Global Voices: Uganda

Global Voices: Uganda

I've been asked by Global Voices Sub-Saharan Africa Editor Ndesanjo Macha to start doing a regular roundup of the Ugandan blogosphere. Uganda's blogosphere isn't quite as vibrant as others in the region (specifically Kenya), but there are a growing number of coherent voices discussing the country's issues. A few prominent journalists have blogs, and there are several excellent student blogs coming out of Makerere University. Here is the preliminary list of Ugandan blogs. The only criteria I used to pick these blogs is (i) clear and strong writing, (ii) content that the world wants to hear! I'm sure there are many I've left out, so leave a comment if you have a suggestion!

Here is a preliminary list:

Basawad's Safari Notes
BBC-My Africa-Uganda
Dear Mr. McCourt
El Espacio De Juana
Ernest Bazanye
Global Youth Partnership for Africa
Jay's Idle Notes
The X-Poser
Velvet Ink

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  • Hi Josh. Thanks for your comment at Global Voices and I am really glad that there is going to be a Uganda roundup. I wrote my thesis on Uganda, although I have never been there. It's definitely the first place I would like to go when I go back to Africa.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:20 AM  

  • I just discovered your blog. Don't ever stop. Caring or writing. You're good at both, it comes through clearly. Thank you.

    By Blogger Cynthia Bostwick, at 9:17 PM  

  • Unfortunately most of the links to your round-up of ugandan blogs don't work :(
    The ones that did were interesting, so could you see if this can be sorted out as I'd like to take a look at the rest! Thanks.

    By Blogger equiano, at 5:26 AM  

  • i miss africa...

    By Blogger J.M. Harper, at 11:36 PM  

  • Hi, it's good to know other sites. Uganda is so interesting and beatiful. There's so much to talk, write and read about.
    Thanks for your comment at my site.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:20 AM  

  • Having lived in Uganda for a while, I'm delighted to see this blog which I shall return to with enthusiasm, when I have alittle more time. It's 3 p.m. now in my little corner of England!

    By Blogger speakeezie, at 9:04 PM  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:21 PM  

  • u blog is nice, i have just create a blog about free magazine,pls gv me comment&enjoy it. thank(

    By Blogger BKW, at 6:45 AM  

  • Cool ill visit some!

    I bless the rains down in Africa.

    By Blogger High Power Rocketry, at 6:59 AM  

  • hey Josh, thanx for choosin me for ur 'preliminary list'!

    I'm plannin on attendin the global voices conference in delhi this december, and hope to get involved in all the dandy activities!

    By Blogger ish, at 1:28 PM  

  • hey Josh, just read thru yo posts and its great. what u're doing here! nice to know someone else, besides us, the usuals, cares!

    Keep on1

    By Blogger Cheri, at 9:28 AM  

  • Oi my man Joshua,great to have heard from you,love wat ure doing,but i must say that there are other ugandan bloggers who really are better writers and tackle more issues as relates to uganda but none the less truly i am honoured to be on ur list.Say wud u happen to know if there is an Global Voices event happening in London? Wud love to attend it..
    peace and one love

    By Blogger Saadiq, at 4:20 PM  

  • Josh - great and thanks to have included my site as one of your choices. I am glad too, that this will give Uganda, a country that I love dearly and passionately - some attention.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:51 AM  

  • Cherie's here?
    Josh too?
    Have no fear, coz here's a dude without a clue...ME!

    I sense good things on this blog...

    By Blogger The 0ne, at 11:23 AM  

  • hi josh - tried to save your blog to bloglines but cannot find the rss feed - can you check it for me and let me know if and when it is up and running

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:17 PM  

  • Hi pliz check out another blog worth mentioning about Africa and Uganda

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:29 AM  

  • I do not know why most of you guys leave out the blog King of Uganda at . i actually believe that it is the best Ugandan blog

    By Anonymous King of Uganda, at 1:08 PM  

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