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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, then follow me @jamespropa

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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...

22 September 2012

Uganda: Teenage Girl Becomes Africa's Youngest MP

Africa is truly rising and African women are rising with it. Currently, Malawi and Liberia have female presidents. Now Uganda has elected the youngest Member of Parliament in Africa -...

19 September 2012

What's the Verdict on Uganda@50 Independence Song?

'Yoga Yoga' is the official celebration song for Uganda's 50th year of independence, featuring Ugandan artists such as Esther Nabaasa, Ruyonga, Barbara Kayaga, Hum Kay and Richard Kaweesa. Some netizens...

17 September 2012

Should Uganda's Abortion Law Be Revised?

Ugandans are divided over the Center for Reproductive Rights and Development's campaign to revise the abortion law in Uganda. There are approximately 267,000 abortions carried out in Uganda every year,...

13 August 2012

Uganda: Against Odds, Gay Pride Events Take Place in Entebbe

Uganda attracted worldwide attention in 2009 when a member of parliament introduced the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill criminalizing same-sex relations, and again earlier this year, when LGBT activist David...

12 July 2012

Uganda: Remembering the 2010 Bomb Blasts

Ugandans have taken to Twitter and Facebook to remember the 2010 victims of bomb blasts at Kyaddondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village bar in Kampala Uganda. The attacks took place...

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