Tag Archives: Kampala

29Sep/17

Chairs, poles, fists fly in Uganda parliament

For a second day in a row, lawmakers brawled in Uganda’s parliament over a fiercely disputed move to change the constitution to let the long-ruling president run for re-election. Continue reading

13Apr/17

How Uganda is financing its top cyclists

Yusufu Mbaziira founded a bicycle courier inside his small town, Kasubi, a Kampala suburb in 2002. He hopes that the courier service can empower the riders financially, while helping to produce world class cyclists. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading

28Nov/16

Uganda orders closure of schools backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

Ugandan authorities order the closure of a chain of Bridge International Schools, a for-profit international chain of schools backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over concerns about poor sanitation and curriculum.

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18Apr/16

Break dancing takes form on the streets of Kampala

Straight out of Kampala — young kids are changing their lives through break dance. The discipline, the development of skill and the responsibility it takes to master the hip hop culture dance has drawn hundreds of youth.

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22Jan/16

Fancy a cappuccino — new urban coffee culture emerges in Uganda

Uganda’s expanding middle class is giving rise to a coffee drinking culture that has seen urban coffee houses grow in the country. Uganda grows some of the world’s best coffee but consumes about 3 percent. Most is exported to the European Union and the United States among other countries.

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28Dec/15
africa healthcare summit

A review of Africa’s health gains and challenges in 2015

Healthcare in Africa made huge strides in reducing malaria deaths below half a million this year but still faced challenges fighting the elusive Ebola virus which has claimed over 11,000 lives. The outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

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31Mar/15

Senior Ugandan public prosecutor shot and killed in Kampala suburb

Uganda chief prosecutor in a bombing trial Joan Kagezi is shot dead in what police suspect is a targeted assassination.

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