How Rugunda, Oguttu Agreed to Eject Army From Elections (

In a rare bipartisan agreement announced on Tuesday afternoon, prime minister Ruhakana Rugunda and leader of opposition Wafula Oguttu agreed to lock serving soldiers and crime preventers out of the 2016 elections. The announcement was made in the presence of ministers Crispus Kiyonga (defense), Mary Karooro Okurut (security), Freddie Ruhindi (attorney general), and James Baba (state…


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 […]