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James Propa

Simple, ambitious, and crazy. My dream is working for The Stream/ Al jazeera/ CNN/ BBC.
People say am charming. Am not sure. Hit me at jkaliisa@gmail.com, then follow me @jamespropa

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25 February 2016

Unlike Past Elections, Uganda's Streets Are Empty of Celebrations Following President Museveni's Win

"People are so happy that they afraid they could die of happiness if they start celebrating," one Facebook user sarcastically quipped.

10 January 2016

SMS Platform Empowers Small Scale Farmers in Uganda

"Wefarm is a Wikipedia for farmers, or as its founder describes it, 'Internet for people without Internet.'"

4 December 2015

Ugandan Teen Who Danced in Viral Music Video ‘Sitya Loss’ Dies in Bike Accident

"...in your short life, you have impacted the world through dance, more than some will ever do in a lifetime."

26 November 2015

Commonwealth Youth Demand That Leaders Stop Talking and Act

The Commonwealth youth leaders meeting in Malta want their governments to walk the talk.

16 November 2015

Uganda’s Presidential Race Is Here Again, As Museveni Looks to Extend His 30-Year Rule

The campaigns have already exposed divisions in society, as President Museveni pushes to extend his presidency past a quarter century.

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".

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.

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."

7 August 2014

Ugandan Court Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law on a Technicality

Members of the LGBTI community celebrated the court ruling on social media, despite homosexuality remaining illegal in Uganda.

25 February 2014

New Law Means Gays Face Life in Prison in Uganda

"Can't understand support for #Uganda's #antigaybill! You can't impose your ideas of sexuality on others. No one said you must be gay!"

19 January 2014

President: Ugandan Soldiers Killed Fighting in South Sudan

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni confirmed that Ugandan troops are fighting alongside South Sudan's President Salva Kiir's troops in the ongoing conflict between government and rebel forces there.

21 December 2013

Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Would Jail Gays and Lesbians for Life

The bill would also jail anyone who did not report gay people to authorities.

3 June 2013

Two Ugandan Newspapers Reopen After Days-Long Closure by Police

Uganda has allowed two newspapers to reopen after an 11-day standoff between the government and the media houses over a controversial letter they had obtained that referred to a plot...

25 May 2013

Ugandan Police Raid Two Newspapers Over General's Controversial Letter

Ugandan police have shut down two newspapers after they reported on a controversial letter written by the country's intelligence services coordinator to the head of the counter intelligence agency asking...

4 January 2013

Uganda in 2012: 50 Years of Independence and Africa's Youngest MP

2012 was one of the happiest years in Uganda's history. Sweet memories of 2012 range from Ugandans electing Africa's youngest Member of Parliament to 50 year independence celebrations.

16 October 2012

Uganda: The Golden Jubilee Gift That Never Was

As Uganda was celebrating 50 years of independence on 9 October 2012, everyone was hoping that qualification for the African Cup of Nations would be the best gift Ugandans would...

10 October 2012

Uganda Marks 50 Years of Independence

On Tuesday 9 October, 1962, Uganda got its independence from Britain. As the country celebrated its Golden Jubilee recently, Ugandans online have been using Twitter and Facebook to share their...

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