Monthly Archives: October 2012

Taking its head out of the sand? The international community and Congo’s notorious neighbours

TweetLucy Hovil Although it is relatively easy to start a war, it is much harder to sustain it – or at least to sustain it in any effective way. There is an assumption that what distinguishes war from anarchy is … Continue reading

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Gays seek protection in Senegal despite intolerance of homosexuality

TweetWest Africa is not an easy place to live if you are gay. In Gambia, fifteen men were arrested in April of this year on suspicion of being gay. After almost three months they were acquitted for lack of evidence. … Continue reading

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Ambassador Kagimu is the icing on the Uhuru cake

TweetDismas Nkunda I know I blogged about Uganda’s 50th birthday earlier in the week, but this one has to be told. I have just agonisingly – and sometimes covering my face in shame – finished watching a YouTube clip that … Continue reading

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Fifty years of self-rule or 50 years of misrule? Uganda after half a century of (in)dependence

TweetDismas Nkunda On 9 October 1962, Uganda was handed her independence with great fanfare. Today marks 50 years of self-rule – or misrule, depending on your perspective. But what are we celebrating? Did Uganda really deserve to be independent? And … Continue reading

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