Tag: Uganda

Blog Action Day: It's Time We Looked in the Mirror to End the Violence

Blog Action Day: It's Time We Looked in the Mirror to End the Violence
As a participant in this year’s Blog Action Day, I struggled to focus on a topic that mirrored this year’s theme of Raising Up Your Voice. Because this blog is global in nature, I thought about revisiting the voices I have already profiled to talk about the issues facing people around the world. I could,... Read more »

Things The World Taught Me in 2014

Things The World Taught Me in 2014
I began this blog in June of 2014 with the goal of interviewing one person in every country of the world (roughly 196). By year’s end, I’d spoken with 19 people. They humbled me with their willingness to participate. Surprised, delighted, and disturbed me with their responses. I learned so much from them. Below, is... Read more »

Uganda: The Pearl of Africa

Uganda: The Pearl of Africa
My limited knowledge of Uganda conjures up nightmarish news coverage of Idi Amin and the atrocities of his violent reign during the 1970s. Decades later, when I saw the film, The Last King of Scotland,” I was reminded of Amin’s cruelties and how horrific the world seemed when I was a teenager. Yet after Amin... Read more »
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