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…