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Uganda Ranked #1 Travel Destination

Yet another reason to come on my trip to Uganda in April 2012!!! This isn’t a surprise to those of us who have loved Uganda for years, but finally the “outside world” is catching on. Lonely Planet, one of the … Continue reading

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Come to Uganda!!!

Travel to Uganda with Conservation Concepts and BeadforLife

Uganda Village ImageApril 11 – 21, 2012 I will be leading my seventh trip to Uganda in partnership with my wife’s organization, BeadforLife.

This trip to Uganda is full-immersion, and will be a very powerful experience. This is not Africa through the windows of an air-conditioned bus, but a chance to feel the red dust on your face and engage one-on-one with some of the most welcoming people in the world.

Here is a sample of what you will experience:

  • Learn about the complicated issues of global poverty and BeadforLife’s holistic approach to poverty eradication.
  • Visit BeadforLife’s Friendship Village to see the life-changing benefits of home ownership
  • Go on a 4-day safari in spectacular Murchison Falls National Park
  • Explore environmental issues and their impacts on people’s lives
  • Visit an AIDS clinic and find out what living with HIV means in Africa

Follow the link to learn more about traveling to Uganda with Conservation Concepts and BeadforLife. And please forward this message on to your friends!

Mark Jordahl

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Uganda Mountain Gorilla Census Has Begun

Conservation organizations in Uganda have begun a new census to count the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the western mountains. With an estimated value in tourism dollars of $1 million per gorilla per year, these animals are important both 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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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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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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Ugandan Elephant Killed for Being Too Friendly

In his recent Uganda Conservation Update, Wolfgang Thome writes of a friendly elephant likely poisoned by locals: WINDOW SHOPPING ELEPHANT POISONED The female elephant, recently risen to fame when pictures were published in the Uganda media about walking along the … Continue reading

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