I attended the reading of ‘Just Me, You, and the Silence‘, by fellow Ugandan JUDY ADONG. During the panel discussion, which included notable, and often “quotable” Binyavanga Wainaina, an audience member asked what they could do to help Uganda and Ugandans, now that the anti-gay bill had already passed. Could they call or email their […]

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If you are planning to visit Uganda any time soon or are in Uganda and want to take a trip down to Southwestern Uganda, this should probably be your one and only travel companion. I don’t think I’ve come across many digital travel guides (most are just listings and maps) that are this detailed. This […]

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As we kick in a new year here at Project Diaspora, we are excited to be continuing our Diaspora at Work series of interviews where we catch up with interesting members of the African Diaspora busy at work changing the continent. This week, we caught up with published, award-winning Ugandan documentary photographer, Andy Kristian. Among […]

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It is a common practice that many Ugandans in the Diaspora trek home to cerebrate the Christmas festivals with the families. Therefore this year’s Conference code named “Home is the Best Summit -3” will be held in Lira on 23rd December 2009, Kampala on 29th to 30th December 2009, and Mbale on 4th January 2010. Home is the Best Summit – 3 because it will be the third Conference to organise under such a theme.

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WE HEART SOCIAL MEDIA Thanks to the generosity and enthusiastic support of all our Twitter supporters, family and friends, Women of Kireka quickly tipped their $1,000 fund-raising campaign at The Point in less than 18 days. As Siena stated, after a lengthy conference call, Project Diaspora decided to lower the fund-raising goal to $1000 due to the […]

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My encounter with Amos last December offered me an opportunity to take a critical look at how development projects affect communities. I discovered that there’s always going to be someone left out in the cold, sitting outside the fringes of your project’s target audience. It’s not done on purpose, and it’s most certainly not done […]

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Edit [Jan. 24, 2009 9:30am ]: At the time of this post, $1 equals 1,950 Uganda shillings. Amos’ math isn’t all that accurate in regards to calculating how much he earns per day. As you are listening to the interview, bear in mind that his numbers won’t add up. I met Amos on the descent to the […]

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In the midst of all the coding hack-fest that was Facebook Developer Garage here in Uganda yesterday, I managed to corral Jon Gossier–founder of AppAfrica, based right here in Kampala–for a quick one-on-one about all things tech and the state of code here in Africa. Jon is one-half the team responsible for putting together #fbUganda in hopes […]

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Will you look at this. I was at dinner this week here in Kampala and ran into Jon of App+Africa fame. Turns out there’s a conference tomorrow. You know, the one we told you about a couple of weeks ago? Facebook Developers Garage Kampala at Makerere University. It’s this Saturday, December 13th. I’ll be attending, right […]

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