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Until the story of the hunt is told by the lion, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”

African Proverb

You have any white friends, right? Ask them what they think of “Uganda”. Am sure the answers you may receive will be related to poverty, AIDS, Ebola, corruption, or animals. Their faces will turn sorrowful and sympathy might linger in their eyes. They may give an example of how they helped to “Save Gulu” by donating to the “Kony 2012” campaign or dreamed of adopting a “Ugandan orphan”

We will be honest with you. Stories about poverty porn, hunger, Ebola, tribalism and all negative stories about Uganda, you will never find them here. This is a site to celebrate the positive stories about The Pearl of Africa through poetry, stories, profiles, opinions, music, dance and drama.

This is Uganda (ThisIs256), is a platform of talented writers from Uganda who are determined to tell stories about Uganda and for Ugandans aimed at demystifying stereotypes from people who do not know the real story of Uganda all over the world. The platform is loosely composed of diverse array of Ugandan writers who desire and seek to represent and reclaim an authentic, reflective, honest, and objectively balanced study about Uganda you will never find anywhere else in the mainstream western media.

The blog therefore, is a forum to educate, empower, enlighten and celebrate the extraordinary lives of Ugandans. We seek to enhance the visibility of the Ugandan dignity and respect, while adding clarity from a Ugandan ethical and positive standpoint.

Our Mission, is to tell the truth about Uganda and demystify stereotypes and gain dignity as black and beautiful people from Uganda in this times of globalisations.




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  3. Priya VK Singh

    March 16, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Please share these stories on a Facebook page, just like The Better India does. This is a great initiative, congratulations!!

  4. toinks

    March 16, 2015 at 9:23 am

    🙂 Such a brilliant, beautiful thing to do.
    I follow The Better India, hereon, I will follow This Is Uganda too.
    Carry on rocking,

    • thisis256

      March 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you Miss Toinks for the kind words 🙂 We promise we won’t disappoint you. God bless you!

  5. charliebeau Diary of a Muzungu

    March 16, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Great concept – Wishing you all the best of luck. Uganda is bursting with original stories. I look forward to reading some here!

    • thisis256

      March 16, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you Miss Charlie for the kind words 🙂 We actually look forward to engaging more with you! God bless you.

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  8. nyaruoth

    July 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    How can I get in touch with you and do you accept guest posts?

    • thisis256

      July 21, 2015 at 6:06 am

      Hello Nyaroth, please get in touch with us at . follow us on twitter @thisisuganda_ and Facebook This is Uganda. And yes! we accept guest posts. We are looking forward to those stories

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