Uganda: Imbalu Festivities Start Amid Ban On Crowds


Imbalu festivities have kicked off in some parts of Bugisu Sub-region despite the current ban on public gatherings to control the spread of coronavirus. Daily Monitor has learnt that in different districts, candidates donning traditional beads and bungles have started preparations such as Isonjo (preparatory dance) and visiting their relatives with imbalu dancers. The imbalu […]

When Did You Last See an African Video Game Hero?


NAIROBI – What’s wrong with being a plucky hero running from demon monkeys or a glamorous model in dress up games? Players too often get sucked into worlds full of violence and unhealthy body images, according to Jay Shapiro, co-founder of Kenya-based …

Desert Locusts Put Ethiopian Crops At Risk


Ethiopian agriculture officials say they are taking steps to control a major locust infestation that could threaten some of the country’s staple crops.Swarms of the schistocerca gregaria – better known as the desert locust – arrived in Ethiopia in June…