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Only 48% think Uganda government can solve top issues

March 29, 2012

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In Uganda government approval ratings have dropped to 26 per cent barely a year after Mr Museveni’s resounding 2011 68 per cent electoral victory, with as many as eight out of every 10 Ugandans admitting that they have lost confidence in the NRM leader’s handling of the economy. via Only 48% think government can solve […]

London protests Trayvon Martin killing

March 28, 2012

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It’s been almost a decade since I protested on the streets. For all of my mouthing off I rarely take the time to match my words with actions. The Iraq War protest was the last time I picked up a placard and this coming Saturday 31 March will be the next. The killing of Trayvon […]

Kony family hit back at US NGO ‘forcing’ reconciliation

March 28, 2012

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The family of Joseph Kony has hit back against attempts by an US NGO to force their clan to atone for the crimes the star of Invisible Children campaign. According to a report in the Acholi Times, Kony’s uncles have demanded answers as to why their family was being forced to undergo a reconciliation ceremony. […]

Democracy (prep) = choice + voice

March 27, 2012

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“Our scholars come to understand the complex concept of “democracy” as having “choice and voice in their community.” Seth Andrew, Founder and Superintendent of Democracy Prep Public Schools 

Understanding China’s approach to international development

March 27, 2012

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A great piece was published in The Guardian a few days back on SaferWorld’s report on China’s influence in conflict-affected states. The most interesting part is the insight offered by Dr Xiao Yuhua, from the Institute of African Studies at the Zhejiang Normal University in China. Speaking in the context of  the North’s decreasing leverage in […]

The best music review ever

March 27, 2012

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All music reviews should be this cool, although getting rap tracks reviewed by kids who know what rap is might be a suggestion for next time. Still yet another reason why I still love Vice magazine!

Mobile technology, participation, gender (and a dodgy stat)

March 27, 2012

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I somehow missed this UNDP report “Mobile Technologies and Empowerment: Enhancing human development through participation and innovation”. It’s important to note the mobile specific aspect of current and future technologies being addressed in detail as for all the media talk of Twitter and Facebook revolutions pretty much everything I’ve heard those in the know say […]