fierce critic of outgoing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, it will be hoping for a better relationship with his success...



Israel frees up funds to block African migrants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s government approved on Sunday a $167 million plan to try to stem the flow of African migrants who cross into the country through its porous border with Egypt. Announcing the governm...



Western Union and USAID Launch Second African Diaspora Marketplace With Small Business Workshops in Seven Cities

Western Union and USAID Launch Second African Diaspora Marketplace | With Small Business Workshops in Seven Cities ~ Tour kicks off second phase of successful initiative designed to create entrepreneurial solutions to economic...


AFP ~ Ugandan works on space project from Mother’s backyard

By Max Delany | AFP  ~ Chris Nsamba says that at one time or another every successful scientist has been called a madman, and some think he is crazy about working to send the first Ugandan into space — from the back...






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