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Wambi Michael

Wambi Michael is the head of news in the Kampala Bureau for the Voice of Teso.

Based in Uganda he reports on HIV/AIDS, human rights and environment issues. He has a high interest in climate change and global warming and was part of the Climate Change Media Partnership at Poznan in Poland in December 2008.

He has a diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from the Ugandan Institute of Business and Media Studies.

Wambi has been published in The Guardian, El Mundo (Spanish) and Gazeta (Polish).

Journalism by Wambi Michael

Political corruption haunts Ugandan election


As millions of Ugandans head to voting booths today, Friday February 18th, the country’s main opposition leader has warned there could be a mass uprising, similar to that in Egypt and across the Middle East, if the poll is rigged.

Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill threatens HIV/AIDS fight


HIV campaigners fear a homophobic bill currently being discussed by the Uganda parliament will lead to further stigmatisation of the gay community in Uganda and could stop HIV positive people from accessing treatment and hamper the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Uganda: Small farmers pay their dues


Local authorities in Uganda collect taxes which are then used to pay for improvements to the local area. One such tax is a fee paid by farmers and traders who want to sell their goods at markets. Known locally as empoza, it's resented by many poorer traders.

Uganda’s search for eco-friendly fuel


Ugandans are looking for alternative fuel. Currently, firewood and wood-based-charcoal are the most popular household fuels. But wood for charcoal is becoming scarcer and demand for it has led to soaring prices and created environmental destruction.