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Uganda’s Greek Orthodox Church Asks for Urgent Donations to Livestream Services

The Greek Orthodox Church of Uganda, which recently celebrated 100 years since its founding in the country, has appealed through social media for donations in order to livestream its services during Holy Week and beyond. As most religious institutions internationally...

Greek Language Day: The Mother of All Western Languages

The Greek language now has its own World Day, which is celebrated annually every February 9, the day which also honors the memory of Greece's national poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote Greece's national anthem ''Hymn to Liberty.'' This celebration seeks to...

OXI Day in Uganda Marks Eternal Struggle for Freedom and Justice

The anniversary of "OXI Day," the day in October of 1940 when the Greek people refused to bow to the Italian request to conquer the nation, is always a cause of celebration throughout the world where Hellenism has set...

The Greek Actor Who Shot to Fame in Uganda

More than 400,000 Greek citizens have fled their country to escape the grip of the economic crisis in the past decade. The vast majority of them migrated to the wealthy economies of Europe, the US, and Australia, seeking a...

The Greek Orthodox Church Celebrates a Century of Vital Work in Uganda

"We are Greeks because we got educated in Greece," says Jonah (Lwanga), the Metropolitan of Kampala and All Uganda, the spiritual leader of more than 100.000 Ugandans who are Greek Orthodox Christians. Speaking to the Greek Reporter's Anastasios Papapostolou, he proudly...

Turkey Recalls Diplomat Over Greek Costume Scandal

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey’s annual Republic Day wearing a dress reportedly inspired by ancient Greece. "An investigation has been launched immediately after we detected...

KONY 2012: Greek Aid Worker Exposes the Other Half of the Ugandan Story

Greek Reporter's Fragkiska Megaloudi lived and worked in Uganda. Here she presents her side of the KONY 2012 story. "To all of us who have lived and worked in northern Uganda and who know a bit more than just the 30 minutes footage, this video tells a whole different story."

A Greek Priest in Uganda

Leaving Kampala’s chaotic streets and the usual bustle of cars and moto taxis, brick houses give way to thatched huts and then brambles. Dwarf trees and giant grasses flank the road, stretching to a horizon broken by small hills....