This week, a new anthology of films called "African Folktales, Reimagined" premiered on Netflix. The series of short films was done in partnership with UNESCO as an effort to support more emerging filmmakers from Africa.
Many young students across Uganda have not attended formal classes for nearly two years because of COVID-19, as schools were unable to host online lessons.
Aleya Kassam, one of the founders of Wau Eats in Nairobi, said her family has enjoyed making samosas for generations. As they experiment with different fillings, Americans living in Kenya are even ordering apple pie samosas for Thanksgiving.
The suicide bombings are the latest in a string of explosions that have plagued Uganda in recent weeks.
US and Chinese presidents hold virtual meeting to discuss strengthening ties. Also, the head of Ecuador's prison system and the country's armed forces chief resign over fresh gang violence that's left another 68 inmates dead. And, twin blasts in the Ugandan capital kill at least three people and injure dozens of others near parliament and the central police station.
Vanessa Nakate, a young activist from Uganda, is an advocate for climate justice in neglected communities across the "global south," countries that are among the least responsible for causing climate change yet suffering the most from its effects.
Sometimes, states adopt repressive policies just because they can. Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into research on how it happens with a focus on Uganda.
Uganda is one of several countries that have agreed to assist the United States in a rushed and chaotic effort to evacuate Afghans from Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
Top of The World: Organizers for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics said on Monday that venues could welcome fans up to 50% capacity. And, Health officials in Brazil confirmed a grim milestone over the weekend: The country has passed 500,000 deaths from COVID-19. Also, Ethiopians went to the polls on Monday in a general election test for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Top of The World: The Biden administration announced it backs a temporary waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines. And, the IFRC warned of an impending crisis in Nepal due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. Also, Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen, the former child soldier turned top commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, was sentenced by the International Criminal Court to 25 years in prison
Since 2018, the Ugandan government has been playing a game of catch and release with opposition leader and pop music star Bobi Wine, the stage name of Robert Kyagulanyi. The 39-year-old's latest detention — which lasted a matter of hours — happened on March 15, as Wine led a protest in Kampala. Wine, a member of the Ugandan parliament, also leads the National Unity Platform, a political party deeply at odds with President Yoweri Museveni. In January, Wine lost to Museveni in a disputed presidential election but he is not letting up on his quest to unseat Museveni.