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Climate Change Is Already Here: A Letter From Kampala

Richard Ssewakiryanga | Posted 12.09.2016 | Green
Richard Ssewakiryanga

Dear Pope Francis: Your visit to Uganda, just before the COP21 climate negotiations started in Paris, came at a crucial time, both for our country and the world. You see, the dangerous impacts of climate change have already hit Uganda.

Ugandan Refugees Reach for the Stars

To The Market | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Stella marveled at the jewelry these survivors made out of recycled paper, and she was struck by their artistry and ingenuity. She returned home to the Netherlands to finish her studies, but the memory of the women stayed with her.

Start-Up Hubs Multiply in East Africa

Barry Segal | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

For a quick, cheap ride all you need to do is find a boda-boda. Boda-bodas, bicycle or motorcycle taxis, are easy to find or flag down in any East African city. But most people don't stop to think about the drivers and how they are not the owners of the boda-bodas they operate.

A Ugandan Parliamentarian's First Gay Wedding

Melanie Nathan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melanie Nathan

Imagine a Ugandan Parliamentarian, fresh from signing a petition to bring back the Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), walking down the Castro marveling at all the rainbow flags, awestruck by the notion of a "gay" neighborhood. She has never seen gay people or lesbians show public affection before.

LGBT Rights: Not Just a #FirstWorldProblem

Steven Wozencraft | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steven Wozencraft

The movement for international LGBT rights is not going to be won overnight. And while meetings in Stockholm or Washington, D.C. are important, the real work is being done by the on-the-ground activists in countries like Uganda, India, Myanmar, Lebanon, and Russia, many of whom risk their lives on a day-to-day basis.

On a Global Stage, Women Are a Disruptive Force for Good

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Alexia Parks

"Our young women need better role models than Kim Kardashian." An African woman living in Uganda said this to me via SKYPE while I was sitting in a coffeehouse in California.

The Geopolitics of Gay Rights in Uganda

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

Last week's passage into law of the controversial anti-gay bill in Uganda puts the country among an elite club of nations noteworthy for their backpedaling on human and civil rights. As a host of a U.S. military presence, Washington has long viewed Kampala as a strategic ally in Central and East Africa.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The deadly turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. If peace talks between the government and the White Army rebels fail to stem the violence, a potential genocide may result.

The Central African Republic: Implications of Africa's "Phantom State"

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The future of the CAR is naturally uncertain. For the country to become capable of controlling its destiny and asserting its sovereignty by preventing armed militias from entering its land, Séléka must avoid the mistakes of its predecessor.

Killer Disease Reaches Ugandan Capital

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - An outbreak of the deadly Marburg virus in Uganda has spread to the capital Kampala a...

Kampala, Uganda

Franca Sozzani | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

Being here and meeting young people who hope for a better future through their job is not that hard, and not so emotionally engaging. They are not asking for anything and don't need overly sympathetic people: They need a job.

Ugandan Youth Work to Address Issues In Kampala's Most Notorious Slum

Heather Box | Posted 04.15.2012 | Good News
Heather Box

"I want people of the world to know that people like me come from Bwaise. I know you know about the floods, about the poverty, about the sex work. But I want you to know that there are also inspired, committed young people!"

My Trip to Kampala

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Michael Kaiser

One student called the session "revolutionizing" and almost all came up to me to tell me how much they had learned and how this new way of thinking about arts management was so helpful.

Meeting David Kato: His Courage Is a Model for Our Leaders

Richmond Blake and Rafaela Zuidema | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richmond Blake and Rafaela Zuidema

Two weeks ago, we spoke to Ugandan LGBT rights activist David Kato at length, and were struck by his passion and courage in the face of such extreme hatred.


Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

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How Not to Address the Uganda Bombings

Maria Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Maria Burnett

Washington, which strongly condemned the Kampala bombings, should push for consistent accountability in East African countries so that the threat of terrorism is not manipulated to entrench authoritarian rule.

Tragedy in Uganda and a Rare Opportunity to Deliver for Africa's Women

Jill Sheffield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jill Sheffield

These past few weeks especially, Kampala has been on my mind because amidst the grief over recent events there is an amazing opportunity. The city is host to the 15th African Union Summit.

Who Is Al-Shabaab's Next Target? (VIDEO)

Christof Putzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christof Putzel

A Somali militant group's claim that it carried out the devastating attack on a popular restaurant in Uganda during the World Cup final triggered wide...

Kampala World Cup Massacre

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

I had hardly stopped fist pumping in the air over Spain's victory in the World Cup when I heard the news about the simultaneous bombings in Kampala, Uganda.

Deed for Life

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Vicky Collins

Sarah was now a homeowner because of her partnership with BeadforLife. For many months she rolled beads out of recycled paper and saved her money for a down payment.

Uganda's Gays Fight Back Against Crackdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Gregory Branch KAMPALA, Uganda -- Even as Uganda's parliament considers the Anti-Homosexuality Bill -- which calls for the death penalty for some ...

Long Before Earthquake Destruction in Haiti, A Drinking Water Crisis

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

As the rebuilding of Haiti gets underway, billions of dollars are going to be spent. Some of those dollars, perhaps a billion or more, should be dedicated to cleaning up the country's drinking water.

Child Soldiers on Film: "Kassim the Dream" (I)

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

The situation of child soldiers remains the same: and the finger points back -- many argue -- at Museveni himself.