Stories about Uganda from November, 2007
Beloved by the blogren for his prolific, provocative comments and his endless, passionate devotion to North Korea, the 27th Comrade was until recently one of Uganda's most active bloggers. Two months ago the Comrade decided to take a hiatus from his blog Communist Socks and Boots. Our author Rebekah Heacock sought him out for a conversation about writing, reggae and, naturally, Communism.
Ugandan President big test: “Commonwealth chair is Museveni’s big test Now that Chogm has passed, it’s imperative that the country takes stock of the historic week when citizens once again demonstrated that they can stick together to attain a common objective.”
Want will happen to the broken sidewalks in Uganda?: “They tore up the sidewalks and streets for Chogm to rebuild nicer ones. But since the repairs haven’t been finished, and the Queen and other diplomats and visitors have come and gone, they’ll stay half-finished forever. Chogm came and went without...
Okello Lucima's existentialist reading of the conflict in Northern Uganda: “Read in broad existentialist terms, the Ugandan State and regime are absurd worlds, from which its citizens in the north have been alienated from themselves and estranged from the popular view of national normalcy.”
Tanzania's Richard Bezuidenhout was recently declared the winner of $100 000 prize for the second edition of Big Brother Africa. Richard, the 24 year-old film student, survived five nominations, fell in love with a fellow housemate from Angola, Tatiana, and was involved in an alleged sexual assault in the house. Richard was newly married when he entered the house. Bloggers have been writing extensively about the outcome of the show.
Ugandan bloggers (popularly known as the Blogren) gear up for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, worry about the latest developments in the north and keep tabs on their favorite reality television star, Maureen Namatovu.
Is it worth it fighting for gay rights in Uganda?, asks GayUndanda: “Trying to convince people that what I am demanding is normal? Insisting that I am a normal human being? The price is high. But the alternative is too costly.”
Kenny discusses development aid perception towards Africa: “As you read through the article, many of the project objectives seem worthy enough – access to clean water, healthcare, education and so on – but the headline the newspaper chose doesn't do anybody justice, least of all the inhabitants of Katine. “Can...
The death of a popular Ugandan radio personality, Wilfred Bangirana, on Sunday has the blogren fondly remembering his talents as an oldies DJ.
In several posts from Africa, we get a glimpse of conservation efforts in the different countries, hindrances faced in some countries and success in at least one. The countries we read from are South Africa, Zambia and D.R Congo in regards to conservation, and from Kenya and Uganda regarding carbon...