With only three ingredients, western Uganda’s simple and all-natural bushera beverage is touted for its health benefits. The drink has gained popularity across the country with consumers and manufacturers, but some argue that the sugars and preservatives added in large-scale production sacrifice the very benefits that have won bushera so many fans.
During school hours, many young children in one central Ugandan district are deployed in family gardens and fields, guarding against hungry monkeys. Families say their work is important, but government officials, worried about falling school enrollments, are pushing back.
Throughout East Africa, presidents are using a variety of controversial methods to overstay term limits and remain in power. Uganda might be the next to follow suit as its leader bumps up against its constitution’s upper age limit for holding office.
Much of the land in Uganda is owned by families under a traditional system, which uses geographical features as boundary markers and knowledge maintained by clan elders. The recent civil war has destroyed those markers, and most of the elders who know who owns what have passed away. As families return to their land, they now have a difficult task to prove it belongs to them.