This weekend, the URN National Perspective team launches a series of editions reflecting on the 50 years of independence. For the next fourteen weeks, we will look back, investigate, examine and put the spotlight on the country that was born on October 9th, 1962, and what it has become 50 years later.
Starting this Saturday, we look at the forming of a nation; the independence movement that was sweeping across the continent and the events in the late 1950s as Ugandans started agitating for self governance.
Subsequent editions will share ordinary Ugandans’ experiences from the days running up to Independence day, as well as on October 9th when the nation was declared free from colonialism.
We will dig into the history of Ugandan political parties, focusing specifically on some of the parties that participated in the forming of the nation, and run through the 50 years to Uganda’s current multiparty politics.
The series will feature landmark events the country has witnessed, as well as the personalities that have shaped Uganda as a country.
With our network of correspondents across the country, our coverage will be as diverse in geography as it will be in themes/topics. We will look at the economy and how far it has come, the arms of government, the health sector, the education sector, arts, culture and the entertainment industry.
Tune in to the URN partner radio stations for the in-depth and engaging reports as they air, or visit this page every Monday to listen to or download the different editions.
Check on this page for details about when and on which radio stations the program airs. Happy Jubilee!