In 2001 and 2002, I worked occasionally as a U.S. Correspondent for The Monitor, an independent Ugandan daily.
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U.S. NGO calls for peace in the north, submitted March 13, 2002
A U.S. NGO called upon all parties to renew peace efforts in northern Uganda and to abstain from harming children. Also follows up on a previous report on Ugandan children's visit to the U.S. in September. News.
End of malaria not imminent, March 9, 2002
A response to a New Vision article claiming Ugandan scientists are using transgenic mosquitoes to wipe out the deadly scourge of malaria. While that method is being explored by scientists around the world, and shows some promise, it is a long way from being used in the field. News.
Mugabi has MLS hopes, submitted March 8, 2002
Ugandan soccer star Ronald Mugabi, after his first year at Tiffin University in Ohio, hopes to join a developmental league to prepare for an ascent to the U.S.'s Major League Soccer. Sports.
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AGOA seminar coming to Kampala, submitted February 25, 2002
Uganda will host a seminar to educate businesses about how to benefit from AGOA, the U.S. trade policy. News.
Bujagali construction delayed because of financial shortfall, submitted February 22, 2002
AES Corp. delays construction of the Bujagali Falls dam because of financial troubles, Bloomberg News reports. News.
Ouma, Lubwama victorious; "doing it for Uganda", submitted February 18, 2002
Ouma and fellow countryman James Lubwama are victorious in crucial fights, though one former heavyweight champ expressed doubts about Ouma's preparedness. Ouma proclaimed his victory was also one for Uganda. Sports.
Accused murderer's hearing delayed again, submitted February 15, 2002
Suspected murderer Jonathan Samuel, accused of killing a Ugandan woman living in Minnesota, sees his hearing delayed again. News.
Kassim the Dream ready to rumble, February 13, 2002
Ugandan boxer Kassim Ouma is talking tough ahead of a big fight, to be televised on ESPN2. Sports.
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Bush sidelining Museveni, woos Bashir-U.S. group, January 17, 2002
The U.S. is toning down its ties with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in favor of Sudan's Omar al Bashir, according to a report from an independent intelligence group. Co-written with Badru D. Mulumba. News.
Reid a former Tabliq, January 8, 2002
Shoe-bomb suspect Richard Reid is connected to the Tabliqs, a group also linked to rebels in Western Uganda, according to the Boston Herald. News.
U.S., other donors shun Somaliland, says NGO, submitted January 7, 2002
While the U.S. considers military options in Somalia, it neglects an opportunity to foster democracy in the northwestern region of Somaliland, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees. News.
Suspect Samuel to face hearing Friday, submitted January 7, 2002
The suspected murderer of a Ugandan-born woman living in Minnesota is scheduled for an omnibus hearing. The suspect is the victim's ex-boyfriend and a Nigerian citizen. Also reports on details from the police investigation of the crime. News.
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Nigerian charged in murder of Ugandan in U.S., submitted December 30, 2001
A Ugandan-born woman living in Minnesota was murdered. News.
Bujagali project moving ahead, but criticism persists, submitted December 23, 2001
An in-depth analysis of the larger issues surrounding the Bujagali Falls dam project, and the major criticisms levied by the project's opponents. Feature.
Dam approved, but obstacles remain, December 20, 2001
The World Bank's executive directors approve the Bujagali Falls dam project, but obstacles and opponents still stand in its way. Front page.
U.S. attack on Somalia unlikely, say experts, submitted December 20, 2001
While newspapers in the U.S., Europe, and Africa fill with reports of an impending U.S. attack on Somalia, two experts on the region say such an attack is unlikely and insupportable. News.
Uganda partly free, Muslim world not, December 16, 2001
A Freedom House report ranks Uganda as partly free, and much of the Muslim world as not free. Front page.
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U.S. sends mixed message to Sudan, submitted November 30, 2001
An in-depth analysis of the two tacks of U.S. deplomacy with Sudan -- hard-line pressure and conciliatory negotiations. News.
World Bank funds could buy generics, November 29, 2001
As the World Bank makes available more funds for fighting AIDS in Africa, a Bank official reveals that Bank funds can be used by developing countries to buy patent-breaking generic versions of expensive antiretroviral drugs. News.
Kaawaase's our man, say Ugandan footballers, submitted November 24, 2001
A rundown of the fortunes of U.S. university teams led by Ugandan soccer players.
Ugandans in U.S. lead teams to success, submitted November 24, 2001
Ugandan soccer players, both in Uganda and in the United States, throw their support behind Hajji Abbas Kaawaase Mukasa for the job of leading Ugandan soccer.
Agricultural products next goal -- envoy, submitted November 22, 2001
Uganda's ambassador to the U.S. sets her sights on the agricultural sector as the next beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunities Act.
Ssempala scrambles to save dam project, submitted November 22, 2001
Uganda's ambassador to the U.S. meets with World Bank executive directors and representatives of AES Corp. to ensure the approval of AES's Bujagali Falls dam project.
Congo panelist stands by reports on Uganda, submitted November 22, 2001
A United Nations panelist, who co-authored two reports accusing Ugandan military officers of plunder and profiteering in the Congo, says the reports are fair and based on credible evidence.
U.S. House passes AGOA II, submitted November 20, 2001
The U.S. House passes a second version of the African Growth and Opportunities Act, doubling quotas and fixing some flaws in the original act.
Kabila supports Interahamwe -- envoy, submitted November 15, 2001
Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is supporting the remnants of the forces that carried out the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, according to Rwanda's ambassador to the U.N.
Museveni tours Ground Zero, November 13, 2001
The Ugandan president, in New York for the U.N. General Assembly high-level debate, tours Ground Zero, the site of the former World Trade Center. News.
Uganda not pressured on AIDS drugs, says Ssempala, November 13, 2001
Uganda's ambassador to the U.S. denies reports that Uganda is bowing to pressure from the U.S. and restricting its pharmaceutical industry's production of generic antiretroviral AIDS drugs. News.
Museveni decries West's "parasitism", submitted November 12, 2001
President Museveni speaks at the U.N. about the parasitic nature of world trade and the need to end agricultural subsidies in the West.
Kabila accuses Rwandans of stepping up plunder, submitted November 12, 2001
President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo speaks at the U.N. about the peace process in the DRC and accuses Rwanda of violating the terms of the peace accord. Also describes discussions at the Security Council on the Lusaka Peace Accord.
Security Council speaks on Burundi, submitted November 12, 2001
The U.N. Security Council meets with representatives of Great Lakes nations to discuss the Burundi peace initiative.
Museveni and Bush agree, says Ssempala, submitted November 12, 2001
Presidents Museveni and Bush meet to discuss AIDS, terrorism, and Sudan. The meeting is described by Uganda's envoy to the U.S., who was present at the meeting.
Q&A with U.N. drug-control officer, November 7, 2001
A U.N. drug-control officer answers questions about the trafficking and production of illegal drugs in Uganda. News.
Ugandan fisherman's journey watched by millions worldwide, submitted November 7, 2001
A Lake Victoria fisherman is the star of an episode of the PBS miniseries, "Africa."
Scholar urges "pluralistic political system", submitted November 5, 2001
An interview with the author of annual reports on civil liberties and human rights in Uganda.
Ssempala: AGOA investment my No. 1 priority, submitted November 5, 2001
Following Uganda's admission into the AGOA scheme, and its newfound access to the U.S. textile market, Uganda's ambassador to the U.S. speaks of AGOA's potential, and the challenges it brings.
Uganda missing out on North American tourism market, November 2, 2001
By failing to renew its membership in the Africa Travel Association, Uganda has missed out on an opportunity to increase its share of the North American market. News.
Kabila speaks harshly of Uganda, Rwanda, U.S., November 1, 2001
Reports on a speech delivered at Harvard by Joseph Kabila, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo. News.
World Bank official defends Bujagali project, November 1, 2001
A World Bank official says the Bujagali Falls dam project is the only viable solution to Uganda's severe energy problem. News.
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Ambassadors foresee peaceful resolution to dispute, October 31, 2001
The Rwandan ambassador to the U.N. and Uganda's ambassador to the U.S. predict their respective nations can settle their dispute peacefully. Front page.
War could cause refugee crisis, October 30, 2001
As tension between Uganda and Rwanda grows, this story reports on the likely outcome and effects of a war between the two nations. Front page.
Tourism from U.S. shows signs of rebound, October 29, 2001
Tour operators and the Ugandan ambassador predict that the downturn in tourism from the U.S. after the terrorist attacks will be short-lived. News.
Federalism would benefit all regions, says Ggwanga Mujje, October 26, 2001
A group of Ugandans living in the U.S. make a plea for a federalist system of government in Uganda. News.
Ugandan to fight alongisde Taliban, October 25, 2001
The son of Ugandan parents who lives in the U.K. plans to fight alongside the Taliban; based on a report in The Sunday Times of London. Front page.
Fund to be operational by end of war -- Kiyonga, October 25, 2001
Reports on a speech of Dr. Crispus Kiyonga, head of the working committee to establish a global AIDS fund. News.
World Bank, WHO launch TB plan, October 25, 2001
The World Bank reports on a new plan to fight TB, which afflicts tens of thousands of Ugandans. Front page.
Amin and Obote "should be brought to justice," says Human Rights Watch, October 25, 2001
Surveys the issues surrounding the harboring of Idi Amin by Saudi Arabia and Amin's possible return to Uganda. News.
Ugandans no-shows at judo tournament, October 23, 2001
Organizers of an international judo tournament in the U.S. report on the results and say the Ugandan team that planned to compete never appeared. Sports.
Odongo denies UPDF used mines in Congo, October 18, 2001
A Ugandan army official denies the claims of antipersonnel-mine use in the Congo, made in a report by an international landmine-monitoring group. Co-written with Jim Mugunga. Front page.
Hunger Project may expand, submitted October 18, 2001
Two representatives of The Hunger Project-Uganda talk about their innovative programs to help women farmers, and their plans to expand it in Uganda. News.
After the attacks, a mission goes on, October 8, 2001
Five adolescents from northern Uganda, in New York to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by adolescents in their region, find their quest overshadowed by the terrorist attacks. Feature.
New bin Laden link to Kampala revealed again, October 6, 2001
A report of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service alleges that Ugandan extremist Islamic leaders worked with bin Laden's terrorist network in 1998. News.
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Uganda not accused of harboring al-Qaeda, September 25, 2001
A Congressional Research Service analyst who wrote the report on state sponsors of terrorism gives the reasons for Uganda's inclusion on the list of countries suspected of holding a bin Ladenite cell. News.
I'll not sit by as gov't tortures our people -- Besigye, September 24, 2001
I spoke to Kizza Besigye, former presidential candidate in Uganda and one of the leading Ugandan opposition politicians, from Johannesburg. Besigye was attempting to gain regional support for his calls for political reform in Uganda. This article is based on that interview. Front page.
Bin Laden's links to Uganda revealed, September 22, 2001
An exhaustive compilation of previously reported connections between Osama bin Laden and Uganda. Front page.
Shaken but safe, September 21, 2001
The story of Ugandan soccer players at two universities and their experiences on September 11, as well as their teams' seasons thus far. Sports.
Ssempala pledges Uganda's full support, submitted September 21, 2001
Ugandan ambassador to the U.S. pledges support to the U.S.'s War on Terrorism, and reflects on Uganda's own brushes with terrorism.
Okwir speaks from London, September 16, 2001
An interview with Rabwoni Okwir, an opposition politician exiled in the U.K. Front page.
A day of terror, September 16, 2001
The story of Katureebe Tayebwa's day of September 11, as he continued working through the day at the Ugandan embassy in Washington, D.C. Feature.
No calls yet to Ugandan embassy, submitted September 14, 2001
A brief update on the fate of Ugandan nationals in the terrorist attacks -- the Ugandan embassy had received no reports of any Ugandan casualties.
Shock in U.S. over Byanyima detention, September 13, 2001
Reports on the U.S. reaction to the arrest of leading Ugandan opposition politician Winnie Byanima. Front page.
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