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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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Invisible Children wants to talk… to Ugandan Diaspora, tomorrow

24 March 2012

By TMS Ruge via Project Diaspora Invisible Children has issued a statement calling for a meeting with Ugandan Diaspora tomorrow, March 31st. No doubt the agenda at said meeting is going to be about the controversy surrounding the recent...

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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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More perspectives on Kony 2012

18 March 2012

I know Glenna Gordon from her time in Uganda and she was one of the few American journalists who covered the later stages of the Kony war in northern Uganda. She was part of a group of journalists who...

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Unpacking Kony 2012

18 March 2012

By Ethan Zuckerman This Monday, March 5th, the advocacy organization Invisible Children released a 30 minute video titled “Kony 2012“. The goal of the video is to raise awareness of Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group,...

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A Peace of my mind: Respect my agency 2012!

18 March 2012

By TMS Ruge via Project Diaspora I have had roughly 24 hours to gather my thoughts about the latest fund-raising stunt undertaken by the long-in-the-tooth Invisible Children (IC) organization. In that time, I have had an opportunity to think...

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