Spanking New week: Beyonce!

Beyonce’s surprise album of the same name has been on everyone’s lips non-stop since she dropped it on 13 December 2013. With the “Drunk In Love” and “XO” videos doing…

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Tanzania says no to common East African Tourist Visa Scheme

Tanzania’s latest snub towards the Coalition of the Willing came late last week when officials called the recently launched common tourist Visa for Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya a ‘security risk’…

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Museveni blocks anti-gay law

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life despite viewing gays as “sick” and “abnormal”. In a letter to…

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3D printing could help child amputees in Uganda, Toronto professor says

A University of Toronto professor is teaming up with an international charity and a hospital in Uganda to use 3D printing technology to help child amputees in that country. Matt…

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Philip Gourevitch’s “The Genocide Fax”

This past Saturday, January 11th, marked the twentieth anniversary of the “genocide fax,” a message sent by Major General Roméo Dallaire, at the time the head of U.N. peacekeeping forces…

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How Dian Fossey found humanity among the gorillas

Just before mountain gorilla researcher and “Gorillas in the Mist” author Dian Fossey was murdered in her cabin in the Viruga Mountains in Rwanda, she reflected in her journal about…

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Uganda up against Zimbabwe

Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has, however, warned his players not to be too confident after they won their first game 2-1 against Burkina Faso. “We need to play like…

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Ronaldo beats Messi & Ribery to Fifa Ballon d’Or

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed the Fifa Ballon d’Or, beating off competition from Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery to secure the award for a second…

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Ronaldo must now be considered an all-time great after second Ballon d’Or win

Lionel Messi, Johan Cruyff, Michel Platini, Marco van Basten, Alfredo Di Stefano, Franz Beckenbauer, Kevin Keegan, the Brazilian Ronaldo, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – these luminaries all share one thing in common:…

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how Uganda brushed aside Burkina Faso in Group B

The Cranes were full value for their victory at the Athlone Stadium, creating the better chances and controlling possession against a much younger and less experienced Burkina Faso side. The…

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