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Africa at the World Cup

An opportunity to talk about the identities and unity of a divided continent Kampala, Uganda | MAHFOUD AMARA | Africa is the world’s second most populated continent; it is home to 54 countries. Yet, according to football umbrella body FIFA’s rules, only five African countries can qualify for the World …

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Young women changing the face of African media

Port Louis, Mauritius | AFP | A new generation of 30-somethings with brilliant careers, feminist convictions and, above all, confidence, are spearheading an assault on African media, using social networks as a launchpad. “I do not understand what ‘no’ means,” Peace Hyde, one of the most high-profile members of this …

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Azulato children’s festival excites Ugandans

Children’s NGOs partner with GZK, the German Cultural Society, to launch Azulato Children’s Festival Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Azulato Children’s Festival had a successful first year opening on Sunday May 6th, 2018 at Seven Trees Gardens in Kololo, drawing a crowd of about 1000, mostly young children with …

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World’s most faithful male!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The world’s most faithful male is – well, a bird. Apparently, every year, for the past 16 years, the stork has flown 14,000 km from his winter home in South Africa to a small village in Croatia, Europe, to be with his handicapped mate, who …

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