· March, 2006

Stories about Uganda from March, 2006

Uganda: Conflict

  31 March 2006

Uganda Conflict Action Network reports that the “current rate of death from the war in northern Uganda is three times higher than [that] in Iraq following the US invasion.” Facts and figures are provided to back up this claim.

East Africa: press freedom

  27 March 2006

Nazret.Net points to an report on press freedom in East Africa and sites Eritrea as the worst country in the region.

Africa: We Can't Blame Everything on the West

  26 March 2006

Le Pangolin writes (FR): “So long as we fail to entertain critiques of our destructive ways, we will always be dominated by the West. Imagine for a moment all Africans living in Europe creating investment funds; they could then purchase on [various] stock markets the very companies that determine the...

New blogger in Uganda – HipFlaskSwigger

  24 March 2006

Peoplehouse is a recently-started blog which appears to be by Ugandan journalist David Kaiza and consists, so far, of selected pieces of his writing. His most recent post is an appreciation of the novelist V.S. Naipaul written in the year that Naipaul won the Nobel prize for literature.

DRC: Elections and “Rwandanization”

  23 March 2006

For Musengeshi Katata from Forum Realisance (FR) a victory for Joseph Kabila in the upcoming election would only prolong the “rwandanization” of the Congo. The “rwandanization” of the Congo started when Laurent Kabila, Joseph's predecessor and father began hiring rwandan and ugandan mercenaries to keep himself in power, says Katata....

Jamaica: Commonwealth Games

  22 March 2006

Leon wonders why the 18th Commonwealth Games aren't getting more media attention. “Is it because the mighty U.S is not involved, since the Commonwealth games only include former territories of Britain? (But wait, America is a former territory of Britain!).”

Commonwealth Games

  15 March 2006

Regan liveblogs the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games, which took place last night in Melbourne, Australia.

Uganda: American held on terrorism charges

  15 March 2006

Uganda-CAN reports that an American is presently being held under arrest in Uganda for illegal possession of arms and terrorism... It is claimed that the American hoped to collect the $1.7 bounty that is on the leader of the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army.