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Kampala blazes a trail in cutting child deaths

Kampala blazes a trail in cutting child deaths

KAMPALA – Inside the second busiest hospital in Uganda, a Somali refugee gingerly paces up and down the maternity ward to ease her labour pains, passing a Congolese woman resting in bed after a Caesarean section. “I am happy because they welcomed me here. They help everyone, even if you are a refugee,” said Esther […]

The Real Lion King – Mufasa

The Real Lion King – Mufasa

I recently spent a few days in Kidepo Valley National Park, a remote reserve in the North of Uganda that borders South Sudan and Kenya. I hadn’t been in the Valley long when I met the resident male lion, a handsome chap known as “Spartacus”. It was late in the afternoon and the light was […]

Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

Ugandan Prostitute, Explains How To Use A Condom

The interviewer asks the fresh-faced young woman named Irene: “What do you do here in this village?” “I am a prostitute,” she says. Wilbur Sargunaraj, who’s from India, likes to make videos about village life. He did a series, including a music video, for Goats and Soda last year. This past week he published the […]

Fugitive Ugandan Islamic extremist leader arrested in Tanzania

Fugitive Ugandan Islamic extremist leader arrested in Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The fugitive leader of a Ugandan rebel group operating in eastern Congo has been arrested in Tanzania, Ugandan officials said on Thursday. Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga told The Associated Press that authorities believe Jamil Mukulu, who had been on the run since the 1990s as leader of an Islamic extremist […]

Etihad launches flights to Entebbe, Uganda

Etihad launches flights to Entebbe, Uganda

Etihad Airways on Saturday launched a service to Entebbe in central Uganda, where it is scheduled to fly four times a week. The UAE’s national airline is operating Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 business and 120 economy class seats on the African route. It is targeting business and leisure travellers wanting access to the Ugandan […]

Uganda artistes AK47 collapses and dies at De Javu bar washrooms

Uganda artistes AK47 collapses and dies at De Javu bar washrooms

Ak47, the young brother of renowned musician Jose Chameleone, reportedly died in hospital where he was rushed after falling in the washrooms at De Javu bar in the Kampala suburb of Kabalagala.Some reports suggest that he could have been assaulted before he collapsed and died in the rest rooms of the joint.Several Rwandan singers and […]

Uganda rewards a $4bn oil refinery deal to sanctions hit Russia’s Rostec

Uganda rewards a $4bn oil refinery deal to sanctions hit Russia’s Rostec

Uganda has rewarded a $4bn oil refinery deal to a subsidiary of Russia’s Rostec, whose CEO has been subject to US sanctions.Uganda and RT Global Resources will now negotiate the terms of a joint venture to engineer and finance the $2.5bn refinery plus a product pipeline and associated infrastructure. The decision to award the contract […]

Devastated husband kills the crocodile that ate his wife and his unborn child

Devastated husband kills the crocodile that ate his wife and his unborn child

Four months ago, Demeteriya Nabire was killed by a crocodile when she went to the lake near her home to fetch water. The animal later came back to the area but found Nabire’s husband waiting, ready to take revenge. Demeteriya Nabire was at the water’s edge with a group of women from her village – […]

Boko Haram crisis: African Union to deal permanently with Boko Haram militants

Boko Haram crisis: African Union to deal permanently with Boko Haram militants

Ghana’s President John Mahama has said he and other African leaders will discuss plans next week to “deal permanently” with Boko Haram militants.He said he wanted African Union (AU) countries to produce a “specific plan of action” for tackling the Nigeria-based Islamist group collectively. “This has to end. We have to make this terror end,” […]

Wanted LRA commander Dominic Ongwen held by US forces

Wanted LRA commander Dominic Ongwen held by US forces

Arusha — A man claiming to be wanted LRA commander Dominic Ongwen is being held by US forces in Africa, according to international news reports.The man surrendered to US military personnel in the Central African Republic, where they are helping African troops hunt for LRA leaders wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Associated […]

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