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StopKony Fine, But Post-Conflict Reconstruction In Northern Uganda Is The Real Story – By Marjoke Oosterom

15 April 2012

The ‘Kony2012’ documentary film was put online on March 5 by the US-based organisation Invisible Children. Within days, the film helped raise $5 million for the organisation, and within a week attracted 70m viewers worldwide. Although the film shows the...

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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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A Dam Relief begins in May 2012 – Uganda’s Truth will follow

10 April 2012

It is quite interesting and rather DEPRESSING every time I learn that people in the so called developed countries know so little about Uganda and other developing countries at large. I watched the above video just a few minutes...

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This is Our Uganda

28 March 2012

Today Uganda is a peaceful and stable country. Travellers will find a unique, nebulous of uncommercialised offerings. From the snow capped Mountains of the Moon to the mighty River Nile, primates, traditional and water safaris – Uganda is a...

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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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