Uganda

Uganda’s Exceptional Approach to the Refugee Challenge

LSE’s Marina Elgawly discusses Uganda as a potential model for addressing the refugee crisis globally.

October 2016 marked the full dismantlement of “the Jungle”, the notorious refugee camp in Calais that had come to symbolise the failure of EU refugee and migrant policy. The squalor of Calais brought to light the current rhetoric which surrounds the global approach towards the […]

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    Book Review: When the Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard by Ledio Cakaj

Book Review: When the Walking Defeats You: One Man’s Journey as Joseph Kony’s Bodyguard by Ledio Cakaj

This is a unique and compelling account that effectively intertwines the biographical account of George Omona (fictional name) – a young man who voluntarily joined and fought for the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Eastern Congo between 2007 and 2010 before escaping – with the wider narrative of an ongoing conflict. Jamie Hitchen […]

The Trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: Opportunity or Spectre

Anna Macdonald and Holly Porter examine the political and social dynamics that shape local perspectives on the first war crimes prosecution of a former Lord’s Resistance Army fighter, Thomas Kwoyelo.

The pre-trial of Thomas Kwoyelo –the first war crimes prosecution of a former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighter, and the only domestic war crimes prosecution in Uganda starts up again […]

November 17th, 2016|Featured, Human Rights|3 Comments|

Britain and the Scramble for East Africa

LSE’s Jonas Fossli Gjersø examines the reasons behind Britain annexation of modern-day Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

 

By the end of the 19th century, Britain had amassed an enormous colonial empire in Africa. In an almost unbroken line, it spanned from Alexandria in the north to Cape Town in the south, and was famously epitomised in the image of the Rhodes […]

Uber is arriving now: Driving urban mobility in Africa

The Uber revolution has arrived. The ride-share app launched services in South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, and more recently in Uganda and Ghana. One of the biggest potential benefits of Uber in African cities could be to provide urban planners and authorities grappling with how to manage rapid urbanisation with access to data. The app collects substantial data on ride times, routes, and estimates of the supply and demand for paid transport. Astrid […]

September 12th, 2016|Economics, Featured, Society|0 Comments|

Deworming Delusions in the Search for Scientific Certainty

Duncan Green and Mohga Kamal-Yanni analyse the latest developments in Worm Wars.

 

Should I blog about things that are way over my head? Well it’s never stopped me in the past…… My LSE colleague and Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, Tim Allen, along with Melissa Parker and Katja Polman have edited an issue of the Journal […]

August 1st, 2016|Featured, Health|0 Comments|
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    Book Review – African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women Edited by Jane Plastow, Yvette Hutchison and Christine Matzke

Book Review – African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women Edited by Jane Plastow, Yvette Hutchison and Christine Matzke

African Theatre 14: Contemporary Women looks at the lives, challenges and contributions of African women from across the continent to making and participating in theatre in the 21st century. Yovanka Perdigão calls this book a useful aid to further the conversation on how to improve accessibility and the work of African women in theatre.

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    WhatsApp, Facebook and pakapaka: Digital lives in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

WhatsApp, Facebook and pakapaka: Digital lives in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

LSE’s Savita Bailur and Emrys Schoemaker explore how young people in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda use mobile internet.

“I am into like this video editing … wedding programs, wedding invitation, I do it for them like it’s in a form of video so I use my mobile phone. And I have this app, I have [put] some of the jobs […]

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    Book Review: Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda edited by Christopher Conte

Book Review: Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda edited by Christopher Conte

Crossroads: Women Coming of Age in Today’s Uganda provides a compelling picture of the lives of women in contemporary Uganda. Although the book cannot be taken to represent Ugandan women everywhere, Richard Stupart says this collection of personal stories is timely.

A compilation of short, personal stories of over a dozen Ugandan women from a range of backgrounds, Crossroads […]

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    Fighting to Work: Employment, Not Militias, will Determine Uganda’s Future Stability

Fighting to Work: Employment, Not Militias, will Determine Uganda’s Future Stability

Rebecca Tapscott argues that Uganda’s Crime Preventer program is not just another manifestation of African electoral violence. It is a day-to-day strategy of governing and controlling one of the most threatening segments of the population—young, unemployed and disenchanted youth. It is important not to demonise Crime Preventers as militias in thrall to the President. Rather, the majority of many […]

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