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Uganda’s elections: a game of football?

02/18/2011 | Richard Kavuma

Richard M Kavuma offers a compelling insight into the Ugandan election campaign of February 2011, which Yoweri Museveni won by 68% of the vote, asking whether the best team is going to win, or whether it’s simply a case of the match being rigged.

Political corruption haunts Ugandan election

02/18/2011 | Wambi Michael

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.

Relay: Communicating research

02/10/2011 | Panos London


Academic research makes a crucial contribution to development but too often findings are kept within the research community. The media can play a part in communicating this knowledge.

Linking southern journalists

02/10/2011 | Panos London

The focus of this project is to increase the availability of original, high-quality articles and broadcasts about life in developing countries written by local journalists.

“Meat and soda – that’s all we want for Christmas”

12/23/2010 | Machrine Birungi

Machrine Birungi offers a tour of the financial problems that are effecting ordinary Ugandans as they prepare for Christmas this year. From the price of soda, meat and vegetables it may be a smaller celebration for many in 2010 as their shillings drop in value on the global market.

From soldier to civilian: the challenge of reintegration

09/21/2010 | Panos London

Overview Armed conflict is an all too familiar theme for journalists in many parts of Africa and Asia. But what happens when the fighting stops? Do people just put down their guns and go home? Do they even have homes to go to? And how will they make a living and support their families? The…

Uganda: Wetlands dry up as rice demand soars

06/02/2010 | Emmanuel Okella

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.

Uganda: orphaned boys at greater risk of depression

04/12/2010 | Tania Ghosh

Orphaned boys in Uganda are more likely to struggle with mental health problems following the death of a parent than girls in a similar situation, according to a study by Johns Hopkins University.

Drought-hit Uganda learns to love the banana

03/22/2010 | Henry Lutaaya

In Uganda bananas are helping to cushion families against unexpected weather changes providing a source of carbohydrates throughout the year. But they're not always easy to grow, with the drought forcing people to mulch and compost more than before.

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

03/17/2010 | Wambi Michael

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.

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