• The Iran that BBC and CNN do not show you

    Two days after I left Iran mid November riots broke out in Tehran, the country’s capital, and other cities. I was eager to know more about what was going on and followed the story as it unfolded through the international media including my favourite radio station, the BBC (I will get back to this). I […]

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  • USJA in Iran for S&T Events

    USJA President & CEO William Odinga Balikuddembe was this month a guest of the Mustafa Science and Technology Foundation (MSTF) in Iran. On November 11, Balikuddembe attended a colourful ceremony in Tehran during which five laureates from Iran and Turkey were awarded the Mustafa Prize for their contribution to scientific research. This was the 3rd […]

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  • USJA for Lira Annual Media Conference

      The Annual Media Conference and Exhibition (AMC&E) takes place next week in Lira town, northern Uganda, with over 200 participants expected. Journalists representing media houses from across the country will be joined by government officials, the business community and civil society to discuss the role of the media in development. The main focus is […]

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  • Why Uganda’s digital school is unstoppable

      On a Monday afternoon in the precincts of Lake Victoria, a casually dressed man leads a group of students, parents and teachers into a small room at a semi-rural secondary school. He picks a tablet from among the 40 laid out on long tables. With so much confidence, he starts to scroll, showing and […]

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  • The Science Bazaar 2019 Organising Committee

    Members attend a committee meeting on December 11, 2018 We are pleased to introduce to you members of the Organising Committee of the Science Bazaar 2019. The Bazaar will take place from May 27 to June 1, 2019, in Kampala. Below is the list: Daniel Aghan, World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2021) Africa Bid Team, […]

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  • NaFIRRI to exhibit 50 fish species at Jinja Fish Festival

      The National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI) will showcase 50 different fish species during the Jinja Fish Festival at the Forever Resort in Jinja on December 2, 2018. According to the NaFIRRI Development Communications Officer, Emily Arayo, the institute will also demonstrate fish farming technologies, including cage culture, and display literature on research findings […]

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  • Free course: Communication Skills for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy

    Catch this free opportunity to develop your communication skills and confidently engage with the media. This online course, Communication Skills for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy, focuses on transboundary water conflicts and cooperation with the Nile Basin as a case study. This course should especially be of interest to natural, applied and social scientists. Moderation will […]

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  • Dementia: Causes, risk factors and how to manage it

    It is heartbreaking to see a loved one deteriorate as their memory fades from forgetfulness to oblivion. That is what happened to my sweet grandmother, God bless her soul! She started with talking to herself; many times, shaking her head in denial. As we saw this, we came to a conclusion that it was the […]

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  • GMO concerns are just fear of the unknown

    By Diana Bauza and Imrah Mokango “A lie often told becomes the truth. The intention behind the Food Evolution film is to change public opinion. If we accept GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) on bananas, it will not stop on only bananas, it will go on round nuts, apples, apricots seeds and yet these are sources […]

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  • Health Cancer: Ugandans evade free vaccination

    Joyce Nabuule, 29, a former teacher at Konge Nursery School in Masaka district, lies in excruciating pain on one of the beds of the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) at Mulago. Nabuule, a mother of two boys, was diagnosed with stage 4 Cancer of the Cervix by doctors at the UCI and was told that her […]

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