Tag Archive for Uganda

Interactive map of small arms imports and exports






An online interactive map highlights the recent arms trade. I find it interesting that the DRC, site of so much violence only registers imports of about $.5 million whereas neighboring Uganda has one of the highest tallies in the region with more than US$7.7 million in imports. Interactive Globe: Small Arms Imports & Exports. Thanks,…

GEP Course Notes: Oil in Africa






Drilling Africa’s Arctic | Thought Leader. The Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest Unesco World Heritage Site, is situated along the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda. It contains more species of mammals, reptiles and birds than any other protected area on the continent. It has an exceptional diversity of landscapes…

Africa Notes: Seeing Kony, Part 2: A timeline






I have resisted posting more about “Kony 2012” since my first post. There has just been so much going on, though it has started to calm down, as the graph of Google searches shows: To organize my own thoughts about this I thought it would be useful to construct a timeline of some of the…

Africa Notes: Gay Rights and the Alien Tort Statute






Do African politicians have a reason to support gay rights? A recent conversation with some colleagues and the discovery of a post about “Gay Relief” on Ramblings of a Procastinator in Accra got me thinking again about the politics of homosexuality in Africa. In the blog post, Abena Serwaa writes: Contrary to what most people…

Museveni wins






Not a surprise.  The question is… what will happen next. Some have been worried about the prospects for violence. BBC News – Uganda election: Yoweri Museveni wins fresh term. More info at The Independent. Look for a podcast from Andrew Mwenda on this soon. “The Africanist”, Richard Vokes, maintains a nice Uganda blog as well.…