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Ugandans Leverage Viral Activism

23/04/2012

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Former child abductee with LRA, Photo by Sean Sprague

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:54 PM EDT,  23 April 2012 KAMPALA, Uganda – The Joseph Kony video that revealed gross human rights abuses in Uganda, particularly with regard to the kidnapping of children who were subsequently pressed into war as child soldiers, is not without its critics. Many Ugandans feel that their involvement in […]

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Victoria Seeds | Josephine Okot

13/03/2012

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Mother Farming with Children, Photo by Gates Foundation

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:23 PM EDT, 13 March 2012 KAMPALA, Uganda – With the recent fervor over the viral Joseph Kony video, Uganda has shot to the forefront of many American’s consciousness. There are many tragedies occurring across the Continent, and we have focused most recently on the genocide that is occurring in […]

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Joseph Kony viral video campaign clouded in controversy

07/03/2012

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African Child Soldier

Originally posted on National Post | News:
A documentary film aimed at exposing the heinous acts of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony exploded over the Internet Wednesday, drawing praise and condemnation from the millions who viewed it. The half-hour film Kony 2012, made by the U.S. organization Invisible Children, tells the story of a child soldier named Jacob…

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First War, Now Elephantiasis

30/01/2012

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elephantiasis

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:55 PM EDT, 30 January 2012 UGANDA – When I was a child I first encountered a person afflicted with Elephantiasis when we moved to Nigeria. I wrote about this encounter in my post The Road to Naijiriya which details my arrival in Lagos as we embarked on our new […]

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Soul Somi

06/01/2010

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Soul Somi - If Rain Comes First

New African Soul in the vein of Cassandra Wilson, Miriam Mekada, Cesaria Evora, Sarah Vaughan and Sade. The rhythm of Africa from North to South and East to West. Viva Africa!

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