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Rosebell Kagumire

Rosebell is a multimedia communications specialist, journalist and award-winning blogger with experience in gender, peace and conflict. Currently works on public interest litigation for gender justice with focus on Latin America-Africa learnings. Rosebell holds a Masters in media, peace and conflict studies from the University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

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Latest posts by Rosebell Kagumire

4 August 2017

Even the Best Dancer Leaves the Dance Floor: African Strongmen and Political Transition

The Bridge

"The fear of challenging leaders who cling to power is, for some Africans, rooted in anxiety about alternatives—alternatives which remain unknown because they are never allowed to emerge and develop."

27 July 2017

In Uganda's Parliament, the Arc of the Moral Universe Bends Toward Sexism

The Bridge

"The parliament that once roared with socially progressive legislators...is now a circus where one can refer to imaginary studies to deny the experiences of victims of violence, with little opposition."

6 June 2017

How Not to Have Six Horrible Months in Uganda

The Bridge

A narrative that exoticizes an African country with no attempt to understand its people tells us more about the writer than it does about the continent.

19 January 2012

Uganda: Controversy Over King of Buganda's Child Out of Wedlock

On Tuesday January 17, 2012 the Buganda kingdom in Uganda announced the birth of a second son of their King (Kabaka), Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II. The announcement has sparked controversy...

14 October 2011

Uganda: Heartbroken Ugandans Discuss Failure to Make a Comeback to Continental Tournament

Next year’s African Cup of Nations will be missing many giants in African soccer like Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa but last weekend’s deciding match between Uganda and...

22 September 2011

Uganda: Anti-Museveni Author Freed After Five Days

The Ugandan government has freed the author of a book who was imprisoned for five days without access to his lawyers or family. Vincent Nzaramba’s little known book 'People Power,...

19 August 2011

Uganda: Ugandans Take Fight to Save a Rainforest to Internet

The Mabira Forest is found in central Uganda near the capital Kampala. It’s one of the few natural rain forests that remain after years of degradation. Ugandans are fighting their...

17 August 2011

Uganda: Minister Claims Opposition Using Social Media to Prepare for War

Uganda’s Minister for Security claims that Ugandan activists are using Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to wage a campaign against the country's security forces and to prepare young people for war.

6 June 2011

Uganda: Excitement as Cranes Edge Closer to African Nations Cup

Uganda is closing in on making a historic comeback to the Africa Nations Cup tournament. The country last qualified for the biggest continental stage in 1978. The Uganda Cranes recorded...

13 May 2011

Uganda: Museveni’s Swearing in Overshadowed by Rival's Return

Ugandan netizens discuss the swearing in ceremony of Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni which was overshadowed by the arrival of his rival and three time challenger Dr. Kizza Besigye who...

29 April 2011

Uganda: Citizens Outraged by Violent Re-Arrest of Opposition Leader

Uganda opposition leader Dr.Kiiza Besigye was re-arrested in the capital Kampala for participating in the Walk to Work Campaign one night after he was granted bail. Besigye had been granted...

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