For These South Sudanese Refugee Girls, Education is Everything
“There’s an urgent need to empower refugee girls socially and economically. It’s through education that they can achieve transformation at a personal level and that will also benefit the country of their origin.”
VWOS Season One
Prison Soccer in Uganda: VWOS
Overcrowded and underfunded, Luzira is home to Uganda’s only maximum-security prison--but also an elaborate soccer league.
Twenty-Three Women Murdered in Uganda, And No One Knows Why
As the police struggles to mount a response to the grisly murders, community activists are determined to keep putting pressure on the authorities.
After Losing Her Family to AIDS, This Woman Built an App to Save Lives
When Ruth Nabembezi's sister and parents died in her teens, the 22-year-old Ugandan created Ask Without Shame, an online platform for young people to get the sexual health information they need.
This Activist-Blogger's Grassroots Movement Confronts Male Entitlement
How a Ugandan blog is challenging misogyny by amplifying women's voices.
How Ugandan Locals are Supporting Refugees Through Eco-Entrepreneurship
Sudanese refugees and the local host-community are benefitting from Uganda's open border policy.
Fighting Deforestation Is Giving Hope to Sudanese Refugees in Uganda
One of the biggest refugee settlements in the world is giving refugees the chance to earn a living and regenerate forests at the same time.
Kids in Uganda Are Making Pads So Girls Can Stop Missing School
And they're singing about periods, too.
DJ Rachael Wants to See More Women in Ugandan Dance Music
The producer is lighting up the East African electronic scene and getting young women into music through her collective, Femme Electronic.
Life in an Ethiopian Refugee Camp Is Even Worse When You're Gay
There's no fleeing cultural ideology.
the politics of the africa cup of nations
How the Africa Cup of Nations Became a Powerful Propaganda Tool
Since its inception in 1957, the Africa Cup of Nations has been used to further political agendas across the continent. Here, we look at how its propaganda value has changed down the years.
What It Was Like to Be Joseph Kony's Bodyguard
An excerpt from 'When the Walking Defeats You', a book about a young man who became one the bodyguard to one of the 21st century's most notorious warlords before making his escape.