Uganda

Uganda's Median Age Is Under 16

The median age is under 16.<p>The country of Uganda is facing a unique set of grave issues due to the fact that the median age of its population is under the age of 16, according to the BBC.<p>Children in Uganda are sometimes orphaned at a young age and left to fend for themselves. Seven out of every 10 …

Population

How to plan a gorilla trek in Africa

There is something special about trekking to see mountain gorillas in the remote rain forests in Uganda Rwanda & Democratic Republic of Congo. That …

Wildlife

My travels in Uganda, like life, were not as perfect as the pictures

<i>Dispatch is a series of first-person stories from the road.</i><p>‘So? How was it? You looked like you had so much fun!”<p>Photo after photo revealed a happy me – dancing or travelling or making friends in a country most people have never seen. And it looked really cool. It looked like fun. It looked like I …

East Africa

Study reveals the gender gap in Tanzania, Uganda climate policies

Climate change is negatively affecting many regions of the world. The impact is more pronounced in regions with limited economic resources to adapt …

Gender

Uganda: LGBTI ally Stella Nyanzi freed on bail

Prison officers assist Stella Nyanzi before her appearance in court on May 10. She was suffering from malaria. ( Betty Ndagire photo courtesy of the …

Africa

Experiencing African Wildlife at Kidepo National Park, Uganda

<i>About the author:</i> <b>TravelLocal</b> <b>is an online platform connecting travellers with local experts around the world. All trips are entirely bespoke, crafted</b> …

Wildlife

Uganda's KCCA FC Retain Premier League Title

The Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) on Tuesday retained the Azam Uganda Premier League title. <br>Coached by Mike Mutebi, the KCCA …

Soccer

Uganda seeks $2 billion for South Sudan refugees at planned summit

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda hopes to raise $2 billion in donations at a U.N. refugee summit next month to help fund relief operations for refugees flowing in from neighboring South Sudan, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said on Tuesday.<p>The east African country hosts a total of 1.2 million refugees, …

Africa

Using Less to Do More: 7 Urban Challenges for Architects in East Africa

As the 21st century unfolds, and a prominent middle class consistently advances, Africa slowly comes to be seen as a region for growth, with plenty of unexplored opportunities. Currently the Middle East and Asia are the outstanding hubs for commerce, but all evidence invariably points to Africa as …

Cities

Chia seeds now a booming business in Uganda

The chia seed is causing super profits for some small-scale farmers in Uganda. They have switched from traditional crops to the seed, first grown half way across the world by the Aztecs.<p>The chia seed is causing super profits for some small-scale farmers in Uganda.<p>They have switched from traditional …

Agriculture

'Ghost' air force pilot paid for 11 years in Uganda, suspects charged

A non-existent pilot has been paid more than 2 billion Ugandan shillings (over $500,000) in salaries since 2005 for being on the Ugandan army payroll.<p>…

Africa

On Safari in Uganda? Stop in Kampala First

Before taking a small plane to one of Uganda’s 10 national parks (for game drives, gorilla trekking, walking safaris, and the like), visitors typically fly into Entebbe, about 30 miles from Kampala, the nation’s capital. Many tourists treat their night or two in the country’s only densely populated …

Travel

Top 3 cars to hire for self-drive safaris in Uganda

<b>Self-drive safaris are becoming very popular in Uganda due to the presence of a wide variety of tourist attractions that include over ten national</b> …

Why good investors should invest in bad companies

In Uganda, a cocoa exporter learns how embracing social and environmental concerns can enhance his bottom line, turning a 'bad' business into a force …

Investing

The story of Kenya's crude oil

<i>(Credit: AFP)</i><p><b>Kenya plans to export its first oil in June, but analysts say the test phase faces major challenges and appears motivated primarily by</b> …

Oil

Refugees a Burden? Trump Says Yes; Research Says Otherwise

When war hit close to home, Veronica Mesiko Simon grabbed a few dishes and a bundle of clothes. With a load on her head, six kids and a mother in …

Refugees

Egypt’s FM Holds Talks in Uganda on Water Security - ASHARQ AL

Cairo – Egyptian Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry will hold discussions in Uganda on Tuesday, during a visit aimed at boosting cooperation with …

Egypt

Struck by Uganda's Water Problem, One Student Did Something About It

At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own.<p>Spouts of Hope At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own. She found a way to bring clean water to people in Uganda, where she lived as a student. See …

Water

Africa: I'll Retire in Uganda, Says Unesco Boss

There is growing interest in Uganda from the rest of the world, with some people choosing to retire and invest in the country.<p>Just recently, Uganda …

Africa

Uganda's women fight against sexual assault

A grassroots campaign has started in Uganda against the increasing numbers of sexual assaults on women. According to one rights group, 90 percent of Ugandan women have experienced sexual harassment of some sort.<p>A grassroots campaign has started in Uganda against the increasing numbers of sexual …

Women's News

Women in Uganda Are Turning Plastic Straw Waste Into Art – Creating Jobs and Cleaning the Planet

Plastic is, without a doubt, making our life a lot easier. But that, of course, is not the end of the story. Currently, it is also one of the biggest …

Recycling

Uganda's Punishment Island: 'I was left to die on an island for getting pregnant'

<b>Unmarried girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts of Uganda, so they were taken to a tiny island and left to die. The lucky ones were rescued, and one of them is still alive. The BBC's Patience Atuhaire tracked her down.</b><p>"When my family discovered that I …

News

BBC World Service - Newsday, Left to die on Uganda's "Punishment Island"

Mauda Kyitaragabirwe is a woman who was not meant to reach old age. She was abandoned on Uganda's "Punishment Island" for being pregnant when she was about 12 years old. Mauda is the last known survivor of a practice that died out decades ago. She spoke to the BBC's Patience Atuhaire.<p>(Photo: (left) …

Africa

Ugandan pastor torches Bibles as the work of ‘devil worshippers’

This image of Bibles reportedly being burned at Pastor Aloysius Bugingo’s church has been circulating on social media. Image courtesy of Twitter<p>(RNS) …

Faith

Ugandan court sends jailed Museveni critic back to prison

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's high court sent a jailed academic and critic of veteran President Yoweri Museveni back to prison on Wednesday and cleared the way for a compulsory mental examination, her lawyer told Reuters.<p>Stella Nyanzi, a university research fellow and lecturer, has been incarcerated …

Africa

China helps Uganda build capacity to fast track development through ICT

KAMPALA — In Uganda, the search is on for the top 10 Information Communication Technology (ICT) university students who will be sent to China for …

Innovation

Africa: I Love That Man Trump - Uganda's Museveni

Ugandan President Museveni and former Nigerian President Obasanjo 'Bonga' greet at the ongoing 6th High Level Forum On Security In Africa.<p>President …

Africa

Uganda rated more family-friendly than Britain – here's why we're failing

“We are a family-friendly restaurant!” proclaimed the last place I dived into with my kids to avert a tantrum. The phrase should have alerted me, immediately, to the aesthetic and culinary danger we were walking into.<p>Because in Britain, as everyone knows, “family friendly” really means “‘strictly …

Northern Lights

Ugandan students bring dance and music to Ontario to raise money for their school

Print<p><i>Suubi</i> is the Luganda word for ‘hope’ – and meeting the young performers of the Suubi Fusion Troupe, it’s a word that’s quite apropos. They’re …

Education

Uganda eyes more Chinese investment: Ambassador

FUZHOU - Uganda seeks to attract more Chinese investment with "the most favorable policies," said Ugandan Ambassador to China Charles Madibo Wagidoso …

China