Category Archives: Articles

Gay Rights Groups Still NOT Recruiting Children

Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister is drooling over a document he has misinterpreted. In an article in The Observer, also highlighted on the blog Towleroad, we read that a strategy document developed by gay civil rights advocacy groups was confiscated: … Continue reading

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Anti-Gay Police Raid in Uganda

Even if the “Kill the Gays” bill never gets passed in Uganda, prejudice, homophobia and a lack of respect for human rights will live on. As reported on the LGBTQ Nation blog yesterday, Ugandan police raided a gay rights meeting … Continue reading

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Rest of East Africa Leaves Uganda Behind on Environment

Ten African countries – including the East African bloc of Kenya, Tanazania and Rwanda – signed an agreement to take the environment into account when developing national economies and corporate practices. Uganda is conspicuously absent from this agreement, dubbed the … Continue reading

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Do Uganda and Rwanda Want to Annex Eastern DRC?

Does anybody have any information to support the recent claim by Antoine Roger Lokongo in Pambazuka News that: “Britain, America and the European Union are now caught red-handed and cannot claim not to be aware of the plot (of annexing … Continue reading

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Invisible Children Controversy

OK – after I sent out that last post, I got a lot of questions about whether I have changed my past views on Invisible Children since I chose to promote their video. I should have been more clear. While … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Disappearing Glaciers – BBC

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Slavery Really Wasn’t So Bad, According to the Tea Party

There should be a global outcry against the Tea Party for this one. Apparently they want to change American school textbooks to make slavery look like it really wan’t that big a deal in our history. A Huffington Post article … Continue reading

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When Elephants and Humans Collide

Here is a great article I just came across in the Black Star News that highlights the important and complicated issues around human – elephant conflict in Africa. Elephants traditionally ranged over thousands of miles. As population growth in Uganda … Continue reading

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God, Guns, and Michelle Bachmann

Well, now THIS is one way I never thought life in Uganda and life in the United States would collide. You have maybe read about Michelle Bachmann‘s right-wing Christian staffer Peter Waldron. Her campaign credits him with leading the faith-based … Continue reading

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Ugandan Troops in Somalia Indirectly Supported by U.S. Funds

Check out this recent article from the New York Times about the role the Unites States continues to play in Somalia: U.S. Relies on Contractors in Somalia Conflict. It’s a tricky tightrope to walk – people in the US vividly … Continue reading

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