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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It’s Back.

As I suspected, the “Kill the Gays Bill” has returned as a priority item for the new Parliament in Uganda. It will be interesting to see if the death penalty aspect is still stripped out, or if it has been … Continue reading

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Cheetah Video

Now THIS is funny: Compliments to Chucky1916 for this work of genius. Mark D. Jordahl

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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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Do I Have a Right to be Comfortable?

I have been back in the States now for over 2 1/2 months. Life is comfortable here. Things work. The roads are safe. Our power is on most of the time. I am surrounded by beautiful mountains and trees and … Continue reading

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Inflation in Uganda

This is the reason for the “Walk-to-Work” protests. Follow the link to see more images from the protests on Global Voices Online. Mark D. Jordahl

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Keep an Eye on Museveni

I just read an article that brought up a number of red flags for me about the direction Uganda is taking right now. It is well-known that President Museveni is living in fear of what has happened in north Africa. … Continue reading

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Uganda in Flames

I haven’t written for a while because I have been in transit for the last few weeks moving back to the States. As I have tuned back into what has been happening in Uganda, I am in total shock. Museveni … Continue reading

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