Tag Archives: Politics

a nation in mourning.

Yesterday afternoon, the radio (which is always on in our office) brought news that Ghana’s President, John Atta Mills, had died. The official statement from his office reported that the death was sudden, but foreign media outlets are reporting that … Continue reading

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5. my thoughts now.

My initial reaction to the Kony2012 video was emotional. And these weren’t the kind of feelings the filmmakers were aiming for. I’ve written this series of posts to force myself to engage more deeply with facts of the LRA conflict, … Continue reading

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4. many voices, experiences, emotions, ideas.

I will weigh in next with a final (for now), more personal post. Here I’ve compiled a cross-section of less-viewed videos in many languages that I hope highlight the diverse emotions, thoughts, and experiences of people in Uganda, DR Congo, … Continue reading

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2. the present: what is the situation today?

This is part 2 of a series of posts attempting to advance conversation about Kony and the LRA. I’d appreciate input in the form of comments and apologize in advance for errors or omissions. Questions too. I’d especially like input from … Continue reading

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1. the past: how did we get here?

This is part 1 of a series of posts trying to advance conversation about Kony and the LRA. I apologize in advance for errors or omissions. I’d appreciate your input in the comments section, especially from those of you more … Continue reading

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let’s have a new conversation about kony.

A few folks have asked my thoughts about the Kony2012 campaign. It has brought a lot of attention to an issue that’s close to my heart, as Uganda was my second home from 2007-2009 and I had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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some thoughts on hatred and healing.

I had only one night in Bujumbura (Burundi). Bed was tempting. I was filthy, exhausted, and had eaten only a few tiny bananas all day. But I was determined to rally. I caffeinated myself and took a chilly shower and … Continue reading

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