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Porn or pop? Ugandan saucy singer ‘Panadol for men’

Porn or pop? Ugandan saucy singer ‘Panadol for men’

The singer has spent spent five weeks in jail for a music video with a generous focus on wet and soapy buttocks. The conservatives had enough. BOUNCING and grinding, singer Jemimah Kansiime’s music video was a hit among her Ugandan fans, but not for conservative politicians who say it broke a tough new anti-pornography law. […]

Domestic Workers Ignorant of Rights: Uganda

Domestic Workers Ignorant of Rights: Uganda

Kampala — Platform for Labour Action (PLA), a group that advocates workers’ rights, has urged employers to support domestic workers by learning more about their rights. The call was made at Kampala Serena hotel recently, during a workshop at which findings of a survey that covered 6,000 domestic workers were disseminated. Domestic workers provide a […]

Ugandian Police FDC Leader Besigye, Mayor Lukwago

Ugandian Police FDC Leader Besigye, Mayor Lukwago

Police this morning arrested former FDC leader, Dr Kizza Besigye, and Kampala mayor, Erias Lukwago, at Sharing Hall, Nsambya in Kampala. The duo was due to discuss electoral reforms with other opposition leaders. Lukwago was driven to a destination yet to be identified while Besigye sat in his car as it was towed by a […]

Uganda bans Twisted steel bars

Uganda bans Twisted steel bars

Uganda has banned the use of twisted steel bars in construction over inferior reinforced concrete strength, raising questions over the use of the bars in Kenya. The construction sector in Uganda will going forward be required to use ribbed (deformed) steel bars which provide reinforced concrete strength. Kenya has in the recent past experienced a […]

Oil rush in Uganda slow but promising

Oil rush in Uganda slow but promising

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. A decade later, an oil-fuelled boom is transforming the town nearest the lake, with smart new office […]

Uganda’s first women-only gym

Uganda’s first women-only gym

Fitness is big business, but in countries like Uganda in East Africa being a woman and going to the gym can be a bit daunting. Women have to battle for space, find “socially acceptable” sports outfits and are sometimes prohibited from doing challenging sports programmes. However, 25-year-old Mildred Apenyo is hoping to change the idea […]

I’m being bullied: Ugandan President

I’m being bullied: Ugandan President

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it’s nearly anarchy, the country’s president joked, stepping carefully around what’s an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win. Museveni, casual in an untucked dress shirt during an interview in a […]

Uganda’s rights group seek justice to halt sexual violence

Uganda’s rights group seek justice to halt sexual violence

Tackling an “epidemic” of sexual violence in Uganda, in which disabled women and girls are most vulnerable to abuse, and seeking justice for the victims are at the heart of a campaign launched by the rights group Equality Now on Thursday. Tackling an “epidemic” of sexual violence in Uganda, in which disabled women and girls […]

Ugandan Govt at Crossroads Over Ecotourism or Hydroelectricity

Ugandan Govt at Crossroads Over Ecotourism or Hydroelectricity

The Ugandan government wants hydroelectric dams to generate much-needed electricity. But the planned Isimba Dam would flood ecosystems, threatening tourism. Is it a question of ecotourism versus energy? The churning rapids of the White Nile near the Kalagala Falls can be heard from afar – a dull roar, punctuated by excited shouts of rafting tourists […]

DRC army in fierce battle with Islamist rebels

DRC army in fierce battle with Islamist rebels

Kinshasa – The army of Democratic Republic of Congo killed 16 Ugandan Islamist rebels over the weekend in fierce fighting, a military spokesperson said on Tuesday, part of a campaign to drive the militants from the country’s volatile eastern region. Congolese forces launched Operation Sukola I early last year against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), […]

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