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10 Amazing Musicals That Deserve Movie Adaptations

2021 has been a banner year for film musicals, with movies that tell original stories, adapt famous Broadway classics, and reimagine beloved favorites from new perspectives. Steven Spielberg's upcoming adaptation of "West Side Story" isn't the first time that Stephen Sondheim's tragic love story has been adapted to the big screen, as the beloved 1961 feature from Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise is a best picture-winning classic in its own right. However, Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner lo...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, South Park, Uganda, Netflix, United States, Judaism, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin, Oliver Stone, Broadway, Brian, Kim, Richard Linklater, Alfred Hitchcock


The best wildlife photos of the year show a curious grizzly, dueling reindeer, and fish swimming through a cloud of sperm

Laurent Ballesta/Wildlife Photographer of the Year The London Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest awards images that showcase the diversity and fragility of life. This year, the contest drew a record of more than 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. The winning photos show reindeer fighting over mates, seals giving birth, and a mountain gorilla enjoying the rain. The camouflage grouper is declining due to overfishing, but each July, beneath...
Tags: Photography, Science, London, News, California, Animals, Africa, US, Trends, Uganda, Wildlife, Alaska, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Natural History Museum, Virunga, Svalbard


Kakwenza Rukirabashaija named this year’s International Writer of Courage

The Ugandan novelist, who was tortured in prison over his book The Greedy Barbarian, has been selected by Tsitsi Dangarembga as part of the PEN Pinter prizeThe Ugandan novelist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, who was tortured by the Ugandan government in prison over his novel The Greedy Barbarian, has been named this year’s International Writer of Courage by Tsitsi Dangarembga.The award is part of the PEN Pinter prize, which goes to an author deemed to have fulfilled Harold Pinter’s aspiration to “defi...
Tags: Books, Africa, World news, Uganda, Culture, Awards and prizes, PEN literary prizes, Harold Pinter, Pen, Pinter, PEN Pinter, Dangarembga, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Kakwenza Rukirabashaija, Rukirabashaija


Day of the Girl is critical, but support is needed year-round, say campaigners

From period poverty to blockchain, initiatives raising awareness of girls’ rights abound on 11 October, but long-term help is needed after Covid setbacksInternational Day of the Girl is critical in highlighting girls’ rights globally, but action is urgently needed to reverse the damage of the pandemic, campaigners have said.“Girls who were once hopeful about their futures say to us: ‘We’re not sure if we’re going to achieve our dreams now, if we’re ever going to go back to school’,” said Emily W...
Tags: UK, Women, Society, World news, Uganda, Global development, Child marriage, Global Education, International Day of the Girl, Emily Wilson, Women's rights and gender equality


Meet Uganda’s first transgender citizen

Cleopatra Kambugu is the first Ugandan whose transition has been recognised by the state The post Meet Uganda’s first transgender citizen appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Gender, Identity, Documentary, Africa, Transition, Uganda, Transgender, Community, Citizenship, Discrimination, Openaccess, Award-winning, Cleopatra Kambugu, ID card, The Pearl of Africa


Uganda: Trademark Regulations Amendment - Adams & Adams

On 5th February 2021, Uganda published their Trademark (Amendment) Regulations No. 9 of 2021 (the Amendment)) which amends Trademark Regulations No.58 of 2012 (the Regulations).
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There is support for Uganda’s private schools during the Covid pandemic | Letter

Within our own means, we are doing everything possible to assist, writes Janet K Museveni, the minister for educationYour article (‘I’ll never go back’: Uganda’s schools at risk as teachers find new work during Covid, 30 September) correctly states that during the Covid lockdowns in Uganda the government has continued to pay state school teachers’ salaries, but goes on to claim that “promises to assist private school teachers have gone unfulfilled”.There is a range of support for the private edu...
Tags: UK, Education, Africa, World news, Uganda, Schools, Global development, Coronavirus, COVID, Janet K Museveni, Janet K MuseveniMinister


Uganda: Are Ugandan Regulations Missing A Trick With Drone Photography For Tourism? - ENSafrica

We have come a long way from Polaroid slides and Kodak prints to having cameras with high quality video capability as standard ware in a mobile phone...
Tags: News, Kodak, Uganda, Polaroid


Embracing vitiligo: Ugandan artist dispels skin stigma with portraits

People with the condition can face being seen as ‘cursed’ in the east African country, says Martin Senkubuge, whose art aims to make them proud of their skinIt was a confrontation with a female Michael Jackson fan that first drew Martin Senkubuge’s attention to the skin condition vitiligo.Senkubuge, a Ugandan artist, was describing his tattoo of the musician to the woman at an art exhibition in Kampala in 2019, when he accused the pop star of bleaching his skin. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Art, Africa, Society, World news, Uganda, Culture, Art and design, Drawing, Beauty, Global development, Michael Jackson, Kampala, Martin Senkubuge


‘I’ll never go back’: Uganda’s schools at risk as teachers find new work during Covid

Many private schools may not reopen after staff laid off during lockdown say they will not return to the professionThe last message Mary Namitala received from the private school in which she taught was in March last year, the day all schools in Uganda were ordered close due to Covid-19. The message read: “No more payments until when schools open.”“My husband and I decided to leave our rented house in town and shifted to the village, to our unfinished house. We could not afford to continue payin...
Tags: Education, Africa, World news, Uganda, Teaching, Schools, Global development, Private Schools, Global Education, Coronavirus, Kampala Continue, Mary Namitala, Namitala, Bombo


Lawmakers Allied to Uganda Opposition Leader Charged With Murder

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Two opposition lawmakers in Uganda were charged with murder and remanded on Wednesday for the second time in a month, an...
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Africa in brief: 18-25 September

In the round-up: Covid-19; the obscenity of Western countries; closing schools for the rest of the year; and Samuel Eto’o declares his candidacy The post Africa in brief: 18-25 September appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom, Schools, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Un, Homophobia, Vaccines, Michael Jackson, Human Rights Watch, Samuel Eto'o, Openaccess, Antonio Guterres, LGBTI, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue


A Nazi attack on an ally's warships introduced the world to a weapon that militaries still love today

A German Dornier Do 217E-2 bomber in 1942 US Navy In September 1943, the Germans launched their erstwhile Italian allies with an attack on their warships. To the surprise of the Italians, the bombs turned and glided toward the warships as they tried to evade. They were one of the world's first precision-guided munitions - weapons that militaries still rely on today. See more stories on Insider's business page. In the early hours of September 9, 1943, 14 ships of the Italian Navy sa...
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Child marriage is a negative coping mechanism for millions of girls

Many people do not see it as a crime, but rather a tradition they should follow without question. Regular school attendance can keep girls out of harm's way The post Child marriage is a negative coping mechanism for millions of girls appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Uganda, Mental Health, South Sudan, Girls, Child marriage, Openaccess, Jam, Teen Pregnancy, Pandemic, Psychosocial, School Closures, COVID-19, Gender-based Violence, Joint Aid Managment


Refugee councillor wants warm welcome for Afghans

Vijay Manro, whose family fled Idi Amin's terror in Uganda, wants Afghans to get a similar welcome.
Tags: News, Uganda, Idi Amin, Vijay Manro


SA soldiers have been fighting in a distant land for 20 years

Troops were sent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2001 as part of the UN peacekeeping mission that became an offensive against rebels The post SA soldiers have been fighting in a distant land for 20 years appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Uganda, South Africa, Angola, Zimbabwe, Chad, Un, Ceasefire, National, Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations Security Council, Namibia, Rwanda, Rebels, Drc, Joseph Kabila, Main


Uganda Loosens Anti-Coronavirus Restrictions as Pandemic Ebbs

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday eased anti-coronavirus restrictions, including allowing resumption of education...
Tags: Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, Kampala, Reuters Uganda


This artist painted murals to challenge the Taliban after their last rule. Then the militants destroyed them, leaving him fearing for his life.

People painting a mural in Afghanistan. Omaid Sharifi. The Taliban painted over dozens of murals, including one of George Floyd, after seizing Kabul. The murals were done by an artist group named Artlords, who wanted to cover up Kabul's blast walls. Insider spoke to its founder, who fled the country convinced the Taliban would kill him. See more stories on Insider's business page. Omaid Sharifi wanted to remind people that Afghanistan could be beautiful despite the war.He wanted to...
Tags: Politics, News, Minneapolis, US, Trends, Uganda, Afghanistan, Taliban, News UK, United Arab Emirates, Kabul, Cia, Black Lives Matter, Reuters, Afp, Floyd


Worldwide: The East African Tourist Visa: An Easy And Cost Effective Way To Visit Kenya, Rwanda And Uganda - ENSafrica

The East African Tourist Visa ("EATV") is an electronic travel permit for those travelling to and within Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda for tourism purposes.
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What vaccine inequity means to a young woman in Uganda

When Uganda ran out of vaccines shortly after the first doses arrived in March, it was another blow for girls and young women who have made extraordinary sacrifices as our country struggles to keep Covid-19 at bay.
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What vaccine inequity means to a woman in Uganda

When Uganda ran out of vaccines shortly after the first doses arrived in March, it was another blow for girls and young women who have made extraordinary sacrifices as our country struggles to keep Covid-19 at bay.
Tags: News, Uganda, Stories


What vaccine inequity means if you're a young woman in Uganda

When Uganda ran out of vaccines shortly after the first doses arrived in March, it was another blow for girls and young women who have made extraordinary sacrifices as our country struggles to keep Covid-19 at bay, writes Agnes Cynthia Amoding.
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Uganda: ARIPO – Adoption Of Draft Protocol On Voluntary Registration Of Copyright And Related Rights - Adams & Adams

ARIPO, with support of the Government of Uganda is organising a Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the Draft Protocol on Voluntary Registration of Copyright and Related in Kampala, Uganda from the 23rd to the 24th of July 2021.
Tags: News, Uganda, Adams, KAMPALA Uganda, ARIPO


Cameroon's Maeva Douma effects four run-outs at non-striker's end against Uganda

Uganda were reduced from 153 for 1 to 186 for 6 as a result, but still went on to win comfortably
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Cameroon's Maeva Douma effects four run-outs at the non-striker's end against Uganda

Uganda were reduced from 153 for 1 to 186 for 6 as a result
Tags: Sport, Uganda, Cricket, Cameroon, Maeva Douma


Onyango, Shalulile star as Sundowns beat Chiefs to go top

Johannesburg (AFP) – Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango and Namibia forward Peter Shalulile played key roles as Mamelodi Sundowns beat Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 on Sunday to top the South African Premiership. Veteran Onyango, widely regarded as... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Uganda, Soccer, Johannesburg, Namibia, Afp, Denis Onyango, Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Sundowns, Onyango, Peter Shalulile, Onyango Shalulile


Integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension can reduce healthcare costs

Research conducted through an equitable partnership of the LSTM and its partners (theRESPOND-Africaconsortium), which includes NIMR in Tanzania and MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit in Uganda, has found that integrating the care of HIV, diabetes, and hypertension into a 'one-stop clinic' can reduce the costs for both patients and healthcare services in Uganda and Tanzania.
Tags: Health, Uganda, Tanzania, Nimr, LSTM, MRC UVRI, LSHTM Uganda Research Unit


Uganda: Bobi Wine’s crisis of confidence

Ugandan opposition leader’s popularity frightened Museveni into even greater autocracy The post Uganda: Bobi Wine’s crisis of confidence appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Vote, Uganda, United States, South Africa, United Nations, Yoweri Museveni, Presidential Election, Openaccess, Democratic Alliance, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Museveni, Bobi Wine, Opposition Leader, Ugandan elections, The Continent


With More Doses, Uganda Takes Vaccination Drive to Markets

Uganda is accelerating its vaccination drive in order to administer 128,000 doses that recently arrived and expire at the end of September.
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The WHO says rich countries should hold off booster shots until every nation has vaccinated 10% of its population. These 43 countries are short of that mark.

People wait in long lines and for hours to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sputnik V vaccine at the Manolo Morales Hospital in Managua, on September 4, 2021. STR / AFP The WHO wants all countries to have vaccine rates of more than 10% by the end of September. It has called for rich countries to hold off booster shots until then, and prioritize vaccines abroad. Here are the 43 countries that have fully vaccinated less than 10% of their population. See more stories on Insider's b...
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