Latest News for: Kampala media


70-year-old Ugandan woman gives birth to twins

Independent online (SA) 01 Dec 2023
Safina Namukwaya, a 70-year-old woman from Uganda recently defied commonly held perceptions to give birth to twins at a fertility centre in the capital city of Kampala, Ugandan media reported. The 70-year-old gave birth to a boy and a girl through a caesarean section, the BBC reported ... I wondered who would care for me after I became very elderly ... IOL.

The African Catholic Union of the Press (UCAP) is committed to integral ecology

Business Ghana 14 Nov 2023
At the end of the work of the Pan-African Refresher Program on integral ecology organized by the African Catholic Union of the Press (UCAP) from November 5 to 11, 2023 in Kampala, Uganda, we, media and communication practitioners, with the support of our current and potential ...

Uganda: Rights Concerns Over License Plate Tracking

Human Rights Watch 14 Nov 2023
The government should scrap the system ... This creates serious human rights and security risks, Human Rights Watch said ... A Kampala-based media organization, the African Centre for Media Excellence, in a 2023 report that this mass data collection has created a climate of fear for journalists in the country and restricted their work ... ....

US issues business advisory for Uganda over anti-gay law

Washington Blade 24 Oct 2023
Police in Buikwe, a town that is roughly 35 miles east of Kampala, the Ugandan capital, on Aug ... Media reports indicate prosecutors in Jinja, a city that is roughly 50 miles east of Kampala in July charged a 43-year-old man with “aggravated homosexuality.” .

Somalia: Meet Somalia's All-Women Media Team

All Africa 10 Oct 2023
Kampala -- Somalia's first and only all-women media team, Bilan, was on October 2 nominated as one of the three possible recipients of the 2023 Index on Censorship Press Freedom Award in the Journalism category ....

UCAP and its Uganda Chapter to Host Pan-African Refresher Program in Kampala on Integral Ecology

Business Ghana 07 Oct 2023
... is organizing a Refresher Program on the theme "Contribution of Journalists and Media Practitioners Toward an Integral Ecology According to the Encyclical 'Laudato Si' of Pope Francis", from November 5 to 11, 2023, at the Ulrika Guest House, in Kampala, Uganda.

Uganda opposition leader Wine arrested says party but police deny

Eye Witness News 05 Oct 2023
Pictures posted on local media later showed Wine at his home north of the capital Kampala, but it was not clear if he was under house arrest or able to leave ... Pictures posted on local media later showed Wine at his home north of the capital Kampala, but it was not clear if he was under house arrest or able to leave.

Uganda’s president under fire over closure of UN human rights office

Taipei Times 14 Aug 2023
By Samuel Okiror / The Guardian, KAMPALA ... The head office in the capital, Kampala, closed early this month ... “Now the abuse[s] from the tyrant [Museveni] will continue without [the] worry of a watchdog,” Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, a lesbian activist in Kampala, wrote on the social media platform then known as Twitter ... .

At least 7 Ugandan journalists assaulted, robbed at news conferences

CPJ 31 Jul 2023
On July 20, unidentified men punched and kicked at least six journalists at the headquarters of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) in the capital city of Kampala and stole several of their mobile phones, according to media reports and five of the journalists, who spoke to CPJ.

Uganda: Youth Voices Take Center Stage Demanding #TheFutureWeWantUG

All Africa 11 Jul 2023
Kampala -- In a social media phenomenon that has captured the attention ...

Uganda: Uganda Bureau of Statistics Trashes Reports of Bad Blood With U.S. Govt

All Africa 10 Jul 2023
Kampala -- The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) trashed media reports claiming bad blood between the country's statistics body and United States Embassy in Kampala over Uganda Demographic Health Survey funding ....

Ex-Gambian VP coaches youth, women leaders

The Point 15 Jun 2023
Fatoumata’s programme started on June 6, 2023 with a media blitz roundtable at Sheraton Kampala hotel ... She urged the media to take responsibility of portraying a positive image of women and the African people in all areas ... The problem today is the lack of knowledge about our history because of the school curricula and the media we consume.

For the boldest commentary on African politics, look to cartoonists

Economist 15 Jun 2023
In April Jimmy Spire Ssentongo, a Ugandan cartoonist, invited the citizens of Kampala to an online exhibition of the city’s potholes. Photographs of cratered roads flooded social media and the president swiftly promised action.\nThe community of African cartoonists is growing, ...

Ugandan students protest following US threats over anti-gay law

Russia Today 02 Jun 2023
Kampala has been threatened with sanctions by Western nations over its new anti-LGBTQ legislation. Uganda students from 13 universities gathered in front of the country’s parliament on Wednesday to express their disapproval of US President Joe Biden’s stance on Kampala’s new anti-LGBTQ legislation, local media reported ... READ MORE ... .

Indian national allegedly shot dead by cop in Uganda: Report

Suryaa 15 May 2023
Kampala, May 15 (IANS) A 39-year-old Indian money lender has been allegedly shot dead by a policeman over a 2.1 million shillings (Rs 46,000) loan in Kampala, Ugandan media reports said ... The first loan was deducted directly from his salary, while the second one was not, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango said.