Uganda

What’s The Latest News Abroad & Home This Week?

Monday, August 15, 2011
What’s The Latest News Abroad & Home This Week?

Ugandans Abroad helps keep the East African diaspora up to date- on news abroad and back home. U.S. federal crackdown on employers using undocumented workers sends more employees underground, community meetings on immigration authorities access to fingerprints of those arrested, Kenyans abroad can get absentee ballot, Mabira controversy back home. »

Ugandan Shilling Hits Greatest Low in 18 Years

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ugandan Shilling Hits Greatest Low in 18 Years

The Ugandan shilling tumbled to almost sh2,800 per dollar-- the weakest it's been against the dollar since 1993. Meanwhile, the opposition vows to continue the walk-to-work protests to protest the rising cost of living, particularly fuel and food costs. »

Violence in U.K. Causes Fear In African Immigrant Communities

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Violence in U.K. Causes Fear In African Immigrant Communities

Cities in England suffered a fourth night of violence, causing fear and anxiety in many African immigrant communities in London, Manchester, Salford, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Birmingham. »

Ugandan Teen in New York Fundraises For Mbarara Kids

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ugandan Teen in New York Fundraises For Mbarara Kids

A New York student organization, founded by a Ugandan teen in the diaspora, held a fundraiser to support children at a primary school in Mbarara. »

What Our Elders Back Home Face

Monday, March 14, 2011
What Our Elders Back Home Face

They are supposed to be the most respected members of our society, but the elderly back home are abused, discriminated against, and face ill treatment in hospitals, taxis, and villages. Many lost their children to war and HIV/AIDS, and have no support. »