(GIN)—Somebody had to do it. With President Obama reported to be breaking a record in visits to African countries, someone had to ask: “How many presidents have visited Africa while in office? And where exactly have they gone?” A Washington Post blogger popped the question. And, the answers were pitiful. Before Obama’s current trip, American […]
(GIN)–Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, is scheduled to visit Uganda and the Central African Republic this year, where religious wars, before and now, have wrecked destruction and devastation on the local populations. The prelate confirmed his itinerary at a retreat of Third World Priests in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. “God […]
(GIN)–Nigeria’s president-elect is already making waves with his pledge to attack corruption, starting with the missing $20 billion allegedly swiped from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation during the previous administration. Muhammadu Buhari pledged to pursue the claim of former Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended last year by former president Goodluck Jonathan after […]
(GIN)—From a camp for displaced people amidst war, Victor Ochen was never far from the strife that afflicted Uganda more than a decade ago. The Lord’s Resistance Army abducted his elder brother and cousin. Their whereabouts are still unknown. Since then, Ochen has turned his personal pain into an initiative that aims to rehabilitate victims […]
(GIN)–Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where he headed up the Institute for Global Cultural Studies at the State University of New York in Binghamton. Professor Mazrui had an illustrious scholarly life. He authored […]
(GIN)—At a gay pride rally on the shores of Lake Victoria, over 100 members of Uganda’s oppressed sexual minority led a party of music, dancing and laughter. The event marked the “unbanning” of the gay community by an act of the Supreme Court which found a draconian anti-homosexual ordinance to be unconstitutional. Festival-goers wore Pride-themed […]
A decade ago, Dr. Jackson Orem was the sole oncologist serving 39 million Ugandans at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Today, he works with a small team of specialists.
(GIN)—European donors opened their wallets again to pledge some $2.4 billion for the reconstruction of Somalia. The money throws the Horn of Africa nation another lifeline as it attempts to end more than two decades of conflict. The money has been called a “New Deal” for what is widely regarded as a failed state. European Union (EU) […]