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#UgandaSpeaks – Tending our own stories

10 April 2012

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” Chimamanda Adichie The KONY2012 video was released a couple of...

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Censorship ahead of the IPU assembly in Kampala: On Nodding Disease

27 March 2012

In the next few days Uganda will host the 126th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) assemby. The IPU assembly brings over 3000 delegates to Kampala. This assembly will discuss issues on (good) governance and maternal health among other pressing issues. Apparently...

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Nodding Disease: Success stories under difficult circumstances

24 March 2012

“For a typical 12-year-old who should be the picture of health: physical, overly playful, full of energy, noisy and mobile, Nancy Lamwaka is the opposite. She is skinny, malnourished, hungry, profoundly retarded and immobile.” as Edward Echwalu writes on...

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Why the nodding disease should make us re-examine our journalism

18 March 2012

Benon Herbert Oluka is a Daily Monitor. Since December 2011, when the media began consistently covering what has come to be known as nodding disease, the resilience with which journalists have provided comprehensive reports and profiles of victims has...

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