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Little Mogadishu

Uganda contributes the biggest percentage of troops to African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) went to Somalia in 2007 and contigent consists of 5,700 troops at any one time of the total 16,723. Uganda is highly credited for contributing towards the stability of the country in the Horn of Africa.

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Uganda has a training base north of the capital Kampala known as the Peace Support Training Centre at Singo, in Nakaseke district.

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6,000 troops have undergone trainin at this centre also known as ‘Little Mogadishu’SAM_0409

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Pepsi Marks 20 Years In Uganda

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Smile Like a Beauty Queen

Smile Like a Beauty Queen

Smile Like a Beauty Queen

I was on a trip to Jinja with a team from Miss Uganda recently. Here is Miss Uganda 2012 and the 1st runner up Josephine Nabakooza.


Jacob Oulanyah’s wedding

Here cones the bride, along the groom

Here comes the bride, along the groom……..

With this ring.....

With this ring…..

President Museveni graced the occassion

President Museveni graced the occasion

Mr and Mrs Jacob Oulanyah

Mr and Mrs Jacob Oulanyah

What's a wedding without a cake?

What’s a wedding without a cake?

 

 

 

 


Cerinah Nebanda 1988-2012

Death has robbed Uganda of a young, vibrant and vocal politician. At 24 years, she has made her mark after spending only 19 months of her first 5-year term in the parliament of Uganda as woman MP for Butaleja district. This is the real definition of being ‘nipped in the bud.’. Fare thee well honorable.      Cerinah Nebanda


Photo of The Day: Growing Cash

A farmer in Hoima displaying some of the high quality vegetables on sale

 

Traidlinks, an Irish NGO has opened the Hoima Enterprise Centre a hub that will offer a wide range of business and agri-services to help micro and small businesses to plug into business opportunities linked directly and indirectly to oil and gas development in the local area.

Tullow Oil Plc has invested over USD 0.5m in this venture. Currently the high quality produce from the farmers has aready market in the oil camps of Uganda’s Albertine region. In the future, they will be able to export their produce


Hearts of Gold

Tinne Verstrepen holds twelve-year-old Ivan Mwima's scarred hand

Tinne Verstrepen holds twelve-year-old Ivan Mwima’s scarred hand

I was touched by the story of twelve-year-old Ivan Mwima whose fortunes changed when the team rescued him. Like most cases in Uganda, the cause of Mwima’s severe facial and hand burns is unclear but they left him with disfigured hands and unblinking eyes. His eye always had tears dripping because he could not close it to ward off flies and dust. He suffered jibes at St James Qualitative Primary School which greatly affected grades.

Ivan Mwima

After the surgery in 2011 at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CoRSU) on Entebbe road, Mwima’s performance improved. He was the second in his class after the third-term exams beating 30 classmates.

According to Tienne, the humanitarian work is done in every country that Brussels Airlines has a station in.