Tag Archives: Democratic Republic of Congo
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
The Obama administration just released their plan for how to finally eliminate the Lords Resistance Army from central Africa. Drumroll please… 1. Protect civilians 2. Take out Joseph Kony and his commanders 3. Promote defection or disarmament of rebels 4. … Continue reading
Here is a video created by two filmmaker friends of mine, Vicky Collins and Paul Hillman, about the World Vision center in Gulu that is rehabilitating ex-child-soldiers. It recently aired on the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer. They interviewed a few of the young people who escaped from the LRA during battles in the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this year, and you get to hear directly from them about some of the challenges of trying to re-enter their old lives after years living as soldiers in the bush.
I think you will agree that the highlight of the piece is my cameo appearance driving my white SUV into the World Vision compound. Continue reading
Northern Uganda is no longer a place of war – it is a place of potential. Sure, it still has its challenges, but one of the things it needs most is to be more integrated with the rest of Uganda. What that will take is more people traveling there and seeing it as a living, vibrant part of the country rather than a mythical land of warfare and abductions. Continue reading