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From Homeless Ugandan Orphan to Forbes List of 30 Young Entrepreneurs

Meeting Christopher Ategeka in San Francisco today, where his three start-ups are headquartered, one would never guess that this urbane young man, named last...
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Effective Phone Alerts Help Uganda Nab Forest Criminals

A forest monitoring system that uses text messaging on mobile phones has helped the Ugandan government to intercept six cartels involved in forest crimes,...

Helping Family Farmers in Uganda

Because they believe that small farmers are the answer to hunger in the developing world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012 had...
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Banker Saves 20,000 From Nepal to Uganda With Her Profits

Audette Exel lives a double life. In the world's financial capitals, the business owner advises companies on mergers and raises money for global fund...
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From Slum Life in Uganda to Teen Chess Champion

She grew up in Kampala, one of the poorest places on earth. She couldn't read or write. As a child, she scrounged for food...
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Uganda Animal Populations Soaring in Post-War Decade

The number of animals in Uganda's national parks and game reserves has surged over the past decade. The latest figures show that the population of...
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From Mansion to Mud Hut: Millionaire Sells Home to Move to Uganda

A 41-year-old millionaire businessman who nearly died in a car crash eight years ago is leaving behind his exquisite 16th-century farmhouse and lavish lifestyle...
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From Mansion to Mud Hut: Millionaire Sells Home to Move to Uganda

A 41-year-old millionaire businessman who nearly died in a car crash eight years ago is leaving behind his exquisite 16th-century farmhouse and lavish lifestyle...
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Uganda Bans Female Circumcision

The Ugandan parliament unanimously passed a bill banning female genital mutilation, a traditional, but barbaric, rite performed on young girls that has sparked...
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Ugandan in America Turns Hotel Soap into Hope

He couldn't get over the fact that so much soap was wasted every day in hotels across wealthy America, so now Derreck Kayongo's basement...
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‘Miracle Rice’ Gives Uganda Hope of its Own Green Revolution

A new breed of rice that can grow in the drier uplands instead of traditional wetlands has doubled the country's food production in only...
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Uganda Civil War Orphan Turns Successful Entrepreneur

One young Ugandan, orphaned by the country's civil war, has managed to support his five younger siblings and pay for their education by setting...
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UN Refugee Agency Restores Dozens of Schools Across Uganda

The United Nations refugee agency has restored 134 primary schools in northern Uganda, allowing thousands of children to return to classes, after the damage...
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Ugandan Government, Rebels Sign Cease-Fire in Latest Step Toward Peace Deal

Ugandan rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army signed a formal cease-fire with the government on Feb. 24 and are moving toward a March deadline...
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Congo, Rwanda and Uganda Unite to Save Mountain Gorillas

Borders will matter less to central Africa’s mountain gorillas, following the launch of a strategic conservation plan which covers adjoining areas of Rwanda,...

Ugandan Boy Brought to US for Surgery Attracts Support From Locals

This is an ongoing story of merit, accomplishment, and community caring. A Ugandan boy was brought overseas for surgery and now the whole town...

Uganda Unveils $606 Million Plan for Conflict-Torn North

Uganda is kickstarting a rehabilitation plan for the country's conflict-torn northern region by injecting $606 million in building roads and schools, setting up businesses...

Women Lawyers Win Rights for Uganda Wives

"This spring, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers achieved its most significant legal success to date when the nation's Constitutional Court overturned key parts...
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Free Secondary Education Unveiled in Uganda

KAMPALA- Uganda has begun implementing a free universal secondary education program in 700 public and 280 private schools in the first phase of a...
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Disney Donates Endangered White Rhinos to Uganda

To boost populations of white rhinos in their native Uganda, Disney's Animal Kingdom in Florida sent two of the huge animals on a four-day...