Zimba Women: Building Opportunities and Careers for Women through Tech

“I love betting on women,” says Sherifah Tumusiime. This incredible Ugandan entrepreneur has a long list of accomplishments. Among them, she earned computer science degree from Makerere University, she was inaugurated as a Mandela Washington Fellow within a leadership program initiated by former US President Barack Obama, and she founded Uganda’s first online baby store.…

Gates/Zuckerberg-Funded Ugandan Schools to be Shut Down

More than 60 Bridge Academies—low-cost schools that favor a technological approach to pedagogy—have been ordered to stop operating by a high court judge in Uganda. The legal issue stemmed from complaints by education officials who accused the Bridge International Academies of providing substandard facilities and unqualified academic staff. Although the court ruling was issued in November…

Ugandan Road Reconstruction Set to Begin with Support from Japan

  A project agreement signed in September between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Government of the Republic of Uganda infuses much needed grant aid of up to 2.136 billion yen for the reconstruction and recovery efforts in the area. Decades of conflict in the northern region of Uganda caused economic displacement, infrastructure…