Global Press Journal reporters carry their cameras as they work and live. The moments they capture highlight human connection across the globe.
Nsumbi, Wakiso District, Uganda
Farouk Kasozi applies cement to a home in Nsumbi, a village in Uganda’s Wakiso district. Kasozi says that although construction work has continued after the three-month coronavirus lockdown, jobs are limited.
Wakiso District, Uganda
Mawe Mawe, a musician, rehearses outside his home in Kitukutwe, a neighborhood in Uganda’s Wakiso district. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Mawe has turned to tailoring clothes to earn an income.
Seggujja David planes wood planks to make items like tables and stools in Kampala, Uganda. Due to the coronavirus, workplaces in Kampala were asked to limit the number of employees who come into work at the same time. Here, the six employees take turns in the workshop.
Nansana Kabumbi, Wakiso District, Uganda
Joel Kamanzi, right, and Mukasa Arnold cut sugar cane to snack on in Nansana Kabumbi, a town in Uganda’s Wakiso district. The duo used to work for shops around town, but with nonessential businesses closed due to the spread of the coronavirus, they are now unemployed. Sugar cane is a cheap lunch and has enough sugars to keep them energized for the rest of the day.
Wakiso District, Uganda
Brian Waniboth, behind the easel, and his nephew Brighten Jakisa paint outside Waniboth’s home in Uganda’s Wakiso district. They are painting prominent Ugandans, including Bobi Wine, to sell as the country heads toward a presidential election in 2021.
Gulu District, Uganda
Robin Lubangakene gives hand sanitizer to Herbert Ocailap as Paul Mugaga records passenger details at the bus park in Gulu, Uganda. Since the country eased its lockdown, public transport has been allowed to resume, as long as operators follow procedures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. These include social distancing, limiting the number of passengers, checking temperatures and hand sanitizing. They also record passenger details, to contact them if anybody on board tests positive.
Evelyn Alwoch teaches her daughters, from left, Teopista Namara and Afwoyo Rwot, 4, at their home in Kisaasi, a suburb of Kampala, Uganda. Schools in Uganda have been closed since March 20 due to the spread of the coronavirus.
Mugula Desire, 2, and Kigozi Malcom, 4, splash in water coming out of a damaged pipe in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda has been under a nationwide curfew since the end of March, and transportation has been banned due to the spread of the coronavirus. Because of these restrictions, no one has been able to fix the pipe.
Kyebando Village, Wakiso District, Uganda
Keith Ndaaga, 6, sprays his sister, Namukisa Courtney, 8, before she enters their house in Kyebando village, in Uganda’s Wakiso district, after a shopping trip. Keith’s father gave him the responsibility of spraying anyone entering their house to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Mubale Benjamin, left, debates his next move while playing the board game Luddo with friends in Kampala, Uganda. Also pictured, from left, are Ariho Thomas, Mukwaya Jovan, Kasirye Michael and Sesanga Fasial. The Ugandan government has closed all schools in the country until at least May 5th due to the spread of the coronavirus, leaving students without a place to spend their days.
Peter Longmolo (left) and John Loiki sit together dressed in some of the typical fashions of the Karamoja region in northern Uganda. The walking stick Longmolo holds has a Ugandan kob antelope carved on the top, and both men wear black feathered hats. They say it’s part of their “swag,” or style.
Nakku Zaina, a clinical officer at Wakiso Health Centre IV, gives a polio vaccine to Nalubega Nina, 1, as her mother Nakirinya Roset looks on. The service is part of a nation-wide vaccination program to immunize children against infectious diseases.
Namoya Nokad, 19, poses in jewelry worn in a traditional style on his upper arm in Uganda’s northern Karamoja region. The style sets him apart as elegant and makes him noticeable, he says.
Mayito Patrick, a sculptor, paints a finished sculpture of a goose at his workshop in Masaka, a city in southern Uganda. He displays work at the space, called Richiex Art Gallery, on a stage known as the Welcome Stage.
Young schoolgirls put together a puzzle of various types of vehicles in Kampala, Uganda. They live together in the same neighborhood, Ntinda, and often play games like this together. The girls say that the next puzzle they intend to put together will feature wild animals.
In an attempt to hide their goods from police and city officials, vendors throw merchandise into the Nakivubo River in Kampala, Uganda. Since street vending is illegal here, shopkeepers say it’s the only way to save their businesses from being confiscated.
Kyadondo, Wakiso District, Uganda
Yassin Kakooza, 21, fries tilapia in a mix of cassava flour at his stall in Kyadondo, a county in Uganda’s Wakiso district. He says that this method preserves the flavor and removes the smell of burnt oil, making the fish more appealing to customers and increasing his sales.
Salongo Kasasa Ronald uses a type of machete known locally as a panga to carve wooden cooking spoons in different sizes at his shop in Kampala, Uganda. This one, the largest his store offers, costs between 10,000 to 15,000 Ugandan shillings ($2.70 to $5).
Kasasa Malcom, 7, stares intently at a rhino skull on display at the Buganda Tourism Expo in Kampala, Uganda. The exhibit was part of the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre’s table at the event, which takes place annually to showcase the country’s cultural and natural diversity.
Weriike Sam, 37 (white shirt), and Agwole Jeremiah, 13 (blue shirt), pluck feathers from a duck that they plan to cook for lunch in Jinja, Uganda, as neighborhood children look on excitedly.
Solomon Mubiru shows off his skateboarding skills at the 2019 Afri-Cans street art festival in Kampala, Uganda.
Nabasumba Christine takes a selfie with Francis Balalulanya at the Buganda Tourism Expo, an annual event in Uganda’s capital Kampala that showcases the country’s cultural and natural diversity. Balalulanya, who has been a beekeeper for over 40 years, came to exhibit his initiative to protect and conserve bees.
Kotido District, Karamoja, Uganda
Lokutu Longora carries a goat to sell at a market in Kotido district of Karamoja region. Bridal customs here often involve giving goats or sheep, which are considered forms of wealth, as part of a bride’s dowry. But if the husband passes away, that can put those assets in danger. Longora inherited his brother’s widow in 2017 through the practice of widow inheritance, which involves giving a widow to the deceased man’s relative to marry. In Uganda’s rural Karamoja region, the practice is sometimes viewed as a way to care for women who have lost their husbands. But it’s also a way to protect a family’s land and wealth.
Kalangala District, Uganda
Sam Lugada and Kasim Musiige concentrate on a game of Omweso on Bugala Island in Uganda’s Kalangala District. The two play the traditional game, which is similar to mancala, on a rock believed to be carved by the island’s spirits hundreds of years ago.