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Over 80 killed in Eastern Congo Attacks

    More than 80 people have been killed in a spate of attacks over the past week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Local authorities have blamed the killings on members of an Islamist militia known as the Allied Democratic Forces. Chris Ocamringa (Otchamringa) has more from Kinshasa.  

todayJune 10, 2024 9


Detained Uganda environmental activist freed but ‘in bad shape’

      An environmental activist in Uganda who is opposed to a huge oil project led by French giant TotalEnergies has been freed after five days in detention, his employer said Monday. Stephen Kwikiriza was found on Sunday evening dumped on a roadside in Kyenjojo, about five hours' drive west of the capital Kampala, said Samuel Okulony, director of the Environment Governance Institute. The activist had said he was […]

todayJune 10, 2024 4


Uganda’s LGBTQ Community Faces Over 1000 Cases of Rights Violations in Nine Months

A recent report by a pressure group sheds light on the harrowing reality faced by Uganda's sexual minorities, with more than 1000 documented cases of arrests, torture, and forced evictions in the past nine months alone. Reuters reports that since Uganda's parliament initiated discussions on an anti-homosexuality law last year, members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community have been increasingly targeted, highlighting a distressing trend of human […]

todayJune 4, 2024 7


Horn of Africa droughts: how a network of groundwater bores could help – study

        By Bradley Hiller, University of Cambridge     The Horn of Africa recently suffered its worst drought in almost half a century, and its sixth failed rainfall season in a row. Fifty million people were directly affected and 100 million more were indirectly affected. About 20 million people risked acute food insecurity and potential famine, 4.4 million required humanitarian aid, and refugees fleeing drought and floods […]

todayMay 27, 2024 11


Men still dominate Uganda’s party politics – women’s participation is mostly cosmetic

      By Hannah Muzee, Kyambogo University     Electoral gender quotas in Uganda – first introduced in 1989 – have increased women’s numbers in Uganda’s parliament to 34%. Today there are 189 women out of 557 members of parliament. But women politicians in Uganda continue to be restricted to minority representation. They are constantly battling stereotypes that seek to maintain the status quo of male dominance in political […]

todayMay 27, 2024 10


From eco-friendly roofing and waste collection to AI-powered healthcare and farming, 2024 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation finalists revealed

    Four innovators from Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Uganda have been selected from a shortlist of 16 to compete for the £50,000 Africa Prize in its tenth anniversary year · Their innovations address recycling in construction, AI tools for healthcare and farming, and reengineered waste collection · The three runners up will each receive £15,000, and a £5,000 prize – titled ‘One to Watch’ – will be awarded to […]

todayMay 14, 2024 15


Uganda’s tax system isn’t bringing in enough revenue but is targeting small business the answer?

      By Maria Jouste, United Nations University   Uganda, with a fiscal deficit of 5.6% in 2023, has increasingly turned to local resources to make up for its revenue shortfall since the World Bank suspended its funding on 8 August 2023 over the country’s anti-homosexuality law. In early April 2024, traders in downtown Kampala protested against what they saw as high taxes and harsh enforcement tactics of the […]

todayApril 29, 2024 7


South Africa’s President visits east Africa for diplomatic talks

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will be in East Africa this week where he will meet Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan's Salva Kiir. In Entebbe, Ramaphosa and his Ugandan counterpart are expected to discuss regional security and stability, including the situation in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

todayApril 15, 2024 12


Africans showcase the continent’s athletic supremacy at the World Cross-Country Championships

    By Stephen Granger, SPNA   If you want to get a sense of the level to which African runners dominate distance running right now, look no further than the World Athletics Cross Country Championships, held this year in Belgrade, Serbia. From Kenya to South Africa, Uganda to Ethiopia, different cross-country athletes from the continent recorded remarkable performances. Formerly known as the International Cross Country Championships, the annual event […]

todayApril 8, 2024 3