Category Archives: Ugandan News

Activist Who Described Ugandan President As ‘A Pair Of Buttocks’ Found Guilty Of Harassment

Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi, has been found guilty of harassing President Yoweri Museveni online. She was facing two charges of cyber harassment and offensive communication, but was not found guilty of the latter. Nyanzi responded with a passionate speech, accompanied by cheers from her supporters and other activists. She said that she wouldn’t use her children as a

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AFCON: Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda Off To Flying Start

Egypt, Uganda and Nigeria, have recorded wins in Groups A and B of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), despite some difficult encounters. In Group A, the host nation, Egypt started their AFCON 2019 campaign with a victory in front of over 70,000 supporters, as Mohammed Trezeguet’s excellent first half strike in the 44th minutes secured a 1-0 win,

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Nearly 40% Of The World’s Girls And Women Live In Countries Failing On Gender Equality

Results for 129 countries measured by a new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Gender Index released by Equal Measures 2030 show that the world is far from achieving gender equality, with 1.4 billion girls and women living in countries that get a “very poor” failing grade on gender equality. The SDG Gender Index, launched at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, is

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Ugandan Mum Of Multiple Quadruplets Struggles To Provide For 38 Kids

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Mariam Nabatanzi gave birth to twins a year after she was married off at the age of 12. Five more sets of twins followed – along with four sets of triplets and five sets of quadruplets. Three years ago, however, the 39-year-old Ugandan was abandoned by her husband, leaving her to support their surviving 38 children alone. It was just

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Uganda: Opposition Politician Bobi Wine Under ‘Preventative’ House Arrest

Police in Uganda say they have placed the opposition politician Bobi Wine under “preventative arrest” in his house in the capital, Kampala. A police spokesman said the singer planned to disrupt public order, and officers would stay put outside his home until further notice. The MP, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was taken into police custody on Monday, when

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Pope Kisses Feet Of South Sudan Leaders For ‘Peace’

Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan’s rival leaders, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to encourage them to strengthen the country’s faltering peace process. At the close of a two-day retreat in the Vatican for the African leaders, the Pope asked South Sudan’s President and opposition leader to proceed with the peace agreement despite growing difficulties.

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Sudan: The End Of Omar Al-Bashir As Army Takes Over, Jubilation In Khartoum

Sudan’s armed forces is set to make an important announcement soon, State Television said on Thursday, as troops were deployed in Khartoum and sources reported a coup attempt against President Omar Al-Bashir, after months of protests. “The armed forces will present an important statement shortly. Be ready for it,” the announcement on state television read, without giving further details. Sudanese

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Breakdown: Staggering Amount Of Money Sent Back Home As Remittances By Africans Abroad

WakeUpAfrica analysis of World Bank data shows that a staggering $41 Billion was sent to sub-Saharan Africa, as remittances in 2017. This figure represents a 10% jump in remittances from the previous year, the largest annual growth for any world region. The increase follows a decline in remittances to sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, when the region saw a 9% decrease

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