Category Archives: Foreign Aid

Ugandan Blogger on Kony 2012

Here is a video created by Rosebell Kagumire, a respected journalist and blogger in Uganda, with her thoughts on the Kony 2012 video: Please pass this on, as it is important – AND DIFFICULT – to get the voices of … 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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“Yes, We Know Its Christmas”

Finally, Africans speak out against Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” with “Yes, We Know Its Christmas” (not yet available on YouTube as far as I can tell). I’ve been thinking about the Band Aid song a lot lately, … 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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European Taxpayers Paid for Museveni’s Re-election

European taxpayers would be right to grumble a bit about the fact that they spent millions of euros/pounds to help re-elect Uganda’s President Museveni. US taxpayers can breathe a sigh of relief that the United States government has changed the … Continue reading

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