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‘I thought we’d stormed the citadel, but we hadn’t’: Claudette Johnson on blazing a trail for Black artists – and the joy of reigniting her career

The Observer 24 Sep 2023
“Why is that?” ... Himid, professor of contemporary art at Central Lancashire University, supported Johnson to get a studio space and arranged get-togethers with the other women – Ingrid Pollard and Helen Cammock – in the show ... She indicates a large “canvas” made of bark from Uganda that she has been preparing but does not have the space to work on ... .

Painting as a means of connecting: Ugandan artist Mwanga William’s work on display at Northfield Mount ...

The Recorder 22 Sep 2023
According to a biography available at the gallery, William began painting when he was a child growing up in Entebbe, Uganda ... William went on to study fine arts at the Michelangelo College of Creative Arts in Kisubi, Uganda, graduating in 2004 ... At times, painting gives me the chance to relax and escape into the world of my childhood in Uganda.”.

Global anti-LGBTQ rights backlash overshadows UN General Assembly

Washington Blade 20 Sep 2023
“However, our partnership and Uganda’s standing on the world stage is at risk due to the worsening trends of a closing political and civic space and increasing violations and abuses of human rights, the threat of privacy and the safety of everyone in Uganda, including through the enactment and enforcement of the Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Camping with a rooftop tent in Uganda: The ultimate adventure

TravelDailyNews 19 Sep 2023
But what if you were told that there’s a way to elevate this dream – quite literally? Welcome to the world of rooftop tent camping on cars, Uganda offers one of the best canvases for this unique adventure ... You are navigating the diverse terrains of Uganda, seated comfortably in a rugged 4×4 land cruiser.

Egypt Set to Launch MisrSat-2 Satellite to Monitor Climate Change

Egyptian Streets 15 Sep 2023
Liqiang, meanwhile, noted that Egypt’s success in assembling and testing MisrSat-2 made it the first African nation capable of having a space program ... Additionally, Egypt, Kenya, and Uganda are collaborating on the development of a remote-sensing camera for the International Space Station’s Bartolomeo platform.

Egyptian Space Agency celebrates 'My Dream in Space'

Egypt Today 13 Sep 2023
... event “My Dream in Space” which connects Chinese astronauts and African Teenagers ... In addition, we are developing with Kenya and Uganda a remote sensing camera that will be placed on the Bartolomeo platform developed by airbus on of the international space station.

Uganda central bank cuts policy rate to boost growth as inflation slows

Reuters 15 Aug 2023
KAMPALA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Uganda's central bank cut ... Razia Khan, chief economist for Africa and the Middle East at Standard Chartered, said the Bank of Uganda was typically an early mover on rate hikes, "which gives it more space to ease when conditions allow.".

Pentagon’s Own Map of U.S. Bases in Africa Contradicts Its Claim of “Light” Footprint

Information Clearing House 11 Aug 2023
A formerly secret map from AFRICOM shows a network of 29 U.S. military bases that stretch from one side of Africa to another. By Nick Turse Tweet ... Where there are U.S ... Maps of U.S ... Entebbe, Uganda Dirkou, Niger ... Army Africa uses space at “host nation facilities” in Theis, Senegal, and Singo, Uganda, even though the bases are not listed on AFRICOM’s maps.

African experts meet in Kenya over use of satellite to spur food security

Xinhua 08 Aug 2023
NAIROBI, Aug ... "Real-time monitoring can help countries to plan by having the ability to predict harvests by farmers," he added ... Judith Nabakooba, Uganda's minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, said that the continent is keen to harness the latest space science to achieve food security ... ■. EXPLORE XINHUANET. News ... .

France's TotalEnergies starts commercial drilling at Uganda project

Reuters 26 Jul 2023
KAMPALA, July 26 (Reuters) - France's TotalEnergies (TTEF.PA) said on Wednesday it had begun commercial drilling this month at its Tilenga petroleum project in Uganda's west ahead of an expected start of oil production in the east African country in 2025 ... Tilenga is one of Uganda's two oil projects.

Artwork from Karachi Biennale featured in London festival

The News International 18 Jul 2023
Artists who participated in the Karachi Biennale 2022 enthralled audiences at the recently-held Land Body Ecologies Festival in London ... The Borindo, an instrument facing cultural extinction, was given a prominent space at the four-day festival that featured teams from India, Uganda, Kenya, Thailand and the UK ... Borindos ... .

Zimbabwe’s hope: A wind of change to democracy

Mail Guardian South Africa 05 Jul 2023
African leaders who wanted to indulge in authoritarian control found themselves in a global political climate that was willing to turn the other way as they reduced democratic space in their own countries. Yoweri Museveni in Uganda and Cameroon’s President Paul Biya amended their nation’s constitutions to stay in power longer ... ....

Uganda passed one of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws. LGBTQ people describe living there as ‘hell’

CNN 29 Jun 2023
These themes have become a common thread in his sermons and interviews, especially since Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act was signed into law last month ... We are literally criminals and we are illegal in our own space that we call home. Nowhere is safe for any queer person living in Uganda,” Joan Amek, co-founder of Rella Women’s Foundation, told CNN.

Ex-Gambian VP coaches youth, women leaders

The Point 15 Jun 2023
The mother of eight children who worked with the United Nations for many years and later joined national politics also used her personal experiences to motivate women, leaders and African people in general to never lose hope, but get out of the stupefying comfort zones and recover their dignified spaces.

Uganda's anti-homosexuality law is a patriarchal backlash against progress

Beijing News 29 May 2023
Previously there has been been historical surveillance and targetting of queer people in Uganda, but no penalties nearly as harsh as this ... These freedoms are seen in increased of women in political spaces, improved access to education and steps to prevent gender-based violence. The anti-homosexuality law in Uganda is a significant and dangerous move.