Tag Archives: Uganda

good african coffee.

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to attend a conference organized by NYU called “Debates in Development.” The keynote speaker was an impressive Ugandan coffee entrepreneur named Andrew Rugasira. Among other things, he told the gathered crowd of development/aid … Continue reading

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troubling news from uganda.

My heart goes out to all my Ugandan and other friends in my adopted country, where bombings killed at least 74 people who were watching the World Cup final in Kampala. More at: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/07/12/uganda.bombings/index.html As the mainstream Western news coverage … Continue reading

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aids programs in financial crisis.

For anyone interested in what America is doing about AIDS in Africa, this is very important (very true) reading: In Uganda, AIDS War Is Falling Apart Unfortunately, a lot of the progress we’ve made in the last decade is beginning … Continue reading

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saddened.

bill before the ugandan parliament

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more mrs.

A letter to the editor written to a major Ugandan newspaper (click to read):

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this little piggy went to market.

One of the luxuries that my Peace Corps living allowance permits me is second-hand shopping. You may think that the bag of old clothes you donated last time you cleaned out your closet was given to a needy family. If … Continue reading

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guest post: on the road

We are woken at 5:30am with the call to prayer amplified throughout the steamy capital of Uganda and shortly after, we meet O., our driver for the next few days. O. navigates and weaves around the huge dusty potholes heading … Continue reading

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