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Uganda's 'oil rush' town stuck in the slow lane

HOIMA, Uganda (Reuters) - Before the discovery of large amounts of oil in Lake Albert, Hoima was a forlorn and remote town in Western Uganda, whose main sources of income were farming and the trickle of tourists heading to nearby national parks.

Guttmacher Institute solicits funds to promote abortion in Uganda

Although Guttmacher’s data purportedly shows the personal and household impact of abortion in Uganda, it omits several important facts.

State of Plague Part 8: Disease-Mongering as Militarized Trojan Horse for Globalization and Surveillance

No colonial power is going to succeed unless it’s going to play on existing divisions, and sharpen them, increase them, exacerbate them. ~Mahmood Mamdani, Uganda Rising Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6...

Escaping War Saved My Life. Song and Dance Saved My Soul.

A similar version of this story was published on the online theatrical journal HowlRound. I was born in northern Uganda to the Acholi tribe on December 8, 1969, the third child in a family that included one father, three wives and twenty siblings. Show More Summary

Uganda's forests dwindle as illegal settlers hollow them out

Despite a government promise to reverse deforestation, settlers are continuing to destroy forest reserves and the wildlife that once thrived there

The Next Step: Finding Fulfillment After Entrepreneurial Success

Ashley Turner, a successful Los Angeles based photographer, shares how she found a new sense of purpose and fulfillment after launching a nonprofit that empowers families in Uganda.

Uganda leader: ‘If anybody has been bullied, it is me’

Ahead of next year's election, Yoweri Museveni says there is "so much freedom that it is almost a problem in itself" The post Uganda leader: ‘If anybody has been bullied, it is me’ appeared first on

Women in Business: Liz Forkin Bohannon, Founder, Sseko Designs

Sseko Designs was born out of Liz Forkin Bohannon's vision to see young Ugandan women achieve their dream of going to college. While traveling in Uganda in 2008, Liz learned that when young women graduate from secondary school, they have nine months to save up money in order to pay for their university education. Show More Summary


4 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Ug99 is a strain of wheat stem rust that was first identified in Uganda in 1998 (and named in 1999). By 2001, Ug99 began appearing in fields in Kenya; in Ethiopia by 2003; Sudan and Yemen by 2006; and Iran a year later. It now plagues wheat plants in nine African and Middle Eastern countries. Show More Summary

2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Nairobi, Kenya)

4 months agoHobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Uganda’s Harold Wanyama (right) beat his compatriot and top-seed IM Elijah Emojong in an important 5th round encounter. He went on to win his last three games to take the first of three qualifying tournaments in Africa. Photo by Kasparov Chess Foundation. The first of the three satellite tournaments in Africa took place in Nairobi, […]

Solar Lights Replacing Kerosene Lamps in Africa

Using a unique business model to sell solar lights in rural African off-grid communities, SolarAid aims to eradicate the dangerous and toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. Working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda, the lives of over 10 million people in Africa are being improved through solar technology. Show More Summary

As Circumcision Wounds Heal, HIV-Positive Men May Spread Virus To Female Partners, Study Shows

Scientists report that a new study of HIV-infected men in Uganda has identified a temporary, but potentially troublesome unintended consequence of the procedure: a possible increased risk of infecting female sexual partners while circumcision wounds heal.

Scott Lively: Sodomy And Adultery Should Be Illegal

Anti-gay activist Scott Lively, who stands accused of helping Uganda craft its anti-gay laws, told me he believes sodomy and adultery should be illegal. When pressed, he said the laws should be on the books like marijuana laws to stop people from doing it in public.  I pointed out that we don’t have a rash [...]

Kenya Eyes Inland Cargo Logistics Hub to Serve Nearby States

Kenya aims to build a cargo logistics hub near the border with Uganda to receive and clear goods through customs that arrive by air, rail or road, easing pressure

Nun In Uganda Has Educated 2,000 Girls Victimized By Joseph Kony

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe -- the nun who threatened to punch Stephen Colbert in the face -- doesn't shy away from making bold statements to influential people. Nyirumbe, the director of St. Monica's Girls Tailoring Center, visited AOL...Show More Summary

Ugandan Refugees Reach for the Stars

By Meredith Mosbacher A thesis may seem like an unusual springboard for starting a business, but this was the case for Stella Airoldi. Stella, who is Dutch, traveled to Uganda in 2009 to research the state of girl child soldiers in Joseph Kony's notorious Lord Resistance Army (LRA). Show More Summary

Group Of Chimps Look Both Ways Before Crossing Road

4 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

I mean, cool, but you're still jaywalking. Proving that chimps are infinitely smarter than anyone in my neighborhood, this is some footage captured near the Kibale National Park in Uganda of a group of chimps looking both ways before crossing a highway. Show More Summary

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe: Don't Focus On Joseph Kony, Focus On The Girls

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe has been hailed as a hero for her efforts in Uganda to educate girls and rescue those attacked by infamous warlord Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. In the video above, the beloved nun stresses theShow More Summary

In Parts Of Africa, Cell Phones Are Everywhere And Landlines Barely Exist

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Cell phones are bringing parts of Africa into the digital age, allowing some regions to bypass landline development altogether. New surveys from the Pew Research Center show that the majority of people in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana,...Show More Summary

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