South Sudan: RNW correspondent under fire
South Sudan | RNW | April 2012 | link
Just when an RNW correspondent visited South Sudanese troops at their positions in Panakuac, Sudanese helicopter gunships attacked.
Congo River Blog
DR Congo | RNW | June 2011
In Henry Stanley's footsteps, the famous explorer who sailed the fascinating Congo river for the first time in the 19th century. From what now is Kisangani to Kinshasa, a trip over 1700 kilometers, in the heartland of Africa.
Helping the handicapped in Congo ...
DR Congo | RNW | June 2011 | link
An illness contracted in Congo landed him in a wheelchair. Yet missionary Martien Konings (81) returned to Africa. He founded a center for the handicapped, which is now celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Riots spread in Uganda
Uganda | RNW | April 2011 | link
Gunshots rocked the Ugandan village of Kasangati this morning, after police stopped opposition leader Kizza Besigye from walking to his office in Kampala.
Burial of gay rights activist takes unexpected twist
Uganda | RNW | January 2011 | link
The burial of Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato Kisule on Friday took an unexpected twist. After many praising speeches and a personal message from US president Barack Obama, a local pastor suddenly started to accuse the homosexual community of being evildoers, going against God’s wishes.
Ugandan pygmies now working as tour guides
Uganda | RNW | September 2010 | link
Ugandan pygmies, the original inhabitants of the forests of Central-Africa, have been living in miserable conditions for two decades. The Batwa, as they prefer to be called, now use tourism to improve their lives.
Bombed Ethiopian restaurant in Kampala re-opened on 09/11
Uganda | RNW | September 2010 | link
Initially, the announcement that Kampala’s Ethiopian Village restaurant was due to re-open on September 11th seemed a bit awkward.
Theatre play may help erase Rwandan trauma
Rwanda | RNW | September 2010 | link
On stage, Jean-Paul Uwayezu plays the role of a mass murderer during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. In real life he himself lost many family members.
World Cup fans killed in Uganda blasts
Uganda | RNW | July 2010 | link
Two bomb explosions tore through two bars in the Ugandan capital Kampala as World Cup football fans were watching Sunday's final. Local police say at least 64 people were killed and an equal number injured.
Uganda | Jerusalem Post Magazine | November 2009
While volunteering in Africa, an Israeli dancer performs a winning traditional African dance.
Emotional theatre show in Rwanda
Rwanda | Power of Culture | November 2009 | link
"The theatre show The Monument lasts for only 70 minutes, but after it has ended some spectators are so emotional that they stay after the show to discuss it for up to three hours," says Jennifer Capraru.
Somaliland festival stresses freedom and tolerance
Somaliland | Power of Culture | July 2009 | link
When does one qualify to be an autonomous state? When there is a government? A name? A president? Somaliland has all of these, and by the end of July 2009 it'll even have its own cultural festival.
Ugandan former child soldier gets...
Uganda | Power of Culture | May 2009 | link
Peter Paul Oloya's artworks are found in places like Buckingham Palace in London, in the residence of Ugandan president Museveni and among the trophies of Mohamed Aboutrika, BBC's African footballer of the year 2008.
Art centre in Goma defies war
DR Congo | Power of Culture | February 2009 | link
The town of Goma in Eastern Congo seems to have the odds against it. In 2002 it got partly destroyed after the eruption of the Nyaragongo volcano. In the past months it has been surrounded by rebels.
Even Nkunda could not hinder the SKIFF festival
DR Congo | Power of Culture | November 2008 | link
The words of Petna Ndaliko have become almost prophetic. Just before the SKIFF film festival in Goma, he announced the festival would go on whether there were rebels approaching or not.
Film festival defies war in Eastern Congo
DR Congo | Power of Culture | October 2008 | link
Film maker Petna Ndaliko is one of the founders of the Salaam Kivu International Film Festival which will be held in Goma, Eastern Congo in October 2008.
Notorious video halls bring Ugandan films
to bigger crowds
Uganda | Power of Culture | September 2008 | link
Video halls in Uganda have a bad reputation. For a small fee, people can come to the shabby halls to watch a movie.
Ugandan and Dutch actors work together
in anti-aids theatre
Uganda | Power of Culture | August 2008 | link
Initially, it was a bit awkward for the Ugandan actors. Instead of acting a character, they were asked to act a sperm.
Okwui Enwezor on Snap Judgments,
contemporary African photography
Uganda | Power of Culture | July 2008 | link
"When a visitor enters a Nigerian home, he will immediately be handed over the photo albums of the family."
Reviews as a foundation for Ugandan film culture
Uganda | Power of Culture | May 2008 | link
"If you want to create a film culture, you need good movie reviewers", says Alice Smits, director of the Amakula film festival in Uganda. Workshops are held to teach journalists how to write reviews.
Uganda's most wanted rebel leader on stage
Uganda | Power of Culture | March 2008 | link
After 22 years of war, peace is looming for northern Uganda. But it isn't good to think the conflict is completely over yet, warns Tonny Muwangala.
Bus trip through madness
Sudan | Jerusalem Post | February 2008 | link | download pdf
During the 10-hour ride between Juba in southern Sudan and Gulu in northern Uganda, a region where just this month over 100 villagers were murdered, one sees raw scars of the two wars that recently ended here.
Kenya | Jerusalem Post | January 2008 | link | download pdf
An eye-witness account of the first days of Kenya’s spiral to chaos.
Rusting Rwandan roller-coasters
Rwanda | Jerusalem Post | December 2007 | link | download pdf
A native son struggles to realize his dream of a lone amusement park in a scarred country.
Rwandan women drum their way up
Rwanda | Power of Culture | November 2007 | link
In Rwanda, only men are allowed to play drums, according to the tradition. However, two years ago a group of ambitious women started the country's first drum group for women.
Uganda's Ndere Troupe mixes cultures
Uganda | Power of Culture | November 2007 | link
Will it rain? That is the big question at the Ndere cultural center, in Uganda's capital Kampala. Staff members are preparing the Wednesday evening performance, which will start in two hours.
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