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Originally posted on Global Voices: The Blog of American Jewish World Service Even though I live in New York, Uganda is often on my mind; especially the LGBTI Ugandan activists who are working to advance their human rights in an
A bit more than a week ago, a crispy grasshopper challenged its way down my throat. With cracking smiles, three teens from Kampala, Uganda handed me strange bug in a bustling street market and said, “Eat. It’s good!” As it
Pretty much everyone has seen the Kony 2012 video that went viral a few months ago. Despite its ensuing controversy, it told the basic facts of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda. It detailed how Joseph Kony and
Yesterday we left Obim primary school and said good-bye to 1,320 students and their 18 teachers. Among these beautiful faces was Gloria, a 14-year old girl whose education will end in a few months. Gloria speaks better English than most
Lira, Uganda. I am sitting in my quaint hotel room, freshly showered (even had the choice between hot and cold water). After I put on my clean clothes, I’ll probably grab a cold drink, eat any of the many snacks
At elementary school and summer camp, I could spend a whole recess or lunch period playing hand-clapping games — Miss Mary Mack, The Spades Go — and many others that I haven’t thought about in perhaps two decades. Until today.
Tears filled my eyes when former child soldier, Ricky Richard Anywar, described his abduction as a mere 14 year old boy. He was taken from his village along with his older brother. But to remove his motivation to escape the rebel army