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Healing & Developing Uganda

Healing & Developing Uganda Based on what we have discussed in this term, I would advise Ugandan leaders to improve domestic relations before diving into foreign relations. Uganda is still a very divided nation and the north is recovering from … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Foreign Relations

Uganda maintains three relationships that matter most: United States, Russia and China (in order of importance). The United States provides Uganda with more than half of its aid. This provides assistance for health, the global war on terror and education. … Continue reading

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Uganda Civil Conflict

Joseph Kony is well known for being the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), an anti-government rebel group in northern Uganda. In 1986, Yoweri Museveni took control of Uganda after the Bush War. Kony felt the atrocities committed by … Continue reading

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The Oil Curse

The Oil Curse This idea of an ‘oil curse’ is seen in North and West Africa as well as in the Middle East. I have read about it in both courses and have seen very similar outcomes. First off, the … Continue reading

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Foreign aid to Uganda

Similar to the rest of Africa, the US is the largest donor of foreign systematic aid to Uganda. The US accounts for over ½ of Uganda’s total received foreign aid of $560 million. Most aid activities in Uganda are executed … Continue reading

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Uganda-US Relations

US-Uganda Relations Uganda is repeatedly proclaimed as a US ally in the ‘war against terror’. Since the US’ major interest in Africa has been focused on counter-terrorism, Uganda remains a vital ally. As stated in the Van de Walle reading, … Continue reading

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Political Institutions in Uganda

Uganda has had a difficult time establishing a truly functional state. Being controlled by the British Empire as a protectorate left Ugandans without a system of government or a set of laws. The British focused mainly on Buganda, a large … Continue reading

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Uganda LGBT

Uganda shows they have no respect for the LGBT community and are even threatening arrests for those who show support for LGBT pride. The Ethics Minister supports the Colonial penal code that bans gay sex and has also blatantly lied … Continue reading

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Journal 1

Eritrea and Uganda were both colonized by nations that left vacuums for civil war and exacerbated underlying issues. Linguistically, both Uganda and Eritrea retained colonial languages. But, today, the official language in Uganda is English and in Eritrea, Tigrinya is … Continue reading

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