Category Archives: Africa

Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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Playground Installed Near Masaka, Uganda

Just after the first of the year, I was contacted by Monique Strange.  She wanted a playground installed at a primary school in Uganda run by her sister.  She agreed to finance the project, if my colleagues would install it.  … Continue reading

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Constructing a New Elementary School in Mbale, Uganda

Judy Nalube has been a long-time Uganda country coordinator for a Utah NGO:  the SeeeMe Foundation.  Last year, SeeeMe started contruction on an elementary school that operates just west of Mbale, Uganda.  The school initially has 3 classrooms, an office … Continue reading

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The Scourge of Plastic Bags and Bottles

I spend a lot of time in Uganda.  There are empty plastic bags and bottles littered everywhere.  It is a major epidemic in the country, and also in the world. Some countries are doing something about it.  According to Time magazine’s Kate … Continue reading

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Melancholy Visit to a Batwa Pigmy Community in Southern Uganda

While the rest of my group was enjoying a gorilla trek in Uganda’s Impenetrable Forest, I decided to visit a Batwa pigmy community.  The Batwa were moved out of the rain forest to help protect the gorillas and their habitat.  … Continue reading

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Uganda’s Adventure Park

On our way south to Kabale, Uganda, I noticed what appeared to be an interesting development on the side of a mountain near the Great Lakes Resort.  Returning back toward Kampala, we stopped.  To our surprise, behind the resort we … Continue reading

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The Sh!tshow in Washington DC

According to the New York Times: President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept … Continue reading

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