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Wakaliwood – the slum where movies are made for $200

Deep in a Ugandan slum, gory low-budget movies are being directed by the country’s own Quentin Tarantino. Machines guns made from scrap metal, computer-generated helicopters and toy trucks all make [...]

‘Uncompetitive’ British Airways muscled out of Uganda

British Airways has finally wound up its business in Uganda after nearly 24 years of service, citing economic reasons. The airline made its last flight out of Entebbe International Airport [...]

Moonshine and the middle class – does Africa have a drinking problem?

Populated as many of its countries are by a high percentage of abstinent practising Muslims, the proposition that Africa might at all have a problem with alcoholism may, to some, [...]

Uganda needs investment for all – not just the rich

Uganda is a country on the move. Following the trauma of the Idi Amin period, political stability and economic policies aligned with international trade have generated economic development and social [...]

Beyond fishing: Diversifying livelihoods in the Lake Victoria Basin

More than 80 percent of the estimated 42 million people living in Central Africa’s Lake Victoria Basin depend on fishing or farming for survival. Given this overwhelming reliance on natural [...]

How Uganda’s presidential aspirants are more colourful than those vying to replace Obama

With so many candidates in the mix for the 2016 Uganda general elections, some announced, some soon to announce, and some still on the fence, it’s tough to keep track [...]

It’s official: Uganda is the most entrepreneurial country on Earth

Okay, so this was unexpected. The East African nation once under the dictatorship of Idi Amin has been confirmed as the most entrepreneurial country on Earth. As South African Trilby Rajina writes, we “rarely [...]

Gay Pride Kampala: Ugandans rejoice

Activists in Uganda have held a gay pride rally, a year since a law requiring homosexuals to be jailed for life was overturned. Crowds danced, sang and waved rainbow flags [...]

Maisha Marefu! Five African countries who really, really love alcohol

From the arid northern plains to the rich ribbon of jungle around the equator and the wild ocean shores of the south, alcohol is loved throughout Africa. While the highest [...]

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The real Lion King is alive, well and living in Uganda

A photographer in Uganda could not believe his luck after coming across an exceptionally photogenic lion while out exploring a far-flung wildlife reserve. Will Burrard-Lucas was spending a few days at the [...]

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There’s a burgeoning DIY action cinema scene in Uganda: welcome to ‘Wakaliwood’

Deep in the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving action film industry called Wakaliwood is emerging. The scene is a uniquely Ugandan mash-up of Western action films and Chinese Kung [...]

Best wildlife hotspots in Africa

Global tourists tired of tame, hum drum holiday destinations often look to the African continent for unparalleled beauty, exotic wildlife, and dramatic geographic landscapes. Few places on earth can make [...]

Three must see places in Uganda

Did you know that Winston Churchill called Uganda “The Pearl of Africa?” It is easy to see why; Uganda’s natural treasures include dense, magical rainforests, thundering waterfalls, huge mountains, and [...]