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Author Archives: Sylvana Lewin
Funding the Fight Against HIV, TB, and Malaria Recently, The Global Fund has launched a new funding model. Under this model, Uganda will receive USD 420 million for the countries fight against HIV, TB, and Malaria. USD 250 million will go to treating and preventing HIV and AIDs, USD 23 million towards TB, and US… Continue reading
HIV Negative or Not A recent report has discovered that Ugandans are purchasing fake “HIV negative” test results. The number is growing pointing to a trend of desperation. Many living with HIV/AIDs confront stigmas as they search for jobs and more. The ability to easily buy these results could affect surveys on the prevalence of… Continue reading
After much consideration, Uganda has decided to support the irredentism of Katanga into Tanzania. We believe that due to the current failed state of the DRC that the removal of Katanga from the state is in the region’s best interests. Not only must the current state of Katanga be addressed for the sake of the… Continue reading
Travel Bans After the controversy caused by the adoption of the anti-homosexuality laws in both Uganda and Nigeria, the European Parliament has backed a resolution imposing travel and visa bans against individuals responsible. The members of the parliament stated that the laws were a danger to human rights in both countries. The resolution is nonbinding…. Continue reading
Kazibwe Speaks Up On Monday, the former Vice President of Uganda, Specioza Wandira-Kazibwe finally spoke up against the signing into law of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and urged for its repeal. This bill has been highly controversial in the global community and upon signing it President Museveni state that it was intended to display “Uganda’s independence… Continue reading
1. Look at the narrator’s descriptions of the different rebel leaders. What problem is Kourouma trying to illustrate? What is the effect of this problem? 2. Drugs plays a large roll in this section. What do you think of the narrator’s attitude towards drugs? What does this show of the purpose of the use of… Continue reading
1. In the first pages of the novel, it becomes apparent that the novel’s narrator is a former child soldier. Do you believe the author’s portrayal of his characteristics and personality is accurate? In what ways do you believe this will effect the story? In what ways will Kourouma not being a child soldier himself… Continue reading
Anti Gender Violence Facility The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region is launching a regional training facility for the management of sexual and gender-based violence in Uganda. The facility will cost around $5 million in the pilot phase and will train people who handle cases of sexual violence in the Great Lakes region. Currently… Continue reading
1. In this section, we see Obi confronted with two different forms of bribery in the work place. How does the first scene with Mr. Mark differ from the second scene with Miss. Mark? What could the differences between these scenes show? Why do you think Achebe includes this? 2. During this section, Obi and… Continue reading
Global Day of Action Ugandan activists have organized a Global Day of Action against Uganda’s Anti-homosexuality bill. Activists around the world showed their support to those campaigning against the bill yesterday. Homophobic violence and arrests have increased since the introduction of the bill and if President Museveni does not veto or amend the bill by February 23rd,… Continue reading