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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 08, 2012 Online, a Distant Conflict Soars to Topic No. 1
QUOTE: in a testament to the explosive power of social media, he managed to do so in a matter of days, baffling diplomats, academics and Ugandans who have worked assiduously on the issue for decades without anything close to the blitz of attention that Mr. Russell and his tight-knit group of activists have generated....many viewers had never heard of Mr. Kony or his murderous band of fighters until seeing the video by Mr. Russell’s group, Invisible Children, pop up in their Facebook feeds.
New York Times Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan gay rights activist bludgeoned to death
QUOTE: It was unclear whether Kato's killing was linked to his gay rights activism or a front-page story in a Ugandan tabloid that reignited anti-gay sentiments late last year.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 27, 2011 Ugandan Who Spoke Up for Gays Is Beaten to Death
QUOTE: Many Africans view homosexuality as an immoral Western import, and the continent is full of harsh homophobic laws. In northern Nigeria, gay men can face death by stoning. In Kenya, which is considered one of the more Westernized nations in Africa, gay people can be sentenced to years in prison.
New York Times Dec 21, 2010 African Farmers Displaced as Investors Move In
QUOTE: Across Africa and the developing world, a new global land rush is gobbling up large expanses of arable land. Despite their ageless traditions, stunned villagers are discovering that African governments typically own their land and have been leasing it, often at bargain prices, to private investors and foreign governments for decades to come.
New York Times Mar 06, 2009 Why 10,000 Ugandans are eagerly serving in Iraq: Thousands of men and women from poverty-stricken Uganda risk their lives for $600 a month in Iraq.
QUOTE: the Ugandan government says there are more than 10,000 men and women... working as private security guards in Iraq. ...they risk their lives seeking fortunes protecting US Army bases, airports, and oil firms.
Christian Science Monitor Oct 24, 2007 Atrocities in East Congo Attributed to All Parties: Fighters Routinely Terrorize Civilians, Report Says
QUOTE: A variety of armed groups, including the Congolese military, have routinely terrorized civilians across eastern Congo in the past year, with killings, massacres, rapes, abductions, looting and other brutalities perpetrated by all parties in the conflict, according to a report released Tuesday by New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Washington Post Jun 14, 2007 Women lawyers force big rights gains in Uganda: This spring, a small group of lawyers helped overturn laws that gave men more rights than women.
QUOTE: There are hundreds of groups in Africa advocating women's rights. But few, if any, have been as effective in alleviating the injustices suffered by women as this small group of lawyers in Uganda… “They're just people who need help at the end of the day," says Victoria Kirunda, who has been a lawyer with FIDA-U for over a year.
Christian Science Monitor Jan 25, 2006 The Realities of Exporting Democracy: A Year After Bush Recast Foreign Policy, Progress Remains Mixed
QUOTE: While the administration has enjoyed notable success in promoting liberty in some places, it has applied the speech's principles inconsistently in others ...Washington has stepped up pressure on repressive regimes in countries such as Belarus, Burma and Zimbabwe -- where the costs of a confrontation are minimal...
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