The country's rural schools are turning away from English-only instruction as mother-tongue language learning grows in popularity. But the practice faces bigger hurdles in urban classrooms. Do local languages stand a chance?
Gender-based violence is rampant in the Kotido district of Uganda’s Karamoja region, where sexual and physical abuse of women and girls remains culturally acceptable. But the men and women members of the St. Kizito Anti-Violence Club not only challenge these cultural norms – they hold criminals accountable too.
Uganda’s Karamoja region is often portrayed as a rural frontier where life revolves around cattle, poverty and firearms. This photo story, a collaboration between reporters from Global Press Journal’s Uganda team, is the first in a series providing a glimpse of what life is really like in the northeast region of the country.
There’s an emerging trend at rural funeral services in Uganda: listing the faults of the deceased instead of praising them. People say it can set a precedent for better lifestyle choices, but others worry that such pronouncements disrespect the mourners.
Uganda’s clothing industry has been dominated by secondhand garments for decades – until the government debuted an initiative to help boost local production. Now, the local fashion industry is experiencing a boom, and people don’t want to turn back.
As a child, Kampala Queens coach Faridah Bulega started playing with boys, kicking around a ball made of banana fiber. Among the first women to coach men’s football in Uganda, now she’s returned to coaching women and is working to improve access for the sport.