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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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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Think of The Expat Life?

On this day 44 years ago, April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed. It is interesting reflecting on this sitting here in Uganda where sometimes it is hard to tell he ever lived. I’ve been … 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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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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President Museveni – Remember When YOU Were a Rebel?

It is more than a little hypocritical when President Museveni criticizes the West for getting involved in the Libya crisis. If countries really should be left to work out their own issues, even when “the people” are vastly out-gunned, how … Continue reading

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Good Riddance, Buturo
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James Buturo, the erstwhile Ethics and Integrity State Minister, is now just your average closed-minded gay-bashing guy. He is one of several MPs who were forced to resign their posts after running for office as Independent candidates without first resigning from their parties.

On his way out, he actually came up with what might be his best policy recommendation ever. He may have found a solution to the impending population crisis here in Uganda:

“Homosexuality in Uganda and Africa as a whole is a taboo. How can a man sleep with a fellow man or a woman with a fellow woman. How can they produce children?”

Excellent point, Mr. Buturo. Maybe everyone should become gay, at least for a few years, until the rampaging population growth gets under control (Uganda has the second highest population growth rate in the world, and nobody is talking about it).

And, of course, he had to make one more jab at western nations for “exporting” homosexuality to Uganda:

“if it is good and revered in their countries, they should not impose it on Ugandans or Africans in general.”

Uh, yeah…we in the west have so much to gain from turning Africans gay that it has become a primary State Department strategy. I have written about my views on this claim in my post Homosexuality in Uganda is Not a European Import – Christianity Is.

Mr. Buturo, I hope your replacement possesses some ethics and some integrity.

Related Articles:

Ethics Minister Nsaba Buturo Resigns (Independent)

Gay Rights in Uganda (Wild Thoughts from Uganda)

Mark D. Jordahl – Kampala

 Good Riddance, Buturo
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JGI-Uganda Ecotourism Project Nominated for Conservation Award

I love seeing good news on the conservation and tourism front in Uganda. It’s even better when it is about The Jane Goodall Instutute, which is my favorite conservation group in Uganda. The following information is from the JGI Website: … Continue reading

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Libya: Anger Shifting from Gadaffi to “African Mercenaries”

Gadaffi uses mercenary soldiers from sub-Saharan Africa. As his country rises up against him, he probably uses them even more than he did before, since the loyalties of his “Libyan” soldiers must be in doubt. This is causing a violent … Continue reading

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Did Gadaffi Help Control Muslim Extremism in Africa?

Once Gadaffi is removed from power, there will be many dominoes falling across Africa. His personal investments in businesses and in cultivating relationships with cultural rulers constitute billions of dollars and form an intricate web of control across the continent. … Continue reading

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Uganda After the Elections

This post takes a look at the reactions of bloggers to the peaceful elections in Uganda. Continue reading

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