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Ugandan women kneeling in deference is cultural – it’s also humiliating

Ugandan women kneeling in deference is cultural – it’s also humiliating

A Ugandan executive faces an outcry for condemning the practiceIf a woman from Uganda meets a man she knows on Oxford Street, she would be expected to get on her knees to greet him. Kneeling in
Ugandan President Backs Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comments: ‘He Speaks to Africans Frankly’

Ugandan President Backs Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comments: ‘He Speaks to Africans Frankly’

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni backed President Donald Trump's alleged comments about "shithole countries," praising him for talking about "Africans' weaknesses frankly."
Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Climate-resilient 'super beans' boost food rations for refugees in Uganda

Non-GMO and fast-growing, a high-yield bean variety is helping South Sudanese refugees feed their families and cultivate new livelihoodsSouth Sudanese refugees in Uganda are being given

Ugandan president tells other African leaders: ‘I love Trump’

Ugandan President Yoweri Kagatua Museveni defended President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks about African countries and Haiti, which he reportedly called “s***hole countries.” “America has got one…
Uganda, Get Your Man: Ugandan President Loves Trump’s Frankness About African Countries

Uganda, Get Your Man: Ugandan President Loves Trump’s Frankness About African Countries

It might be time to hop on the phone with your Ugandan relatives to find out what in the holy hell is wrong with the president of Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni must believe that African countries
Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi review – is this 'the great Ugandan novel'?

Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi review – is this 'the great Ugandan novel'?

From a Commonwealth short story prizewinner comes a masterful epic that examines Uganda’s history through generations of a cursed familyThis Ugandan debut novel begins in 2004 with the death of a man
Israel will pay civilians $9,000 to capture African migrants

Israel will pay civilians $9,000 to capture African migrants

Israel is hiring civilian “immigration inspectors” to crack down on “illegal aliens and their employers,” marking a turning point in the Middle Eastern nation’s relationship…
Forests fall, animals die, desert looms: Uganda's burning problem – in pictures

Forests fall, animals die, desert looms: Uganda's burning problem – in pictures

Charcoal is an integral part of everyday life in Uganda, where most people rely on some form of wood fuel to cook or boil water. For many, the sale of trees also provides a valuable income. Yet this
'I believed no man would marry me if I didn’t cut': battling FGM in Uganda

'I believed no man would marry me if I didn’t cut': battling FGM in Uganda

On the day marking Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, survivors are educating communities in border areas with Kenya, where the practice is still a rite of passageIn 2009, when Rebecca
High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride

High-vis, low-conflict: Kampala gets its first Critical Mass cycle ride

Uganda’s first ever Critical Mass is missing the air of protest normally found in Europe or the US. This may be for the best in a country where dissent is often quashed with rubber bullets and tear
‘They exaggerated figures’: Ugandan aid officials suspended over alleged fraud

‘They exaggerated figures’: Ugandan aid officials suspended over alleged fraud

Refugee commissioner and three senior officials debarred pending investigation as Britain, US and EU threaten to withdraw fundingThe Ugandan government has suspended four officials at the start of an
African fans are embracing Black Panther’s Afrofuturistic fantasy of Africa

African fans are embracing Black Panther’s Afrofuturistic fantasy of Africa

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther embraced Africa in set, costume, language and post-colonial narrative. Now African audiences are rewarding these efforts by contributing to the global…
Video: Fleeing ethnic strife, Congolese refugees seek haven on Ugandan shores

Video: Fleeing ethnic strife, Congolese refugees seek haven on Ugandan shores

The stream of Congolese refugees fleeing deadly ethnic conflict in Ituri province shows little sign of abating. The UN estimates that 34,000 have arrived in neighbouring Uganda so far in 2018--more
7 Days in Entebbe review – Rosamund Pike hostage drama never gets off ground

7 Days in Entebbe review – Rosamund Pike hostage drama never gets off ground

Sluggish account of the 1976 plane hijacking fails to capitalise on strong cast and script, and José Padilha at the helmIt was one of the most audacious undertakings of the age: the Israeli mission to
'They are strong and attractive': Vespa Club Uganda – in pictures

'They are strong and attractive': Vespa Club Uganda – in pictures

Once seen as a status symbol in Uganda and the capital Kampala, the iconic Piaggio Vespa is now derided as an anachronism. For devotees, though, old habits die hard Continue reading...
'They are strong and attractive': Vespa Club Uganda – in pictures

'They are strong and attractive': Vespa Club Uganda – in pictures

Once seen as a status symbol in Uganda and the capital Kampala, the iconic Piaggio Vespa is now derided as an anachronism. For devotees, though, old habits die hard Continue reading...
Kidnap, rape, escape… then a family: the tale of Eunice and Bosco

Kidnap, rape, escape… then a family: the tale of Eunice and Bosco

In an extract from her book A Moonless, Starless Sky, Alexis Okeowo tells the story of a child soldier and a kidnapped schoolgirl in Uganda – and, below, talks about changing perceptions of AfricaThe
A Light Unto Some Nations

A Light Unto Some Nations

How Israel's policy toward African asylum-seekers transformed it from a land of refuge into a land of deportation.

Militias Are Burning Villages in Congo. We Tracked the Toll.

We obtained satellite images that show how lakeshore villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed in recent attacks, forcing 140,000 people to flee their homes.

Militias Are Burning Villages in Congo. We Tracked the Toll.

We obtained satellite images that show how lakeshore villages in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been destroyed in recent attacks, forcing 140,000 people to flee their homes.