Gen Aronda Nyakairima's words (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

PARLIAMENT. Gen Aronda Nyakairima was soft-spoken and largely quiet, mostly speaking only when issues concerning the army, an institution whose interests he represented from Constituent Assembly days, were being discussed. However, since his appointment to Cabinet as Internal Affairs minister, Gen Nyakairima became more lively on the floor of Parliament, mainly responding to queries from members…

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Refugees at Tense Uganda Camp Share Plight with UN Official

At the Nyumanzi Transit Center in northern Uganda, refugees greet U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi with song and dance, as well as with tales of food shortages and poor living conditions. Grandi is on a tour of Uganda’s overcrowded refugee centers. Since violence began last July, nearly 90,000 South Sudanese have crossed into […]

African Film Industry Pros Learn From Hollywood

Nigerian actress Olajumoke Bello Aruwajoye had an “out-of-body” experience when she arrived in Hollywood. “It’s surreal, it’s amazing, it’s exciting for me because I never thought I would be here,” she said. Aruwajoye is one of a small handful of entertainment professionals from Africa who got a chance to come to Los Angeles for three […]