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Nothing in All Creation is Hidden

Nothing in All Creation is Hidden

To escape from any dire situation requires that you accept two truths: the truth of how you got there and the truth of how you can get out. And the sad truth is that, in less than a year and a half in
Nothing in All Creation Is Hidden

Nothing in All Creation Is Hidden

To escape from any dire situation requires that you accept two truths: the truth of how you got there and the truth of how you can get out. And the sad truth is that, in less than a year and a half in
Inside the world’s largest refugee camp: ‘We just want to go home’

Inside the world’s largest refugee camp: ‘We just want to go home’

South Sudan’s civil war has driven a quarter of a million people into a Ugandan camp the size of a city – here are some of their stories‘Where is the money?” Salva Kiir, the president of South Sudan,
HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda

HIV drug shortage puts hundreds of thousands of lives at risk in Uganda

Scarcity of antibiotic Septrin drives fears of weakened immunity among patients, setting back efforts to end Aids by 2030 The lives of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans living with HIV are being put
At least 22 killed in Uganda bus crash, including children

At least 22 killed in Uganda bus crash, including children

The passenger bus struck a tractor before hitting a beer truck.

There is growing momentum to adopt China’s yuan as a reserve currency in Africa

African central bank leaders are currently discussing whether to hold the yuan as part of their foreign reserves, highlighting the Chinese money’s rise as one…
Uganda enacts unenforceable, ridiculous anti-"gossip" internet tax

Uganda enacts unenforceable, ridiculous anti-"gossip" internet tax

At the urging of Uganda's corrupt dictator Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan parliament has enacted legislation imposing a daily tax on anyone using social media platforms; Museveni said the measure would

Uganda imposes a social media tax to prevent 'gossip'

Today, Uganda's parliament passed a controversial "social media tax." It will consist of a daily fee of about 200 shillings (5 US cents) levied on anyone who uses social networking and messaging apps
Social media use taxed in Uganda to tackle 'gossip'

Social media use taxed in Uganda to tackle 'gossip'

New law criticised as attempt to block free speech rather than simply raise revenueUsers of Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype and other social media in Uganda will have to pay a daily tax from July, according
Uganda's unenforceable social media tax is augmented by a biometric requirement for SIM card purchases

Uganda's unenforceable social media tax is augmented by a biometric requirement for SIM card purchases

Uganda's social media tax may be an unenforceable mess, but that doesn't make it harmless (it opens the door to selective enforcement and invites programs of censorship and mass surveillance in the
Is Uganda's 'critical shortage' of architects costing lives?

Is Uganda's 'critical shortage' of architects costing lives?

There are just 178 registered architects in this rapidly urbanising country, where buildings frequently collapse. But more professionals may not be the solution Sitting outside the office of her
Ugandan Creates Device to Detect Malaria

Ugandan Creates Device to Detect Malaria

It was announced on Friday that Brian Gitta, a software engineer from Uganda, has become the youngest person to receive the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.Read more...
A bloodless malaria test by a young Ugandan inventor won Africa’s top engineering prize

A bloodless malaria test by a young Ugandan inventor won Africa’s top engineering prize

The $33,000 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation has been awarded to a 24-year old Ugandan engineer for his invention of a bloodless malaria test. Before…
Ethnic tensions rise in Uganda as World Cup row leaves four refugees dead

Ethnic tensions rise in Uganda as World Cup row leaves four refugees dead

Deadly dispute between South Sudanese refugees during Brazil v Switzerland game inflames ethnic tensionsUgandan officials have begun segregating refugees after a rise in ethnic tensions led to the
No Shelter Here

No Shelter Here

The photograph showed four young Eritrean men in the departure terminal at Ben Gurion International Airport. Dressed sharply in jeans and T-shirts, they looked playful and relaxed, hugging each other
The Ugandan girl who trekked barefoot to escape marriage at 13

The Ugandan girl who trekked barefoot to escape marriage at 13

Scholastica Nacap fled to avoid being wed to a much older man. Now she helps teach other girls to safeguard their futureScholastica Nacap walked barefoot for 60km, across dangerous mountain terrain in

Binance Opens Its First Crypto-Fiat Exchange in Uganda

Binance announced Thursday it was launching a crypto-fiat exchange in Uganda, along with its first fiat-crypto exchange in general.
Ugandans are furious with a new tax for using social media and mobile money

Ugandans are furious with a new tax for using social media and mobile money

Uganda’s government has kept its promise: Many Ugandans woke up today (July 1) to find that if they hadn’t paid the new tax on social-media…
Uganda Goes Through With Social Media Tax and People Are Pissed

Uganda Goes Through With Social Media Tax and People Are Pissed

The Ugandan government has implemented a law forcing mobile users to pay taxes to use mobile money and social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Skype.Read more...
Uganda's social media tax sounds a lot like stifling free expression

Uganda's social media tax sounds a lot like stifling free expression

"Another clumsy attempt to stamp on free speech.”