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Stories about Uganda

20 September 2015

Ugandan Minister Mysteriously Dies, the Internet Goes Haywire

The sudden death of General Aronda, Uganda's Internal Affairs Minister and former Chief Of Defence Forces, created an outpouring of condolences and a wave of conspiracy theories on social media.

8 September 2015

Ugandan Musician Guvnor Ace's May-December Romance Becomes Fodder for Gossip

A 27-year-old musician, Guvnor Ace, has married a 68-year-old Swedish woman. Was it for love or money? Ugandans can't stop speculating, prompting him to release a song called "Old Woman".

26 July 2015

Uganda Ponders a Sustainable Future as MDGs Become SDGs

Uganda has made clear progress in meeting its development targets in some areas, and almost none in others.

12 July 2015

It's No Picnic Being the Political Opposition in Uganda

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been in office for 29 years, and a pair of high-profile arrests is now raising serious questions about the country's future.

29 June 2015

Can Social Media Create a Lasting Impact in Uganda?

"It beats my understanding when I sometimes visit the IT ministry website and it is down. I don’t get it."

15 June 2015

Arbitrary Arrests, Cybercrime, and Mass Mobile Adoption: Monitoring Digital Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices speaks to Tom Rhodes, the East Africa representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about the state of freedom of expression online in Sub-Saharan Africa.

12 June 2015

Ugandan Authorities Jail Facebook User for “Offensive” Comments About President Musveni

Global Voices Advocacy

Robert Shaka, a Ugandan IT specialist, is in jail for allegedly running the controversial TVO-Uganda Facebook page which is critical of Ugandan government.

1 June 2015

Ugandan TV Personality Sacked After Her Nude Photos Appear Online

Jealous ex-lovers, young stars hungry for fame and a host of other profiteers have contributed to a culture of nude video and image leaking in Uganda.

12 May 2015

This Is What Happened When a Musician Allegedly Said Ugandan Women Are Inferior to White Women

"I would date Ugandan girls for casual sex and not serious relationship," says Ugandan musician Coco Finger in an interview with Uganda's New Vision newspaper.

7 May 2015

A Ugandan Mayor Has 2 National ID Cards. That Doesn't Bode Well for Elections

The identify cards will be used for the general elections in 2016. The mayor says he somehow managed to get two different IDs.

6 May 2015

Why Aren't Uganda's Journalists Asking the Tough Questions?

A lawyer challenged the country's journalists on Twitter to dig deep into some of the glaring issues facing Uganda, from abortion stats and illegal ivory trade to investment in tourism.

2 May 2015

Ugandan Launches Tweef Against President Museveni and National Resistance Movement

"If I was hired to sell 'glaring hypocrisy' as a product, this account @KagutaMuseveni [official Twitter account of Uganda's president] would be a target investment."

5 April 2015

Dear CNN, Uganda Is Not Tanzania

"Sometimes it feels like @CNN are the only hardline Pan-Africanists left. They don't believe national borders or names mean anything!"

1 April 2015

Prosecutor in Terrorism Case Shot Dead in Uganda

Ugandans are in shock, following Joan Kagezi's murder on March 30 in Kiwatule, while driving home from work with her children in the car.

14 March 2015

Ugandan Lawmakers Want to Clear House in the Parliamentary Press Corps

Ugandan lawmakers are considering a proposal that would replace all journalists who started covering parliamentary proceedings before May 1, 2010, "in the interest of balanced media coverage".

28 February 2015

Parliament Watchdog Connects Ugandans to Women MPs Through Twitter

Parliament Watch Uganda organized the #MPsEngage Twitter chat with women members of parliament to discuss the topic 'Making Women Count in Legislative Processes'.

7 February 2015

‘Photoblogging Is My Sustenance’, Says Ugandan Photographer Edward Echwalu

"Sometimes we get discouraged over things that do not matter. Don’t lay your tools down; there are people out there that are feeding from your thoughts. Keep going."

4 February 2015

After 29 Years in Power, Ugandan President Museveni Won't Leave Office

"So its official. There is no democracy in Uganda. It's about Museveni and his Army."

8 December 2014

Ugandan Singer Faces Possible Arrest Under Anti-Pornography Law After Boyfriend Leaks Nude Photos

Desire Luzinda, a popular Ugandan musician, was questioned for over eight hours by police after she found herself the victim of "revenge porn."

18 November 2014

Ugandans Launch Hashtag Campaign Against Telecom Giant

Ugandans have grumbled for years about MTN's lousy service, but some Twitter users finally decided earlier this month to pool their influence and launch a consumer-rights hashtag campaign.

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