On Friday, 10th October 2014, more than 500 people gathered at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Maryland to mark 52 years of Uganda's Independence. Ugandans in the diaspora joined the diplomatic community in Washington, friends of Uganda and officials from U.S. government at a function organized by Uganda Embassy.
While officiating at celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the US Peace Corps in Uganda last week, the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura, observed that communities in rural areas have benefitted immensely from the activities of the volunteers.
He singled out the education sector and reminisced his days at Mutolere Secondary School in Kisoro, where he was taught by one of the volunteers, Mr Carl Muhlhausen. The two met again at the celebrations after 22 years.
The meeting was convened to advance a Global Health Security Agenda that will help keep the world safe from the threat of infectious diseases.
Saturday, 24th May 2014 - Over 300 Baganda living in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia gathered in Potomac, Maryland, to observe the Buganda Day 2014.
The annual convention of the North American Masaba Cultural Association (NAMCA) took place on May 24-25 at the One Washington Circle Hotel in Washington, D.C. It was attended by more than 70 people, mostly from across the United States but also from the UK and Uganda.
12th June 2014 - Hon. Sam K. Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has held a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, the Minister shared with Secretary Kerry the priorities he has outlined for the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, over which he will preside.