Halima Athumani

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Kampala, Uganda

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Halima Athumani

Halima Athumani is a freelance Journalist based in Uganda with a radio experience of over 13 years. Halima has worked for local media in Uganda including 93.3 KFM (2006-2009) and Uganda Radio Network-News Agency (2010-2014).

In 2016, Halima ventured into Television with her first story being an investigative piece titled "Uganda's Health Pyramids" with full support from Banyak Films-UK. The Special Investigation Film run on Al Jazeera, People and Power. 

Halima continues to tell Ugandan stories to the rest of the world with passion and dedication irrespective of the subject and beat.

She has handled special assignments for Public Radio International-America Abroad Media, BBC and podcasts for University of Cambridge.

Halima also works for Voice of America-Africa desk-(Radio and Television) and reports for Anadolu Agency-Turkey online publication.

As a Fixer, Halima has worked closely with Reknown photographers and film makers from The National Geographic, Film production crews from the BBC, Japan and Germany.


Comfort Dogs. A radio feature story on how war victims are using dogs to get over PSTD in Northern Uganda -Gulu district that I did for the BBC World Service.


This is a documentary produced by Banyak Films for Al Jazeera People and Power with Halima Athumani as the reporter. The story investigates Uganda's health pyramids specifically the dealings of Tianshe/Tiens a Chinese company that operates around the world.


HIV is still a huge challenge in Uganda and this story was about how the lack of HIV drugs forced Uganda to limit treatment to patients. Story was done for Anadolu Agency


This is a feature done for Anadolu Agency about Zika Virus and its origin in Uganda after news broke out of deaths in Brazil.


This was an education and development radio package done by Halima Athumani in Kenya and Uganda on how Madrassas are used to develop the girl child's education.


This is a radio package done for America Abroad Media about the devastating illegal wildlife trade of ivory coming from National Parks in Uganda and are sold to countries outside Africa.


A podcast done by Halima Athumani for Cambridge University after the February 18th Ugandan elections in Kampala Uganda, seeking the views of women about the concluded elections


This podcast was done by Halima Athumani for Cambridge University ahead of the February 18th Uganda Presidential elections

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