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News turns cool: Ugandan rap-orters reading news in hip-hop style

Jun 10, 2015

News turns cool: Ugandan rap-orters reading news in hip-hop style

"Newzbeat" makes a catchy change from a standard news bulletin; Ugandans call the broadcasters "rap-orters", a youth team of hip-hop artists-turned-journalists rapping the headlines. #NewsTracker #Uganda #hip hop #reporters #Shareworthy
Burundi says open to postponing vote, to wait electoral body direction| Reuters

Jun 02, 2015

Burundi says open to postponing vote, to wait electoral body direction| Reuters

BUJUMBURA Burundi's government on Monday held out the possibility of a postponement of elections which have led to weeks of protests and bloodshed. President Pierre Nkurunziza said in April he would run for another term in a June 26 vote. #Business #Economy #Sports #United States #Technology #science #South Africa #Africa #Uganda #opinion
India to achieve highest GDP growth over next eight years: study

May 08, 2015

India to achieve highest GDP growth over next eight years: study

India is projected to record average annual growth rates of 7.9 percent over the next eight years, nearly double of China's 4.6 percent projected growth over the period. #Economy #GDP #NewsTracker #Kenya #Tanzania #Southeast Asia #Madagascar #Uganda #Center for International Development
Nigeria has Nollywood, and now Uganda's informal film industry is called 'Wakaliwood'

Apr 10, 2015

Nigeria has Nollywood, and now Uganda's informal film industry is called 'Wakaliwood'

After the films are made, the production staff and actors, peddle the films door-to-door across Uganda for up to 3,000 shillings a film, or around a dollar #Bollywood #Hollywood #Uganda #Film Industry #Nollywood
Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being an ape bully

Nov 14, 2014

Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being an ape bully

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For male chimpanzees, there may be a benefit to being a bully. Scientists said on Thursday a study of chimpanzees in Tanzania spanning 17 years found that males that subjected females to long-term aggressive behavior, often including physical attacks, greatly improved their chances of fathering babies with them. #facebook #United States #India #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #Uganda
Undercover sexuality What is it like to be gay in Uganda?

Oct 07, 2014

Undercover sexuality What is it like to be gay in Uganda?

The anti-gay law signed by Museveni in February has since been revoked on a technicality, but the pair have been charged under a 1950s penal code which remains in force and prescribes jail for those found guilty of homosexual acts. #US #ConnectTheDots #Gay #Lesbian #Africa #LGBT rights #Uganda #anti-gay law #Western Aid
Ugandan doctor with Ebola flown to Germany for treatment

Oct 03, 2014

Ugandan doctor with Ebola flown to Germany for treatment

A Ugandan doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been flown to Germany for treatment. #World #NewsTracker #Health #Germany #Uganda #Sierra Leone #Ebola
Somalia's al Shabaab says Uganda did not prevent attack by the group

Sep 16, 2014

Somalia's al Shabaab says Uganda did not prevent attack by the group

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants denied on Monday that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group, after police in Uganda's capital seized explosives and suicide vests and arrested 19 people. Ugandan Information Minister Rose Namayanja told Reuters that Saturday's raid seized an extraordinary amount of explosives from a suspected al Shabaab cell that was planning an attack. Namayanja said the government believed the Kampala cell had links to al Shabaab, without elaborating #facebook #United States #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #United Kingdom #Uganda #opinion
Man suspected of suffering from deadly Ebola isolated in Uganda

Aug 08, 2014

Man suspected of suffering from deadly Ebola isolated in Uganda

A man suspected of suffering from the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been put in isolation in central Uganda's Entebbe town, media reports said Friday. #World #NewsTracker #Uganda #Ebola Virus #Ebola #isolated