Motorcycle taxis are increasingly being driven by women in Uganda

In Uganda, motorcycles are one of the most popular forms of public transport. In the capital city, Kampala, there are hundreds of thousands of them. Until recently, all of them were driven by men. But that’s starting to change, with a new initiative to get women into the business.

Pupils wear face masks as they attend class at Kitante Primary School in Kampala, Uganda

Uganda’s schools reopen, ending world’s longest lockdown

A forensics officer secures the scene of a blast next to the central police station in Kampala, Uganda, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. 

Twin suicide bombings kill at least 3 people in Uganda

Hundreds of people gather near an evacuation control checkpoint during ongoing evacuations at Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul.

As Afghans flee Taliban rule, some find a temporary new home in Uganda

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is shown wearing a gray blazer an speaking into severla microphones.

A conversation with Bobi Wine, Ugandan opposition leader

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni attends the state funeral of Kenya's former president Daniel Arap Moi in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite failing to dislodge the long-time leader Museveni, opposition challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from Uganda's Jan. 14, 2021,

After Museveni wins presidency, Ugandans gradually return to preelection normal 

People who had left Kampala, either out of fear of postelection violence or to vote in their rural homes, have begun to return to the city. 

US President Donald Trump faces a black and white striped wall.

US House forges ahead with Trump impeachment; Ireland’s COVID-19 rates skyrocket; Italian ‘Nndrangheta mobsters on trial

The US House of Representatives is expected on Wednesday to vote to impeach President Donald Trump, as a growing number of both Democrats and Republicans share concern that the president poses a threat to national security after he incited a violent mob to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.

A man stands in front of many motorcyles and drivers wearing helmets outside in front of an overpass.

After months without work, Uganda’s boda boda drivers hit the road


Thousands of boda boda drivers have been out of work since March when the Ugandan government suspended most forms of public transportation in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

A woman speaks behind a table

Ugandan archbishop breaks with tradition to promote birth control during pandemic


The archbishop of the Church of Uganda has broken with tradition to publicly urge women to use birth control to avoid getting pregnant during the pandemic.

Ugandan rapper Tshila

This Ugandan rapper was ‘miseducated,’ Lauryn Hill-style


The 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” helped change Sarah Tshila’s direction in life. This Ugandan-born college graduate with a degree in computer science decided to become a musician.