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A tainted imperial legacy that fuels the oppression of gay people in Africa | Patience Akumu

A tainted imperial legacy that fuels the oppression of gay people in Africa | Patience Akumu

Last week, Tanzanian officials launched an appeal for people to identify homosexualsIn Tanzania, teenage girls who become pregnant are not allowed back in school; female MPs are forbidden from wearing
French Montana: 'Healthcare Shouldn’t be a Privilege, It Should Be a Right'

French Montana: 'Healthcare Shouldn’t be a Privilege, It Should Be a Right'

French Montana has been making a name for himself as something of a philanthropist as of late.
Uganda vaccinates at-risk health workers as Ebola spreads in Congo

Uganda vaccinates at-risk health workers as Ebola spreads in Congo

Country becomes first to administer experimental vaccine without active outbreak of the deadly disease, in bid to protect 2,000 medics close to DRC borderUganda is to administer an experimental Ebola
A court case in Uganda could have implications for future internet shutdowns in Africa

A court case in Uganda could have implications for future internet shutdowns in Africa

Digital rights advocates in Uganda are finally getting their day in court. On Monday (Nov. 12), the high court in Kampala will review a case…
A chess school in Kampala wanted to keep kids off the streets, now it has two world stars

A chess school in Kampala wanted to keep kids off the streets, now it has two world stars

Gloria Nansubuga wasn’t even meant to go to the Chess Olympiad. Her coach has been keeping her out of competition, so that she could focus…
World Toilet Day Highlights Sanitation Crisis That Potentially Puts Millions of Lives at Risk

What's missing from machine learning research: an East African perspective

CIT computer scientist Milan Cvitkovic conducted 46 in-depth interviews with "scientists, engineers, and CEOs" and collated their machine learning research needs into an aptly named paper entitled
Ugandan courts hold special sessions to clear backlog of sexual violence cases

Ugandan courts hold special sessions to clear backlog of sexual violence cases

Move intended to speed up convictions, as figures show half of all Ugandan women suffer physical or sexual abuse from a partnerUgandan courts are holding special sessions to help clear a backlog of
Lake Victoria disaster: many dead after Ugandan pleasure boat sinks

Lake Victoria disaster: many dead after Ugandan pleasure boat sinks

Boat was taking passengers on pleasure cruise when it capsized close to shore At least 30 people have died in a boat accident on Lake Victoria in Uganda.Diving teams were retrieving bodies from the
At Least 31 Die After Boat Sinks in Lake Victoria in Uganda

At Least 31 Die After Boat Sinks in Lake Victoria in Uganda

Ugandan Navy crews joined the recovery effort on Sunday after a boat carrying more than 90 people sank on Lake Victoria.
At Least 30 Die After Boat Sinks in Lake Victoria in Uganda

At Least 30 Die After Boat Sinks in Lake Victoria in Uganda

Ugandan Navy crews joined the recovery effort on Sunday after a boat carrying more than 90 people sank on Lake Victoria.
At Least 31 Dead in a Ugandan Boat Accident

At Least 31 Dead in a Ugandan Boat Accident

Ugandan divers have retrieved 31 bodies and expect to find more in a capsized vessel in Lake Victoria
British museums are full of Indian history. Now, they’re finally getting Indian-origin curators

British museums are full of Indian history. Now, they’re finally getting Indian-origin curators

Some of the most fascinating exhibitions of Indian art, history, and heritage take place outside India. It’s one of the many troubling legacies of colonial…
Albino Pageant Carries a Serious Message

Albino Pageant Carries a Serious Message

Elsie Lynn, 6, having her makeup done at the Mr. and Miss Albinism East Africa contest in Nairobi on Friday.
Albino Pageant Carries a Serious Message

Albino Pageant Carries a Serious Message

Elsie Lynn, 6, having her makeup done at the Mr. and Miss Albinism East Africa contest in Nairobi on Friday.
Ex-Hong Kong Official Convicted in Bribe Case Involving Chinese Oil Company

Ex-Hong Kong Official Convicted in Bribe Case Involving Chinese Oil Company

Patrick Ho was accused of trying to bribe African officials to secure business for an oil company, CEFC China. He was convicted on seven of eight counts on Wednesday.
Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Cities, Threatens Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan

Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Cities, Threatens Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan

The much-feared spread of Ebola virus from rural regions of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to larger cities and across the border into neighboring countries may be coming to pass.
Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Ugandan pop star MP Bobi Wine 'in hiding after police raid'

Wine says officers swooped on him and his supporters before planned concertThe Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in before a
'This cuts across society': how singeli music went from Tanzania to the world

'This cuts across society': how singeli music went from Tanzania to the world

With up to 300 beats per minute, singeli could be the world’s most frenetic music. In Dar es Salaam, its creators explain how it helps to create a better lifeOn a neon-lit jetty overlooking the River
U.N.: Torture and Sexual Violence Rampant in Ebola-Ravaged Congo

U.N.: Torture and Sexual Violence Rampant in Ebola-Ravaged Congo

The United Nations issued a report on Wednesday that found torture, sexual violence, and extrajudicial murder rampant in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which not