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James Propa

Journalist, Content Manager, Environmental and Digital Activist from Uganda.
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6 May 2019

Ugandan regulators order 13 media outlets to suspend staff over coverage of opposition figure

Advox

The Ugandan regulator says media houses that fail to comply with their directive could have their licenses revoked.

2 May 2019

Ugandan pop star politician Bobi Wine pens song on police brutality during house arrest

Ugandan musician and MP Bobi Wine's new song "Afande" critiques police brutality with a message of love and unity. "Why beat me? There is no difference between me and you!"

4 April 2019

Ugandan police shoot and kill man mistaken for a political assassin

The story of Ronald Ssebulime is bigger than meets the eyes with different accounts of who shot the "suspected assassin" and how he was killed. Will justice prevail?

8 February 2019

Uganda's social media tax is leaving people disconnected — and failing to meet revenue targets

Advox

Prior to the tax's implementation, 47.4 percent of people in Uganda were using the internet. Three months later, that number had fallen to 35 percent.

13 June 2018

Plastic trash is a serious problem in Uganda

"You can do the same ...its a habit of travellers to litter along as they travel .Keep your trash and dump when you get to your destination"

8 March 2018

Sand Mining in Uganda Poses a Serious Threat to the Environment

"Where there any hydrological as well as geology survey before sand mining to ascertain any risk on the highway?"

9 February 2018

Africa Mourns Award-Winning Ugandan Musician Mowzey Radio, Dead at 33

"He always gave me even the little he had...However much others knew him as a chaotic man, I knew him as a simple, humble and talented son"

24 January 2018

Ugandans Grow Anxious Over Incidents of Deadly Viral Fever

The death of nine-year-old Bridget Nalunkuuma in the central Ugandan town of Nakaseke has rattled residents who fear the girl may have suffered from Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever. Eight other  people have...

21 September 2017

Lawmakers From Uganda's Ruling Party Want to Remove the Country's Presidential Age Limit

"20 or even 30 years from now, President Museveni will be asking for more terms...At that time, you will look back and wish you did something today."

14 September 2017

Ugandan Police Investigate a Serial Murder Spree Targeting Women

"It is so saddening that we have not got the actual suspects. The manner in which some of the women are being killed is very terrible and humiliating."

7 July 2017

A Pop Star Who Sings About Social Justice Is Uganda’s Newest Legislator

Bobi Wine used to sing about policy issues. Now he has a chance to shape policy in parliament.

28 August 2016

On the Blossoming Pop Careers of Uganda's Security Hardmen

Both the new police grooves and the old army tunes are decidedly patriotic in tone.

11 July 2016

Ugandan President Appoints Wife, Opposition Leaders to Key Positions

"Just watch out for the total collapse of education in Uganda. This woman has no morals."

17 May 2016

Ugandans Are Finally Back on Social Media After Days-Long Blackout

Advox

The Uganda Communications Commission ordered the sites blocked for "security reasons" ahead of President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration. Authorities also blocked access to social media during elections in February.

11 May 2016

Social Media Blocked in Uganda Ahead of President Museveni's Inauguration

Advox

"Darkness hovering over Uganda...VPN is the only way to go now"

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.