Uganda is a beautiful East African country offering a smorgasbord of awe-inspiring travel adventures. But the country's tourism minister is facing intense backlash over his latest idea to promote tourism.
Ugandan police released three journalists on Friday who were working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing government prescription drugs.
Ugandan police arrested a team of BBC journalists for illegal possession of prescription drugs, but the country's government spokesman said the reporters had been helping to expose corruption, and demanded their immediate release.
He’s the cameraman, editor and director. He sometimes even acts. Meet Isaac Nbwana, the founder and creator of Wakaliwood, a DIY production house based in the slums of Uganda. With budgets of no more than $200, Nbwana has created viral movies that have put Wakaliwood on the map. Actors from all over the world come to work on Nbwana’s films, which are all inspired by his home in Wakaliga, a slum in Kampala. With more than 40 films to his credit, Wakaliwood has taken Uganda by storm. One look at the finished product and you’ll understand just how special these films are.
This Great Big Story was made in partnership with Dangote.
A 55-year-old woman’s curious case of a growing lump on her head has been documented in a medical journal after surgeons discovered that it was actually fly larva that had embedded into her head during a trip to Uganda.
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