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Rose Nanyonga, An Anti-Child Sacrifice Advocate and Ambassador for the Poor 4

In 1989, as a young girl, Rose Nanyonga was forced to leave her family’s village in Uganda. She was alone and, as a female in Uganda without family protection, she

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Dr. Frederick Balagadde, Ph.D., is Co-Inventor of Microfluidic Device 21

Dr. Frederick Balagadde, a Ugandan National, is working on a microfluidics technology that could revolutionize bioscience the way microchips transformed computing. This easily portable technology has, among numerous applications, the

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Ugandan National, LTC Joseph D’costa, A US Army Commander of 1st Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment 18

FORT BENNING, Georgia |  As a boy growing up in Uganda, Joseph D’costa became inspired by America’s role in World War II and told his teacher he wanted to go

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Rachel N. MAYANJA is UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser 7

Ugandan National Ms. Rachel Mayanja, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women since November 2004, is a long-serving career international civil servant with vast experience in

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Ugandan Lukiah Mulumba, US Air Force Officer at rank of Captain 136

When high school sweethearts Lukiah Nakabembe and Abdullah Mulumba moved to the US and started a life together, neither knew of any sickle cell disease sufferers in their families. The

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NASA’s 1st Black Mission-Control Flight Director is UGANDAN 20

The first African-American to lead Mission Control is working shifts as a flight director for the International Space Station. Kwatsi Alibaruho completed more than 700 hours of training and began

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NAACP Image Award Nominee, Ugandan Musician, Omega Bugembe Okello 3

Not only does this East African Diva burst on the world music scene with a unique name, but she also blazons into the industry with a fantastic new sound. Omega

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Ugandan Journalist, Shaka Ssali, Host of VOA’s Straight Talk Africa 62

Shaka, a Ugandan born American journalist, holds a doctorate in cross cultural communication and history from UCLA in California. He is a former Ford Foundation Fellow and has received numerous

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Ugandan Model, Camilla Barungi, strides the Project Runway 7

Camilla Barungi is a Ugandan supermodel who was featured on Project Runway, Season 3.  Laura Bennett, considered Camilla her muse, and, looking at her clear complexion, legs that go on forever,

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Atlanta Based, Ugandan Family Practitioner, Dr. Sarah Matovu 8

Dr. Sarah Matovu will not strike you as a medical doctor when you first interact with her because of her laid back personality. But among the diaspora community the name does

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Ugandan Boxer, Former Child Soldier, Kassim Ouma “The Dream” 0

KASSIM OUMA carries the nickname “The Dream”, but his struggles early in life – dealing with situations unfathomable to most people – may have been better defined as a nightmare.

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Ugandan Footballer, Kiwanuka Mathias of the New York Giants 0

Mathias Kagimu Kiwanuka (born March 8, 1983 in Indianapolis, Indiana) currently is a player in the NFL, and a Boston College alum. He plays  for the New York Giants who

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Ugandan actor, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, lands big roles on Hollywood’s Big Screen 4

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine received his MASTERS Degree of Fine Arts in Acting from New York University and completed studies at The Moscow Arts Theatre in Russia, The Royal National

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