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Writing is Freedom, Says Award Winning Ugandan Author Doreen Baingana

Doreen Baingana is the Ugandan author of Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe, which won the 2006 Commonwealth Prize for First Book, Africa Region, and the AWP Award for Short Fiction. She has twice been a finalist for the Cai...


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, ...



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...



Vote | Allen Namugga – Miss Africa USA 2012 -13 Delegate- Uganda

Allen Namugga was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, to Ugandan parents and calls both Kenya and Uganda home. Her love for travel and the Spanish language gave her the opportunity to take part in an exchange program in San Juan...


Green Card Lotto | US House Passes Bill To Cancel Diversity Visa Lottery

The Washington Times — The House voted Friday to cancel the annual diversity visa lottery and give those immigration visas to high-tech foreign-born who earn advanced degrees from American universities, as Republicans pow...



Happy Easter | He is Not Here, He is Risen – Reflection

By Chris Donato — Many Christians seem content to leave Jesus on the cross, while the resurrection often suffers from neglect. That the cross receives so much attention, however, is not without warrant. After all, the eve...



OraQuick | A First Rapid Home – Use HIV Self Testing Kit Approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test, a rapid home-use HIV test kit that does not require sending a sample to a laboratory for analysis. The kit provides a test result in 20-40 minut...


Opinion | The Technology Race To Determine Africa’s Digital Mecca – The East African

By Charles Onyango Obbo — There has been a silent technology race in Africa in recent years between Nairobi, Johannesburg-Cape Town, Lagos and Accra to settle which capital will emerge as the continent’s Digital Mecca. ...



UNAA Dallas | First Tracking UNAA’s 25th Annual Convention In Dallas, Texas.

“The UNAA Dallas 2013 Convention/Silver Jubilee” Local organizing committee heads, participated in the closed session meetings with the UNAA Executive/Council members this past weekend of [16th and 17th March in Dal...


Heritage – Tullow Uganda Tax Squabble Reaches UK Court | Yahoo News

LONDON (Reuters) – A fight between two oil firms over Ugandan tax kicks off in London’s High Court on Tuesday. At stake is enough to buy almost half of one of the companies and finance months of exploration drilling...



Africa Development Bank | Diaspora Bonds In An African Context

The Chief Economist Complex of the African Development Bank Group has released an Economic Brief on the application of diaspora bonds in an African context. Drawing lessons from diaspora bond issuances in Israel, Ethiopia and I...



Opinion | Beyond the ‘Tyranny of Numbers’ | What Can We Learn from Uhuru’s Victory?

Kenya’s richest man won elections on the back of an ethnic alliance. What does the vote mean for Kenya’s politics and peace-building efforts? As the dust settles on elections in Kenya, it is important to remember one Mohamm...


Pope Francis Elected 266th Roman Catholic Pontiff

The Roman Catholic church has a new pope: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Buenos Aires in Argentina, , the first ever to come from South America, who has taken the name Francis. He was announced to the crowd waiting in St Peter&...



Captain Mike Mukula Wins “Embezzlement” Appeal, Set Free

Mukula was on January 18 found guilty for embezzling Shs 210 million earmarked for Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and sent to Luzira prison for four years by Anti Corruption Chief Magistrate, Irene Akankwa...



New Film | Mugabe – Villain Or Hero? – The NewAfrican Magazine

Roy Agyemang, a British-born Ghanaian, has become the first “Western” film director to have close access to Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe. His film, five years in the making and controversially titled Mugabe: Villain...


Opinion | Prof. Mahmood Mamdani On Why Raila Odinga Lost – The Sunday Monitor

What are the issues? The overriding issues in the Kenyan election were two: Land and the International Criminal Court (ICC). In highlighting the land question, CORD hoped to win in two places where this question is the most vol...



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...


The New York Times | Uhuru Kenyatta’s Lead in Voting Poses Tough Choices for U.S – Kenya Relations

NAIROBI, Kenya — He has been charged with heinous crimes, accused of using a vast fortune to bankroll death squads that slaughtered women and children. His running mate also faces crimes against humanity charges, and as Kenya...



BBC News | Kenya election – Raila Odinga Camp Says Vote ‘Doctored’

The ballot count in Kenya’s presidential elections has been rigged, says Kalonzo Musyoka, the running mate of Prime Minister Raila Odinga. “We have evidence the results we have received have been doctored,” he...



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 ...


BBC News | Kenya elections – Uhuru Kenyatta leads Raila Odinga

Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces trial at the ICC next month, has established a large lead over rival Raila Odinga in early results from Kenya’s presidential poll. With results in from over 40% of polling stations, Mr Kenyatta h...






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