Tag: Ugandans in America

Roy Mubiru | Ugandan Powerlifter wins gold at 2020 WPA world championship

by DAVID ISABIRYE | kawowo Sports

The US-based Ugandan Powerlifter Roy Mubiru has smiled to the podium with a gold medal during the 2020 World Powerlifting Association (WPA) World championship held at Steel Beach Gym, Oakville Connecticut in the United States of America (USA).

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Netflix Acquires Femi Fadugba’s Debut Novel ‘The Upper World’; Daniel Kaluuya Attached to Star

By Umberto Gonzalez | The Wrap

Netflix has landed the rights to Togo-born British-Nigerian, Femi Fadugba’s debut sci-fi novel “The Upper World” to adapt into a feature film with Academy Award Nominee Daniel Kaluuya attached to star, the company has announced.

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Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ Is Praised — And Panned — By Africans

By IFEANYI NSOFOR and ESTHER NGUMBI | NPR

There are two kinds of reactions to Beyoncé’s new Black Is King video: lavish praise – and deep criticism. The praise comes from her many fans and from many reviewers. The criticism often comes from Africans.

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Daniel Kaluuya | Judas and the Black Messiah Director Defends Casting British-Ugandan

Writer/director Shaka King doesn’t anticipate criticisms like those of Kaluuya in “Get Out,” Cynthia Erivo in “Harriet,” or David Oyelowo in “Selma.”

By Ryan Lattanzio | | IndieWire

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Controversy Surrounds Govt Grant to Uganda North America Association

By The Independent

Controversy is surrounding the government’s grant to the Uganda North America Association (UNAA). UNAA is an umbrella of Ugandans living and working in the United States of America. The government gives UNAA USD100, 000 (368m shillings) every year with half of this money meant to organize the annual UNAA convention.

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Henrietta Wamala – a Strong Start As Leader of Ugandans in Diaspora Amidst Virus Pandemic

By Daily Monitor

In September 2019, Ms Henrietta Nairuba Wamala beat the competition stiff from three other contestants to emerge President of the Ugandans in North America Association (UNAA), the oldest and largest Ugandan diaspora group and arguably most prominent.

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Navigating the Self: African Student Experiences in U.S. Higher Education

By Wei-Ting Shih  | The Politic

E pluribus unum. Out of many, one. This motto is not only engraved in the Great Seal of the United States, but also in the spirit of the country. For decades, the U.S. has prided itself in being a land built by immigrants; in being a land where individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds have been able to unite and work together towards greatness. The nation’s status as a cultural melting pot has not only been praised as an asset, but has also been seen as a defining characteristic.

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How George Floyd’s death united Africans and African-Americans

African immigrants have not always felt at home in African-American communities. Black Lives Matter protests may be changing that.

By Anthony Akaeze  | Christian Science Monitor

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Chipper Cash: African payment startup founded by Ghanaian and Ugandan raises $13.8M in San Francisco

By Jake Bright | TechCrunch

African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has closed a $13.8 million Series A funding round led by Deciens Capital and plans to hire 30 new staff globally. The raise caps an event-filled run for the San Francisco-based payments company, founded two years ago by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled.

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