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Libraries must get into our good books
Libraries must get into our good books
Last Saturday, the founder of children’s bookstore Ethnikids invited me to Sandton Library with Nomsa Mdlalose for a morning of storytelling and...
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
In Uganda, posting a poem about Museveni gets you jailed
The opening lines of a poem written by Dr Stella Nyanzi and posted on Facebook in November 2018, the day after Yoweri Museveni’s alleged birthday, read: “Yoweri, they say it was your...
Pelebox: A cure for clinic queues
Pelebox: A cure for clinic queues
‘You think about how you’ve got this disease that you’re managing and that disease is a challenge, but you have decided to say: ‘You know...
The Benon Lutaaya legacy
The Benon Lutaaya legacy
Benon Lutaaya left Uganda in 2011. On his person he carried talent, pride and a knack for problem-solving in addition to his material possessions....
Bobi Wine: ‘The writing is on the wall in Uganda’
Bobi Wine: ‘The writing is on the wall in Uganda’
I was born in 1982, four years before President Yoweri Museveni captured power in Uganda after a guerrilla war. He promised that what had just...
Ugandans raise volume on social media tax protests
Ugandans raise volume on social media tax protests
Campaigners against Uganda's tax on social...
Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing
Ugandan invention revolutionises malaria testing
It took several days, and several blood tests, before someone figured out what was wrong with Brian Gitta. The Ugandan engineer, now 25, had...
Ugandan police catch thief with his pants down - literally
Ugandan police catch thief with his pants down - literally
A Ugandan fraudster has been caught with his pants down, literally, according to a report in Uganda’s Daily Monitor.
Ugandan medics seek Libya payday
Ugandan medics seek Libya payday
After six years of desperately searching for a “greener pasture”, Moses, a poorly paid Ugandan medical laboratory technician sick of struggling...
Ugandan women turn to boxing to escape the slum
Ugandan women turn to boxing to escape the slum
They live impoverished lives in one of the largest slums in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Without permanent shelter or jobs, Morine Nakilyowa...
Uganda to invite Chinese bidders for R85-billion railway plan
Uganda to invite Chinese bidders for R85-billion railway plan
Uganda plans to invite six Chinese companies next month to compete for as much as $8-billion (R85.3-billion) worth of contracts to expand the...
Kampala's bodaboda drivers put a new spin on streetwear
Kampala's bodaboda drivers put a new spin on streetwear
They work just as hard at being stylish as they do at transporting Uganda's masses cheaply and efficiently. According to some local reports,...

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