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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.

Indian national shot dead by off-duty constable in Uganda: Reports

Indian Express 15 May 2023
A 39-year-old Indian money lender was shot dead with a stolen AK-47 assault rifle by an off-duty police constable in Uganda's capital city of Kampala over a 2.1 million shillings (Rs 46,000) loan, media reports said. Kampala Metropolitan Police said that 30-year-old Ivan Wabwire was arrested after he opened fire at Uttam Bhandari on May 12.

Media: Ugandan minister shot and killed by bodyguard

Beaumont Enterprise 02 May 2023
Local media in Uganda report that a bodyguard and shot and killed a government minister in an apparent private dispute ... media.

Flipping the Narrative: We need to talk about international aid and refugee self-reliance

The New Humanitarian 27 Apr 2023
KAMPALA. I’ve seen advertisements from UN agencies on social media asking, “What would you take with you if you had to flee your home?” ... I had to wake up very early in the morning to stand in line outside an aid organisation’s office in Kampala, hoping to get in.

US Vice President Kamala Harris embarks on weeklong trip to Africa

Malaysian National News Agency 26 Mar 2023
WORLD. US Vice President Kamala Harris embarks on weeklong trip to Africa ... " data-media=""> ... KAMPALA (Uganda), March 26 (Bernama) -- United States (US) Vice President Kamala Harris is embarking on a weeklong trip to Africa beginning this weekend that will be closely watched as she is the first Black woman US vice president to visit the continent ... ....

Ugandan law criminalizes being LGBTQ amid crackdown on homosexuality

The Spokesman-Review 22 Mar 2023
The majority of the lawmakers supported the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, local media reported ... The anti-LGBTQ sentiment is visible in Uganda’s political spaces, churches and social media, activists say. With the passage of the bill, it will get state sanction, said Eric Ndawula, a Kampala-based rights activist ... But U.S ... .

Céilí in Kampala: why Irish dancing is proving popular in Uganda

The Observer 17 Mar 2023
Amaso lives more than 4,000 miles from Ireland, in Namuwongo, the poorest slum in Uganda’s capital, Kampala ... This week, about 200 children from four schools were shown Gaelic football and hurling by the Gaelic Athletics Association as part of a St Patrick’s Day sports blitz in Kampala.

Seeing Wrongdoing and Injustice, Ugandan Journalist Uses Reporting for Change

Voa News 06 Feb 2023
Assigned to cover a media briefing at a cancer treatment center in Uganda's capital, Kampala, the reporter was intrigued by the patients waiting on the building's veranda ... When her story was finally published by Uganda's New Vision media group in August 2018, it made waves.

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AP / Michel Euler
ICC, Guangzhou, China
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In this image made from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, a Russian peacekeeper speaks to ethnic Armenians as they walk through a gate into a camp near Stepanakert in Nagorno-Karabakh. Thousands of Nagorno-Karabakh residents flocked to a camp operated by Russian peacekeepers to avoid the fighting, while many others gathered at the airport of the regional capital, Stepanakert, hoping to flee the region.
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Amongst expansive red sands and spectacular sandstone rock formations, Hisma Desert – NEOM, Saudi Arabia
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FILE - In this handout photo made from video released by the Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev telegram channel on Saturday, April 29, 2023, a firefighter speaks on the walkie talkie as smoke and flame rise from a burning fuel tank after it was hit by a drone, a Russian-appointed official there reported, in Sevastopol, Crimea. The Crimean Peninsula's balmy beaches have been vacation spots for Russian czars and has hosted history-shaking meetings of world leaders. And it has been the site of ethnic persecutions, forced deportations and political repression. Now, as Russia’s war in Ukraine enters its 18th month, the Black Sea peninsula is again both a playground and a battleground
AP / Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev telegram channel via AP, File