Latest posts by James Propa
4 January 2013
2012 was one of the happiest years in Uganda's history. Sweet memories of 2012 range from Ugandans electing Africa's youngest Member of Parliament to 50 year independence celebrations.
16 October 2012
As Uganda was celebrating 50 years of independence on 9 October 2012, everyone was hoping that qualification for the African Cup of Nations would be the best gift Ugandans would get. It never happened. Uganda's national soccer team, the Uganda Cranes, last qualified for the African Cup of Nations in 1978 when it reached the finals but finished second.
10 October 2012
On Tuesday 9 October, 1962, Uganda got its independence from Britain. As the country celebrated its Golden Jubilee recently, Ugandans online have been using Twitter and Facebook to share their opinions about Uganda@50.
22 September 2012
Africa is truly rising and African women are rising with it. Currently, Malawi and Liberia have female presidents. Now Uganda has elected the youngest Member of Parliament in Africa - she is 19 year old Proscovia Alengot Oromait.
19 September 2012
'Yoga Yoga' is the official celebration song for Uganda's 50th year of independence, featuring Ugandan artists such as Esther Nabaasa, Ruyonga, Barbara Kayaga, Hum Kay and Richard Kaweesa. Some netizens are praising it whilst others argue it neither represents Ugandans nor Ugandan culture.
17 September 2012
Ugandans are divided over the Center for Reproductive Rights and Development's campaign to revise the abortion law in Uganda. There are approximately 267,000 abortions carried out in Uganda every year, although the practice is currently illegal except where the life of the mother is in danger.
13 August 2012
Uganda attracted worldwide attention in 2009 when a member of parliament introduced the so-called "Kill the Gays" bill criminalizing same-sex relations, and again earlier this year, when LGBT activist David Kato was found murdered. But that didn't stop Uganda's LGBT community from holding the country's first Gay Pride events earlier this month in Entebbe.
12 July 2012
Ugandans have taken to Twitter and Facebook to remember the 2010 victims of bomb blasts at Kyaddondo Rugby Club and Ethiopian Village bar in Kampala Uganda. The attacks took place when soccer fans were watching the World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands in South Africa.
11 July 2012
James Propa shares photos and YouTube videos of the effects of nodding disease in Uganda. Nodding disease is a mentally and physically disabling disease that mostly affects children. It is currently restricted to small regions in South Sudan, Tanzania and northern Uganda.
10 July 2012
The government of Angola hired a Chinese company to build 750 expensive apartments in Kalimba, about 30km outside the capital Luanda. Despite rich natural resources, many people in Angola live in abject poverty and cannot afford these apartments. Will Kalimba become Africa's biggest ghost town?