Tag: Ugandans in America

Ugandan-American,Jessica Nabongo, becomes first black woman to visit every country in the world

By Lilit Marcus

Some people set records by jumping the highest or running the fastest.

But for Jessica Nabongo, a UN employee turned travel blogger, it’s by becoming the first black woman to visit every country on Earth.

She set out to visit all 193 countries in the world in 2016, and on October 6 arrived the last on her list, Seychelles, according to a post on her Instagram page. She also clocked up a couple of what the UN calls “non-observer status” territories, taking her total to 195, reported CNN.

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Prince Georges County Executive Fulfills Promise, Sets Up African Diaspora Advisory Board

In keeping with a promise made to the African diaspora in Prince Georges County, Maryland, the County Executive, Angela Alsobrooks, has inaugurated an eight person African Diaspora Advisory Board

Prince George County is one of the richest black counties in the United States of America with an annual budget close to $5 billion and a population close to a million people and median household income of $110,133.

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Ugandans in America elect Henrietta Wamala as president of UNAA

Henrietta Wamala beat 3 other candidates including People Power’s Eng. John Julius Muwulya in the elections that were held at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago Illinois, USA.

By Max Patrick Ocaido


NRM candidate Henrietta Nairuba Wamala has trounced People Power candidate to win the hotly contested elections for President of the Uganda North America Association (UNAA).

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Speaker of Uganda Parliament urges kinsmen in U.S. not to shun embassies

By Monitor Reporter

The Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has appealed to Ugandans in the diaspora to abandon the idea of shunning the countries embassies on the basis of disliking their government.

Addressing the 31st Uganda North American Association (UNAA) Convention and Trade Expo in Chicago, Ms Kadaga said both government and diaspora would be acting out of ignorance if they shunned one another.

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Obama to visit Uganda

By Henry Lubega

Former US president Barrack Obama is expected to visit Uganda in December, organisers of a week-long conference to mark 400 years since the start of slavery against Africans, have said.

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Uganda’s Winnie Byanyima to lead UNAids

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has announced the appointment of Ugandan Winnie Byanyima, as the next executive director of UNAids. Her appointment followed “an open and wide-ranging search”, UN chief Antonio Guterres said. Winnie Byanyima heads UK charity Oxfam.

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Ugandans get set to celebrate their heritage in New York

Ugandans in North America under the UNAA Causes group are set to celebrate their heritage in Manhattan, US.

The event that will run from August 29 to September 2 will take place at the iconic Grand Hyatt in New York.

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Ugandans in the diaspora told to unite

By Henry Sekanjako

Ugandans living in the diaspora have been implored to avoid divisions and work together for a better Uganda.

“We cannot liberate Uganda with a divided and disorganized diaspora. We are all for a better Uganda.

A United and organized diaspora community will have so much to offer for the motherland,” Eng. John Julius Muwulya, the Vice President of the Uganda North America Association (UNAA) said.

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Meet Kampire, the Ugandan DJ bringing new rhythms to dance music

By Selim Bulut

On a Saturday night in Black Flamingo, a cramped basement venue in Brooklyn, New York City, Kampire is blasting out a set of body-shaking, high energy African electronic music. The DJ, who grew up in Zambia before moving to Kampala in Uganda, has built a reputation for her energetic DJ gigs, which are filled with the most innovative sounds from Africa and beyond: Afro-house, Latin bass, St Lucian soca, Congolese soukous, baile funk, kudoro, gqom, and other, currently nameless and undefinable genres coming out of studios in Kampala.

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Ugandan Brands Gearup For New York Festival And Expo

By Brenda Nakayiwa

Ugandan banks, real estate dealers, designers and entrepreneurs are gearing up for this year’s Uganda festival and expo in New York.

The annual event, which is organised by Ugandans in North America Association Causes (UNAA- Causes) provides a platform to market Ugandan brands in North America through their economic empowerment and entrepreneurship program.

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Fresh Kid nominated in America’s Music Video Awards

Uganda’s youngest rapper Patrick Ssenyonjo alias Fresh Kid has been nominated in International Award in the Carolina Music Video Awards 2019.

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Afrigo band set for Uganda Festival in New York

Wasula said their wide collection of songs allows the band to be versatile, noting that they have many songs they didn’t perform last year.


When Afrigo band ascended to the stage at the magnificent Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington DC last year, the audience went gaga.

On their feet were thousands of Ugandans living in the diaspora and well-wishers who had gathered for the Uganda Festival and Business Expo 2018.

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South Los Angeles is doing business with Africa

South Los Angeles Logistics brings Uganda coffee to the U.S.

Leimert Park Village, still a center of Pan-African thought and expression through its art, music and culture, is one of the most recognizable Pan-African Cultural Districts in South Los Angeles.  The village has seen its share of ebbs and flows, yet it still rises like the Phoenix.  

Today, you will find an increasing number of nationalities from Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Brazil, Belize, Kenya, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ghana gathering at the Hot & Cool Café and the WE CAN Foundation merging their experiences of Pan-African thought and expression through business, foods, arts music and culture. 

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Ugandan cardiologist scoops top US award

A Ugandan doctor has been awarded a prestigious United States (US) award for his role in the treatment of heart diseases.

Dr. Emmy Okello, an interventional cardiologist at the Uganda Heart Institute (UHI), has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for advancing the field of Rheumatic heart disease and interventional cardiology in Uganda.

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2000 Ugandans to attend UNAA convention in Chicago

By John Semakula

Over 2000 Ugandans are expected to attend the 31st Uganda North American Association (UNAA) convention slated for August 29 to September 1 in Chicago.

According to the organisers, over 500 Ugandans have so far registered for the conference.  

Julius Kabugu, the director of communication at UNAA told the New Vision that this year’s event will run on the theme, “Cultural Diversity & Economic Empowerment: Creating a Stronger Diaspora Community.”

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