South Sudan government announce Uganda to pull out

South Sudan government announce Uganda to pull out

The government of South Sudan have announced that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will start withdrawing their troops from South Sudan. However, UPDF insist that that they have not received instructions to withdraw, reported The Monitor. The UPDF were deployed in the fledgling state in December 2013 in order…

Uganda: stakes high ahead of 2016 polls

President Yoweri Museveni is gearing up for what is to be his fourth and possibly final run at the presidency next year, in a poll, where he will face off against an old ally and is causing investors to look warily at the small East African nation. Museveni came to…

Paul Busharizi is currently a contributing editor (Business & Politics) at the Uganda's leading daily the New Vision.

Five Ugandan women create women’s health app

Five women from Makerere University in Uganda have created a test kit that connects to an app on smartphone which detects harmful vaginal bacteria that can cause bacterial vaginosis and other infections, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. They posted a video on YouTube in which the team know as the…

Bride Price: the changing face of culture in Africa

Marriage in Africa is an intricate affair. Ceremonies are often a medley of sophisticated cultures imported from the west, African customs too precious to let go of and the inescapable vanity of capitalism. For centuries, the only constant in these ceremonies has been the exchange of bride price. From South…

Patience Akumu

Patience is a Kampala-based features writer who specialises in human rights and social justice issues.

Ugandans hold gay pride rally

Yesterday, Ugandan gay rights activists held a gay pride parade a year after the law requiring homosexuals in the country to be jailed for life was overturned. The BBC reported that a person attending the rally hoped it would be a “step forward” for the country. Many Ugandans still oppose…