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Emmanuel Okella

Emmanuel Okella is an independent journalist and producer based in Kampala, Uganda, with nine years experience as a reporter. He works as News Editor/Environmental Journalist at Radio Simba-Uganda. He is currently participating in a one year project with the BBC World Service Trust, as a Journalism Training Mentor to help strengthen the capacity of rural radio stations in Uganda to report on climate change, human rights and good governance. Okella also works as Africa Correspondent for the American-based Free Speech Radio News covering stories from the Great Lakes Region. In 2004, he won a radio reporting award (environment category) in an annual journalism competition organized by the American Embassy in Uganda.

Journalism by Emmanuel Okella

US bulldozer tactics at close range


The failed Copenhagen talks meant this latest round of negotiations was characterised by suspicion and mistrust between wealthy and developing nations. But developing nations seem to be showing a united front.

Uganda: Wetlands dry up as rice demand soars


Uganda's wetlands have provided drainage and prevented flooding during rainy seasons for centuries. But rice is rapidly replacing traditional crops, and becoming an environmental liability in the process.