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Joshua Goldstein

Joshua Goldstein is a 23 year old American writing about post-conflict development, IT for development and finding the best cycling route from Kampala to Cape Town. His blog is In An African Minute.

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Uganda: Blog Awards, Digital Activism and More

8 April 2007

A historic moment in the Ugandan blogosphere occurred a few weeks ago as the winners of the 2006 Uganda Best of Blog awards were announced. Since February 2007, local bloggers have been gathering for the Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour, which is held monthly at Mateo's bar in downtown Kampala. The...

Uganda: Special Report on Best of Blogs

26 February 2007

Last week, Uganda bloggers descended on Mateo's bar in Kampala for the second Uganda Bloggers Happy Hour. In addition to catching up with friends and discussing the main challenges facing the nation, the group made nominations for the first Uganda Best of Blog Awards. In a way, 2006 was the...

Ugandan Blogosphere: Juba Peace Talks and Best of Blogs

10 February 2007

If the activity in January and early February is a sign of things to come, 2007 promises to be a banner year for relevancy, engagement and quality of content in the Ugandan blogosphere. The Juba Peace Talks between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda, whose wheels...

Uganda's IT Scene and More

14 December 2006

While only 0.6 percent of Uganda's population are internet users, there is increasing evidence that both Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capacity is increasing, and that it is increasing in ways that are useful and relevent to local communities. On OpenDemocracy.net, Patricia Daniels provides an overview of this continent wide...

On Blogging Conflict Regions

29 November 2006

Ethan Zuckerman, one of the founders of Global Voices, once said in an interview that to care about a far away place that gets little media attention requires empathy. Empathy for a place can come through from having close friends who grew there, or by traveling there yourself. Sometimes, it...

Dispatch from Uganda

27 October 2006

The tenuous peace talks in Juba, Sudan, between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) continue for a third month, with each side accusing the other of non-compliance with the cessation of hostilities agreement. However, complete breakdown of the talks was averted when the Government of Southern...

Dispatch from Uganda

13 October 2006

Peace talks continue in Juba, Sudan, between the Government of Uganda and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Ngomrom faults the Government of Uganda and Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) of lacking seriousness in the talks with the LRA: Why would anybody even consider that the peace talks proceed with ICC...

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