Stories about Uganda from May, 2010
Freedom of press in under attack in Uganda as Richard Kavuma of Katine Chronicles reports.
Afrigadget brings us a video showing the radio two 12 year olds and one 15 year old in Uganda rigged up in one day using scraps.
Four of the seven upstream Nile Basin Initiative countries have decided to sign a new Nile deal. Despite strong Egyptian and Sudanese opposition, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia signed a new water-sharing agreement. Egyptian bloggers react to the news in this post by Marwa Rakha.
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)) is a day is recognized by people joining together to speak out against homophobia, its effects and results focusing on ways to change how people perceive homosexuality and promote equality. The day is held on May 17 every year. The focus this year is on three Africa countries: Kenya, Uganda and Malawi.
“Homophobia exists in Africa, as does influenza,” argues blogger Gukira: “This comparison is only partly gratuitous as I am interested in scales of virulence. We know that African bees are the deadliest; the sun in Africa is hotter than anywhere else in the world; viruses from Africa are the most...
Archbishop John Baptist Odama's Award Acceptance Speech at the “Breaking Borders Award” Ceremony at Santiago, Chile.
Tom Loughran blogs about mapping water sources in Uganda: “Each of the points on the map contains the results of a proof-of-concept water quality test, and a hyperlink to images and additional information about the water source…The location and water quality data are entered into a Google form embedded in...
Africa Interactive is searching for freelance African reporters with expertise on African Oil & Mining.
Sokari links to published reports on the Call Uganda prayer meetings: “The rhetoric was as expected and The Call founder, Lou Engles’ press release last week that he was not anti-homosexual were simply untrue. Behind the Mask reported on Engle’s who claimed the West were using “Ugandan NGO’s to promote...
Transparency and accountability efforts are supported by a growing tech community in sub-Saharan Africa, though a widespread lack of access to information and communications technology (ICT) and a consequent lack of understanding and interest in these tools constitute a significant challenge to their success.
"Thank you Mr. Mariga for giving me that feeling of being proudly Kenyan," says Kenyan blogger Yasin Ansari as MacDonald Mariga becomes the first East African player to ever play at the UEFA Champions League.
The rise of multiparty democracy in Africa has led citizens and civil society to demand more transparency and accountability from their governments. New technologies can buoy their efforts, but such initiatives face major obstacles including infrastructure, lack of political will, and a shortage of techinical skills and personnel.