Category Archives: Politics

Prince Charles’ Video Address to Rio+20

Most of the world seems to have low expectations for what will come out of the Rio+20 environmental conference that is happening right now. In this video, Prince Charles highlights how little has been accomplished since the Rio Earth Summit … 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 Funding Infographic from Upworthy

Interesting infographic from Upworthy. Thoughts?

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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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Kony 2012

Invisible Children has come up with another powerful campaign, Kony 2012, and another powerful video that you can view here: While I am bracing myself for an onslaught of media making it sound like the war is still happening in … 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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Was Uganda Better Off Under British Rule?

This question was asked by Larry Kanyike in the Daily Monitor in his article Does Uganda Have a Future. His opening statement, and the rest of the article, should stir up some interesting debate: “It is over 40 years since … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Blogging

One of the best things about blogging is that you get to interact with your readers, unlike most other forms of writing. A good friend, and one of my favorite Devil’s Advocates, had some great perspectives on my last post … Continue reading

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South Sudan – a Subsidiary of Texas

This is one of the many reasons why Americans should pay attention to Africa. Whether through a foreign aid and development approach, a military approach, or a business approach, the United States is pulling levers in countries all over the … Continue reading

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