In light of the Kony 2012 campaign and the other news that is buzzing around this region, I want to give readers the opportunity to share interesting media about Uganda/East Africa. If you find a piece of news that is interesting, comment here and I will try to comment on it and ask the people around me their thoughts. After being abroad for roughly the last year and a half, I have discovered that what is portrayed in the media is very different than what is actually going on in a country or region. Personally, I find that the American news sources tend to sensationalize news and present a less than balanced report. I recommend reading everything with a critical eye, asking questions, and seeking out multiple sources. I will also recommend literature about Uganda/Africa in general. Please comment away so we can educate ourselves and engage in dialogue about the many events and issues surrounding this region!
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The Teeth May Smile but the Heart does not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda by Andrew Rice Excellent read (so far) mainly on Idi Amin’s rule, but also an overview of Uganda’s history and the events surrounding Idi Amin.