Uganda makes Pikotaro its tourism ambassador

National Oct 7, 2017

Uganda makes Pikotaro its tourism ambassador

YouTube star Pikotaro was appointed by the Ugandan government Friday as a tourism ambassador to help boost the number of Japanese travelers to the East African country. In a ceremony in the capital Kampala, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni asked Pikotaro if he is a samurai. ...

Asia Pacific Jun 20, 2016

North Korea pulling troops from Uganda as Kampala warms to South

North Korea is pulling its troops from Uganda after Kampala severed ties, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday, quoting Pyongyang as saying the maneuver was not a forced withdrawal under international pressure but the expiry of a contract. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni pledged to ...

World Sep 15, 2014

Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al-Shabaab cell

Police in Kampala seized "substantial amounts of explosives" and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday. Police arrested 19 people in the operation on Saturday, and Information Minister ...

Charity gives African, Japanese orphans a leg up

National Apr 2, 2014

Charity gives African, Japanese orphans a leg up

by Ben Dooley

As an orphan, living on the streets of Uganda's capital city, Kampala, John Nakaswa never imagined he might one day travel to Japan. So when Ashinaga, a Japanese foundation dedicated to providing educational and emotional support to orphans, offered to send him to Kwansei Gakuin ...